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Indian video streaming platform Eros Now is to debut the Rohan Sippy-directed Side Hero as its first original show on 24 September.

Eros Now 20 Sept 2018Kunaal Roy Kapur stars in the humorous six-part series, which is based on his own life story and his many foiled attempts at making it big in Bollywood.

“It’s always been great working with Kunaal, so I thought he would be an ideal collaborator – and subject – for this show,” said director Rohan Sippy. “In each episode, Kunaal earnestly tries to navigate his career through nepotism, awkward paid appearances, misogyny and many other showbiz institutions – and fails! Kunaal’s self-deprecating persona allows us to make fun of him, and ourselves, and capture the madness behind the scenes of an actor’s life.”

Kunaal Roy Kapur said he was “thrilled” to be involved in a show that so closely resembled his own “filmy journey”. “Side Hero is a witty web-series and a fresh take on comedy that takes a dig on Bollywood, and an actor’s wild journey through it. Something not attempted before. Hope the audience has as much fun as we had to make it,” he added.

The Eros Now original also stars actors Gauhar Khan, Arjun Kanungo and Gopal Dutt.

Eros Group chief content officer Ridhima Lulla said: “Comedy is one of the most watched genres across formats in India and with the launch of Side Hero, we are excited to present humour in a fresh form. The story and narrative of the show is something that is first-of-its-kind and makes for a differentiated offering.”