July 28 : Richa Chadha and Pratik Gandhi will co-star in Tigmanshu Dhulia's upcoming series Six Suspects. The murder mystery, which will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar, is produced by Ajay Devgn Ffilms and Reel Life Entertainment.
Taking to Twitter, Ajay announced the web series, and wrote, “Priti Sinha and I are happy to announce that we are producing the adaptation of Vikas Swarup's novel 'Six Suspects' into a web series for Disney + Hotstar, directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia.” Ajay is set to co-produce the series along with filmmaker Priti Sinha.
Richa Chadha shared Ajay Devgn's tweet and wrote, "It's been a wonderful experience working on #SixSuspects!!! Always been a fan of Vikas Swarup's writing. So happy to work with this dream team Tigmanshu Dhulia, Pratik Gandhi #RaghuSir et al." Richa also thanked Ajay Devgn and Priti Sinha, and wrote: "Thank you for this amazing opportunity Ajay Devgn, Priti Sinha."
In the thriller, Richa will be seen playing an investigating officer, who struggles to make her place in the male dominated system. The series is based on author Vikas Swarup's 2008 novel of the same name. Six Suspects will mark the first on-screen collaboration between Richa and Pratik, who shot to fame with Hansal Mehta's series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
Richa, who made her digital debut in 2017 with Inside Edge, will work with Tigmanshu again, who was her co-star from Gangs of Wasseypur. Speaking at a special virtual event of Disney+ Hotstar, Richa said, "My part in Six Suspects is extremely layered and complex. The character is an upright investigating officer who is trying to make it work in the male dominated investigation space... So you will see a lot of shades in my character.” Richa further added, “I had wanted to work with Tigmanshu Dhulia for a while, since Paan Singh Tomar.”
Speaking at the virtual event, Pratik, who kept his character under the wrap, said that his role in Six Suspects is different from anything he has attempted in his career of 16 years. "The genre is also something that I have not explored. I am sure the audience will see me in a new avatar. Even I was surprised with myself while I was shooting for the show because I have not played a part like this," he said.