Amitabh Bachchan unveils YUDH POSTER

Delhi— In a splendid spectacle that took Delhi by storm, Sony Entertainment Television today unveiled the poster of the upcoming finite series YUDH. Against the backdrop of the iconic Statesman building, the living legend of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan along with Anurag Kashyap, Sarika and Aahana Kumra revealed the exclusive 50 feet high poster of the show to the delight of thousands of spectators!

Poised as one of the biggest offering on Indian television, YUDH will mark legendary star Amitabh Bachchan’s foray on the small screen in a fiction series. The series follows Yudhishthir Sikarwar (played by Amitabh Bachchan), a real estate baron, who has recently been diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder. YUDH narrates the story of this man who is invincible. It traces his journey, his struggle with his collapsing health, his battle with business rivals and his complicated family equations. An imaginative script along with the charismatic appeal of Mr. Bachchan and peerless storytelling of Anurag Kashyap is what will set YUDH apart from any other offering on the small screen. YUDH is co- produced by Amitabh Bachchan’s production company Saraswati Creations in collaboration with Endemol India. Helming the show will be ace film maker Anurag Kashyap as the Creative Director along with Shoojit Sircar who has been roped in as a Creative Consultant. The series is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. N P Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Multi Screen Media said, “We are extremely thrilled to bring this marquee show that we truly believe will be a trendsetter in the fiction show space. The show presents mega Bollywood star Mr. Amitabh Bachchan for the very first time as a protagonist in a fiction show on Indian television. Through this show we reiterate our promise to provide engaging and refreshing content for progressive India. ‘Yudh’ sets itself apart from other fiction shows and we believe it will set a new benchmark for our future endeavors as well as achieve strong results for our channel.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nachiket Pantvaidya, Sr. Executive Vice-President and Business Head of Sony Entertainment Televisionsaid “Each show that we launch echoes our philosophy of being progressive and affirmative. Sony is looking to open up a lot of sectors in the country with Yudh, a show which has brought in cinema stalwarts like Anurag Kashyap who is the Creative Director and Shoojit Sircar who is the Creative Consultant. Yudh’s rock-solid storytelling coupled with an extremely capable star cast is what sets this show apart. Co-produced by Endemol and Amitabh Bachchan’s Saraswati Creations, it is a show which could do a lot for Sony's fortune and eyeballs. I am extremely delighted to present the YUDH poster.”

Mr. Deepak Dhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Endemol India, further added, “Yudh is a high-octane fiction drama with great production values and a gripping original script. Helmed by the creative genius of Anurag Kashyap, the show is a blockbuster combination of a dedicated crew, a fantastic ensemble cast and the infinite talent of Mr. Bachchan. Shot on real locations, in true cinematic style, Yudh, in collaboration with Saraswati Creations, is yet another initiative by Endemol in its ongoing endeavor, towards creating differentiated and innovative programming for Indian Television audiences.”

The show boasts of a stellar ensemble cast marking the debut of some well-known Bollywood actors namely Sarika, Nawazuddin Siddique, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Kay Kay Menon. For this show Anurag Kashyap has handpicked some of the finest talent from theatre and television, like Ayesha Raza, Zakir Hussain, Yusuf Hussain, Mona Vasu, Sanjay Gandhi amongst many others. They are ably supported by debutants Aahana Kumra, Pavail Gulati, Avinash Tiwari, in central roles.

YUDH Coming Soon on Sony Entertainment Television