Saqib Saleem will be featuring in ZEE5's upcoming original 'Rangbaaz' as Shiv Prakash Shukla. His look is rustic as he sports a thick moustache. The web-series is set against the rustic background of Gorakhpur, Rangbaaz will narrate the story of a man engaging in the dark and dirty world of crime and the human side of one of the most feared gangsters of the region from the 90s.
Talking about the show, Saqib said, "When I read the script, I was blown away by the depth of my character. He is such a layered character that I instantly fell in love with the role. I am excited to be a part of this project with ZEE5. The character is dark but honest and relatable and I think the audience will definitely like the concept and enjoy the show."
Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, ZEE5 India said, "Rangbaaz has a unique flavour and will surely catch the viewers’ attention. Whether it is all the actors essaying their respective characters with full conviction or the fantastic storytelling, Rangbaaz is sure to stand out. The ZEE5 content team led by Nidhi Mishra has done a commendable job of putting this show together. While we already have a fantastic cast, with Tigmanshu Dhulia joining the team as an actor, his inputs and creative expertise will further raise the expectation for the audience."
Bankrolled by the JAR Pictures with Creative Director Nishikant Kamat & directed by Bhav Dhulia, written by RJ Siddharth (Siddharth Mishra), Rangbaaz premieres on ZEE5 this December.