Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Veteran actress Arundhati Nag says she learnt a lot about the world of youngsters, apps and fake identities working in her debut web series, the upcoming techno-thriller Escaype Live.
Arundhati plays the mother of southern star Siddharth in the show.
“‘Escaype Live’ introduced me to a world that was a complete mystery — a world of youngsters, apps, fake identities, the whole big world of aspirations and how they try to get there. For me, this is a taste of what the younger generation is thinking of,” she said.
On her role, the actress shared: “I play a mother who cares for her child more than anything else which also could be, in a sense, detrimental. Her desire to see her children succeed could be a trigger for many decisions they take. She isn’t the villain of the piece. She’s doing what her dharma is — to be the mother.”
The show also stars Javed Jaffrey, Shweta Tripathi, Waluscha De Sousa, Platbita Borthakur, and Swastika Mukherjee, and is created, produced and co-directed by Siddharth Kumar Tewary.
The story is about five Indians who are desperately trying to make something out of their mundane lives. Social media becomes a route to “escaping” the mediocrity of their lives.
“This is the first time I’m working with Siddharth Kumar Tewary. I must admit, I’m a bit of an ignoramus as I don’t watch too much TV, so I haven’t really checked out his work. But, I’m pleasantly surprised with the clarity and the scale at which he is working,” Arundhati said.
“I’m completely blown by his composure, his attention to detail and the way he leads his team dealing with small as well as big problems with a balanced mind. Shooting for a web series or a movie is such a fragmented act and the director is truly the orchestrator — the master. I’m so glad I’ve got to work with him and actually see his little empire,” she added about Tewary.