Eros Now has announced the launch of its first original show ‘Side Hero’ directed by Rohan Sippy. With all episodes streaming from September 24, the eight-part series is a humorous take on Kunaal Roy Kapur’s life, juggling between the willingness to get a lead role but always ending up being the ‘Side Hero’.
The story of the show revolves around Kunaal trying to strike the perfect chance to make it big in Bollywood but failing every time. With an unsuccessful marriage and career, the only solace in his life comes from the time he spends with his ex-wife Sarika (Gauhar Khan) and son Rumi. Hilarious situations that compel him to settle for being the greatest ‘Side Hero’, form the crux of the story.
Ridhima Lulla, Chief Content Officer, Eros Group, said, “Coming from the biggest house of Bollywood, Side Hero is a show about Bollywood, making fun of Bollywood. There could not have been a more fitting subject to mark the commencement of our original slate. Comedy is one of the most watched genres across formats in India and with the launch of Side Hero, we are excited to present humor 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. It has been a fulfilling experience collaborating with Rohan, Kunaal, Gauhar, Abhishek, Arjun, Gopal sir, and Shakti sir.”
Sippy added, “It’s always been great working with Kunaal, so I thought he would be an ideal collaborator – and subject- for this show. 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. The filmy nature of the show fits in seamlessly with what Eros Now stands for, which made them perfect partners”.
Kapur said, “I’m thrilled to be part of Side Hero, couldn’t have asked for a more apt show that resembles my 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”.