Applause Entertainment Announces Power Packed Thriller “Mayanagari #CityOfDreams”

Applause Entertainment, the content studio from the Aditya Birla Group, has been announcing an array of digital shows partnering with renowned names in the country. Applause now brings together a talent-and-star-packed ensemble of actors for their political drama show titled “Mayanagari #CityOfDreams”. Directed by critically acclaimed and national award winning director Nagesh Kukunoor, it is a 10-part series starring National Film Award winners Atul Kulkarni and Sachin Pilgaonkar, well known TV and film actors Priya Bapat and Eijaz Khan and the popular Marathi film actor Siddharth Chandekar, all essaying key roles.

Atul Kulkarni will be seen essaying the role of party chief Ameya Rao Gaikwad, while  Sachin Pilgaonkar will be portraying the role of Chief Minister Jagdish Gurav. Priya Bapat, Eijaz Khan and Siddharth Chandekar will also be seen playing prominent parts in this powerful story. Other well-known actors who will be seen in the series are Uday Tikekar, Pavleen Gujral, Geetika Tyagi, Shishir Sharma, Sandeep Kulkarni, Vishwas Kini, Amrita Bagchi & Flora Saini. Bringing together this group of talented actors, Mayanagari #CityOfDreams is a story of power, corruption and deceit, that affects the three strata of Mumbai’s societal structure — the really poor, the middle-class and the supremely rich. And the story portrays the feud that erupts within the Gaikwad family after an assassination attempt.

Sameer Nair, CEO Applause Entertainment, commented, “Mayanagari #CityOfDreams has a story that demands a strong cast and we’re so glad that we have such a great line up of actors for the series. Every actor connects to the role and is very excited to play his/her respective parts. We are sure that the audience will be surprised to see their favourite actors in this never seen before avatar.”

Director, Nagesh Kukunoor, commented, “A chance meeting with Sameer Nair led to this crazy journey! As a director, I've always dabbled in new genres and directing Mayanagari #CityOfDreams was exhilarating! It's a story that explores Mumbai's political landscape and deals with extremes that exist within the city.”

Sachin Pilgaonkar, commented – “The storyline of Mayanagari #CityOfDreams was my immediate connect and the biggest reason for me to work on this project. Nagesh is an exceptionally focused director and Sameer has an innate understanding of this industry. I'm glad that I have gotten this wonderful chance to work with both of them."

Atul Kulkarni said – “As an actor, I believe that the story is the heartbeat / backbone of any series or film and Mayanagari #CityOfDreams is a story to hear! It's intriguing and thrilling, we were hooked to the script when we heard it and I'm pretty sure the audiences will love it. Nagesh has always been someone who creates unique stories and coupled with Sameer's extensive understanding, this is going to be a winner!"

Eijaz Khan, commented – “I strongly believe that the internet is where the audiences are today and it is going to give the content business a whole new angle. Applause Entertainment understands this change and I'm thrilled to be working with them and a talented director like Nagesh Kukunoor for this show. I'm looking forward to seeing how the audiences will react."

Priya Bapat, added – “The character I play in Mayanagari #CityOfDreams is very different from the ones I've played before and it’s a challenge that I hope I'm able to pull it off. Working with not one, but many celebrated actors for this series is a very exciting prospect. Nagesh Kukunoor is an excellent director and his guidance has helped me in adding depth to my character.”

Siddharth Chandekar said – “I’m very thrilled to be part of a gripping story that brings together this ensemble cast. Working with a media veteran like Sameer Nair and a talented director like Nagesh Kukunoor is an exciting prospect and I can’t wait for the viewers to see the show!

 Applause Entertainment has been regularly making announcements about an impressive bouquet of shows that they have begun work on. With a gifted director like Nagesh and a stellar star cast on Mayanagari #CityOfDreams, the studio surely promises its audiences must-watch binge worthy content. We can’t wait for Mayanagari #CityOfDreams to start streaming.

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