Hotstar Specials and Neeraj Pandey come together for an international spy thriller ‘Special Ops’


Earlier last year, Hotstar Specials announced a collaboration with iconic movie-maker Neeraj Pandey for a new show. Titled Special Opsm the show is being mounted on an international scale and marks the digital debut of the director. While further details of the show are being tightly guarded, the show is based on events of national significance spanning a period of 19 years. The international spy thriller is being shot across Major international locations across countries including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Jordan, and India. 

 The cast for the web-series includes Saiyami Kher, Kay Kay Menon, Divya Dutta, Vinay Pathak, and Sharad Kelkar.


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“We have been at the forefront of creating genre-defining content and are excited to collaborate with Hotstar Specials to produce our first digital series ‘Special Ops’. With special attention to writing, we have tried to recreate real-life events that have somewhere affected our lives over the past few years. We’re certain that audiences will find themselves gripped by the plot and will follow the intriguing story until the end," shared Neeraj. 

The show is produced by Neeraj and Shital Bhatia for Friday Storytellers - the digital arm of Friday Filmworks. Neeraj and Shivam Nair( Naam Shabana director)will co-direct this action-packed thriller. With a keen focus on quality and research, Special Ops has been written by Neeraj himself along with writers including Deepak Kingrani and Benazir Ali Fida.