Story of Madhuri Dixit-Nene's web show 'The Actress' revealed, Bejoy Nambiar to direct first two episodes of the Netflix thriller


On March 9, PeepingMoon had exclusively informed that Madhuri Dixit Nene is all geared up to make her acting debut in the OTT universe with a suspenseful family drama series for Netflix. We had informed exclusively that her first web outing which is being produced by Karan Johar under his digital production company Dharmatic Entertainment has been titled The Actress and will go on floors at the end of this month in Mumbai. Now, director Bejoy Nambiar has revealed details about the project and when the shoot will commence. The director is set to head to Nashik early next month for the shoot.  

"I am directing two episodes of the Netflix show, The Actress. Madhuri is one of the biggest idols of Hindi cinema. Naturally, I am thrilled to get a chance to work with her," stated Nambiar, who serves as one of the three directors. Revolving around a superstar who vanishes without a trace, the suspense drama sees Sri Rao as the director-showrunner. Nambiar added, "I have never worked on a project where somebody else is the showrunner, and I have to fulfil the directorial responsibilities. So, this will be a new experience for me."

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The writer-director also has the ZEE5 original, Taish, that is all set to release soon. "As creators, we are constantly attempting new things. It was a challenge to develop Taish in two formats — a film and a series."

The Heroine has been described as a suspenseful family drama that tells the story of a global superstar whose world changes once she migrates to another country where nobody knows her. The show, with an entertaining and riveting storyline, is expected to uncover hidden truths and painful lies of a Bollywood superstar's life when she settles down in the American suburbs. The series is said to be inspired by Madhuri's own time she spent in the US after tying the knot with Dr. Sriram Nene.