A full trailer for Call my agent: Bollywood is here. In the web series, Aahana Kumra, Ayush Mehra, Rajat Kapoor and Soni Razdan star as talent agents working in the Hindi film industry also known as Bollywood. The trailer is a real who’s who of the film industry with special appearances from Farah Khan, Ali Fazal, Richa Chadha, Lara Dutta, Jackie Shroff, Dia Mirza and more.
The series is an official Indian adaptation of the French series (also from Netflix) called Dix pour cent (Call My Agent!).
The series would revolve around “four smart, smart talent agents who manage fragile stereotypes and real human emotions to save their agency from closing after the founder’s sudden death.”
All four play strange, colorful characters who seem to play each other well. The series looks super fun overall, with a light tone and can even be insightful into the portrayal of Indian talent management companies, about which not much is known by people outside of Bollywood. Actors’ performances also add weight and fun to series. From Farah Khan injecting some ironic humor to Ali Fazal and Richa Chaddha having a showdown over who has more weight – one has been to Cannes while the other has worked in Hollywood – there’s plenty to keep the audience hooked.
Directed by Shaad Ali, it is produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Banijay Asia.
Commenting on the show’s development, Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment, said in a statement earlier, “At Applause, we have made an effort to curate and create the best stories from around the world. Call My Agent: Bollywood is a show that has been wonderfully reimagined to showcase the colorful world of Bollywood through humor and heartwarming emotions. We are excited to partner with Netflix to bring Call My Agent to Indian and global audiences.”
Call my agent: Bollywood arrives on October 29.