Taaza Khabar, a new original from Disney+ Hotstar starring comedian, writer, singer, songwriter, and YouTube personality Bhuvan Bam, will premiere on 6th January.
Bhuvan, who is known for his comic videos, introduces his name as “Mumbai ka King, Wadala ka Wolf, Thane ka Tiger, Chembur ka Cheetah”– Vasant Gawde.
Bhuvan is portrayed as a sanitation worker who spends most of his time daydreaming about becoming wealthy and successful. When one day, he realises that he has the special power of receiving news before it is broken in the public, he makes it his ticket to becoming successful. This leads him to predict the future and it quickly changes his life in more ways than one.
Taaza Khabar is a complete package of emotions, comedy, romance, action and drama. Helmed by Himank Gaur, and produced by Rohit Raj & Bhuvan Bam under the banner BB Ki Vines productions, the show presents a modern-day tale that dismantles the boons and banes of miracles.
However, he posted an Instagram post, sharing about his life journey in this industry, where he said “his visit to Mumbai to attend his Cousin’s marriage in 2011 and second post says after 11 years, at Marine drive with a same pose.”
The official synopsis of Taaza Khabar says, “A gritty comedy-drama series set in South Mumbai, it is seen from the perspective of a shauchalaya worker, Vasant Gawde, aka Vasya, whose mundane and poverty-stricken life turns upside down when a simple dua from a good deed gives him surreal powers. Along with his tight-knit squad of friends, he uses his newfound super-power to master his own destiny until karma beckons again.”
Bhuvan Bam said regarding the show that, “Taaza Khabar is a complete entertainer with elements of action, drama and romance. The show captures the ups and downs of human wishes and wants. This is also my digital debut with Disney+ Hotstar, which is a special feeling in itself and the love I have received for this is unimaginable, especially from my co-stars. Everyone on set was an expert at their job but it was a first for me and I’m thankful for all the relationships I cultivated on set. We have worked with all our hearts to bring this story to life and all I can say is viewers can expect anything and everything from this show.”
The series also stars Shriya Pilgaonkar, Mahesh Manjrekar, JD Chakravarthy, Deven Bhojani, Shilpa Shukla, Prathmesh Parab and Nitya Mathur.