Producer Badshah debuts on web with musical
Having made his mark in the world of music, rapper Badshah has often expressed his interest in exploring other avenues of film business
Having made his mark in the world of music, rapper Badshah has often expressed his interest in exploring other avenues of film business. After backing a Punjabi film, Ardaas, in 2016, mid-day has it that the musician is now producing his first web series under his banner, Afterhours.
"Badshah wanted to delve into the digital space before Hindi films because it's a fast-growing platform. He decided to come up with a musical web series called Lockdown," says a source close to the rapper.
Featuring real-life singers, the 10-episode series will see two musicians jamming in each episode. "AR Rahman, Raftaar, Arijit Singh, Sonu Nigam and Kailash Kher have been approached," adds the source. Co-produced by One Digital Entertainment, the series goes on floors by the month-end and will be shot in a four-week schedule across London, Dubai, Croatia and Switzerland.
The musical will be launched on Zee Network's video-on-demand platform, Z5.Besides dabbling in production, Badshah is also keen on kick-starting a talent management initiative that will groom YouTube stars and offer them platforms to showcase their skills.