On the occasion of its first anniversary the OTT platform, ZEE5 launched 72 original shows in six different languages on Thursday, February 14, Valentine' Day. All pictures/Yogen Shah
In picture: Arbaaz Khan and Arjun Rampal were all smiles at the red carpet event of Zee5
Several digital shows like 'Mirror', 'The Final Call', 'Bandit Queena', 'Hutatma', 'Poison' will be releasing throughout the year, along with the new seasons of the popular web series like 'Rangbaaz' and 'Karenjit Kaur'.
In picture: Goldie Behl attended the first anniversary celebration of Zee5
Talking about the film 'The Sholey Girl' lead actress Bidita Bag told IANS: "I am playing the character of Reshma Pathan who was the first ever stunt woman of Indian cinema. As a child, I was very curious to know who does all the action for women. It is wonderful that I have got a chance to narrate the story of such a brave woman who was way ahead of her time."
In picture: Mantra opted for a casual attire to walk the red carpet event
Bollywood actors and filmmakers like Arjun Rampal, Pooja Bhatt, Guneet Monga, Arbaaz Khan, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Goldie Behl among others attended the event.
In picture: Mohit Raina posed for the paparazzi at the red carpet
Talking about '377: Aab normal' digital film, Maanvi Gangroo said: "The story of our film revolves around the decriminalization of the Act 377 and how a few characters of the film go through the journey. I am playing a lesbian character, which is very different from all my earlier work."
In picture: Nikhil Dwivedi also attended Zee5's first-anniversary celebration held in the city
Asked about if making more films on homosexuality can resolve the issue of homophobia, Maanvi Gagroo said, "Though there is law decriminalising homosexuality, it will take time to change people's mind. Homophobia exists as a result of lack of knowledge and awareness.
In picture: Veere Di Wedding fame, Sumeet Vyas also attended the celebration
"I think since entertainment is one of the popular forms that we all consume; these contents will be instrumental in bringing about a change. Right representation of LGBTQ community is important," the actress further continued.
In picture: Pooja Bhatt, Sreesanth and Mahesh Bhatt were seen goofing around with the shutterbugs at the red carpet
Hutatma is a Marathi web series featuring Anjali Patil and Vaibhav Tatvavadi. The story of the show is set in the 1960s when the movement for a united Maharashtra took place. Back then Maharashtra, Gujarat and a part of Mysore were one state which later separated based on language.
In picture: Raima Sen walked the red carpet with a guest at the event
Saqib Salim also attended the first-anniversary celebration of the digital platform held in Mumbai.
Shakti Kapoor was spotted saluting the paparazzi at the red carpet.
Zee5 completed a year of success, and the team held a huge bash for all the actors who made it big at the digital platform. Arjun Rampal, Arbaaz Khan, Salma Agha, daughter Sasha Agha, Mohit Raina, Pooja Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt, Shakti Kapoor, Saqib Saleem, Mantra and Sumeet Vyas attended the party held in Mumbai. See pictures
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