Showtime: When Emraan Hashmi and Rajeev Khandelwal performed together; director Mihir Desai says, “What happened on set was a delightful experience”

Disney+ Hotstar and Dharmatic Entertainment recently unveiled their much awaited series, Showtime, which addresses the topic of nepotism set amid the glamour of Bollywood as it explores the the money, the business, the relationships and the lifestyle of this industry. In between their hectic schedules, as actors shot for long shooting hours, the team of shared some fun moments to lighten up the room. Director Mihir Desai shared one such moment from the sets of Showtime which involved actors Emraan Hashmi and Rajeev Khandelwal dancing.

Talking about it, Mihir Desai said, “Filming a series can be incredibly demanding, so it’s crucial as a showrunner to maintain the morale of the cast and crew. So we always prioritize having fun days that we cherish. One memorable occasion was during the filming of the poster launch sequence with Rajeev and Emraan. Now, according to the script it was Rajeev who had to perform, but I wanted Emraan to groove as well to Armaan’s (Rajeev’s character) famous 90s song ‘Lucky Love’, cause we all know how great it would be to have him and Rajeev both perform together.”

He continued, “The set was filled with 150 crew members, 100 junior artists and dancers and no one had any idea that Emraan would be performing as well. When we started rolling, what happened on set was a delightful experience. Initially reluctant, Emraan eventually joined in when Rajeev, in character as Armaan, pulled him onto the dance floor. This reluctance added to Emraan’s character and that added to the charismatic charm of Emraan Hashmi the actor. It was an improvised moment that felt incredibly genuine, almost like witnessing a live Bollywood event. The cheers of the crowd were all real, we got so involved in watching these two actors kill it on stage that we enjoyed it so much and  we wanted more of it.”

Showtime is headlined by Emraan Hashmi and Mahima Makwana along with Mouni Roy, Rajeev Khandelwal, Shriya Saran, Vishal Vashishtha, Neeraj Madhav, Vijay Raaz and Naseeruddin Shah in pivotal roles. Created by Sumit Roy, directed by Mihir Desai and Archit Kumar, the screenplay is written by Sumit Roy, Mithun Gangopadhyay and Lara Chandni whereas, the dialogues are written by Jehan Handa and Karan Shrikant Sharma. It is streaming now only on Disney+ Hotstar.

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