With one successful show after the other, India’s homegrown OTT giants ALTBalaji and ZEE5 are keeping up with their promise of delivering engrossing content and entertainment during this lockdown with different kinds of shows. The two leading platforms have added to the viewer’s excitement by roping in the dashing and debonair actor Pratik Sehajpal to play the role of the antagonist in their upcoming show Bebaakee.
Having made a name for himself as a host of reality shows, Pratik is all set to foray into the world of acting with Bebaakee. Filled with promise and raring to go, he will be portraying the role of Raahil Abdullah, stepbrother of Kushal Tandon’s character Sufiyaan. His character is filled with grey shades who manipulates and creates situations leading to people getting trapped. He depends on his brother, Sufiyaan for everything, including bailing him out of trouble. While he’s sweet and childish on the outside, one gets to see his horrible side come into play when he doesn’t get what he wants.
Speaking about the series and his role, Pratik Sehajpal quipped, "When I gave an audition for Bebaakee, it was to play a different character. I was later told that Ekta Ma’am liked me for the role of Raahil, who I didn’t know was actually the main villain of the show. I've been fond of heroes but villains take my excitement to the next level. I was so excited to play Raahil especially after knowing that Ekta Ma’am especially wanted me to play the part. I am blessed to get Bebaakee as my first web series and working with an amazing cast that features Kushal Tandon as my brother, Sameer Malhotra as my father and Ananya Ma’am as my mother. I am really thankful to the entire team and my director Muzammil Sir, who helped me grow as an artist.”
The story of Bebaakee is based on the lives of Kainaat Sahni and Sufiyaan Abdullah, two contrasting characters with strong personalities. Kainaat is a simple and happy-go-lucky girl who has her goals firmly set in her mind, while Sufiyaan hails from a rich family. Sufiyaan’s stepbrother Raahil who is a troublemaker not only does he get into trouble but manages to pull others in the same situation. Sufiyaan has always had Raahil’s back and helps him get out of trouble. What follows next is an unforeseen chain of events that begins to shake Sufiyaan’s close-knit family and their business.