"I didn’t have much money, but we had a lot of life in our hearts": Zeeshan Ayyub Opens Up about Tandav

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub has opened up about his upcoming webseries Tandav and has also shared how it gave him an opportunity to reminisce his old college days: "I re-lived my good old college days while shooting for Tandav..."

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Actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, who is known for his on-screen versatility and stellar performances, is all geared-up for his soon-to-release Amazon Original Series ‘Tandav’ on Amazon Prime Video. 

In a candid conversation, Zeeshan shared that he reminisced his college days while shooting for the show. He said,

I re-lived my college days with Tandav. We shot a lot of college sequences in the same college & hostel where I studied (Delhi University North Campus). College days are the building blocks of your life you can’t easily forget. You spend lots of time on the college campus with friends, free of all worries and problems, just having fun and not realizing how many memories you’re making in the process. And that’s what Tandav did for me. It surrounded me with a wave of nostalgia that brought back a herd of emotions attached to it.

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Zeeshan Ayyub

He further added,

It was fun shooting in a real college space - we shot 85% of the college scenes in one go. Shooting on campus made me reminisce the good old days when my friends and I didn’t have much money in our pockets, but we had a lot of life in our hearts. Our staple diet was garam chai with Maggi and pulling pranks on classmates, and through Tandav I got to relive my prime days again... We also shot some sequences in the local theatres of Mandi House. So, I relived my theatre days as well. The best part was going back to the same place where I started years ago.

- Zeeshan Ayyub
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Zeeshan Ayyub

Produced by Himanshu Kishan Mehra and Ali Abbas Zafar, the 9-episode political drama features a strong ensemble cast including Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea Kumud Mishra, Gauahar Khan, Amyra Dastur, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Kritika Kamra, Sarah Jane Dias, Sandhya Mridul, Annup Sonii, Hitten Ttejwani, Paresh Pahuja and Shonali Nagrani among others. 

Set in the capital city of the world’s largest democracy, Tandav, the series will take viewers inside the closed, chaotic corridors of power and uncover the manipulations, charades as well as the dark secrets of people who will go to any lengths in pursuit of power. Alongside Ali Abbas Zafar, Tandav is also the digital debut of Dimple Kapadia and presents actors Saif Ali Khan, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub and Sunil Grover in never-before-seen avatars. 

Amazon Original Series Tandav will premiere on January 15, 2021 and will be available for Prime members in India and in more than 200 countries and territories.

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