Kunal Thakkur, who had taken a back seat from television to launch his dream project, Tennis Premier League, is back to facing the camera. He is back on the sets with the tech thriller Escaype Live which is going to stream on Disney Hotstar. He was last seen in TV show Pyar Tune Kya Kiya and Himesh Reshamiyaa film Xpose.
Kunal, who has also set up his tennis academies all over Mumbai, was quoted saying "My hands are full so I need to pick work that is really worth my time. When a project like this comes your way it’s hard to resist.”
The mega starrer show has Siddharth Suryanarayan of Rang De Basanti fame and Shweta Tripathi who has been seen in Mirzapur and Massan. The outdoor shoot is currently underway and the show is being shot outside Mumbai on a grand scale.
Kunal, who has done a lot of theatre in his early days and worked closely with makers like Vishal Bharadwaj, is really passionate about acting and is excited to be part of this. “The energy on the set is great and I have most of my scenes with Siddharth, Javed Jaffery and Waluscha D Sousa. Our producer-director Siddharth Kumar Tewary is great fun to work with but is a taskmaster at the same time,” he says.
Meanwhile Kunal is multitasking and is gearing up for the season 3 of TPL (along with actor Mrunal Jain) which was inaugurated by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and is going super strong with celebrity team owners like Leander Paes, Sonali Bendre, Rakul Preet Singh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Divya Khosla Kumar. On being asked about OTT he says, "The content is very relatable and real and there is huge audience base for it". On being asked if you will do intimate scenes in a web series, "No because of my sports background and the business I am in I can't do. There is a certain image I need to maintain among my students and associates