After announcing the third season post the success of the first two seasons of ZEE5 Original series, Abhay, the makers have announced new cast members, Vijay Raaz, Rahul Dev and Vidya Malavade. All 3 have joined as the antagonists who will add more obstacles in Abhay’s life and adventures.
Vijay Raaz said,
“I am thrilled to be a part of Abhay 3 and to be collaborating with Ken and Kunal. This series has set a benchmark and I am confident that S3 will shake things up further as it is unlike anything you have seen before. I cannot reveal much however my character which has an alter ego will give Abhay's character a tough time in this season”.
Rahul Dev said,
“Abhay is a very successful franchise with a loyal fan following so I am happy to be a part of this unconventional series and of the ZEE5 family. It's also great to collaborate with Ken as he is a director with a great visual sense and a crackling sense of humour. I am grateful that I could be a part of this series and I await the audience's response to it”.
Vidya Malvade said,
There were many reasons why I wanted to work in Abhay 3. One of main ones being, the character I play – Nidhi. I really wanted to explore this intense dark headspace of Nidhi which was quite the opposite of most of the characters I have played so far. Moving from Miss Goody two shoes to this visceral character will always be a journey to remember. I am excited for the world to watch S3 as I know that it’s going to be another successful addition to the franchise.-
Kunal Kemmu will return as the investigating officer, Abhay Pratap Singh who has the mind of a criminal and can go to any extent to solve a case. Asha Negi, Nidhi Singh, Rituraj Singh and Elnaaz Nourozi who were a part of the earlier season will return to their successful character portrayals in season 3 as well.
Abhay S1 premiered in 2019 and was an instant hit. The show returned in 2020 with another successful season after which the fans wanted more of the gritty drama. Hence the makers are back with S3 which will premiere soon on ZEE5. Ken Ghosh who directed the first two seasons has also directed the third season of this successful franchise.