ZEE5, India’s largest domestic OTT platform and the world’s largest South Asian content platform, has the largest library of original content with over 100 original broadcasts and films in all genres and languages. Following the success of the Indian adaptation of the Finnish drama ‘Black Widows’, ZEE5 is ready for the premiere of ‘Aafat-E-Ishq’, the Indian adaptation of the award-winning international Hungarian film ‘Liza, die Fuchsfee’. Directed by Indrajit Nattoji and starring Neha Sharma, Deepak Dobriyal, Amit Sial, Namit Das and Ila Arun, “Aafat-E-Ishq” will premiere on October 29, 2021.
‘Aafat-E-Ishq’, produced by Zee Studios, is the story of Lallo and her search for true love. Lallo, played by Neha Sharma, finds himself the prime suspect after a series of multiple deaths as an ancient curse looms and threatens to destroy everything and everyone around her. Aafat-E-Ishq is a dark dramedy and has an interesting concept with elements and a crime thriller. The original Hungarian film “Liza the Fox Fairy” was a huge box-office success and won numerous film festivals including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Visual Effects, and Best Soundtrack.
Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India, said: “The original Hungarian film ‘Liza the Fox Fairy’ was a huge international success and even in India we have seen a great attraction for supernatural stories in recent years. As a consumer-centric OTT platform, we are focused on delivering top notch entertainment across all genres and are confident that ‘Aafat-E-Ishq’ will be loved and made a mark by customers of this genre.
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Nimisha Pandey, Head, Hindi Originals, ZEE5, said, “At ZEE5, we are constantly striving to present relatable stories that capture the different emotions people experience in their lives. We are happy to handpick this story and recreate it for our Indian viewers in a language of their choice. ‘Aafat-E-Ishq’ is a compelling story rooted in India’s love for the supernatural and fantasy genre. The film is sure to stand out for its unique plot, quirky characters, and dark humor that we believe will appeal to diverse consumer cohorts. We look forward to bringing this to your screens soon. “
Ashima Avasthi, Head Content, Zee Studios, said, “This film is a heady mix of love, lust, intrigue and a little bit supernatural, and takes the audience on a complete roller coaster ride. We are confident that this exciting story supported by the powerful performances will definitely be appreciated by consumers. With Aafat-E-Ishq, Zee Studios continues to create and produce distinctive stories as part of our diverse portfolio of original content. We are excited to be working with ZEE5 to bring this dark comedy to our audiences soon. “