Hyderabad, 22nd December: ZEE5 is a prominent OTT platform dishing out unique content to Telugu patrons. It is bringing the intense action-drama ‘Shoot-out At Alair’, a web series, on December 25. Well-known costume designer and Megastar Chiranjeevi’s daughter Sushmita Konidela, her husband Vishnu Prasad have produced it. On Tuesday, at an event held in Hyderabad, Mega Power Star Ram Charan released the web series’ showreel.
The web series is coming after ‘Loser’, ‘Chadarangam’, ‘GOD’ and such superb content streaming on ZEE5. Comedy, message-oriented entertainment, political drama, sports drama, gangster drama- various genres have been seen on the streaming giant. ‘Shoot-out At Alair’ is now the next big thing on ZEE5.
‘Sye Raa’ costume designer Sushmita Konidela and her husband Vishnu Prasad have produced it on Gold Box Entertainments. This is their first attempt as producers. The action-drama will be streamed on ZEE5 exclusively from December 25. Srikanth and Prakash Raj are its lead actors.
Releasing its showreel, Ram Charan today said, “Prasad Nimmakayala garu has been like a mentor to my sister and brother-in-law. I sincerely thank him on this occasion. I have watched Anand Ranga-directed ‘Oye’. I used to listen to its songs while on my way to the gym in those days. It’s such a beautiful film. I have missed his films over the years. I am happy that he is making a comeback in the production of my sister and brother-in-law. The showreel is fantastic and realistic. This is the kind of project we all have been wishing for. The plastic era of filmmaking is passe. The combination of Teja and Nandini Rai will stand out in the web series. It’s commendable that the team extended a great amount of support in completing the film during the pandemic. This year won’t be forgotten. The industry is slowly getting back on its feet. I hope this web series is going to close the year on a high note on ZEE5. I want to remember 2020 in this way. I look forward to great content on OTT in the coming years.”
Talking about Sushmita Konidela, Ram Charan said, “Since my father’s debut in movies, our family members have been into experimentation in different ways in the entertainment industry. Sushmita is a fighter in the OTT space. She was a stylist on ‘Rangasthalam’, and had also worked on ‘Khaidi No 150’. Although we can’t show our frustration on family members when they go wrong on set, I have shown anger at ‘akka’ at times. She has been my biggest support. I am confident that she will succeed with the web series.”
Creative Head-ZEE5 South Prasad Nimmakayala said, “I thank the producers for choosing our platform to launch the maiden venture of their banner. ZEE5 has been offering quality content not only in Hindi but also in the regional languages. During the pandemic, we have offered 500 hours of content, be it shows, films, or web series. Five of the originals belong to Telugu language. ‘Shoot-out At Alair’ is going to be a hit.”
Anand Ranga said, “I thank Charan for being here. I thank Sushmita, Vishnu Prasad on this occasion. I hope the content of our web series clicks with the audience.”
Vishnu Prasad said, “‘Shoot-out At Alair’ is fantastic. I hope it will be a game-changer on OTT. It wouldn’t have been easy for us had it not been for the guidance and support given by Prasad Nimmakayala garu.”
Sushmita Konidela said, “Charan has always been supportive at all major turns in my life. I am so proud of him. They say we have to be ready when luck beckons us. My father always says that we have to search for opportunities and own them. Prasad garu has been very supportive in several ways. Thanks to the team, this project has been memorable. Prakash Raj garu and Srikanth garu have given their best. Being with them is like working with family. The team has worked hard during the time of corona.”
Nandini Reddy said, “I have known Prasad Nimmakayala for many years. Ever since he started his stint at ZEE5, we have seen several hits from the platform. I met Sushmita garu a year ago. That’s when she told me she would be debuting on OTT as a producer. I advised her to keep things simple. But ‘Shoot-out At Alair’ is actually grand. Brilliant filmmaking and great planning have gone into it. I have known Anand Ranga for several years. He is a brilliant maker. We are going to see his second version. He has just started his second innings. Each shot in the web series is exciting.”