Of late, a lot of leading directors have been venturing into the digital space with web series and anthology films. Director Gautham Vasudev Menon made a web series called Queen which was a big success. Ace director Mani Ratnam is in plans to produce a web series for Prime Video and many other directors are also going to be venturing into the space in the coming days. Having said that, director Venkat Prabhu has also made a web series for Disney + Hotstar platform and it looks like the fans will get to see it very soon.

Venkat Prabhu opened up about the web series for the first time through his recent live interaction with senior journalist Latha Srinivasan and during the session, he shared interesting details about the series. There were speculations earlier that the series is titled Live Telecast and it was officially confirmed by Venkat Prabhu in this interaction.

He said, “I’ve completed a web series for Hotstar and it is a 7-episode series. We’ve just delivered the final out to them and announcements regarding the release can be expected soon. It is called Live Telecast. We have Kajal Aggarwal, Vaibhav and Kayal Anandhi playing the leads. A lot of other fresh faces have also acted. It is a horror flick with an interesting treatment. It was a great experience shooting for it. We shot it just like how we shoot films and there is no much difference actually.

Except for the difference in the writing process, the filmmaking aspect is the same for both web series and films. I have tried something new, in terms of making and treatment, so that it reaches the B and C centre audience easily. I want people in towns and villages also to understand and connect themselves with the series and hence we have treated it in a very localised manner.

Series like Money Heist, Sacred Games have a different pattern of screenplay, but Live Telecast wouldn’t be like that. It wouldn’t fall into the typical style of web series. It should hopefully release soon. You guys have to see and tell us how it is.” As Venkat Prabhu says, let us keep our fingers crossed and wait for the official announcement from Hotstar about the release of Live Telecast series.

Currently, Venkat Prabhu is all geared up and waiting for the shootings to resume so that he will get to work on STR’s Maanaadu. This political drama has got huge expectations from fans and Venkat Prabhu has assured that the film will be high on entertainment.