Actor Prateik Babbar, who had already been playing some of the finest Bollywood and several other epic roles in a series is now all set to be a part of the first sci-fi web series. He is pretty excited to be in the lead role of the upcoming science-fiction web series Skyfire.
Playing the role of a journalist, Prateik Babbar has shared his utmost zeal for being part of this genre. Skyfire is one of its kind first ever sci-fi web series that will be aired soon.
Talking about his stimulations, during the trailer launch of this web series, Prateik mentioned, “Since it is a science-fiction show, it is heavy on visual effects and computer graphics and I have never been part of such a story ever. On top of that, I am playing a journalist who is searching for the truth. So the genre of sci-fi with a character like that was a super exciting thing to be part of.”
He further added, “The book was a success and the script was interesting. But for all of us, actors, it was interesting to see how it gets executed because that was important. There comes a producer like Shabina Khan and a platform like ZEE5.”
The story of Skyfire showcases the story of a natural calamity that affects thousands of lives due to the weather changes. The show is an adaptation of the eponymous book written by Aroon Raman with the same title, Skyfire.
Sharing a bit on his inputs for the series, Raman mentioned, “As a writer, my idea is to write a thriller in a manner that will make my reader turn the page to know the story till the end. When the show was in the process of being made, I was not looking at the story from a proprietorial point of view to say that ‘All my characters have to be exactly like it is in the book’.
He further said, “I am also not a film person, so I have no expertise on how to turn a character on-screen. I, therefore, did not interfere and I am okay to watch the story on-screen, which may be a slightly different version from the original text.”
The launch also witnessed the other prime actors of the series, Jisshu Sengupta and Sonal Chauhan. Jisshu Sengupta is a popular face in the Bengali film industry who strongly commented that the digital platform is the future. He has earlier been part of many projects with the show’s director Soumik Sen,.
Skyfire is set to premiere on May 21 on the OTT platform ZEE5.