‘The Freelancer,’ an upcoming streaming series, will star actor Mohit Raina, who is well-known for his roles in ‘Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev,’ Uri – The Surgical Strike,’ ‘Good News,’ and other films. It also stars veteran actor Anupam Kher.
The series is based on the book ‘A Ticket to Syria’ by author Shirish Thorat, and has been created by Neeraj Pandey, who also serves as the showrunner, tells the story of a rescue operation of a young girl held against her will in Syria battered by the war.
The book makes an effort to describe the nefarious activities of the Islamic State and how the terrorist organization has mastered a cross-country operation that recruits thousands of people to a vile cause, IANS reported.
Neeraj is known for films like ‘A Wednesday’, ‘Special 26’, ‘Baby’, ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ and others. The show has been directed by Bhav Dhulia.
Alongside Mohit, the series also features Sushant Singh, Kashmira Pardeshi, John Kokken, Gauri Balaji and Navneet Malik amongst others
Talking about the show, creator and showrunner, Neeraj said: ‘ ‘The Freelancer’ is a high scale thriller series that unfolds an extraordinary rescue operation of a young girl held against her will in a war-torn Syria. It’s based on Shirish Thorat’s book ‘A Ticket To Syria’, which narrates the true story of Aliya.’
He added that an ensemble cast, including Mohit Raina in the title role, Anupam as the analyst Dr. Khan, Kashmira as Aliya, and other actors playing different characters, drives the success of the show.
“The series has been shot across multiple locations internationally and recreates a world that’s largely unexplored and unseen. Bhav Dhulia and the entire Friday Storytellers team has worked immensely hard putting this together, and I hope the audiences love it,” Neeraj added.
Produced by Friday Storytellers, ‘The Freelancer’, will soon drop on Disney+ Hotstar.