Our entertainment industry has witnessed some extra-ordinary criminals & gangsters and the underworld has been a recurring theme for creators. The web space has only raised the bar of menacing villains and recently, we have been introduced to another young and vengeful gangster, Vijay Singh, in MX Player’s Raktanchal. A terror in disguise, he created a mark all by himself by dominating and winning every tender in Purvanchal and soon became the most feared man in the city.
After playing a strong character in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kranti Prakash Jha taken upon a completely different role with Vijay Singh and says everything is just a matter of choice.
Elaborating on this, he says, “I gave my UPSC exams and while I was passionate about acting, I didn’t plan to get into this profession, it just happened. This is something that is true for my character Vijay Singh as well. The tender mafia empire and its running is not something you get captivated by on the onset. There are different reasons why people choose to embark on daring journeys and Vijay ruling this world and becoming a gangster is something that just happened to him as well.”
MX Player brings viewers a high octane, action packed crime drama inspired by real events from the ’80s of Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh, at the time when the state development work was distributed through tenders. It is a surreal journey into the brutality set in the Hindi heartland of India and the 9 episodic series introduces audiences to the never explored world of the kedari.The series is directed by Ritam Shrivastav, and additionally stars Nikitin Dheer, Vikram Kochhar, Pramod Pathak, Chitranjan Tripathi, Soundarya Sharma, Ronjini Chakraborty, Basu Soni and Krishna Bisht play pivotal roles.
Watch the series only on MX Player on 28th May for FREE