Actor Aparshakti Khurana is all set to make his digital debut in the Vikramaditya Motwane web series Stardust. The series is a fictional take on the Indian film industry from 1947 to 1989, and will explore the clash between two superstars.
Aparshakti, who will play one of the two protagonists, says: “Stardust is a series close to my heart for more than one reason. It’s my OTT debut. It’s a period drama series and I am extremely humbled to play the role of one of the first superstars of Bollywood. It will give me the opportunity to work with a genius like Vikramaditya Motwane and the legendary Prosenjit Chatterjee — which is every actor’s dream. I am really looking forward to all the learning and fun.”
Stardust is expected to go on floors around March or April.
Apart from the web series, Aparshakti has a string of releases lined up this year. These include the comedy film Helmet with Pranutan. “Helmet is a word given to condoms, actually. The film is about condoms. It is about how even in today’s day and age it is awkward for people to ask for a pack of condoms at the medical store, even in big cities like Delhi or Mumbai,” Aparshakti told IANS.
He also has a suspense thriller co-starring R. Madhavan. The actor posted the update with a picture on Instagram.
“Super thrilled to announce my first suspense thriller with@actormaddy @khushalikumar @darshankumaar #BhushanKumar@tseriesfilms @tseries.official to be directed by @kookievgulati,” Aparshakti wrote on Instagram, with a picture where he is seen posing with actors Darshan Kumaar and Khushali Kumar, besides producer and music baron Bhushan Kumar.