Bhuvan Bam to star in Disney+ Hotstar series ‘Taaza Khabar

Internet sensation and one of the most popular YouTuber Bhuvan Bum will be next seen in Disney+ Hotstar's Taaza Khabar

According to the makers, the show will take viewers on a “riveting new ride of a man stumbling upon magical powers and the ripples it creates in his humble life”.

Bam, who has previously starred in short film “Plus Minus” and web series “TVF Bachelors”, said prepping for the series was a “humbling experience” for him.

“I feel grateful that I got to explore a completely new side to wishful thinking with my character in Taaza Khabar… As we begin shooting, I’m confident that emoting this character is going to be fun, I already relate to this character so much,” he said in a statement.

Based on the life of a sanitation worker, the Mumbai-set show depicts class-based poverty and the human desire to lead a better life.

Rohit Raj, who has produced “Plus Minus” and Gaur’s TV series “Dhindhora”, described the upcoming series as “a plunge into a brand new genre”. “The script is very exciting and I’m looking forward to presenting a show that can be viewed and enjoyed by all,” he added. The show also stars Shriya Pilgaonkar, J D Chakravarthy, Deven Bhojani, Prathmesh Parab, Nitya Mathur, Shilpa Shukla and Mithilesh Chaturvedi