We told you earlier that Sanjay Suri has joined the cast of ALT Balaji’s Dev DD, a web series that turns the epic Devdas into a female version. Now, we have it that Akhil Kapur, Vinod Khanna’s nephew has joined the cast. He will play the male version of the character that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played.
Sharing his excitement on working on this highly anticipated digital series, Akhil Kapur said:
“Digital is the present and future! When I heard the concept, I knew this would be something very interesting. It’s a fun, young modern twist to a classic story, with its role reversal – different and quirky, new age and very exciting. Playing the male version of Paro, with my personal touches was quite interesting. Been a fun experience working with Ken and all the antics on set. “
Akhil made his Bollywood debut in Desi Kattey alongside Sunil Shetty and has studied acting and film-making New York Film Academy and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. A mixed martial arts specialist, Akhil has trained under various fighting forms including Karate, Kung Fu, Brazilian Jujitsu, Krav Maga, and Muay Thai.
Digital content is experiencing a great boom right now. Earlier, Vikram Bhatt also announced his first web series, Maaya, which is based on a man and woman having a relationship that borders on BDSM. With ALT Balaji taking a different view of Devdas, we can only wonder what might be the next great idea that Bollywood wants to bring on the digital screen!