Naseeruddin Shah is uber-cool, uber-fashionable and uber-fresh as he dons the flamboyant character of Raja Mrityunjay Singh Shikharwat, a Maharaja who’s under cruel inspection after an alleged backlog of 32 crores worth of wealth tax.
A Zee5 original, Kaun Banegi Shikharwati is a very easy-going, kill-the-blues kinda comedy-drama that draws its core from the trope of a dysfunctional family. Raja Mrityunjay, has 4 daughters who now live in different corners of the world, played by Lara Dutta Bhupathi, Soha Ali Khan, Kritika Kamra and Anya Singh.
In the short but crisp trailer, as the danger looms over the castle and property of Shikharwati, the Raja summons his daughters back for a reunion which becomes the setting of renewing old bonds, burying past differences and seeing the conflicts which exist between the sisters.
The sets and settings are royal, hip and pop with bright colors and a bunch of supporting characters played by actors who’ve been in the business for quite some time now. The cast also includes Raghubir Yadav, Cyrus Sahukar, Anurag Sinha and Anubhav Thakur.
What ensues are ‘Royal Games’ designed by the Raja himself to crown a new King, which is actually a plan to bring the princesses back together. But there’s a twist in the take – With an inspection already under, there’s some alleged hidden treasure that lurks somewhere discreet. Amidst all the confusion, the differences and the trust issues, the end seems to draw them together for one unified goal – To Defend Shikharwati and the values it stands for.
Produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Emmay Entertainment and directed by Gauravv Chawla and Ananya Banerjee Kaun Banegi Shikharwati will be streaming on Zee5 from the 7th of January.
You can catch the trailer of Kaun Banegi Shikharwati here –