Prime Video announces Hush Hush, led by female-first cast, crew

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Amazon Prime Video presents Hush-Hush that marks Juhi Chawla and Ayesha Jhulka. Photo: TBC Network

The seven-episode thriller series, Hush Hush, stars Juhi Chawla and Ayesha Jhulka, who mark their streaming debuts, while and Soha Ali Khan, Kritika Kamra, Shahana Goswami and Karishma Tanna are also in the lead.

Championing female-forward stories, Amazon Prime Video has announced the launch date as September 22. Prime members in more than 240 countries and territories can stream the series from that date.

Produced by the Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment, the series revolves around a set of women whose picture-perfect lives begin to come undone when an unexpected event brings to the fore secrets from their past and threatens everything that is dear to them.

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Knitted in a web of lies, deceit and fighting patriarchy, the story explores the storm that brews behind the seemingly quiet façade of the privileged lives of these women. Hush Hush is co-created by Abundantia Entertainment and director Tanuja Chandra (Qarib Qarib Single, Sangharsh, Dushman, Sur).

What makes Hush Hush unique is that it features a cast and crew primarily comprising women, right from the production designer, costume designer, associate producer and co-producer to teams in the art, costume, production and even the security functions. Acclaimed writer Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku, Sardar Udham) has written the dialogues, Kopal Naithani has directed two episodes in this season and Tanuja Chandra is both director and executive producer. Additionally, the story has been written by Shikhaa Sharma (Jalsa, Shakuntala Devi, Sherni) who is also one of the executive producers on the series.

“Women form 50 percent of the population, yet stories told by them and from their perspective are far and few in between,” said Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Prime Video. “At Prime Video, we are committed to giving a global platform to diverse, authentic and relatable female stories, and with Hush Hush, we are taking our commitment to female-forward narratives a step further. It is an emotional and intriguing story with nuanced, flawed and complex women who light up the screen. We are thrilled to join hands with Abundantia Entertainment once again to create a story that amplifies female voices in both reel and real life!”

“Abundantia Entertainment is all about engaging, impactful, meaningful and entertaining storytelling. In pursuing our philosophy of bringing disruptive content to our audience, we also proudly champion female-first narratives—stories of and around powerful women, told by equally powerful voices,” added Vikram Malhotra, Founder & CEO of Abundantia Entertainment. “And I am delighted that in Prime Video we have found a partner that supports and believes in these stories. I am confident that Hush Hush will set a new benchmark in amplifying female voices, especially in the portrayal of strong characters set in a world around us”.

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