Prithviraj to direct and act in Hindi web series on ‘Biscuit King’ Rajan Pillai
Prithviraj is set to wear the director’s hat, this time for a web series. He will be directing and acting in a new Hindi web series based on ‘Biscuit King’ Rajan Pillai. Saregama’s Yoodlee Films is backing this project, which also marks Prithviraj’s digital debut.
Announcing the project, Yoodlee Films tweeted,
We believe in fearless stories that can inspire. Presenting our latest project in the making :
A Hindi web series inspired by the life story of India’s ‘Biscuit King’ – Rajan Pillai with National Award winner @PrithviOfficial playing the lead role and also directing the series.
Rajan Pillai was an influential Malayali businessman who was convicted by Singapore’s Commercial Affairs Department for 22 counts of fraud and breach of trust. He died in 1995 while in custody in Tihar Jail.
About helming a web series based on Rajan Pillai’s life, Prithviraj said that the existence of light and darkness in human lives has always engaged him as an actor and director and this story has it all: ambition, success, a luxurious lifestyle and then an excessive-pride triggered fall that took a man from the top of corporate power to the darkness of a prison cell.
Prithviraj also believes that Rajan Pillai’s story serves as an example of how the effects of success and power blur the line of morality, to this generation. He added that it will be interesting to discover what made this charismatic personality tick and to relive his intriguing, complex life.