Producer Gaurang Doshi's first web-series 7th Sense has hit a roadblock! Peppingmoon.com has exclusively learned that the Aankhen (2002) and Deewar (2004) producer's high-profile, star-studded web show has been stalled after its financiers backed out of it at the last moment. The R Madhavan, Rohit Roy, Vijay Raaz, Elli AvrRam, Aashim Gulati and Dibyendu Bhattacharya starrer mystery thriller was supposed to mark Doshi's return to the film business after the hiatus of nearly 17 years.
"7th Sense is not happening anymore. The production was stopped in the second week of September itself after its UAE financier suddenly backed out of the project. The whole 100+ cast and crew comprising the actors, director, technical team, cinematographers, production designer and ADs were put up in isolation in Dubai's leading 5-star fashion hotel for one month and recently returned to India. They barely shot for around 10 days before the project was put on the back burner," said a source close to the development.
Doshi had announced his two big-scale web-series, 7th Sense and Line of Fire under the patronage of His Excellency Suhail Mohd. Al Zaroomi, an Emirati businessman, Guinness Book of World Record holder and Ambassador at Large Dubai, UAE. Madhu Bhandari was the co-producer while Amey D. Nagolkar and Munir Awan were the associate producers. They had planned to shoot for 7th Sense from September followed by Line of Fire (starring Jimmy Sheirgill, Prakash Raj, Vijay Raaz and Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub) from the end of October but the sudden exit of the Emirati businessman and other financiers has left both the projects shelved. Although it's yet unknown why his financiers pulled out of the show, sources say this whole incident has almost bankrupt Gaurang Doshi. He somehow managed to bring back his crew members to Mumbai but is now financially kaput with lots of dues to actors and various production teams still pending.
Gaurang Doshi remained unreachable when we contacted but people associated with the show have confirmed the development on the condition of anonymity!