ALTBalaji unveils the first poster of Rithvik Dhanjani, Pranati Rai Prakash & Supriya Pathak from 'Cartel'; MX Player releases the trailer of ‘Balcony Buddies’ ft. Aisha Ahmed & Amol Parashar


The webspace has been on a roll! From quality content to binge-worthy shows, the OTT space has a lot to offer. Now, OTT giants MX Player and ALT Balaji have announced their new shows. 



Trust ALTBalaji to find quirky ways to keep their viewer’s excitement at its peak. For their upcoming action-drama Cartel, ALTBalaji unveiled the ensemble poster with graffiti on the walls of Mumbai.  Popular graffiti designer Rashmil Vaidya, who goes by the name of Insane Strokes, created the ensemble poster at Marol Andheri. The artful graffiti was an adaptation of the poster revealed today on the makers' social media pages. The graffiti shows the powerful Angre family, who look intimidating and how. Rithvik Dhanjani and Pranati Rai Prakash present at the unveiling, also took turns filling the artwork and finishing the mural before revealing it.


The enormous painting was mesmerizing. It introduced us to the members of the Angre family. First, we see the versatile and multi-talented Supriya Pathak sitting in the middle like an empress. She is sitting holding her throne-like chair in an ultimate power pose. Then we've her three sons played by Jitendra Joshi, Rithvik Dhanjani, and Tanuj Virwani, standing behind her as her pillars of protection.  Furthermore, we meet the ladies of the Angre family as Girija Oak, Aditi Vasudev, and Pranati Rai Prakash take their seats.




This Friendship Day, watch the story of a lockdown friendship like never before with Amazon presents Balcony Buddies, an MX Special Interactive Film Starring Aisha Ahmed and Amol Parashar, the interactive film allows users to make fashion choices for the characters in the movie. The film will stream for free, on MX Player starting August 1.

Amazon presents Balcony Buddies, an MX Special Interactive Film is about an accidental friendship between two strangers in lockdown who have only one thing in common - a balcony facing each other and it celebrates their lockdown friendship like never before. Enabling viewers to decide on the course of the story, MX Player is the only homegrown OTT platform to introduce you to this new wave of storytelling. Sunanda (played by Aisha Ahmed) is bored out of her wits in lockdown and Yoga is her only savior until one day she notices a stranger across the balcony imitating her asanas. Just when she is about to get creeped out, the stranger asks her if she could teach him Yoga. Thus begins the tale of Sunanda and Prateek (essayed by Amol Parashar), aka the Balcony Buddies.

Speaking about the same, Aisha said, “I do resonate with Sunanda. I love making friends, so during the lockdown I would randomly wave at people from my building’s terrace just for some human interaction. Amol and I have known each other for a while now so it made filming this piece easy and fun. It’s a beautiful take on how you can find friends in the most surprising ways and I hope the audience sees it as a breath of fresh air. It celebrates Friendship Day in its truest sense and the interactivity element makes it all the more fun for the viewer.”

Amol Parashar said, “Usually people think making new friends in lockdown is rather difficult, which is partly true but I feel that if one just looks in the right place or just makes that extra effort to greet their neighbor, a lot can happen. This film is a lighthearted take along the same lines and I am very happy to be a part of it.”