Who doesn’t want fame? The limelight, the riches, the fans, being loved and recognised by the world, with everything at your fingertips - but at what price? Anamika Anand - queen of hearts is not just a Bollywood Superstar. She’s a mother, a wife, a daughter, a confidante and so much more! On the surface, she has everything! Loved by all and with fame that knows no bounds. But when Anamika goes missing, the investigation uncovers the messy truth behind her seemingly picture-perfect life and family. Was it all too good to be true?
Releasing on February 25th on Netflix, The Fame Game is a suspenseful family drama that takes us through the highs and lows that accompany stardom and its effect on families- the secrets they hide and the games they play. Produced by Dharmatic Entertainment, written & showrun by Sri Rao and directed by Bejoy Nambiar and Karishma Kohli, the series stars Madhuri Dixit Nene, who makes her on-screen streaming debut. The series also brings together a brilliant ensemble cast that includes Sanjay Kapoor, Manav Kaul, Suhasini Mulay, Muskkaan Jaferi, Lakshvir Saran and Rajshri Deshpande in pivotal roles.
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The trailer gives us a sneak peek into the mysterious world of The Fame Game packed with drama, emotions, dysfunctions, complexities and secrets. The launch was attended by producers Karan Johar & Apoorva Mehta, producer, showrunner and writer Sri Rao, co-directors Bejoy Nambiar & Karishma Kohli, VP-Content, Netflix India Monika Shergill and the cast of the series. All the talents associated with The Fame Game showed up in their glamorous avatars and graced the event. The trailer was very well received by the media present and conversations around the creative process, the storyline and the characters flowed, making the press conference an engaging one.
Sharing further details, Monika Shergill, VP-Content, Netflix India, said, “We are excited to announce The Fame Game, a family mystery drama that tests the bonds of family against the glamour and uncertainty of stardom. Bollywood’s eternal superstar, Madhuri Dixit Nene adds brilliance to the dynamic role of Anamika Anand in The Fame Game. With partners like Dharmatic Entertainment and creators like Sri Rao, Bejoy Nambiar and Karishma Kohli at the helm, The Fame Game will take viewers on a simmering journey of forbidden love, lies, deceit and betrayal in their twisted world where fame exacts its price.”
Talking about his thoughts on The Fame Game, Karan Johar from Dharmatic Entertainment said, "The Fame Game has drama, emotions, thrills, secrets and everything audiences would be entertained with. It’s a sophisticated, complex family drama that shows you how fame, despite being so covetable, can turn your life upside down. Sri Rao, Bejoy Nambiar and Karishma Kohli beautifully captures the complexities and hidden realities of a Bollywood superstar while highlighting relatable elements of family and trust. Plus, it has the finest talents in the industry like the gorgeous Madhuri Dixit Nene, Manav Kaul, Sanjay Kapoor, as well as some amazing young stars like Lakshvir Saran and Muskkaan Jaferi. We're pleased to house this special series at Netflix India and hope global audiences will be thoroughly engaged.”
Talking about his thoughts on The Fame Game and the association with Netflix, Apoorva Mehta from Dharmatic Entertainment said, “Dharmatic Entertainment has constantly endeavoured to bring forth diverse yet entertaining stories. We are elated to continue our association with Netflix after films like Guilty and Meenakshi Sundareshwar, with The Fame Game - our first scripted series on the platform. Starring an excellent ensemble, brought to life beautifully by - Bejoy, Karishma and Sri Rao, it is a gripping story. This series is truly a complete package and we’re glad to be bringing it to our audiences.”
Adding to this, Producer, Showrunner and Writer, Sri Rao narrated his vision for The Fame Game, “The Fame Game is a very special series for me that's been three years in the making! It all started with one very simple vision: to create a character and story for Madhuri Dixit that will do justice to her incredible talents as an actress. Along with the rest of the world, I've been a fan of Madhuri's for close to 30 years, so when I was in a position to create a series for Netflix, I knew that I wanted it to center around this brilliant artist, to showcase her versatility and breadth as an actor who's at the top of her craft. In the role of Anamika Anand, she takes on every shade and enlightens every aspect of a woman - from mother to wife to daughter to lover to superstar. I guarantee you, The Fame Game will be a thrilling ride. You've never seen Madhuri Dixit quite like this before!”