Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) ZEE Entertainment have an array of new delights across multiple languages to help small screen addicts bust lockdown blues.
The new offerings include ZEE Kannada's "Lockdown Diaries" and "Coffee With Anu". ZEE Marathi has three upcoming non-fiction shows, "Vedh Bhavishyacha", "Gharchya Ghari Home Minister" and "Gharat Basle Saare". The channel is also set to offer four new fiction shows, all of which have been shot in Maharashtra keeping in mind the new social distancing guidelines.
ZEE Sarthak has started airing "Lockdown Challenge", a non-fiction show that showcases the lives and lifestyles of leading celebrities during the ongoing lockdown. The channel is also ready with an original movie titled "Mu Tame Lockdown", which is expected to release in June. The actors have shot both the show and the original film at their homes using mobile phone cameras.
On the digital front, ZEE5 has come up with 11 new original shows and movies during the lockdown and is ready to release five more by the end of May 2020.
Some of these new shows that have been shot entirely within the actors' homes include "Bhalla Calling Bhalla", "Never Kiss Your Best Friend" and "Kaalchakra" among others.
In addition to this, projects releasing this month include the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer "Ghoomketu" (May 22), and the second season of the web series "Kaali" (May 29). The web shows "Kehene Ko Humsafar Hai 3" and "The Casino" are expected to release in June.
"ZEE has always set new trends for the industry, and I am very proud of our teams for making the optimal utilisation of technology solutions to ensure that our consumers continue to get a fresh dosage of entertainment content, amidst the lockdown. We will continue to create fresh, rich and engaging content for our viewers by discovering new means and paths. It is time for the Industry to define a new normal, to ensure that our consumers remain well-informed and entertained," said Punit Goenka, managing director and chief executive officer, ZEE.
Clearly, ZEE have the recipe to keep couch potatoes busy in the lockdown season.