On Thursday, Zee5 announced its original film titled Comedy Couple, featuring Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu Prasad under the direction of Nachiket Samant, based in Gurgaon; this film is set in the backdrop of the increasing stand-up comedy scene in the city.
The film shoot began last week in Mumbai during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic considering all safety guidelines.
Saleem is happy to collaborate with the platform again after its successful web series Rangbaaz. He said, "On set, while it is a changing environment, safety is our top priority. Proud to work with Saregama's Yodlee films which have been doing a phenomenal job on set, ensuring everyone's well-being and safety,"
The film, Comedy Couple is based on a story by Bikas Mishra, with a screenplay by Raghav Kakkar and Kashyap Kapoor.
The film stars Zoya Batra (Prasad), and Deep Sharma (Saleem) are stand-up comedians doing stand-up together.
For the film, Prasad said, "The script is brilliant, fantastically written. It is an out and out comedy and has drama, twists and a lot of romance too,"
Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, Zee5 India, said, "We have content across genres on the platform, and 'comedy' is something the audience prefers watching. We have a great partner in Saregama's Yodlee Films, and we are confident that this film will be something viewers will enjoy,"