Raveena Tandon stars in “Karmma Calling,” the Indian adaptation of ABC series “Revenge.”
Tandon plays Indrani Kothari, the reigning queen of society in Alibaug, a rich world of glitz, glamor, deceit and betrayal.
“Revenge,” which aired from 2011-2015, was produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios, and earned star Madeleine Stowe a best actress nomination at the Golden Globes.
“Karmma Calling” is produced by R.A.T Films (Disney+ Hotstar‘s “Hundred”) and adapted for India and directed by Ruchi Narain (Netflix’s “Guilty”). Tandon, one of the biggest Bollywood stars of the 1990s and best actress winner at India’s National Film Awards for “Daman” (2000), made her streaming debut with Netflix series “Aranyak” (2021) and had a prominent role in “K.G.F: Chapter 2,” one of India’s biggest box office hits of 2022.
Gaurav Banerjee, head of content at Disney+ Hotstar, said: “This year, Disney+ Hotstar celebrated a lot of compelling stories with ‘The Night Manager,’ ‘Taaza Khabar,’ ‘Saas Bahu aur Flamingo,’ ‘Aarya’ Season 3, ‘The Trial’ and many more. ‘Karmma Calling’ narrates the story of Indrani Kothari’s world, where her karma will not let her rest. A world that shows the opulence and lives of the riches. The series marks Disney+ Hotstar’s first association with the versatile Raveena Tandon. It has been a great collaboration with the talented people at R.A.T films and Ruchi Narain.”
Ashutosh Shah, producer, R.A.T Films added: “We are thrilled to present ‘Karmma Calling,’ an enthralling story that provides a captivating glimpse into the world of the wealthy. It has been a truly incredible experience working alongside the talented cast and crew, and an absolute joy to work with Raveena Tandon. Their immense expertise and dedication have added tremendous value and elevated the production quality to new heights. Disney+ Hotstar has been a fabulous partner and helped us relay the best of our vision with this series. As the series reaches the audience, we eagerly await their feedback and hope that they thoroughly enjoy watching Raveena Tandon in this never-before-seen role.”
Narain said: “’Karmma Calling’ is set against the backdrop of the ultra rich and affluent Kothari family and all that conspires around them in their world. The series has massive grandeur, scale and a glamorous outlook with a story that weaves in revenge, deceit, betrayals and also navigates experiences of the Kothari family. The series is definitely going to be your guilty pleasure watch and leave you craving for more. Collaborating with Raveena Tandon and Disney+ Hotstar has been an incredible experience.”
Tandon added: “Indrani Kothari believes the world is her stage and I haven’t essayed such a character in a very long time. ‘Karmma Calling’ is definitely more than what meets the eye and explores different facets of the world of the rich. Collaborating with Disney+ Hotstar was a great experience and playing Indrani helped me explore more for myself as an actor. It is a never-seen-before and never done before role and I am looking forward to audience reactions. Collaborating with R.A.T Films and Ruchi Narain has been exceptional.”
“Karmma Calling” streams from Jan. 26, 2024 on Disney+ Hotstar.