The Khiladi actor made a sizzling announcement, back in March 2019, of his OTT debut, tentatively named The End, by walking on stage literally on fire to the audience’s amazement. During the event, head of Amazon Studios, Jessica Salke, expressed excitement and said that the scale of the project is huge.
The End, an Amazon Prime web-series, was supposed to start shooting this December, with the lead actor joining them in January 2021. But the pandemic has disrupted all these plans, and now it will be a few more months before any suitable plan of action will be considered. The shooting for this, along with prior commitments of other projects, has been pushed to the second half of 2021.
On talking about the debut, Akshay Kumar confessed to having gone for a digital project after his son Aarav suggested it. The actor saw this as a medium to connect with the youth and wanted to use this platform to create something extraordinary. Working with breakthrough talent and being a part of disruptive and high-quality story-telling are few of the things he aspires to do in every project he works in and the streaming platform is perfect for both.
Akshay has been working with Vikram Malhotra (the producer of the new web-series), and his team. The producer said they were using this time to work whole-heartedly on the project, making the necessary changes and adding nuances to the storyline and key plot points.
The action sequences and storyline for the series are beautifully crafted, and we can’t wait for the action star to knock us off our feet on the digital platform just like he does on his theatrical ones.