Alt Balaji is on a roll. Just days after announcing their Karan Singh Grover-Sagarika Ghatge starrer BOSS- Boss of Special Services, they have announced yet another show, a medical drama this time, which has been titled Medically Yours. And the makers have roped in youth sensation Shantanu Maheshwari to play the male lead. Alt Balaji’s last two releases Kehne Ko Hai Humsafar 2 and PuncchBeat were huge releases for the OTT platform and have done pretty well. Shantanu Maheshwari on Not Doing Fiction Shows: ‘I Guess My Looks Do Not Meet The Requirement Of GEC Shows’
Shantanu Maheshwari will be seen portraying the character of Abir Basu, a medical student in Medically Yours. The story of the series will be showcasing Kolkata, which is co-incidentally Shantanu’s hometown. Opening up on his character, Shantanu reveals, “I am quite excited to be working on this project. The genre of youth is gaining immense popularity amongst millennials these days. My character of a final-year medical student in the series is one who’s very complex in nature. The show's director is someone whom I have worked with earlier and it’s great to be collaborating with him once again.” Ekta Kapoor Unveils The First Look Of Karan Singh Grover-Sagarika Ghatge's Alt Balaji Web-Series BOSS- Baap Of Special Services
In an earlier interview with a leading daily, when Shantanu was asked of his absence from the fiction part of television, he revealed, "I have never restricted myself, but maybe, my look did not meet the requirement of General Entertainment Channel (GEC) shows. I probably looked very young; in fact, that happens even now. I’m still told that I look very young for a particular role. I take that in a positive way (smiles). I am open to anything interesting and want to play challenging characters.”
Well and soon after, we hear that Shantanu has bagged a digital show. The story will be focusing on the struggles in the daily life of a medical student. It’s going to be one fascinating tale that’s not just going to reveal their mental and emotional hardships, but also how each decision they make affects their family and personal relationships.