Rakshit Shetty to produce web series titled Ekam
The eight-episode series, which will be set in the Karavali belt of Karnataka, will have writer Sumanth Bhat as one of the directors
Rakshit Shetty, who is currently engaged with mainstream cinema, is simultaneously exploring content for streaming platforms through his production house, Paramvah Studios. And the latest to come from his stable will be a web series. The Kannada industry is still trying to make an impact in this space, and Ekam will be one of the first attempts from the Rakshit Shetty banner. It will consist of eight episodes.
Always keen to encourage new talents, the actor-director-producer has signed up Sumanth Bhat, one of his writers from The Seven Odds, as well as other new directors for this project. Around 20 young crew members are coming together for this series. An official announcement will be made in the next few days.
Meanwhile, Sumanth, who is excited about the new beginning, says Ekam will be set in the Karavalli belt of Karnataka. The casting call has also made it clear that the entire story will be based in the coastal region, and will explore the place, people, dialect, and food of this region in different capacities. The team is presently on a recce to finalise the location.
“On the whole, the web series will be different in terms of its treatment and genre,” says Sumanth. “Though the entire episode is rooted in the coastal region, for the content, we are looking for a story which can connect to people throughout India,” he adds, citing the example of Malgudi Days. “The story of Malgudi Days was very regional, and all the characters were played by Kannada actors, but the crux of the story was liked by the entire Indian audience. We will attempt to similarly push Ekam beyond language barriers,” says the writer-director.