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Ankur Rathee and Shriyam Bhagnani on starring together in City of Dreams season 2

The political drama series is out on Disney+ Hotstar

Published: 31st July 2021

Ankur Rathee and Shriyam Bhagnani are paired together in City of Dreams season 2. Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, the new season was released on Disney+ Hotstar on July 30. The political drama series is led by Atul Kulkarni and Priya Bapat.

In the show, Ankur plays Arvind, the head of 'Mehka Infra'. His company is implicated in a disastrous bridge collapse. Another track finds Arvind navigating his engagement with Tanya, played by Shriyam. The daughter of a powerful businessman, Tanya is revealed to be a gender activist later in the series.

Praising his co-star, Ankur shares, "Honesty and humility are so crucial for any actor, and Shriyam was beaming with both in our scenes together. There is a gentle earnestness in her eyes, one that occasionally even diminished my need for a vivid imagination to get into character. A simple look into her innocent gaze would transport me into the scene and evoke the required vulnerability."

Shriyam is also full of praises for Ankur.

"Ankur is mad!" she gushes. "I don’t think there is ever a dull moment when you’re around this man. He has a switch that goes off once the director says cut and suddenly, he is a child on set. He truly brings life on set - he will be singing, dancing, making conversations with people or sometimes even working secretly in his van for his other projects. He is very supportive and will stay behind for the reaction scenes even when he isn't supposed to and that’s what makes him such an amazing co-actor and even after doing so many projects, he comes on set as fresh as ever with so much curiosity."

City of Dreams season 2 also features Eijaz Khan, Sachin Pilgaonkar and Sushant Singh.

You can read our review of the series here - City of Dreams Season 2


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