Prateik Babbar says he is excited to be part of ZEE5's science fiction series, 'Skyfire'. The actor in the film will be seen playing a journalist in the book adaptation show.
Prateik interacted with media at the Web series trailer launch on Tuesday. He was accompanied by co-stars Jisshu Sengupta, Sonal Chauhan, and more
Talking about the show and diving into a new genre, Prateik said, "Since it is a science-fiction show, it is heavy on visual effects and computer graphics and I have never been part of such a story ever. On top of that, I am playing a journalist who is searching for the truth. So the genre of sci-fi with a character like that was a super exciting thing to be part of.
"The book was a success and the script was interesting. But for all of us, actors, it was interesting to see how it gets executed because that was important. There comes a producer like Shabina Khan and a platform like ZEE5."
The story of "Skyfire" is said to follow the book written by Aroon Raman of the same name. The story revolves around a natural calamity that affects thousands of lives due to weather changes.
Raman who was also present at the trailer launch said: "As a writer, my idea is to write a thriller in a manner that will make my reader turn the page to know the story till the end. When the show was in the process of being made, I was not looking at the story from a proprietorial point of view to say that 'All my characters have to be exactly like it is in the book'.
"I am also not a film person, so I have no expertise on how to turn a character on-screen. I, therefore, did not interfere and I am okay to watch the story on-screen, which may be a slightly different version from the original text." he added.
"Skyfire" will premiere on May 21 on the OTT platform ZEE5.