July 14, 2024


The film industry isn’t what it seems like and that’s exactly what Karan Johar’s Showtime is all about. The 4-episodes long series – starring Emraan Hashmi, Mahima Makwana, Mouni Roy, Rajeev Khandelwal, and Shriya Saran in pivotal roles, released on March 8. But why should you see it? If that’s a question going through your mind, scroll below to know 5 reasons why we think the Dharmatic Entertainment production is a must watch on Disney+ Hotstar.

Before we list you the reasons you need to watch Showtime, let us tell you what the show is about. The engaging series is centered on the cut-throat battle between Emraan Hashmi’s Raghu Khanna – a scion running his ailing father’s film studio (Viktory Studios) and Mahima Makwana’s Mahika Nandy – a promising journalist at a news channel who inherits Viktory Studios. The show follows the drama that upfolds when a carefully planned PR stunt is exposed on national TV leading to revelations being made and relationships souring. Bollywood is a cruel and star-and-profit obsessed world and Showtime shows it in detail.

5 reasons Showtime is a must-watch

Showtime Showcases The Dark Side Of The Bollywood

Over the last few years, some topics that have been making the headlines in Bollywood has been the insider-outsider debate, nepotism in the industry, truth behind box office number, paid reviews and manipulations by those in power. Showtime holds nothing back as it sheds light on all these issues, including the importance of the paparazzi culture.

High Glamour Quotient

Given that the show is set in the film industry, the fashion, style and glamour quotient is at an all time high. From Mouni Roy setting the screen on fire in stunning, eye-catching style to Rajeev Khandelwal’s Armaan Singh showing off his flamboyant side in sequined overshirts the show has it all. Karan Johar’s Dharmatic Entertainment has held nothing back in its set production too as they too scream high Bollywood glamour.

Showtime’s Stellar Ensemble Cast

Showtime features a stellar ensemble cast of talents like Emraan Hashmi, Mahima Makwana, Mouni Roy, Rajeev Khandelwal, Shriya Saran and Naseeruddin Shah. Besides these actors who play pivotal parts in the narrative of the show that shows the dark side of the billion-dollar Bollywood industry, it also features cameo appearances of Janhvi Kapoor, Manish Malhotra, Rajeev Masand, Hansal Mehta and others.

Emraan Hashmi’s Power-packed performance

While the entire cast will make you want to watch Showtime, Emraan Hashmi’s stellar performance as Raghu Khanna needs a special mention. He had picked up the nuances of his character to perfection making all OG Emraan fans fall in love with him all over again.

Cliff Hanger Foreshadowing Season 2?

The end of Showtime will bring to the edge of your seat (even if you are watching it under your comforter on the bed) and will leave you wanting a new season to see what other drama is sure to unfold as the war between Emraan Hashmi’s Raghu and Mahima Makwana’s Mahika intensifies.

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