'9 Hours', starring Taraka Ratna, Madhu Shalini, Ajay and others, will stream on Disney+Hotstar from June 2. On Tuesday, the team of the film spoke about the crime thriller at an event held in Hyderabad.
Showrunner Krish Jagarlamudi revealed that the web series is based on a novel penned by the acclaimed Telugu writer Malladi Venkata Krishna Murthy. "Our production house has acquired the rights to some of his novels. '9 Hours' is the first adaptation of his work on our banner. This is a real-time crime thriller that runs into 9 episodes. Jacob Verghese, who directed the Kannada remake of my film 'Gamyam', has directed the series alongside Niranjan Kaushik, an Ad filmmaker," Krish said.
Actress Preethi Asrani said, "I have played an important role in the series. I thank Krish garu for the opportunity. Every character has been etched beautifully."
Madhu Shalini said, "I have played a journalist named Chitra who is at the crime scene. I have delivered an apt performance as per the demands of the story."
Taraka Ratna said, "After a long time, I got to enjoy myself while on the set. The output is superb and the two directors have directed different episodes. This is a family watch."