TV Czarina Ekta Kapoor has ruled our hearts with her daily soap hits making the Indian television industry as popular as the film industry, over the years. Recently she has forayed into digital space, setting her fans’ expectations sky high. After launching five web series Ekta has launched her sixth show, ‘The Test Case’ under the banner of ALT Balaji.
Though it has been a month that the much-awaited web series Test Case was aired, an insider informs, there’s creative differences between Ekta and the director Nagesh Kukunoor. (ALSO READ: The Test Case: Rahul Dev turns a sadistic subedar in Nimrat Kaur’s next)
The show was supposed to be aired a week later. Talking to Midday, a source revealed, “The show was supposed to be launched on April 24, but the first episode came out a week late. Now, there is no sign of the next one. They had shot for four episodes almost two months ago, but those have been put on hold. Test Case is one of Ekta’s most experimental works on the app and she was deeply involved in it. Nagesh, however, needed his own space.”
The show stars Nimrat Kaur in the lead, playing the role of the Indian Army’s first woman combatant along with actors like Juhi Chawla as the minister of defence, Atul Kulkarni and Rahul Dev as commanders and Kaur’s superiors in the training academy. The Test Case is about a woman’s journey in the armed forces.
While there are many speculations around the real reason why the show is delayed, a cast member attributed delay to creative differences. Talking to the tabloid, an actor, on condition of anonymity, informed, “Our show has been shot and the next episodes are ready to be out. There could be some production and logistical issues, but no creative differences as such.” There has been no official statement from the show’s publicist or from producer Ekta and director Nagesh.
Test Case is definitely a happy shift from the usual daily soaps that we have come to expect from Ekta Kapoor. But can we expect more episodes of this web series? Let us know through your comments below.