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Vijay Raaz, Rahul Dev & Vidya Malavade join cast of ZEE5’s ‘Abhay’

As ZEE5 Global is set to release the third season of its successful Original series ‘Abhay’, the makers of the nail-biting crime series have announced new cast members, Vijay Raaz, Rahul Dev and Vidya Malavade. All three have will play antagonists to actor Kunal Kemmu’s detective character Abhay Pratap Singh.

After the resounding success of first two seasons, Ken Ghosh has returned as the director of this latest season, expected to be darker and edge-of-the-seat thriller.

Vijay Raaz said, “I am thrilled to be a part of Abhay 3 and to be collaborating with Ken and Kunal. This series has set a benchmark and I am confident that S3 will shake things up further as it is unlike anything you have seen before. I cannot reveal much however my character which has an alter ego will give Abhay’s character a tough time in this season”.

Rahul Dev said, “Abhay is a very successful franchise with a loyal fan following so I am happy to be a part of this unconventional series and of the ZEE5 Global family. It’s also great to collaborate with Ken as he is a director with a great visual sense and a crackling sense of humour. I am grateful that I could be a part of this series and I await the audience’s response to it”.

Vidya Malavade said, “There were many reasons why I wanted to work in Abhay 3. One of main ones being, the character I play – Nidhi. I really wanted to explore this intense dark headspace of Nidhi which was quite the opposite of most of the characters I have played so far. Moving from Miss Goody two shoes to this visceral character will always be a journey to remember. I am excited for the world to watch S3 as I know that it’s going to be another successful addition to the franchise”.

Actor Kunal Kemmu will return as the investigating officer Abhay Pratap Singh who has the mind of a criminal and can go to any extent to solve a case. Asha Negi, Nidhi Singh, Rituraj Singh and Elnaaz Nourozi who were a part of the earlier season will return to their successful character portrayals in season 3 as well.

‘Abhay’ premiered in 2019 and was an instant hit. The show returned in 2020 with another successful season after which the fans wanted more of the gritty drama. Hence the makers are back with S3 which will premiere soon on ZEE5 Global.