Mumbai: The ‘Go Goa Gone’ director-duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK are planning a web series and were about to zeroed down on Akshaye Khanna to star in the same. Akshaye had earlier confirmed the development. He said, “Raj had come to me with the series and I really loved the idea. I’m absolutely open to trying out the space. But there haven’t been any further discussions on that.” But the makers have roped in Manoj Bajpayee to play the lead in the upcoming show.
A source close to the development revealed, “Akshaye quoted a ridiculous amount, which is why the makers had to drop the idea of casting him. He asked for almost as much as thrice his usual price, which the producers obviously didn't agree to and there were no further discussions with him post that.”
The makers subsequently approached Manoj Bajpayee who really liked the script and now will debut on a digital platform, with this series.“The team wanted an older hero who’s known for his acting prowess to do the role. They approached Manoj and he loved the script. He instantly agreed to do it,” source added.
The other cast members haven’t been selected yet and the makers are expected to do announcement about the female lead.
A source informed that the web series is a racy socio-political thriller titled 'The Family Man'. The first season will have 10 episodes and will go on floors only in 2018.