'Breathe: Into the Shadows': Meet Abhishek Bachchan, Nithya Menen and the rest of the cast of the Amazon Prime thriller
When a father is asked by a kidnapper an unusual ransom for his child that would strongly oppose his morals, we're taken on a chase to find out how far the father goes to bring his child home
The Indian web series 'Breathe: Into the Shadows' is a thriller that chronicles the kidnapping of the daughter of a young couple. As the father is asked by the kidnapper an unusual ransom that would strongly oppose many morals, we're taken on a chase to find out how far the father goes to bring his child home. A vigilante on the prowl and a vulnerable father, does that make a good combination? The series has a starry cast that will bring this drama to life, and here is all you need to know about them:
Abhishek Bachchan as Avinash Sabharwal
Abhishek comes from a family that has been part of the acting industry for a while now. Son to actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek has slowly but surely made his way up the entertainment ladder. The young actor is also a producer, singer, and voice-over artiste with many wins and nominations in his pocket. Some of his most notable works include his roles as ACP Jai Dixit in the 'Dhoom' series (2004, 2006, 2013), Roy Kapoor in 'Bluffmaster' (2005), Gurukant Desai in 'Guru' (2007), and Nandu Bhide / Vicky Grover in 'Happy New Year' (2014). In 2015, Abhishek won an Apsara Award for 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Movie' for 'Happy New Year,' and in 2013, he won an Apsara award for 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Movie' for 'Bol Bachchan'.
Amit Sadh as Kabir Sawant
Amit Sadh is both a TV and film actor and is known for his role as Omi Shastri in 'Kai Po Che!' (2013). His other notable roles include Gudduin 'Guddu Rangeela' (2015), Aakash Oberoi in 'Sultan' (2016), Siddharth in 'Nam hai Akira' (2016), Ram Bharose in 'Running Shaadi' (2017) and most recently as Raghubir Pratap Singh in 'GOLD' (2018). In 2017, Sadh was nominated for a Reader's Choice at Stardust Awards, India for 'Best Supporting Actor' in 'Sultan'.
Nithya Menen as Abha Sabharwal
Menen is not only an Indian film actress but also a playback singer and dubbing artist. She has participated in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi films. The actress' debut role was opposite Tabu, another famous Indian actress, in 1998 film 'The Monkey Who Knew Too Much' when she was only 10 years old. Her works include her roles as Aishwarya Vetrimaaran in 'Mersal' (2017), 'Nazira' in 'Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju' (2015), 'Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde,' Shailaja in 'Okkadine' (2013) and as Tara in 'OK Kanmani' (2015). In 2018, Menen won Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry for 'Best Supporting Actress' for 'Mersal' and in 2016 she won the Critics Award for Best Actress for 'Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju' (2015).
Ivana Kaur as Siya Sabharwal
Kaur has only played one other role as Nutan's Niece in 'Made in Heaven' (2019). She plays the little daughter that goes missing in 'Breathe: Into The Shadows.'
Hrishikesh Joshi as Prakash Kamble
Joshi's had participated in many award-winning films such 'Harishchandrachi Factory' (2019) where he played the role of Pahila Bandhu, 'Yellow' (2014) where Josh played Shri (Gauri's Uncle), his role as PD Shinde in 'Aajcha Divas Majha' (2013), Kisan Thorat in 'Poshter Girl' (2016) and Tommya in 'Deool' (2011). He also is known for his roles in 'Scoundrel' (2009), 'Payback' (2010) and 'Bhavesh Joshi Superhero' (2018).
Other members of the cast include Saiyami Kher as Shirley, Resham Shrivardhan as Gayatri Mishra, Shrikant Verma as Jaiprakash, Plabita Borthakur as Meghna Verma, Sunil Gupta as Tejinder Singh, Shradha Kaul as Zeba Rizvi, Nizhalgal Ravi as Principal Krishnan Moorthy and many more.
The official synopsis reads, "A six-year-old girl is kidnapped by a mysterious masked man, who demands an unusual ransom. To save his daughter, Dr Avinash Sabharwal must kill someone! Meanwhile, Kabir Sawant continues his pursuit of justice in the hostile environment of the Delhi Crime branch. A chaotic world of lies, deceit and mind games opens when Kabir is given charge of the investigation of the murders committed by Avinash. How far will Avinash go to find his missing daughter?" Catch all 12 episodes of the Indian web series 'Breathe: Into the Shadows' on Friday, July 10, on Amazon Prime Video. Watch the trailer below.