'Betaal': Meet the cast of the Netflix zombie thriller based on a tribal village and an undead British army
The first episode from the series dropped on Netflix on May 24
Netflix's new horror-thriller titled 'Betaal' is a chilling story of police officials who unintentionally unearth an old curse along with an army of British soldier zombies. The officials were tasked with displacing natives of a forest to elsewhere in order to make way for a new highway. During their quest, the officers end up learning too much about the curses in Indian mythology. The official synopsis reads, "A remote village becomes the theatre of a breathless battle when a two-century-old Betaal, a British Indian Army officer, and his battalion of zombie redcoats are unleashed. With Indian police pitted against the undead army, hapless villagers are trapped in a horrific, edge-of-your-seat conflict."
The film stars Viineet Kumar Singh, Aahana Kumra, and Suchitra Pillai-Malik in pivotal roles. Here is all you need to know about them.
Viineet Kumar Singh
Viineet is an actor and a writer. He's portrayed hard-hitting roles in the past for example Veer Singh in 'Bard of Blood' (2019) and Danish Khan in 'Gangs of Wasseypur' (2012). He's a licensed medical practitioner with an MD (Doctor of Medicine) in Ayurveda but he chose to be an actor and even 17 years of struggle could not deter him from his path to being one. His first major role was in the film 'Mukkabaaz' in 2017.
Aahana Kumra is an actress on screen and stage, and a social media influencer. She discovered her love for the stage very early in her life and was involved with every aspect of theater be it helping in the background or selling tickets at the counter. She went on to do a number of plays and by this time a lot of filmmakers had taken notice of her. Her biggest outing in the industry was with Bollywood stalwart Amitabh Bachchan in the TV series 'Yudh' in which she played his daughter. She also appeared in the much-acclaimed film 'Lipstick Under my Burkha'. You can check out her Instagram page by clicking here.
A successful actor, anchor, model and video jockey, Pillai-Malik is one of the biggest names on the cast. She's appeared in notable in films like 'Dil Chahta Hai', 'Fashion', 'The Valley', and 'Page 3'. She's married to Lars Kjeldsen, an environmental engineer from Denmark since 2005. You can access her Instagram profile, here.