The trailer for the new Disney Plus web series Hotstar Human, featuring Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari, in the main roles came out. The series was created and directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah with Mozez Singh.
At the start of the trailer, it’s established that the core premise of the series is about human drug trials. It also sheds light on how trials are conducted, who are registering for them and whether they are aware of the dangers involved, especially in a country like India.
You get answers as the trailer for Human progresses. Meanwhile, we are introduced to the character of Shefali Shah, Dr Gauri Nath, a 45-year-old doctor, owner of a prestigious hospital called Manthan and ‘hero of society’. Later we see Dr Saira Sabbarwal, Dr Gauri’s ‘best find’. And soon, we get a glimpse of the chaos that ensues in their lives as the trial of the drug leaves death and destruction in its wake. Actor Vishal N Jethwa, who won accolades for his performance in Mardaani 2, also has a crucial role to play.
The show’s official synopsis reads: âPharmaceutical giant uses India’s lax clinical trial rules to speed development of new drug, despite deadly side effects. Meanwhile, Dr Saira Sabharwal, 35, landed a dream job at Bhopal’s first hospital under the mentorship of iconic Dr Gauri Nath, 45. Saira grows up under Gauri’s tutelage and as the two women begin to form a deep bond around their commitment to the medical cause. However, a shocking discovery plunges their lives into chaos as their story merges with that of a young migrant worker, Mangu, who is poised to wreak havoc on the medical system.
For Shefali Shah, the Human web series is “extremely relevant and accessible at the moment”. Speaking on the show, she shared, âWhen I read the script, I couldn’t help but imagine our current scenario, a world of hospitals and vaccine trials. It makes humanity question and everything that happens in it to keep it intact. Gauri Nath is someone you rarely meet. He’s one of the most complicated characters I’ve ever played, and completely out of my comfort zone. It is unpredictable and indecipherable. Humans are a Pandora’s box of emotions, actions and consequences. And you would never know what struck you from the dark depths of its complexities.
To get into the skin of her character as a doctor, Kirti Kulhari spoke with several doctors, including her sister and her brother-in-law who are also doctors. She also met with a psychologist to discuss some aspects of her character. âI basically got into the mindset and the world of doctors, talking to various people and understanding various aspects of how they function in and out of the workspace,â Kulhari said.
Speaking about his work with Shefali Shah and his experience working on Human, the actor said in a statement: âIt has been an absolute pleasure and pleasure to play the role of Dr Saira Sabharwal. This is the first time that I play a doctor on the screen, a world that I do not know at all since my sister and my brother-in-law are doctors. Humanity is such a complex and complex story that it immediately attracted me to it .
Kulhari added, “Having Shefali Shah on the same show with me really turned me on. He’s someone I really admire and I really enjoyed his work as an actor and I was delighted to share the screen space with her.The show also has other wonderful actors.
Human will begin streaming on Disney + Hotstar on January 14, 2022.