A 12-part web original with an estimat ed budget of Rs 75 crore, helmed by Bangistaan’s debutant director Karan Anshuman, Power Play will stream on Amazon Prime. Based on the workings of the Indian Premiere League (IPL), shooting kicked off last week in Mumbai.
Vivek Oberoi plays a character modelled on Lalit Modi, the first Chairman and Commissioner of the IPL who ran the tournament for three years until 2010, when it was alleged that Congress ministerShashi Tharoor held indirect free equity in the Kochi Tuskers Kerala, an IPL franchise.This led to Tharoor’s resignation. Shortly after the 2010 IPL ended, Modi was suspended from BCCI over misconduct, indiscipline and financial irregularities.An investigation following leading to a life ban in 2013 after a committee found him guilty of these charges. Modi denied any wrongdoing but shortly before the Enforcement Directorate launched an investigation against him, Modi moved to London.Power Play also features Richa Chadha as an actress who is dating a cricketer played by Angad Bedi and also owns an IPL franchise. Shooting wraps up in November.