Zee TV’s Hip Hip Hurray was a popular hit amongst the 90s generation, and the iconic show is now set for a fresh, trendy reboot as a web series titled Class of 2017. Produced by Vikas Gupta and directed by Suyash Vadhavkar, the new series will be available to watch on ALT Balaji, Ekta Kapoor’s digital entertainment channel. The show’s comeback was initially planned to be made for television, but the producers decided that a web series is the ideal platform to reach out to the youth.
Class of 2017 is a bolder and more contemporary take on the original Hip Hip Hurray, which gained cult popularity during its run from 1998 to 2001.The story revolves around the lives of eight college-going teenagers on their journey to adulthood, who are dealing with typical adolescent issues such as peer pressure, anxiety, sex and drugs. It is geared to connect well with today’s young online viewers, with plenty of in-your-face comedy and emotional drama.
The show will star Rohit Suchanti, who was last seen in Saath Nibhana Saathiya on Star Plus, Anshuman Malhotra, was was the lead in Life OK’s fantasy drama series Nagarjun – Ek Yoddha, and Krissann Barretto, who currently appears in Sasural Simar Ka on Colors TV. The rest of the young cast features some new and interesting faces, including Shweta Bajpai, Kri Ashish Chanchlani, Rohan Shah, Adhish Khannna, Sarah Khatri and Kajol Tyagi. With a new look and fresh approach to keep up with modern times, Class of 2017 hopes to make a strong impact on today’s young audiences.
Along with Class of 2017, ALT Balaji is also launching a web series called Cybersquad, which is about a gang of four school-going hackers who solve various crimes. The show will star Rohan Shah along with newcomers Roshan Preet, Omkar Kulkarni and Jovita Jose in the lead roles.
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