India’s first Amazon original web-series Inside Edge, about the dark side of cricket world including match fixing and sports politics as well as the involvement of entertainment industry, is fictional, its makers said on Friday.
At its launch, Ritesh Sidhwani from Excel Media & Entertainment, responding to queries about the story being based on IPL or cricketing scams, said: “No, the story is totally fictional and it has got nothing to do with any real-life incident. Of course from the trailer it is looking a bit similar because we have seen cricket and also watch films. These two are a part of our culture, so you might get a familiar feeling.”
The web series features Richa Chadha, Angad Bedi, Vivek Oberoi, Sayoni Gupta, Sarah Jane Dias and Sanjay Suri among others.
Asked about his character which has a similarity with IPL founder Lalit Modi, Oberoi said: “Well you have to watch the show to know it. As far as I know, it is not a character based on any individual life story, those there is some element that has been taken from real life.
“My character is a mastermind whose omnipresence is everywhere who acts like a puppeteer behind people who are into match fixing, scandal, money and business.”
Chadha, who plays an actress and owner of a cricket team, added: “The show highlights the connection and romance between the cricket and entertainment world, but my character is not based on any real person. The show is going to be very interesting as I found it very engaging while reading the script.”
The web series can be seen on July 10 on Amazon Prime Video.