Mumbai: Actor Ranvir Shorey during the red carpet of Hollywood film "All The Money In The World" in Mumbai, on Dec 29, 2017. (Photo: IANS) Image Credit: IANS

Actor Ranvir Shorey will play a straight-arrow police officer in his maiden web series Rangbaaz, which also stars actor Saqib Saleem.

Shorey will play Siddharth Pandey, who will spearhead the task force featuring in the show.

“I am extremely happy to work with ZEE5 on my digital debut. I am constantly trying to experiment with newer characters. The role is quite different from what I have done previously, and I am hoping the audience will like my new avatar,” Shorey said in a statement.

Set against the rustic background of Gorakhpur, Rangbaaz is a story of a man that encounters the dark and dirty world of crime. The show will depict the grey layers of one of the most feared gangsters of the region from the 90s.

“Popular RJ Siddharth Mishra has penned a fantastic and gripping narrative, one that will surely generate a lot of traction, especially with our male audience. Ranvir is a terrific actor and his contribution is sure to bring a new spin to the project,” said Manish Aggarwal, business head at ZEE5 India.

In the show, Saleem plays a gangster — a dark, but honest and relatable character.

The shoot for Rangbaaz has already begun. Produced by JAR Pictures, it will premiere on ZEE5 later this year.