After the success of shows like Rangbaaz, Abhay, and The Final Call, ZEE5 launches its next marquee original – POISON. The series was announced at an event in Mumbai in the presence of cast members Tanuj Virwani, Arbaaz Khan, Freddy Daruwala & Riya Sen among others. Premiering on 19th April 2019, the eleven-episode web series delves into the life of a man who will stop at nothing to get the revenge that he craves.

Poison – Teaser 1

Poison – Teaser 2

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Directed by Jatin Wagle and Written by Shiraz Ahmed, Poison is set in Goa. The story kicks off when Ranveer (played by Tanuj Virwani), a man who has just come out of jail after serving a sentence, starts off on a journey of danger, intrigue, and secrets with a thirst for revenge.

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Arbaaz Khan said, “This is my second association with ZEE5 India after the webcast of my Talk show, Pinch. The response I have enjoyed for that is amazing, and I am thrilled to be finally seen in my first-ever web series, Poison. I am an avid fan of mystery thrillers, and Poison has all the ingredients that the OTT audience is seeking for these days. With an unparalleled reach that ZEE5 offers across geographies, I am confident that the series will do well.”

Arbaaz Khan as Antonio Verghese at the launch of Poison by ZEE5
Arbaaz Khan as Antonio Verghese at the launch of Poison by ZEE5

Freddy Daruwala said, “I’m excited to be a part of Poison since it’s a quintessential story of human desires and vulnerabilities have no limits. My character in the show (ACP Vikram) is a cop who is experienced and has observed the dark side of human behaviour in close quarters. With increasing excitement for thriller content among viewers, I hope Poison will turn out to be their next favourite binge-watch series.”

Freddy Daruwala in ZEE5's Posion
Freddy Daruwala in ZEE5’s Posion

Tanuj Virwani said, “The character I am essaying, Ranveer, is a man with a mission. He is complex, and so it was challenging for me to understand the depth of my role. I have worked round the clock to get a hold of the nuances of Ranveer and ensure I get into the skin of the character. I am now looking forward to the launch of Poison. It is exciting how the digital space is evolving, and I am glad to be part of this on ZEE5.”

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Tanuj Virwani in ZEE5's Poison
Tanuj Virwani in ZEE5’s Poison

Riya Sen said, “I am ecstatic to be part of Poison on ZEE5. When I heard the script, I was certain that I have to be a part of this show and right from day one this has been a memorable journey. The digital platform is dynamic, and I am waiting to see the audience reaction for this show.”

Riya Sen in ZEE5's Poison
Riya Sen in ZEE5’s Poison

Commenting on the launch, Aparna Achrekar, Programming Head, ZEE5 India said, “At ZEE5 we are constantly working towards putting together content which engages the audiences at large. We are focused on tapping varied genres and bringing to the forefront stories which have that extra edge. Now with Poison, we are taking a step in the same direction. An edge-of-your-seat thriller with an interesting plot and eclectic cast, Poison, is sure to keep viewers hooked to our platform.”

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With over 3500 films, 500+ TV shows, 4000+ music videos, 35+ theatre plays and 90+ LIVE TV Channels across 12 languages, ZEE5 truly presents a blend of unique content offering for its viewers across the nation. With ZEE5, the global content of Zindagi as a brand, which was widely appreciated across the country, has also been brought back for its loyal viewers.

Pranati Rai in ZEE5's Poison
Pranati Rai in ZEE5’s Poison

Availability: The ZEE5 App can be downloaded from Google Play Store and iOS App Store. Also available at, as a Progressive Web App (PWA), and on Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick. ZEE5 also supports Chromecast.

Poison A Thriller Journey of Revenge, Launched By ZEE5
Poison A Thriller Journey of Revenge, Launched By ZEE5

ZEE5 is the digital entertainment destination launched by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), a global Media and Entertainment powerhouse. With content across 12 languages like English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati & Punjabi, ZEE5 is home to 1 lakh hours of On Demand Content and 90+ live TV channels. The platform brings together the best of Originals, Indian and International Movies and TV Shows, Music, Kids content, Cine plays, Live TV and Health and Lifestyle content all in one single destination. ZEE5 offers groundbreaking features like 11 navigational languages, content download option, seamless video playback, and Voice Search.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEE) is a worldwide media brand offering entertainment content to diverse audiences. With a presence in over 173 countries and a reach of more than 1.4 billion people around the globe, ZEEL is among the largest global content companies across genres, languages, and platforms.

ZEE is present across broadcasting, movies, music, digital, live entertainment and theatre businesses, both within India and overseas. ZEE has more than 250,000 hours of television content and houses the world’s largest Hindi film library with rights to more than 4,200 movie titles across various languages. ZEE has also produced several movies for theatrical release and is the fastest growing music label in India.


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