Believing in the adage – ‘Content is King’, ALTBalaji not only makes sure that its premium content is backed with brilliant execution, but also encourages the necessary prep required to make the story appear as authentic as possible.
The platform’s highly anticipated web series, The Test Case is a great example of it. Nimrat Kaur who essays the role of Captain Shikha Sharma, trained for months, in order to accomplish a flawless portrayal of her character in the series.
The talented actress has been on a rigorous training spree for roughly a year, which included running, weight-training, consistent drills and a lot of combat training. Also, she had to give up salt and sugar completely. But given the tremendous response to the first episode of the military drama series and the gratifying experience of working for another medium altogether, Nimrat has no regrets.
Says Nimrat, “There was never any room for faltering because I knew physically if I can’t get into a mould that needs me to do justice to what Captain Shikha Sharma can attempt, then mentally I won’t be able to associate with her character. It takes a different kind of discipline and that is something I will cherish forever. It was very important to stay true to the physicality of what the girl needs to be like. It has been a journey of blood, sweat and tears.”
The Test Case is a story of the first woman combat officer, who struggles to carve out her own identity in a male-dominated world.
Directed by Vinay Waikul, featuring Nimrat Kaur, Atul Kulkarni, Rahul Dev, Manit Joura, Suhail Nayyar, Akshay Oberoi, Samir Soni, Annup Soni and Juhi Chawla in prominent roles, remaining 9 episodes of The Test Case will be streaming on 26th January 2018 on the ALTBalaji app and website.