Phone a Friend is an upcoming ZEE5 Original sci-fi rom-com series
Phone a Friend is an upcoming ZEE5 Original sci-fi rom-com series. The comedy series will grab audiences attention with their unique storyline and concept. The story of the show will revolve around a phone talking to its owner like a person. The phone’s voice is given by RJ Mantra. The series is directed by Allyson Patel and Yash Dave.
During this lockdown period where people have quarantined themselves to stay safe from the deadly coronavirus, this series will entertain its audiences. Despite staying indoors, the masses have now become bored with their monotonous lifestyle and are using their phones to their fullest. Especially the young masses will surely agree that lives without phones are not possible. Here we have a list of actors who will be seen in the upcoming series, premiering on 7 April 2020 on ZEE5.
1. RJ Mantra as Leonardo
RJ Mantra will be seen essaying the role of Leonardo who is a mobile phone. Leonardo communicates with his owner Varun Pandya and helps him at every step. He tells Varun that cell phones know that humans are insecure of themselves. Leonardo even says that all the technological abuse the humans as they know that they will destroy the planet sooner. Hence, cell phones communicate with selected individuals to study their reactions. Leonardo further says that their sole aim is to understand the whimsical ways of the species and why the entire human world is built or broken on two emotions particularly, love and hate.
2. Akhlaque Khan as Varun Pandya
Actor Akhlaque Khan has been part of several popular television shows. In ZEE5 original series, Akhlaque will be seen essaying the role of Varun Pandya who is 27-year-old college professor. In the series, Varun’s character will be shown as sex-deprived, self-conscious, the person who envies peoples’ updates on Facebook, stalks his college crush on social media and fantasize about her. He is shown as an underachiever whose real passion is to become a stand-up comedian but he is too scared to pursue it.
3. Swati Kapoor as Jiya Jaising
Actress Swati Kapoor is currently seen essaying the role of Myra Khanna in Kundali Bhagya and is madly in love with Karan. The actress will be seen playing the lead role alongside Akhlaque Khan in the ZEE5 original series. Swati will be playing the character of Jiya Jaising, who will be Varun’s childhood crush. She is an environmentalist and is working for green peace. She aims to get telecom companies to reduce their diesel consumption and carbon emissions for powering their towers. Leonardo helps Varun to meet Jiya and eventually the two fall for each other.
4. Kenny Desai
Popular B-town actor Kenny Desai has worked in several movies like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Bommayi. The famous actor will be seen in Phone a Friend series. He will be shown as the boss of the company.
5. Sanchi Peswani
Actress Sanchi Peswani will be seen essaying the role of Varun Pandya’s mother. Her character will be shown quite disappointed with her son Varun. According to her, Varun will never do wonders in life and gives upon him.
6. Damini Shetty
Actress Damini Shetty will be essaying the role of the principal in the college where Varun Pandya will be the professor. Her character will be shown quite strict and will not think highly of Varun. She will be seen scolding Varun for students poor performance in exams. She Will tell Varun to buckle up otherwise he will have to leave the college.
Actors including Keshav Sadhna, Amarjeet Singh, Nupur Hirani will be seen playing pivotal roles in the upcoming ZEE5 original series.
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