Kabaddi: Abhishek Bachchan unveils “Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers”

Harpal Singh Bedi

New Delhi:  Organisers of the  Pro Kabbadi League have  been insisting that  league  has been a  success story and is next to  IPL  as far as TV  viewership is concerned.

However  while IPL is also driven  by star power, Kabbadi league has only Abhishek Bachchan to showcase its popularity. And the  Bollywood star has done it  in a style.

Abhishek Bachchan, on Tuesday November 24, unveiled the trailer for an all-new Amazon Original series, Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers.

Produced by BBC Studios India and directed by two-time BAFTA Scotland winner Alex Gale, the unscripted sports docu-series follows the inspiring journey of Jaipur Pink Panthers in the seventh season of the Pro Kabaddi League. 

The docu-series offers a locker-room view into the players’ world, love for one of the country’s oldest sports and the team’s persistence to win the coveted Pro Kabaddi League title “Kabaddi is one sport that cannot be played well without teamwork, and that is the ethos of our Jaipur Pink Panthers family,” said, Abhishek Bachchan, Team Owner – Jaipur Pink Panthers.

“I am delighted to team-up with Amazon Prime Video to tell the inspiring story of Jaipur Pink Panthers to the global audience. I had made my digital debut with Amazon Original Series, Breathe: Into the Shadows so sharing the unfiltered story of my team, Jaipur Pink Panthers, through this global service made absolute sense. 

“Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers promises to take the audience on a motivational ride as the players and the team aim to win the seventh season of Pro Kabaddi League. I believe, we have created a show that will engage and inspire the audience.”

“Kabaddi is one of the oldest and much loved indigenous sports in India and this series follows the incredible journey of Jaipur Pink Panthers Kabaddi team. The series will provide a window into players’ steadfast persistence, rigorous preparation and hard-work leading up-to the 40 minute matches that audiences enjoy. The show will take viewers on an emotional journey as they follow the team not just on the mat but also get an inside look into the lives of the players – where they come from and what drives them.” said Aparna Purohit, Head – India Originals, Amazon Prime Video India.  


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