Vivek Oberoi on ‘Inside Edge’

Vivek Oberoi

An International Emmy Awards nomination for Inside Edge will definitely be a game changer and make the Indian industry sit up and take notice of the series whose success they had refused to acknowledge, says actor Vivek Oberoi.

The cricket-themed series is Amazon’s only representation in the International Emmy Awards nomination list as it has landed a spot in the best drama category.

Asked if he feels the nomination will be a game-changer, Vivek says, “Most definitely! When we did season 1, we were trailblazers and faced a lot of people within our industry who refused to acknowledge the success of the show and did not take us seriously despite the love we got from the fans. But now, this Emmy nomination has changed that.”

Vivek labels the nomination as an acknowledgement of our arrival on the global stage. The show is based on a fictional T20 cricket team. It involves the business world, the world of glamour and entertainment and politics that goes around it.

The series also stars Richa Chadha, Tanuj Virwani, Sidhhant Chaturvedi, Sanjay Suri, Sarah Jane Dias, Sayoni Gupta and Angad Bedi.

“Our entire Inside Edge family is so excited! For all those who doubted whether India could create content of international standard, this is our answer,” says Vivek, who plays Vikrant Dhawan, owner of one of the world’s leading sports management companies, in the show.

Now, the Company star is motivated to work more in the digital space, even as he gears up for Season 2 of Inside Edge, for which he is shooting in Georgia.

“Something big and exciting is on the cards, we will announce it soon. It’s the right time to go global,” he adds, lauding the growth of the digital platforms.

At the Emmy Awards, to be held on November 19, Inside Edge will go up against buzzy Spanish series Money Heist, Brazil-produced One Against All and Urban Myths.

Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under Excel Media and Entertainment Private Limited, Inside Edge came as Amazon’s original web series from India in July 2017.