Mirzapur; a web series produced by Farhan Akhtar’s Excel entertainment has revealed its first look. The series will star Ali Fazal and Shweta Tripathi. Mirzapur is a gangster-drama against the backdrop of northern India and has been shot in Varanasi, Mirzapur and Mumbai. The teaser incorporates abstract pictures of antique handguns, hand grenades, skeletons, knives and carpets which are symbolic to rivalry and revenge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oYk-gyEXes The series will mark the directional debut of Gurmeet Singh, who is co-producer of Mirzapur. Ali will play the role of a protagonist in Mirzapur on the other hand, Shweta will play a vital role in the series. Farhan wrote "Welcome to Mirzapur,” After that Ali fazal shared Farhan's Post and wrote "Okay here it comes. Welcome to the poetry of Mirzapur. A land with lungs". Apart from Ali Fazal, Masaan actoress Shweta Tripathi will also be seen in Mirzapur. The show is also produced by Ritesh Sidhwani's along with Farhan Akhtar. In an interview with a leading news agency Ali Fazal stated
I am geared up and excited to start shooting with this talented team of Mirzapur..Whereas Shweta said
I adore Ali. I've known him for a few years now. We met at Prithvi (Theatre) and even did a play together. I was absolutely thrilled when I got to know that he is going to be a part of Mirzapur. I couldn't be happier with the casting of our series.