Ali 'Guddu Bhaiya' Fazal begins preparations for 'Mirzapur 3'
Fan-favorite Guddu Bhaiya is back! The countdown for the return of one of the most successful Hindi web series, Mirzapur, has begun. On Thursday, one of the cast members, Ali Fazal, shared a glimpse of his preparation for the third season of the show on social media. As per reports, Mirzapur 3 might see a premiere on Amazon Prime Video by October 2022.
- The first season of the crime thriller was released in November 2018 to much critical acclaim. Subsequently, Mirzapur was renewed for a second season that dropped in October 2020.
- Last year, the second season also won the Asian Academy Creative Award for Best Original Program by a Streamer/OTT.
- While the official release date is still awaited, Fazal's update is set to create massive buzz.
The 3 Idiots actor posted his monochrome photo on Instagram where we can see him donning the Guddu Pandit avatar. He wrote, "And the time begins! Prep, rehearsals, readings. Bring it on... (sic)" This isn't the first time Fazal has shared an update. Sometime back, he had posted a photo of the cast on Instagram and wrote, "To all our fans, see you soon."
Fazal aside, the series has starred renowned faces like Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Divyenndu, Rasika Dugal, Kulbushan Kharbanda, Vijay Varma, Isha Talwar, Shriya Pilgaonkar, and Lilliput. Mirzapur was created by Karan Anshuman, who also wrote the script with Puneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna. It is backed by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment. Sanjay Kapoor (Detective Naani and Aloo Chaat) is the cinematographer.
If you're yet to board the Mirzapur fandom, let us tell you about the premise. Set in a small Uttar Pradesh town, the series follows the clash of two families—the Tripathi clan headed by Kaleen Bhaiya (Tripathi) and the Pandit family led by Guddu (Fazal).
Recently, Fazal received accolades for his role in Kenneth Branagh's Death On The Nile, co-starring Gal Gadot. He has also wrapped up the shoot of Prakash Raj's Tadka, where he will be seen alongside Taapsee Pannu and Shriya Saran. Another anticipated film of his is Khufiya, which is helmed by Vishal Bhardwaj and is based on Amar Bhushan's espionage novel Escape to Nowhere.