Padmashri awardee actor Mohammad Ali Baig is all set to make his Telugu OTT debut with Aha's thriller series In the Name of God, which is scheduled to start streaming this weekend. Though the Aruvi fame actor is part of S.S. Rajamouli's Baahubali web series and Imtiaz Ali's She season 2, both under production for Netflix,In the Name of God will be his debut web series. Incidentally, this will be his first foray in Telugu, as the movie Kalinga in which he plays the lead is yet to be finished owing to the lockdown.
Baig will be seen as Rossi, a psycho drug peddler with an unknown origin straying into Rajahmundry town in south India mysteriously. Rossi is a charming character who entices and traps people for his greed for blood. In a completely different look with brown-streaked hair, nose rings, ear studs and a doped-stubble, Baig is all set to captivate the Telugu audiences. After the Tamil blockbuster Aruvi, his two major Tamil releases—Cobra (co-starring Vikram) and Sardar (co-starring Karthi) are eagerly awaited.
Produced by the renowned Suresh Krissna (of Rajnikanth’s Baasha, Kamal Haasan’sAbhay and Salman Khan’s Jaagruti fame), the series is scheduled to be streamed on Allu Arvind’s Telugu platform Aha, which is gaining popularity amongst Telugu-speaking audiences around the world, and has over a million subscribers.
In the Name of God was shot in Marudemili forest, Amalapuram, Chennai and Hyderabad in phases over the past year. The captivating teasers have already gone viral.