– Pioneers of Indian storytelling – Audible and Pratilipi – come together to deliver best-in-class audio shows
– Renowned actors Jimmy Shergill and Rohit Roy lend voices to upcoming audio shows ‘Siyaah’ and ‘Woh Kaun Thi?’ exclusively available only on Audible
Audible, a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, and Pratilipi, one of India’s biggest digital storytelling platforms, today announced the release of 12 audio shows voiced by renowned actors including Jimmy Shergill, Rohit Roy, and others.
Last year, the two storytelling pioneers inked an 18-month deal as a part of which Pratilipi would adapt 30 of its bestsellers into audiobooks and audio shows, to curate 300 hours of immersive content, available exclusively on Audible.
The literary bestsellers being adapted into audio shows span a wide array of genres such as romance, horror, thriller, and mystery. Among these are highly anticipated titles such as the psychological thriller and mystery drama ‘Siyaah’ and ‘Woh Kaun Thi?,’ a horror mystery featuring notable celebrities including Jimmy Shergill and Rohit Roy, who have lent their voices to breathe life into these stories. These standout titles are set to fascinate audiences with their compelling storylines and exceptional performances.
Ridhima Thakral, Director, Content – India, Audible, said “We are excited to work with the beloved storytelling platform that is Pratilipi. We are confident that these new titles will deliver compelling stories and an unparalleled listening experience to our members. The titles, spanning diverse genres, will be great additions to our library, elevating the exceptional content available on our service.”
Ranjeet Pratap Singh, Co-Founder and CEO, Pratilipi said, “We’re excited to have seasoned actors like Jimmy and Rohit lend their craft and excellence to some of Pratilipi’s most beloved stories. We look forward to these stories becoming listener favourites on Audible.
Access to good stories irrespective of barriers such as language, geography, and format have always been the central driving force at Pratilipi, and we’re delighted to work with Audible to bring our stories to a wider audience.”
Jimmy Shergill said, “I have been wanting to do audio format and was on the lookout for the perfect story that would excite me. When I got the first script of Siyaah, I knew I had to do it because first it was a gripping and interesting psychological thriller and second, what’s a better service than Audible. I absolutely loved the whole process.
From the initial days of prepping and narration with the makers of the show to recording and performing in a sound studio, the whole process was immersive and very detailed. It was surely a different experience for me and I hope the listeners will love our show.”
Rohit Roy commented, “Exploring various formats of entertainment has always been part of my journey. I thoroughly enjoyed recording and being a part of the captivating world of ‘Woh Kaun Thi.’ I call it an audio film where the listener will actually be able to ‘see’ the story unfold! It’s fascinating to witness the ever-increasing fan following of podcasts, especially for stories like these which deserve to be told. Pratilipi has done a great job in conceptualizing these stories.”
In addition to these marquee titles, other immensely popular titles such as ‘Bepanah Ishq,’ ‘Jungle – A Mystery’, ‘Panchkavach,’ ‘Tum Dena Sath Mera,’ ‘Kalank,’ ‘Saazish,’ ‘Amrit Bel’, ‘Shanti Devi Ka Bangla,’ and ‘Darwaaze Ke Uss Paar. will be made exclusively available on Audible.’
The remaining titles which include popular titles such as Behind The College (voiced by Ahsaas Channa) and PG Mates (voiced by Shriya Pilgaonkar) will release on the Audible service through 2024. These titles will be available for streaming to all Audible.in members, at no additional cost. You can download the Audible app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store and start listening.