Yash Raj Films Unveils ‘Alpha,’ the First Female-Fronted Spy Universe


Yash Raj Films (YRF) has officially revealed the title of its first female-led installment in the studio’s successful spy universe franchise. Titled ‘Alpha,’ the film stars Alia Bhatt and Sharvari as super agents.

YRF took to its official Instagram account to drop a title reveal video, featuring a voiceover by Alia Bhatt. In the video, Alia says, “Greek alphabet ka sabse pehla akshar aur humare program ka motto.. sabse pehle, sabse tezz, sabse veer. Dhyaan se dekho toh har sheher mein ek jungle hai. Aur jungle mein hamesha raj karega.. ALPHA!”

In a formal announcement, the studio stated, “This is a clear take by YRF to highlight a societal misinterpretation that only men can be Alphas.”

‘Alpha’ is directed by Shiv Rawail, who made his directorial debut with the studio’s popular 2023 Netflix series ‘The Railway Men.’ The title marks a significant shift for the action-packed series, previously centered on male protagonists but always featuring strong female characters.

YRF’s spy universe began with the Tiger franchise, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, starting with ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (2012) and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ (2017), and continued with ‘War’ (2019), starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. ‘Pathaan,’ featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham, was one of the biggest Indian hits of 2023, as was ‘Tiger 3.’

Regarding Alia Bhatt’s recent work, the actress was last seen in ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’ and is awaiting the release of ‘Jigra’ and the much-anticipated ‘Love and War,’ co-starring Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Sharvari, who debuted with the Prime Video series ‘The Forgotten Army’ (2020), was recently seen in ‘Munjya’ and Junaid Khan’s ‘Maharaj.’

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