Spotify releases audio thriller, Virus 2062, starring Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal




This story is about a psychiatric patient who claims to have come from the future, to prevent the spread of a deadly virus


For the first time ever, Bollywood actors and couple, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal will come together and lend their voices to an audio thriller. Available exclusively on Spotify, the 10-episode series can be streamed or even downloaded for free. The thriller, titled Virus 2062, centers around “patient 63” (Fazal), who says he time traveled to the past to prevent a pandemic. Listen to the story unfold between him and his psychiatrist (Chadha).


This Hindi audio thriller has been adapted from a Spotify Original podcast in Chile, originally recorded in Spanish. This is the first time that the company is working with Bollywood actors as protagonists for its Original audio show. Both actors have a theatre background, and have worked in several films, but this is the first time they will explore this medium.


“Recording a podcast is very different from dubbing for shows. It requires the right voice modulation and practice to keep listeners engaged throughout, because even your expressions reflect in the narration. Because Virus 2062 is a fiction thriller, I had the opportunity to explore a new form of storytelling and it was an insightful experience for me to work with Spotify and Mantra. I try and do unconventional roles in theatre, film, and now on audio, and hope my fans like this new experiment I’ve done”, explained Richa Chadha


Speaking about his experience and creative process while recording for the show, Ali Fazal said, “Making a shift from onscreen to audio has definitely been a fun ride. It’s new, exciting and fresh. As an actor, I am always looking for ways to expand my creative abilities and starring in a podcast has given me just that. Thanks to Spotify and the MnM Talkies team for guiding me throughout and making this entire experience so fulfilling.”


  1. For listeners who love thriller content, Spotify has more to offer – from Bhaskar Bose, and Horror Time, to I Hear You, and Darr Ka Raaz with Dr. Phobia. Listen to all the episodes of this audio thriller on spotify, or download for free!