Vivek Oberoi at an anti-tobacco event organized by the World Health Organization and Indian Ministry of Health in Mumbai, June 11. (AFP/Getty Images)

Vivek Oberoi at an anti-tobacco event organized by the World Health Organization and Indian Ministry of Health in Mumbai, June 11. (AFP/Getty Images)

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“Bangistan” director Karan Anshuman’s 12-part Web series, titled “Power Play” is based on cricket tournament Indian Premiere League and the controversy surrounding it in the recent years.

Starring Vivek, Richa Chadda, Angad Bedi, Gulshan Devaiah, the Web series is produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment.

According to sources close to 40-year-old Vivek, his character is inspired by the former tainted cricket administrator. No official confirmation regarding it has come from the makers yet.

Modi was sacked in 2010 as Commissioner of the IPL after his name cropped up in a scandal in the IPL over alleged money laundering. He is currently on a self-imposed exile in the United Kingdom.

Apparently, Richa’s character is said to be inspired by Preity Zinta, who co-owns IPL franchise, Kings XI Punjab, while Angad’s role is loosely modeled on limited over captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Gulshan will play a cricketer with grey shades.

The Web series is being shot in Mumbai and it might go on air by the end of this year.