At the trailer launch event of Farzi, Shahid Kapoor spoke about why his debut streaming series could not be made as a feature film. Speaking about the same, director Krishna DK said,
"Raj, I and writers Sita Menon and Suman Kumar had conceived the idea of Farzi some eight years ago. It was supposed to be a feature film. And finally, it saw the light of day a couple of years back when we decided to make it into a series. It's been a long journey from where it started to this day."
Kapoor elaborated on the same, "We started talking about the show even before the film fraternity started getting onto OTT. This is because I love their shows. I loved The Family Man 1 and 2. They (Raj and DK) called me to offer a film. I asked 'Film toh theek hai. OTT mein kya kar rahe ho?'. They asked me, 'Are you serious or are you joking?'. I said 'Absolutely I would love to do a show'. They narrated an idea that strangely eight years back, we had discussed with each other as a movie (idea). At that time (we couldn't do it) as it was too big in terms of the length of the story or to fit into a single film. The best thing that happened to Farzi is that it didn't become a movie as I don't think we would have been able to do justice to it. We have the first season which is equal to 2 ½ movies. If people like it, we can make another 2 ½ movies and another 2 ½ movies."
Farzi will stream on Prime Video from February 10. Directed by Raj and DK the series also marks the debut of South star Vijay Sethupathi.