Netflix adds 10 new original films for Indian audience, partners with Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and other producers


Netflix has added a variety of original films from varied genres for its Indian audience. The films are directed by some A-list directors. The streaming giant has partnered with top directors and producers including Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP. The films are expected to release between April and December this year.

After the successful Lust Stories, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap are reuniting for Ghost Stories which is produced by RSVP and Ashi Dua. Banerjee’s directorial as well as production venture Freedom also makes it to the list. Farah Khan is producing a murder mystery titled Mrs. Serial Killer directed by her husband Shirish Kunder. Another film Yeh Ballet will be directed by Sooni Taraporewala.

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Terri Samundra will direct a film on the bitter truth of female infanticide called Kaali Khuhi. Guilty directed by Ruchi Narain comes from the Dharma stable and follows the accusation of a town girl who accuses the college jock of rape. Shah Rukh’s banner is bankrolling Class of 83 to be directed by Atul Sabharwal.  Serious Men based on Manu Joseph’s bestselling novel is produced by Bombay Fables and Cineraas Entertainment and is directed by Sudhir Mishra.

This is Netflix’s largest content announcement in the country. Talking about the new films, Srishti Behl Arya, Director - International Original Film, India, Netflix, said in a statement, Given our diversity, history and culture, India is home to powerful stories waiting to be told to audiences around the world. The depth of talent and vision of our creators is enabling us to create films our members will love. We want to be home for India's finest filmmakers where their stories travel to more people than ever before." Netflix has so far released seven films in India since its launch in 2016.

(Source: Business Standard)