Amazon announced an Indian original series based on Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army to be directed by Bollywood directors and producers, Kabir Khan, creator of blockbuster movies such as ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Kabul Express’. The Forgotten Army (working title) will mark Kabir’s Khan’s debut in OTT digital video services. The series is scheduled to start production by the end of 2017.
“We had made a commitment to our Indian customers to deliver high-quality, binge-worthy shows that they’ll love to watch, and our association with Kabir Khan greatly reinforces our commitment towards this promise,” said Roy Price, Head of Global Content, Prime Video.
“Our aim is to build a compelling line up of Indian shows, working with the greatest talents from the industry. Our association with Kabir Khan is one of the many such partnerships that India will see. We know our Prime members are going to love the epic war story being brought to life with Kabir Khan helming the project,” he added.
Commenting the partnership, Kabir Khan, film director and producer said: “These are super exciting times for any content creator in India and I am elated to make my debut in the digital space with Amazon Prime Video’s India Original. Amazon Prime Video provides greater access to reach new and vast Indian audiences”.
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