Bollywood Shahrukh Khan who recently announced that he’ll be staying away from films for a while, has found his new hobby. Hopping on to the Netflix trend, the superstar is venturing out as a producer for the online streaming site.
Shahrukh’ Khan production, named Beetal is a horror show that will be available on Netflix Helming the project would be Patrick Graham who earlier directed Radhika Apte’s Ghoul, whereas Nikhil Mahajan will be the co-director for SRK’s project.
A 4 June Wall Street Journal report estimated Netflix’s India subscribers at 1.2 million, in contrast to Amazon Prime Video’s 2.5 million and Hotstar’s 3 million. The differentiation for video steaming platforms in India’s cluttered market will come from original content, industry experts said.
“We are working very seriously in India, which has always been the land of stories. Moreover, 4G is growing, connectivity is getting better, people are open to a lot of stuff, so it’s a huge opportunity,” Srishti Arya, director of international original film for India at Netflix, said in an earlier interview.