Shekhar Kapur, Kabir Khan to make their digital debut

Sakal Times
Friday, 8 March 2019

Web is the ‘in’ platform for most filmmakers. Shekhar Kapur, Kabir Khan, Neeraj Pandey, Venkat Prabhu and many others are making their debut on Hotstar. A statement by Hotstar read that 15 of India’s diverse and impeccable storytellers have tied-up with Hotstar Specials for their big digital debut. 

Web is the ‘in’ platform for most filmmakers. Shekhar Kapur, Kabir Khan, Neeraj Pandey, Venkat Prabhu and many others are making their debut on Hotstar. A statement by Hotstar read that 15 of India’s diverse and impeccable storytellers have tied-up with Hotstar Specials for their big digital debut. 

Speaking about why he chose Hotstar Specials, Shekhar Kapur said, “India is the new platform for global entertainment. I have passionately wanted to create content for India that can go global.  Not just for 8000 cinema screens in India, but I wanted to reach out to India’s heartland, to every Indian home within Hotstar’s reach, and with their global ambitions, it is the perfect fit for me.”

Kabir Khan added, “My venture on Hotstar specials is a documentary drama around one of the most loved teams in the country with crazy fan following. Hotstar is the leading brand in both entertainment and sports in this country and I believe that there is no other platform that complements the story as much as Hotstar Specials. The show will be available in 7 languages, directly connecting with viewers from across India, which makes the endeavour even more special.”

Neeraj Pandey also said, “This story has been in my head for a while, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to do justice to it in a feature length. It’s a massively mounted narrative that merits the longer series format. A formidable cast and crew are coming together on this one. We look forward to bringing a unique viewing experience.”

Besides these big filmmakers, Salman Khan and his Production House (SKF Films) are expected to make their debut on Hotstar Specials with a sports biopic.

Show will be available in seven languages including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam, for viewers to enjoy them in a language of their choice. 

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