Since the commencement of lockdown in the country, many movies have seen a delay in the theatrical release. Movies like ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ (starring Aamir Khan), ‘Sooryavanshi’, ‘83’ were ready to hit the screens but the enforcement of lockdown in the country halted their release.
Needless to say, the global pandemic has turned this era, the era of OTT platforms. Traditional entertainment platforms such as theatres are being set back at least for the time being. Netflix is one such OTT platform that is making headway in this context, not only producing incredible content but also purchasing movies for streaming.
If the grapevine is to be believed, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is planning to make a multi-season franchise of his dream project ‘Mahabharat’. Aamir may tie-up with Netflix and produce a big-budget franchise — similar to the Game of Thrones.
The Bollywood perfectionist has been reportedly planning his dream project for the last 10 years. He has also started discussing the script with a lot of veterans and mythological experts.
There were earlier reports that Netflix and Aamir have been in discussion for the last six months to sign a multi-year deal which includes a film and three web series, under his production house, Aamir Khan Productions.
The report further stated that although the deal hasn’t been sealed yet, the two parties have been getting closer to doing so, in the discussions that they have been holding.
Netflix has already partnered with Karan Johar and Viacom18 Studio’s digital divisions, Dharmatic Entertainment and Tipping Point. If the deal with Aamir Khan goes through, it could be the biggest of them all.
Recently, the ‘Desi Girl’ Priyanka Chopra also made the headlines for signing a ‘two-year multimillion-dollar first-look television deal’ with Amazon. The ‘Mary Kom’ actress is already working on two Amazon projects and will be making content in both English and Hindi languages. The global sensation confirmed the same through her social media.
Meanwhile, Aamir will next be seen in Laal Singh Chadha, a Hindi remake of the Hollywood film, Forrest Gump. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan. Directed by Advait Chandan, the film is currently scheduled for release on Christmas, this year.
Recently, 7 of Aamir’s staff members tested positive for COVID-19 and were shifted to a quarantine center. Aamir and his family then underwent COVID-19 tests and the reports were negative. The actor and his family members are taking all the necessary precautions to stay safe.
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