Zee Studios is currently all prepared for the release of its much-anticipated magnum opus Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi on January 25th, 2019. However, that is not the only thing they have in the works! The studio has been busy signing writers and directorial talent. Zee Studios has signed Abhishek Sharma, Bosco Martis, Sajid Samji and Shree Narayan Singh on board for a mixed bouquet of films ranging from real life inspired drama, quirky romantic comedy, family entertainer to a dance film.
Speaking on the in-house productions, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios said, “We had a good run with Dhadak and Parmanu in 2018 and are gearing up for our line-up for 2019. So far, we have been co-producing all our films with partners; while we will continue to partner with select production houses and directors, we want to challenge ourselves creatively and back projects from an early development stage. The focus is on creating interesting, innovative, diverse content across genres and languages. These in-house productions, will also allow us to own 100% of the IPs. We look forward to an exciting year ahead.”
All these exciting in-house production films are in different stages of development currently, and casting will begin shortly.
Besides that, in the next 6 months, the studio will also release Kesari and Good News both produced by Dharma Productions and Sunny Deol’s directorial Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas introducing his son, Karan Deol.
The studio also recently announced launch of its independent digital content studio, Zee Studios Originals, that will produce a robust bouquet of premium, original content and create new IPs for all digital platforms globally. globally. Ashima Avasthi, from BBC Studios, has been appointed to head the digital content studio. With over 20 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry, Avasthi has worked across diverse genres and regions with some of the most respected brands like MTV and Turner International. The digital slate will be announced soon.
Stay tuned for all the scoop about these exciting projects!