A few months ago, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (Jio) and Roy Kapur Films had announced that they would be coming together to create original digital video content. And Siddharth Roy Kapur immediately set up a team dedicated to producing and putting together content for the same.
The latest we hear is that film directors like Rensil D’Silva, Nikkhil Advani, Raja Menon, Habib Faisal and Ashim Ahluwalia are on board for individual projects. Sid has also engaged the best writers in the industry for these digital series like Rajesh Devraj, Ritesh Shah and Renuka Kunzru, to name a few.
Around ten shows will be commissioned for the first set as Jio Originals in the last quarter of this year. What is also interesting is that even though the content right now is in Hindi, the genres vary from crime, thrillers and historical shows, to drama, romance and interactive reality. Each show is being meticulously put together in a systematic format, keeping demographics in mind and will target all age groups. With the boom in digital content, this anytime entertainment will be worth the wait, it seems. Watch this space for more!