Applause Entertainment, a privately held production company of Aditya Birla group’s chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, has inked a partnership with BBC Worldwide India to develop and produce Indian versions or adaptations of BBC shows like ‘Criminal Justice’ and ‘The Office’. In a statement, the companies say that this it will be the first time both Criminal Justice and The Office formats will be developed in Asia, starting with India. The development comes as a big deal for Applause Entertainment, which was basically defunct for a long time and produced Amitabh Bachchan starrer movies such as Black (2005) and Dev (2004). Kumar Mangalam Birla had shut Applause Entertainment in 2009 after it struggled to turn a profit. In August this year then, Birla roped in the former group chief executive Sameer Nair of Balaji Telefilms to revamp the production house and make entertainment content for…
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