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Netflix banking on 100M more Indian users in the future; new original content

Netflix plans to make 17 new original productions in Asia with nine productions in India, reports Reuters. The company has called Asia, and India in particular, key territory for its future plans. At its 'See What's Next' event in Singapore, Netflix unveiled projects produced by Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit and Anushka Sharma. Netflix's productions in India One of the bigger upcoming projects is a spin-off of SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster film series, Baahubali. “We’re excited that Baahubali will find a global audience just like the films did. I think the series gives us the freedom to explore the origins of Sivagami,” said Todd Yellin, Netflix VP of production. It will be a prequel to both films. Firebrand is a Marathi film produced by Priyanka Chopra and her mother Madhu Chopra. Madhuri Dixit will produce a Marathi film called 15th August which is a satire about the struggles of middle class India. Yet another project is Rajma Chawal, directed by Leena Yadav and starring Rishi Kapoor, who plays a widowed father who wants to reconnect with his son. The film will be released this month. Manav Kaul will play an emotionally troubled music teacher in Music Teacher, which will also star Neena Gupta and Divya Dutta. Chopsticks, starring Abhay Deol and Little Things’ Mithila Palkar is currently in production. Bulbul, produced by Anushka Sharma and Karnesh Sharma’s Clean Slate Films, is a period film. Hotel Mumbai, directed by Anthony Marras and starring an ensemble international cast of Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and Jason Isaacs, will be released as…

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