It’s always a great thing when there’s equal representation of different cultures and nationalities in Hollywood; it reminds us just how small the globe we all inhabit really is and acknowledges all of our similarities even as it celebrates and embraces the differences. To that end, it was a welcome sight indeed to wake up to a headline from our- ever on top of it buddies over at The Hollywood Reporter about an impressive number of upcoming Netflix projects set to feature the fast-growing Indian market.
During a Netflix gala event held in Mumbai, Big Wheels for the streaming platform Monika Shergill and Srishti Behl Arya laid out the groundwork during their What’s Next India 2021 presentation for what promises to be an ambitious slate of dozens of film and television projects, all of them focused on representing India even as strong competition in the Asian market nips at their respective heels.
Monika Shergill addressed the gala, saying that “Our upcoming lineup features more variety and diversity than we have seen before. From the biggest films and series, to gripping documentaries and reality, and bold comedy formats, we are taking our next big leap in India to bring you more than 40 powerful and irresistible stories from all corners of the country.”
Of course, 40 new and ambitious titles can’t be handled exclusively by Netflix alone: To that end, production houses Reliance Entertainment, Viacom 18 Studios, T-Series, Endemol Shine India, Emmay Entertainment, Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP and Karan Johar’s Dharmatic Entertainment will be working in tandem with the popular streamer to deliver on the promise of 40 new projects.
The list of the 40 upcoming projects from Netflix are as follows –
Sardar Ka Grandson
Delhi Crime S2
Feels Like Ishq
Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega S2
Kota Factory S2
Little Things S4
Masaba Masaba S2
Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein
Comedy Premium League
Kapil Sharma Special
Sumukhi Suresh Special
Aakash Gupta Special
Rahul Dua Special
Prashasti Singh Special
Crime Stories: India Detectives (Docu-Series)
House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths (Docu-Series)
Indian Predator (Docu-Series)
Searching for Sheela (Docu-Film)
Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives S2
The Big Day Collection S2
Again, it’s a big old world out there…except when it isn’t. We’re all quite bonded by our mutual habitation of good ol’ Terra Firma and it’s sweet to see all sides looked at and lauded equally by popular culture. ‘Til next time Constant Reader, stay icy!