GTN Ent, Silly Monks team-up with Salim Khan to produce magnum opus ‘Taj’
MUMBAI: Chennai based GTN Entertainment and Hyderabad based Silly Monks Entertainment has announced a co-production deal to present magnum opus project ‘Taj’.
Created under the supervision of ace scriptwriter Salim Khan, the companies will develop and produce 104 episodes which will target India and International markets.
The season 1 of Taj will have 104 hours of programming and each episode will be of 60 minutes duration. Casting for the magnum opus is underway and new talents are being roped in, to play the lead cast.
Announcing the partnership, Silly Monks managing director Sanjay Reddy said, “This is a version that has never actually been told. Taj is a production that has great potential. We expect a strong response to our promo showcase at the Filmart 2018 in Hong Kong and hopeful to corner business interest from some of the blue-chip distributors to premiere the show on television and digital channels.”
‘Taj’ will give insight into stories interwoven in a style that will appeal to everyone. It is live action TV show which is told in the grandiose style of a true epic. The story is interlaced around Taj and the bond between Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor and Mumtaz his chief Empress.
“GTN Entertainment has been a great partner for us. This production collaboration allows a deeper alliance between our two companies, which have a strong tradition in creating finest television and digital media programming content. Salim Khan’s presence will raise the creative bar even higher,” Reddy added.
GTN Entertainment’s first talk show in Tamil titled “Arattai Arangam” was telecast on Sun TV for around twenty years. It is also widely known for introducing the techniques of 3D to the small screen beside starting the live telecast of cricket matches in India.
Whereas, Hyderabad headquartered Silly Monks Entertainment is the first digital media entertainment company to be listed on the National Stock Exchange of India. It manages around 950 YouTube channels with over 4 lakh video assets in their network. Silly Monks also distributes content to the largest worldwide video platforms including Amazon Prime, Apple iTunes, YuppTv, Vuclip, Spuul, Ditto, and FastFilmz.