Siddharth Roy Kapur reveals content slate of his production house
MUMBAI: Siddharth Roy Kapur’s Roy Kapur Films (RKF) is working on five films and 10 digital shows. While the five films will be monetised separately, the 10 original shows will be released on Reliance Jio’s over the top (OTT) platforms Jio TV and Jio Cinema.
The production house is working on five films which are mainly based on the biopics and the real-life incidents. The shows on Reliance Jio will release by mid-2019.
“I’m genre-agnostic and scale-agnostic. Instinctively, I react more to drama, human drama, family drama, and love stories than to say, something like horror, but I’m open to all kinds,” Kapur told Variety in an interview.
On the association with Reliance Jio, Kapur said that the platform has an unmatched reach in India.
Currently, RKF is working with Shonali Bose on ‘The Sky Is Pink’ which features Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, and Zaira Wasim. The film is based on the true story of motivational speaker Aisha Chowdhary and is a co-production with Chopra’s Purple Pebble Films.
The second film to be produced by RKF is Sinbad a thriller inspired by merchant navy officer Audumbar Bhoi, whose ship was attacked by Somali pirates, from a script by Sudip Sharma (‘NH10’). It is directed by Vinil Mathew while the casting is underway.
The production house is working with Sooni Taraporewala (‘Little Zizou’) on ‘Ballet Boys’. The fact-based story follows two Mumbai slum boys, one a Hindu, and the other Muslim, who shot to global prominence after being discovered by an Israeli dance instructor.
Also part of the content slate is a biopic of the first Indian in space Rakesh Sharma titled ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achcha’. The film is directed by Mahesh Mathai and written by Anjum Rajabali and will soon announce the star cast of the film. The film will go on floor in February. The film is a co-production with Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP.
RKF is also working on a film based on the true story of Vijendra Singh Rathore, a truck driver who found his lost wife after a 19-month search in the aftermath of flash floods in North India.