Zee Studios locks in key talent to ramp up in-house productions for 2019
MUMBAI: In a bid to ramp up its in-house productions, Zee Studios has roped in Abhishek Sharma, Bosco Martis, Sajid Samji and Shree Narayan Singh for a mixed bouquet of films ranging from real-life inspired drama, quirky romantic comedy, and family entertainer to a dance film. All the films are in different stages of development currently, and casting will begin shortly.
Speaking on the in-house productions, Zee Studios CEO Shariq Patel said, “We had a good run with Dhadak and Parmanu in 2018 and are gearing up for our line-up for 2019. So far, we have been co-producing all our films with partners; while we will continue to partner with select production houses and directors, we want to challenge ourselves creatively and back projects from an early development stage. The focus is on creating interesting, innovative, diverse content across genres and languages. These in-house productions will also allow us to own 100% of the IPs. We look forward to an exciting year ahead.”
Zee Studios is also preparing for the release of its much-anticipated magnum opus Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi on January 25th, 2019. In the next 6 months, the studio will also release Kesari and Good News both produced by Dharma Productions and Sunny Deol’s directorial Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas introducing his son, Karan Deol.