Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar is all set to venture into the digital space by co-producing a web series along with her brother, Farhan, who the director says might also appear in it.
The Dil Dhadakne Do director along with filmmaker Reema Kagti has started a production company called ‘Tiger
Baby’, which will produce an original series about wedding planners titled “Made in heaven”, for video streaming platform Amazon Prime.
“Reema and I have started this company called Tiger Baby. We are co producing this show for Amazon. It’s about
wedding planners set in Delhi. The first season will have 10 episodes. Casting isn’t done yet, we are scripting right now,” Zoya told reporters last evening.
When asked if Farhan will feature in it, the director said, “Right now he is just co-producing it. Once the script is ready we will see if he can make an appearance somewhere.”
Zoya feels the format of web series gives filmmakers more freedom to tell the stories they want to without any time
restriction, which a film has.
“It (web series) is a different format, long format. For filmmakers and writers like us who usually have to end a story in 2 hours, this is an opportunity to tell a story in a long format. It’s filmmaking at the end of the day. It’s just a different format and therefore we are happy to experiment with it,” she said.
Apart from Zoya’s show, Farhan’s Excel Entertainment will also produce two other shows. Powerplay, starring Vivek
Oberoi, Richa Chadda and others, and Mirzapur.
Amazon Prime has also roped in production houses of Sujoy Ghosh, Ali Abbas Zafar, Anushka Sharma, Pritish, Rangita and Ishita Nandy among others for making more original series.