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Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment begins multi-year partnership with Netflix, two projects announced

Excel Entertainment will produce a variety of stories under its series banner Excel Media & Entertainment for Netflix members in over 190 countries, beginning with two projects tentatively titled Dabba Cartel and Queen of the Hill.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
September 1, 2021 1:59:27 pm
Farhan AkhtarFarhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment to enter into a multi-year partnership with Netflix (Photo: PR Handout)

Netflix has announced a multi-year partnership with Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment, the banner behind a slew of popular films including Dil Chahta Hai, Rock On, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Lakshya, Toofaan and the Don franchise. Excel Entertainment will produce a variety of stories under its series banner Excel Media & Entertainment for Netflix members in over 190 countries, beginning with two projects tentatively titled Dabba Cartel and Queen of the Hill.

Dabba Cartel tells the story of five housewives who run a high stakes secret cartel. Set in the backdrop of 1960’s Mumbai, Queen Of The Hill is about style, ambition, love and friendship. It chronicles the dynamic relationship between two ambitious women that will change the city forever.

In a statement, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, who are the producers of Excel Entertainment, said, “Our partnership with Netflix marks a new global chapter for Excel Entertainment after 20 eventful years in storytelling. We’re excited with the opportunity to create a variety of extraordinary stories to entertain people in India and around the world. We are thrilled to begin this next chapter with Netflix.”

Monika Shergill, who is the vice-president of content of Netflix India, said, “We are excited to join hands with Excel Entertainment, one of India’s path-breaking creative studios. They have continuously pushed the boundaries of entertainment and given us stories that have stood the test of time. We are delighted to welcome them to Netflix.”

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