Netflix has announced a multi-year partnership with Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment, the banner behind films such as Dil Chahta Hai, Rock on, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and the put on franchisees.
Excel Entertainment will produce a variety of stories under the banner of its Excel Media & Entertainment series for Netflix members in more than 190 countries, starting with two projects tentatively titled “Dabba Cartel” and “Queen of the Hill”.
“Dabba Cartel” is about five housewives who run a high-stakes secret cartel. Set against the backdrop of jazz-rich 1960s Mumbai, ‘Queen of the Hill’ tells the story of the ‘dynamic relationship between two ambitious women who will change the city forever’.
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Monika Shergill, Vice President, Content, Netflix India, said: “We are delighted to partner with Excel Entertainment, one of the innovative creative studios in India. They have continually pushed the boundaries of entertainment and told us stories that have stood the test of time. We are delighted to welcome them to Netflix.
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Excel Entertainment Producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar said in a joint statement, “Our partnership with Netflix marks a new global chapter for Excel Entertainment after 20 eventful years in storytelling. We are thrilled with the opportunity to create a variety of amazing stories to entertain people in India and around the world. We’re excited to start this next chapter with Netflix.