Mumbai: Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar who is all set to try her luck into the digital space by co-producing a web series along with her brother, Farhan. If reports are to believed then Farhan might also appear in it.
The “Dil Dhadakne Do” director along with filmmaker Reema Kagti has started a production company called ‘TigerBaby’, 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 TigerBaby. We are co producing this show for Amazon. It’s aboutwedding planners set in Delhi.
The first season will have 10episodes. Casting isn’t done yet, we are scripting right now,”Zoya told reporters. When asked if Farhan will feature in it, the directorsaid, “Right now he is just co-producing it. Once the scriptis 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 along format.
It’s filmmaking at the end of the day. It’s justa 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, Rangitaand Ishita Nandy among others for making more original series.