Netflix definitely has big plans for the Indian market. While its first ever Indian web series Sacred Games manages to stay in news for all good reasons, we now have interesting information about another Indian Netflix Original.
Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor is all set to be part of Netflix’s Selection Day. The web series is based on a novel by the same name written by Man Booker Prize winning author of The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga. Anil may produce the web series for Netflix. Selection day is a tale about cricket and corruption set in contemporary urban India.
Directors Sharon Maguire and Anand Tucker are keen on roping in Anil Kapoor. UK based Seven Stories has been holding talks with Anil to collaborate on a series.
Anil himself is very keen on being part of web series. Reports suggest that Anil want to collaborate on Selection Day as well as another web series Again, a female based detective series.
Netflix already has a slew of web series lined for the Indian market.
It will stream a series based on Bard of Blood written by Bilal Siddiqi, in partnership with Red Chillies Entertainment by Shah Rukh Khan. The series will be an eight-episode, multi-lingual political espionage thriller. The series will be shot on location and the characters will interact in Hindi, Urdu, English and other languages. Apart from that, it recently announced three more originals for the Indian market – Leila, Ghoul and Crocodile.