New Delhi: Gone are the days when movies meant a 3-hour long business. A lot has changed and is still under transition period. Now, that our Bollywood flicks are limited to a 2 or 2 and a half hour thing, there is another form of visual medium rising slowly.
The digital space has a huge potential of gripping the audience as uninhibited storytelling gets a thumb up there. After several successful YouTube shows and series, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar too will be venturing into it.
PTI quoted Zoya as saying, "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."
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."
"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.
(With PTI inputs)