Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Films India Private Ltd has roped in four talented filmmakers from Bollywood and south from a variety of genres to give us films which are high on entertainment. The four names include: Umesh Shukla, Sajid Samji, Sabbir Khan and Sashi Kiran Tikka.
Each of these directors have carved out a niche for themselves in various genres and it would be interesting to note that all of their films, backed by Sony, will go on floors at the end of this year itself. Most likely, these films are planned for a 2020 release.
The production house wants to dabble in different areas including comedy, a family oriented slice of life films, hardcore action, and biopics. With this move, the production house hopes that they would offer something new and exciting for the cinema-goers.
Vivek Krishnani, MD, SPE Films India Private Ltd says, “We are excited to work with such talented directors from our industry, who share a common vision like us at Sony Pictures as we seek to become a content led Studio.With Umesh, Sabbir, Sajid and Sashi working on four very different subjects we can’t wait to bring entertaining clutter breaking content to the audiences.”
“India continues to be a top priority for Sony International Productions,” said Laine Kline, head of Sony Pictures International Productions. “These filmmakers epitomize what makes Indian cinema special. Their distinctive creative visions will elevate each one of these projects on our upcoming slate.”
Sabbir Khan says, “I am really happy to partner with Sony Pictures as I am excited by their approach towards making films. Headed by Vivek Krishnani they have a team of like-minded people who are facilitating everything to make the right films”
Umesh Shukla, adds, “I want to offer content that’s relevant, entertaining, funny and which conveys a message. I’m glad to yet again collaborate with SONY after 102 Not Out.”
Sajid Samji says, “I feel I am in safe hands as I know Sony will do fab job beyond just producing the film but take the marketing and promotions of the film to another level”
Shashi Kiran, “As film makers, we get an opportunity to tell stories, stories that inspire, that move us, and stories that leave an impression on us. I’m honored and grateful to Sony Pictures and G Mahesh Babu entertainment for giving me the opportunity to direct Major and tell this story to the entire country.”
As the Studio continues to expand its footprint in India, Sony Pictures is also gearing up for a huge Hollywood line-up this year with Spider-Man: Far From Home, Angry Birds 2, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, the Charlie’s Angels reboot and the sequel to 2017’s blockbuster hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.