Zee Studios ramps up in-house productions for 2019
Even as Zee Studios prepares for the release of its much-anticipated magnum opus Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi on January 25th, 2019, the studio has been busy signing writers and directorial talent. Zee Studios has signed Abhishek Sharma, Bosco Martis, Sajid Samji and Shree Narayan Singh on board for a mixed bouquet of films ranging from real life inspired drama, quirky romantic comedy, family entertainer to a dance film. All the films are in different stages of development currently, and casting will begin shortly.
Speaking on the in-house productions, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios said, “We had a good run with Dhadak and Parmanu in 2018 and are gearing up for our line-up for 2019. So far, we have been co-producing all our films with partners; while we will continue to partner with select production houses and directors, we want to challenge ourselves creatively and back projects from an early development stage. The focus is on creating interesting, innovative, diverse content across genres and languages. These in-house productions, will also allow us to own 100% of the IPs. We look forward to an exciting year ahead.”
In the next 6 months, the studio will also release Kesari and Good News both produced by Dharma Productions and Sunny Deol’s directorial Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas introducing his son, Karan Deol.