American e-commerce giant Amazon, that is ramping up its presence in the Indian video streaming space through Prime Video, announced yet another Indian original series based on Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army (INA). The series will be directed and produced by Kabir Khan, who has to his credit movies like ?Ek Tha Tiger?, ?Bajrangi Bhaijaan? and ?Kabul Express?.
The Forgotten Army (working title) will be Khan?s debut in OTT digital video services and is scheduled to start production by the end of 2017.
Roy Prince, Head of Global Content, Prime Video stated,
Our aim is to build a compelling lineup of Indian shows, working with the greatest talents from the industry. Our association with Kabir Khan is one of the many such partnerships that India will see
Kabir Khan also chimed in stating
Amazon Prime Video provides greater access to reach new and vast Indian audiences. They are also bringing in global talent and knowledge to collaborate with Indian scriptwriters and content creators to further hone their skills and know-how. The web series has a scale and reach far greater than any Hindi film.
Media references to the announcement
- Amazon Prime Video announces original series on Subhas Chandra Bose called The Forgotten Army
- Amazon India announces Original series on Subhash Chandra Bose’s INA
- Amazon Prime Videos’s global chief Roy Price bets on India
- Amazon Prime Video focusing a lot on Indian original shows: Roy Price – Amazon Studios VP Roy Price sees original shows as central to Amazon Prime Video?s India strategy