TWO OF INDIA’S TOP STUDIOS, BHUSHAN KUMAR’S T-SERIES & RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT, COME TOGETHER TO PRODUCE A SLATE OF FILMS AT AN INVESTMENT OF OVER INR 1,000 CRS

 

Mumbai, September 13, 2021: In one of the Indian film industry’s biggest collaborations, T-Series & Reliance Entertainment have joined hands to produce more than 10 films together across varied genres that include big budget tentpoles as well as mid and small budget content rich films.
This giant collaboration that brings two major production houses together with an investment of approximately Rs 1000cr will bring forth films ranging through different genres, production scales, talent and music.
Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Reliance Entertainment, have worked together on the music marketing front for more than 100 films. Now for the first time both studios will collaborate to produce a slew of multiple films and a great start of a larger long-term relationship for content creation between the two organisations.
The extensive line-up of films is in various stages of development. Bejewelled with three big budgeted blockbusters the slate also features high content films headlined by some of the country’s most revered on screen and off screen talents.
More specifically the slate includes Hindi remakes of Tamil blockbuster drama and action thrillers, a mega historic biopic, espionage thriller, court room drama, satire comedy, romance drama and a film based on shocking true events, amongst others.
While T-Series is the largest music record label in India and one of the top successful film production company, Reliance Entertainment is one of the leading media and entertainment company in the country and boasts of more than 300 commercially and critically acclaimed movies in its portfolio.
In the recent years Reliance Entertainment has produced several hits under its partnerships with Rohit Shetty, Imtiaz Ali, Neeraj Pandey, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap, Ribhu Dasgupta & S. Sashikant.
The new slate of film will be produced over the course of next 24 to 36 months, under the aegis of some of these partnerships and with other promising film makers like Pushkar and Gayatri, Vikramjit Singh, Mangesh Hadawale, Srijit Mukherji and Sankalp Reddy.
Given the pace of the developments, confirmed alignments with some of India’s biggest stars, four to five films will have a comfortable big screen release worldwide, starting next year-2022.
Bhushan Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, T-Series, says, “After working on music marketing together, this collaboration has happened on the right time and this will just strengthen our ties. Shibasish and I hope to give our Hindi film audiences new and unconventional films.”
Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment, says, “I really look forward to our partnership with T-Series. This partnership with Bhushan will surely mark the beginning of a great feat in Indian film industry as we move on to offer a bouquet of path-breaking and momentous films to our audience.”

About T-Series

T-Series is India’s leading music label and film production studio with Mr. Bhushan Kumar heading the company. Founded more than 30 years ago by Shri Gulshan Kumar, T-Series has successfully churned out popular Hindi and regional commercial music along with devotional music content.
Being India’s leading music label with its fan base across the globe, T-Series’ YouTube channel is the No.1 YouTube channel in the world with highest subscription (as on today more than 184M) and views (as on today more than 155 billion).
T-Series, which started off as a music company in 1984 has today successfully transformed itself into a formidable film studio over the years. Along with creating film music and independent singles, T-Series is currently the biggest film studio that produces around 15-20 films every year. The company has spread its wings to produce digital content for OTT platforms as well.

About Reliance Entertainment

Reliance Entertainment is one of India’s largest film and entertainment companies. A pioneer in forging strategic alliances with the finest creative partners in domestic and international markets, the company is a leader in various segments of the Media and Entertainment industry including Films, Streaming, TV, Animation, Gaming, and Digital businesses.
Reliance Entertainment has developed strong IPs, content creation capabilities as well as global marketing and distribution acumen to emerge as a highly respected and sought-after partner across its various businesses.
Internationally, Reliance Entertainment has partnered since 2009 with iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, in the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and thereafter, Amblin Partners. This relationship has produced several successful films Including the 2019 Golden Globes and Oscar winning film, Green Book & 2020 Academy Award nominee and Golden Globes winner 1917.

AJAY DEVGN, HRITHIK ROSHAN, STEVEN SPIELBERG, RAJKUMAR HIRANI, KARAN JOHAR, CHIRANJEEVI & NAGARJUNA JOIN THE STELLAR ROSTER OF CELEBRITIES TO MAKE ‘WE FOR INDIA’ A GRAND SUCCESS

 

THE SUPER SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER, ‘WE FOR INDIA’ RAISES OVER $5 MILLION FOR COVID-19 RELIEF WORK IN INDIA

 

Mumbai, August 17, 2021- The global fundraiser ‘We for India’ has raised over $5 Million for Covid-19 relief. This has been made possible with the support of the corporate partners, philanthropic foundations, and generous donors who came forward to support the India COVID Response Fund. The global fundraiser concert, which was held on 15th August in association with GiveIndia, The World We Want & Facebook saw over 100 entertainers, influencers & artistes perform and enthralled global audiences.

The fundraiser featuring leading filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Rajkumar Hirani, Kabir Khan, Karan Johar, Imtiaz Ali and Farhan Akhtar, was hosted by Rajkummar Rao. 

Indian film superstars namely Ajay Devgn, Hrithik Roshan, Nagarjuna, Chiranjeevi, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Sidharth Malhotra, Kartik Aaryan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Arjun Kapoor made impactful appearances in the multi-star extravaganza. 

The viewers were also left mesmerized by performances from global musical Maestro A. R. Rahman, the legendary Annie Lennox, Ed Sheeran , Sister Sledge ft Sledgendary, Nancy Ajram, Nile Rodgers and Shankar Mahadevan among other music stalwarts. 

Several interesting interactions featuring stars and film icons Saif Ali Khan, Mick Jagger, TV personality Dina Shihabi, Sara Ali Khan, Farah Khan, Vikramaditya Motwane, Ini Dima-Okojie, Parineeti Chopra also motivated the donors to contribute to this noble cause.

A dance off between Remo D’Souza and Prabhudeva left everyone asking for more. Sports legends Mahesh Bhupathi & Sania Mirza made the concert a heartwarming and enriching experience.

 

Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO of Reliance Entertainment, said: “The honest & sincere efforts of our team & our partners, is the reason behind the great success of this event. I would like to extend my gratitude to all the talent, artistes, philanthropists, and everyone who supported this fundraiser. It is our humble contribution to our nation’s ongoing battle against the invisible enemy.

Atul Satija, CEO of GiveIndia, said: “We are grateful for all the support we have received from each and everyone who donated and came together to make We For India such an impactful journey. Thank you for making it a success and contributing to our India COVID Response Fund. We all know that the pandemic and the suffering it has caused is far from over. We For India is a great, timely initiative to remind us of the need to continue to provide humanitarian aid and strengthen our health infrastructure.”

Manish Chopra, Director and Head of Partnerships, Facebook India, said: “The great success of this initiative is the result of the collective efforts of so many people, and truly epitomises the power of communities. As Facebook, we are proud to have supported the voice of leading artists from all over the world and partnered Give India and Reliance Entertainment in this laudable effort towards Covid relief.”

Funds will be utilised for:

Medical Infrastructure 

The funds raised will help to build critical oxygen infrastructure, by providing oxygen cylinders and concentrators across India. The funds would also be used to support genome sequencing in Mumbai to prevent the further spread of the virus. Funds raised from the campaign will also help set up isolation centers in Bangalore. Furthermore, the funds will also be used to set up Covid care facilities, ICU units, and  hospital infrastructure in rural areas of India such as  Baksa, Barpeta, Darrang, Dhubri, Goalpara, Sitamarhi, Pakur, Sahibganj, Barwani, Khandwa, Singrauli, Nandurbar, Baran, Sonbhadra

Lives and Livelihoods 

In addition, donations will provide meals and ration kits which will help sustain a family of 4 and give cash support to low-income families who have lost their sole earner to the virus. The funds will also be used to facilitate vaccinations among rural populations. Also, the retail funds raised through the campaign will help support humanitarian causes such as providing meals and rations, cash relief to families who have lost their breadwinner to Covid, and rescue and rehabilitation of orphans who have lost one or both parents to Covid 

The show can be watched exclusively on Facebook:

Segment 1: https://bit.ly/WeForIndia_LiveNowOnFacebook

Segment 2: https://bit.ly/WeForIndia__Live

 

Donation Link: 

https://bit.ly/WeForIndia

 

Participants List in Alphabetical Order:

A.R. Rahman • Adah Sharma • Aditi Rao Hydari • Ajay Devgn • Ajit Mohan • Akkineni Nagarjuna • Alaya F • Amit Mishra • Amit Tandon • Ananya Panday • Ananya Birla • Angira Dhar • Ankur Tewari • Annie Lennox • Arjun Kapoor • Arjun Mathur • Atul Satija • Bickram Ghosh • BOI – Dr. Richa (instagram Influencer) • BOI – Vaibhav (instagram Influencer) • BOI – Venika (instagram Influencer) • Chiranjeevi • Deepali Khanna • Dia Mirza • Dina Shihabi • Divyenndu Sharma + Hostel Boys • Dr. Ankesh Sahetya • Dr. Himanshu Mehta • Dr. Sanjay Arora • Dr. Tanu Singhal • Ed Sheeran • Farah Khan • Farhan Akhtar • FB Community – Mahita Nagraj • FB Community – Michael Khanna • FB Community – Sonia Konjeti ( Pula Pune Ladies) • Guru Randhawa • Harmeet Singh • Harrdy Sandhu • Hrishitaa Bhatt • Hrithik Roshan • Imtiaz Ali • Ini Dima-Okojie • Jaaved Jaaferi • Javed Akhtar • Jay Shetty • Jeeveshu Ahluwalia • Johnny Lever • Kabir Khan • Kalki Koechlin • Kanika Kapoor • Karan Johar • Karan Wahi • Karisma Kapoor • Kartik Aaryan • Kirti Kulhari • Lisa Mishra • Lola Lennox • Mahesh Bhupathi • Malaika Arora • Manish Malhotra • Manjari Fadnnis • Manmeet Singh • Meezaan • Mick Jagger • Mira Kapoor • Mithoon • Nakuul Mehta • Nancy Ajram • Natasha Mudhar • Nikhita Gandhi • Nile Rodgers • Nushrratt Bharuccha • Parampara Tandon • Parineeti Chopra • Prabhudeva • Pragya Jaiswal • Prakriti Kakar • Pratik Gandhi • Prosenjit Chatterjee • Purab Kohli • R. Madhavan • Rahul Bose • Rajkumar Hirani • Rajkummar Rao • Rakul Preet Singh • Rannvijay Singha • Remo D’Souza • Ribhu Dasgupta • Rohit Saraf • Sachet Tandon • Saif Ali Khan • Salim Merchant • Sania Mirza • Sanjana Sanghi • Sanya Malhotra • Sapan Verma • Saqib Saleem • Sara Ali Khan • Shankar Mahadevan • Shantanu Moitra • Sharad Kelkar • Shekhar Ravjiani • Shibasish Sarkar • Shilpa Kumar • Shilpa Rao • Shilpa Shetty • Shreyas Talpade • Siddhant Chaturvedi • Siddhanth Kapoor • Sidharth Malhotra • Sister Sledge ft. Sledgendary • Sonakshi Sinha • Sonu Sood • Steven Spielberg • Sukriti Kakar • Sulaiman Merchant • Swanand Kirkire • Tanya Maniktala • Tisca Chopra • Tusshar Kapoor • Usha Uthup • Varun Sharma • Vidya Balan • Vikram Bhatt • Vikramaditya Motwane • Vinod Khosla • Vishal Dadlani

‘WE FOR INDIA’ – A FUNDRAISER FEATURING MORE THAN 100 ARTISTES TO RAISE OVER ₹25 CRORE FOR COVID-19 RELIEF WORK IN INDIA

 

Mumbai, August 09, 2021- Some of the biggest names in the world of entertainment, artists and influencers are coming together for a global fundraiser on Facebook on this Independence Day, that is expected to unlock philanthropic donations upwards of ₹25 crore for Covid-19 relief work. We For India: Saving Lives, Protecting Livelihoods will be livestreamed on Sunday, August 15 at 7.30 PM IST and raise funds for Covid-19 relief missions of GiveIndia, the largest and most trusted giving platform in India today. 

The celebrity participants (full list below) will express solidarity and support for saving lives and livelihoods in India after the devastation caused by the second wave of the pandemic. All proceeds from the mega event will be utilized by GiveIndia to provide both humanitarian aid and strengthen healthcare infrastructure. 

This three hour videothon will feature over 100 artistes including leading Bollywood filmmakers Rajkumar Hirani, Karan Johar, Imtiaz Ali, Farah Khan, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikram Bhatt & Ribhu Dasgupta. 

International stars and music sensations will also be featuring in the show such as Ed Sheeran, Annie Lennox alongside her daughter, Lola Lennox, Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Africa origin actress Ini Dima-Okojie, superstar and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Nancy Ajram, Co-founder of CHIC, Nile Rodgers, music group Sister Sledge ft Sledgendary, amongst others. Inspiring messages will also be shared by storyteller Jay Shetty and television star Dina Shihabi.

Several interesting interactions will also be seen by stars such as Ajay Devgn,  Saif Ali Khan, Akkineni Nagarjuna, R. Madhavan, Farhan Akhtar, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Pratik Gandhi. The show will be hosted by the dapper Rajkummar Rao.

Veteran writer Javed Akhtar, Dance maestros Prabhudeva & Remo D’Souza, music world’s superstars A.R. Rahman, Shankar Mahadevan, Usha Uthup, Pandit Bikram Ghosh, Mithoon, Amit Trivedi, Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani, Salim Merchant &  Sulaiman Merchant, Swanand Kirkire, Shantanu Moitra,  Kanika Kapoor, Lisa Mishra and sporting superstar Mahesh Bhupati will also be seen participating in some of the most endearing and enthralling performances. The show will also feature medical professionals who will share their experiences and urgent requirements to keep India safe. 

Further amplifying the glamour quotient will be diva queens such as Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, Malaika Arora, Dia Mirza, Kalki Koechlin, Sanya Malhotra, Ananya Panday and Alaya F. Proceeds from the event will be utilized to provide critical facilities such as oxygen concentrators, cylinders, ventilators, and essential medicines as well as ICU units. Funds will also go towards supporting the staffing of vaccination centers. Funds will also be mobilized to support long-term public recovery and rebuild livelihoods such as those thrust into poverty due to a decline in earnings and complete loss of income. Humanitarian efforts in the form of meal and ration kits will be provided to the rural and urban families hit financially by the pandemic. Cash relief will be provided to families who have lost an immediate member.

Reliance Entertainment, the leading media and entertainment company is producing the event, We For India, in partnership with The World We Want (WWW), a purpose-driven enterprise, and supported by GiveIndia, India’s largest and most trusted giving platform.  The exclusive streaming partner for this fundraiser is Facebook India.

Industry–wide support for producing the fundraiser was provided by Amar Ujala, Artist Original, Bling Entertainment, CAA Foundation, Collective Artists Network, D’Artist Talent Ventures, Dharma Cornerstone Agency, Eros International, Exceed, Matrix, Merchant Records, Mukta Arts and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Saregama, Shemaroo Entertainment, Sony Music, Tips International, T-Series, Universal Music Group, UTV Music, UTV Software Communication, Warner Music, Zee Music Company.

The global videothon will be live on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Facebookindiapp) this Independence Day, Sunday, August 15 at 7.30 pm IST and provides an opportunity for viewers to also donate in real time to this worthy cause.  

Active Donation Link: https://bit.ly/WeForIndia

List of Artists / Celebrities participating in the ‘WE FOR INDIA’ concert in Alphabetical Order: 

A.R. Rahman • Adah Sharma • Aditi Rao Hydari • Ajay Devgn • Ajit Mohan • Akkineni  Nagarjuna • Alaya F • Amit Mishra • Amit Tandon • Ananya Panday • Ankur Tewari • Annie Lennox • Arjun Kapoor • Arjun Mathur • Atul Satija • Bickram Ghosh • Dia Mirza •Dina Shihabi • Divyenndu Sharma • Dr. Ankesh Sahetya • Dr. Himanshu Mehta • Dr. Sanjay Arora • Dr. Tanu Singhal • Ed Sheeran • Farah Khan • Farhan Akhtar • Guru Randhawa • Harmeet Singh • Harrdy Sandhu • Hrishitaa Bhatt • Imtiaz Ali  • Ini Dima-Okojie • Jaaved Jaaferi • Javed Akhtar • Jay Shetty • Jeeveshu Ahluwalia • Johnny Lever •  Kabir Khan • Kalki Koechlin  • Kanika Kapoor • Karan Johar • Karan Wahi •  Kirti Kulhari • Lisa Mishra • Lola Lennox • Mahesh Bhupathi • Malaika Arora • Manish Malhotra • Manjari Fadnnis • Manmeet Singh • Meezaan • Mick Jagger • Mira Kapoor • Mithoon • Nakuul Mehta  • Nancy Ajram  • Natasha Mudhar • Nikhita Gandhi • Nile Rodgers  • Nushrratt Bharuccha • Parampara Tandon • Parineeti Chopra • Prabhudeva • Pragya Jaiswal • Prakriti Kakar • Pratik Gandhi • Prosenjit Chatterjee • Purab Kohli • R. Madhavan • Rahul Bose • Rajkumar Hirani • Rajkummar Rao • Rakul Preet Singh • Rannvijay Singha • Remo D’Souza • Ribhu Dasgupta • Rohit Saraf • Sachet Tandon • Saif Ali Khan • Salim Merchant • Sanjana Sanghi • Sanya Malhotra • Sapan Verma • Saqib Saleem • Sara Ali Khan • Shankar Mahadevan • Shantanu Moitra • Sharad Kelkar • Shekhar Ravjiani • Shibasish Sarkar • Shilpa Rao • Shilpa Shetty Kundra • Shreyas Talpade • Siddhant Chaturvedi • Siddhanth Kapoor • Sidharth Malhotra • Sister Sledge ft Sledgendary • Sonakshi Sinha • Sonu Sood • Steven Spielberg • Sukriti Kakar • Sulaiman Merchant • Swanand Kirkire • Tanya Maniktala • Tisca Chopra • Tusshar Kapoor • Usha Uthup • Varun Sharma • Vidya Balan • Vikram Bhatt • Vikramaditya Motwane • Vishal Dadlani

Spokespersons Quotes:

Namit Sharma, Creative Producer, Reliance Entertainment, said: “The last 18 months have been transformational and have taught us the importance of giving back. Indian society is at a critical juncture where millions are economically displaced due to loss of jobs or loved ones. While future waves may bring other challenges, the job at hand is to help our fellow Indians as much as we can now. Our effort in putting together this fund raiser, working closely with multiple partners and talent from across the globe has taught us one thing- the world is one, and there is no dearth of goodness and kindness. Personally, im grateful to  the team that came together to put together We for India.  We hope the audience will love the show and also open their hearts in helping fellow Indians.”

Sweta Agnihotri, CEO – Content and Syndication, Reliance Entertainment, said: “Unity, empathy and community are the ideals we strive for at Reliance Entertainment, and we believe in their power to be a force of good. While case numbers may have subsided for now, they do not truly reflect the on-ground reality. After almost a year and a half of the pandemic and after two waves, there has been a long-term health and economic fallout for families. That is why we believe in We For India, standing in solidarity with the people of India, and together aiming to raise much needed funds.” 

Natasha Mudhar, Founder of The World We Want said: “We believe in the power that lies in global solidarity when everyone, everywhere comes together in a collective effort to create change. Leveraging the power of popular culture, we hope We For India will entertain and inspire action, encouraging the global population to act now to raise vital funds to not only save lives but to restore, rebuild, and renew lives devastated by the crisis.

“This is one of the largest coordinated efforts to raise support to address the impact of the pandemic. Together, we can prevent this health crisis from having a lasting impact. We For India is a clarion call that we are all with India – side by side.”

Atul Satija, CEO of GiveIndia, said: “We all know that the pandemic and the suffering it has caused is far from over. We For India is a great, timely initiative to remind us of the need to continue to provide humanitarian aid and strengthen our health infrastructure. During the peak of the second wave we at GiveIndia saw that compassion is not exclusive to any one class or community. People from all walks of life chipped in to help – if not with money, with their time as volunteers. So when our heroes in the world of entertainment lead the giving, it is sure to inspire our collective altruism once again.”

Manish Chopra, Director and Head of Partnerships, Facebook India, said, “Millions of people have been impacted by the pandemic and our mission of building communities and bringing people together is even more relevant today than ever before. It is truly inspiring to see celebrities and artists from across the globe come together for this noble cause; and as part of our Social for Good initiative we are happy to partner with We for India to help provide relief to urban and rural communities impacted by Covid-19. Together, we will make a difference!”

About Reliance Entertainment

Reliance Entertainment is one of India’s largest film and entertainment companies. A pioneer in forging strategic alliances with the finest creative partners in domestic and international markets, the company is a leader in various segments of the Media and Entertainment industry including Films, Streaming, TV, Animation, Gaming, and Digital businesses. Reliance Entertainment has developed strong IPs, content creation capabilities as well as global marketing and distribution acumen to emerge as a highly respected and sought-after partner across its various businesses.

For more information visit https://www.relianceentertainment.com and follow Reliance Entertainment on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

About The World We Want (WWW)

WWW is a purpose-driven global social impact enterprise, launched to unlock the collective strength of people, ideas, networks, and technologies to accelerate the pace of progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. WWW achieves this by providing high-level advisory and strategy, executing creative campaigns, launching global communications strategies, and creating sustainable impact through a variety of its own ventures to drive awareness, action, and advocacy for major global challenges. The World We Want was Founded by Natasha Mudhar, an SDGs campaigner and advocate who spearheaded the launch of the SDGs in India when they were announced in 2015, to popularise the goals to India’s 1.3bn population and beyond.

For more information, visit www.theworldwewant.global and follow The World We Want on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

About GiveIndia

GiveIndia exists to alleviate poverty by enabling the world to give. Established in 2000, it is the largest and the most trusted giving platform in India. It enables individuals and organizations to raise and donate funds conveniently to any cause they care about, with offerings including crowdfunding, corporate giving, cause marketing, and philanthropy consulting. GiveIndia’s community of 2M+ donors and 250+ partners have supported 2,200+ verified nonprofits, serving 15M+ people across the country.

About Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook’s apps and technologies to connect with friends and family, find communities and grow businesses.

 

Reliance Animation collaborates with Disney Kids Network for a home-grown IP “Bhaiyyaji Balwan”

 

The brand new original animation show “Bhaiyyaji Balwan” is set for launch soon on Disney Kids Network

 

Mumbai, 05 August 2021: Reliance Animation teams up with Disney Kids Network to bring its home-grown IP “Bhaiyyaji Balwan” for the local audience with a desi look and feel.  With the growing popularity of local animation content, Reliance Animation has been creating distinctive and differentiated international and home-grown stories based on the evolving kids’ entertainment ecosystem. Reliance Animation, a leading animation studio has been delivering IP-driven content across multiple Indian languages.

 

Bhaiyyaji Balwan” Set against the backdrop of Gomtipur which is home to a charming young street smart Bhaiyyaji loved by the villagers for his shrewd simple problem-solving abilities. He rolls through the fun and frolic of rural life but works towards the betterment of their village. These latest animation series bring in storytelling with loads of Masti, a hint of magic, and a dash of action. This series offers wholesome entertainment with relatable characters with a special focus on everyday stories.

 

Reliance Animation, a division of Reliance Entertainment, is one of the leading and fastest-growing animation studios in India and is dedicated to revive the culture of story-telling by characterizing animation in the world of fantasy. A company where exuberance and passion rule the roost, success is a way of life.

 

Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO of Reliance Entertainment, said, “Reliance Animation is widening its horizons and engaging with kids in India and abroad.  It is wonderful to see the growth of the home grown IP’s and with “Bhaiyyaji Balwan” we are proud to be associated with Disney Kids Network. Its the reflection of the effort, skill and passion of the leadership and talent who have set a new benchmark for animation in India. After signing this show with Disney channels in India, we feel proud to get associated with the leading global kids Network viz. Viacom, Disney, Warner Media, and Discovery.

Tejonidhi Bhandare, CEO, Reliance Animation said “We have been working for a while to develop shows which have a local look and feel. With the unique narrative of Bhaiyyaji Balwan, we hope to win the hearts of young audiences across the country. We are glad to associate with the  Disney team in India who have been at the forefront of bringing relatable and wonderful stories for Indian kids and families. I am sure the character and storytelling will be loved by the target audience and the show will be popular in no time.

So kids can now look forward to having their new favorite “Bhaiyyaji Balwan” on Disney Kids Network soon, along with the ongoing shows ‘Little Singham’ on Discovery Kids India, ‘Golmaal Jr.’ on Nickelodeon & ‘Smaashhing Simmba’ on Pogo TV.

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About Reliance Animation

www.relianceanimation.com

 

One of the leading and fastest-growing animation studios in India, Reliance Animation, is dedicated to

reviving the culture of story-telling by characterizing animation in the world of fantasy. A company where exuberance and passion rules the roost, success is a way of life.

 

Reliance Animation’s superior work is evident in the International recognitions and accolades it has collected over a very short period of time. ‘Veneta Cucine’, an Ad-Film done by the Reliance Animation team won the Best Animated Ad-Film of the year at FICCI Frames 2006. ‘Little Krishna’ another superior delivery from Reliance Animation, won the FICCI Best Indian Animated Content in 2007. 

 

Adding yet another feather to its cap, Reliance Animation produced the first animated short film with International acclaim, ‘The Bad Egg’, which won the prestigious Digicon International Award in Japan and Gold Medal at New York Festival in the year 2007. Little Krishna TV Series, Krishna our Kans Theatrical Film, Shaktimaan TV Series, BIG Bees Jr. Nursery Rhymes are some of its creations, and many more to come which are in the development stage.

 

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About Reliance Entertainment

www.relianceentertainment.com

 

Reliance Entertainment is one of India’s largest film and entertainment company. A pioneer in forging strategic alliances with the finest creative partners in domestic and international markets, the company is a leader in various segments of the Media and Entertainment industry including Films, Streaming, TV, Animation, Gaming, and Digital businesses. Reliance Entertainment has developed strong IPs, content creation capabilities as well as global marketing and distribution acumen to emerge as a highly respected and sought-after partner across its various businesses.

Internationally, Reliance Entertainment has partnered since 2009 with iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, in the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and thereafter, Amblin Partners. This relationship has produced several successful films such as The Help, War Horse, Lincoln, The Hundred-Foot Journey, The Girl on the Train, A Dog’s Purpose, Bridge of Spies, The Post, 2019 Golden Globes, and Oscar-winning film, Green Book & 2020 Academy Award nominee and Golden Globes winner 1917.

 

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Fatema Nagree              Fatema.Nagree@relianceada.com         +919867661126

 

Vidyut Jammwal and Sankalp Reddy team up for an espionage thriller, IB 71

Mumbai 19 July, 2021: Vidyut Jammwal’s production house, Action Hero Films has joined forces with National Award-winning filmmaker Sankalp Reddy for a first-of-its-kind espionage thriller titled, IB 71. The announced venture is Jammwal’s maiden film as a producer.

Starring Vidyut in the role of an Intelligence Officer, the joint production is based on a true incident and shrouded in secrecy as it recounts the tale of how the Indian Intelligence Officers outwitted the entire Pakistani establishment and gave the Indian armed forces the required advantage they needed to face a two-front war.

Producer-Actor Vidyut Jammwal shares, “Some of the most interesting episodes in Indian history have inspired IB 71. With this film, Action Hero Films pursues the endeavour to unravel a riveting story envisaged by gifted writers. I have full faith in Sankalp Reddy’s vision as a filmmaker.”

Not all victories are won on the battlefield; some are won with clever manoeuvres. The film depicts the precursor to the Indo-Pak war that gave India the necessary advantage to win it. Vidyut will be seen spearheading the film as an Intelligence Officer and it couldn’t have asked for a better lead. This compelling story which will be helmed by Sankalp Reddy, who has a certain sensitivity towards the subject of the film. The makers are excited to bring a story that is a celebration of unsung heroes who want no credit for their contribution to the country.

Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment, says, “This subject has not been explored much in Indian Cinema and the novelty and significance of this part of Indian history has inspired us to produce this story with Vidyut and Sankalp. We are looking forward to giving the audience a glimpse of history and loads of thrills!”

Director Sankalp Reddy says, “IB 71 is about what goes on before a triumph and a very different kind of heroism is at play in its story. These are the themes that I connected with when the story was narrated to me. I’m very happy that the producers have shown tremendous belief in my vision. This film is truly special for me.”

Produced by Action Hero Films, co-produced by Abbas Sayyed, directed by Sankalp Reddy, starring Vidyut Jammwal, with the story by Aditya Shastri and screenplay by Storyhouse Films LLP, IB 71 will hit the floors at the end of 2021.

 

 

 

About Reliance Entertainment:

Reliance Entertainment is the media and entertainment arm of Reliance Group and is engaged in the creation and distribution of content across film, television, digital and gaming platforms.

Internationally, Reliance Entertainment has partnered since 2009 with iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, in the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and thereafter, Amblin Partners. This relationship has produced several successful films such as The Help, War Horse, Lincoln, The Hundred Foot Journey, The Girl on the Train, A Dog’s Purpose, Bridge of Spies, The Post, 2019 Golden Globes and Oscar winning film, Green Book & 2020 Academy Award nominee and Golden Globes winner 1917.

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Reliance Entertainment facilitates vaccination for members of the industry!

In the current need for vaccination in the fight against Covid-19, Reliance Entertainment organized a 3 days camp to get the members of the entertainment industry vaccinated with ease.

The drive was held on 29th May and 3rd June 2021 at the Mumbai office of Reliance Entertainment in association with Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and at Wockhardt Hospital. Reliance Entertainment has Vaccinated over 800 individuals from the Industry so far and is planning to vaccinate 500 more in Pune, Satara & Kolhapur.

The list includes members from Rohit Shetty Picturez, Kabir Khan Films, Window Seat Films, Vikas Behl’s Good Co., Action Hero Films, Panorama Studio, Film Hangar, Team of the Film Vikram Vedha, Big Synergy, Vikram Bhatt’s team, Venus, Select flix and a few other celebrities.
Vaccination is a pivotal part of the ‘Break the Chain’ movement started by the Government, and Reliance Entertainment took the initiative to help people in these trying times. The production house is trying to get as many people vaccinated as possible and is also urging everyone to stay safe and get vaccinated at the earliest.

About Reliance Entertainment:

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Reliance Entertainment is the media and entertainment arm of Reliance Group and is engaged in the creation and distribution of content across film, television, digital, and gaming platforms.

Internationally, Reliance Entertainment has partnered since 2009 with iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, in the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and thereafter, Amblin Partners. This relationship has produced several successful films such as The Help, War Horse, Lincoln, The Hundred-Foot Journey, The Girl on the Train, A Dog’s Purpose, Bridge of Spies, The Post, 2019 Golden Globes and Oscar-winning film, Green Book & 2020 Academy Award nominee and Golden Globes winner 1917.

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Launched in March 2020, Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films and Mahesh Bhupathi’s ‘83 Believe’ is Now The First-Ever Indian Film Based Brand Launched With a Massive Product Line-up Across Multiple Categories

Inspired by 83, a Kabir Khan film, merchandise brand ‘83 Believe’ is now valued at more than INR 200 million, the widest consumer product range launched by any film-based property in India.

Mumbai, 17 March 2021: Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films had teamed up with Tennis Legend Mahesh Bhupathi’s Swag Fashions Hub Pvt. Ltd., a pioneer in Licensing & Merchandising business, a year ago, to create a unique fashion and lifestyle brand inspired by Kabir Khan’s 83. The brand ‘83 Believe’ offers cricket-themed merchandise inspired by the Indian Team’s victory in the 1983 Cricket  World Cup.

The merchandise has already recorded unprecedented successful sales even before the release of the film 83, which is slated to hit the screens on June 4, 2021, worldwide.

Pleased with the 83 Believe’s success, Kabir Khan, says, “India’s glorious 1983 Cricket World Cup story is undying, holding a special sentiment in every Indian’s heart. The response from the fans has been phenomenal. The brand stands for Cricket and celebrates its glorious heritage. It’s heartening to see 83 Believe connect with fans everywhere in the country.”

Mahesh Bhupathi shares, “Globally, there are several brands that celebrate the love for a certain sport and engage consumers who are passionate about those sports by offering them Lifestyle products that help them express themselves through merchandise. However, in our country, where we have a billion cricket-crazy fans, there is a void for a brand that celebrates cricket. Hence, our broad idea is to build the Brand ‘83 Believe’ by launching

Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment says, “Reliance Entertainment is focussing on strengthening its L&M business and building formidable franchises for films, beginning with 83. We already have a robust head-start with ‘83 Believe’ merchandise and consumers have been very receptive to the product lines. We continue to build the brand further by adding refreshed line-of-products with our licensees across fashion, home, stationery, mobile accessories and more.

The Licensing & Merchandising program for ‘83 Believe’, a brand that brings cricketing merchandise to fans, offers a wide range of products such as apparel, clothing accessories, home furnishings, pillows, crockery, furniture, travel bags, backpacks, drink ware, wall-decor, clocks, face masks, mobile accessories, writing instruments, office stationery, gifting products, leather accessories, financial products, etc.

With ‘83 Believe’, Indian cricket buffs, who wear their hearts on their sleeve, will get a chance to express a gamut of emotions like joy, pride, nostalgia and more. When you marry cricket with India’s other religion, Bollywood, you certainly have a winner in your hands!

About Brand 83:

The Brand 83 ROOTS THE CRICKETING EMOTIONS OF INDIA & signifies India’s World Cup glory that transformed Cricket from a SPORT into a RELIGION. It is an expression of India’s Cricketing Passion. The Brand resonates confidence and reflects following values i.e. Team Spirit, Triumph, Euphoria, Self-Belief & Determination.

The Brand 83 has two aesthetic tones: One that reflects heritage with subtle expression & the other is contemporary & sports-lifestyle, which is colourful & appeals to the youth.

The Brand 83 currently offers a wide range of consumer products through its official licensees across multiple categories such as Fashion, Socks, Home Furnishings, Drinkware, Bean Bags, Home Decor, Wall Clocks, Backpacks, Office Stationery – Writing Instruments, Notebooks & Organisers, Gifting Accessories, Mobile Covers & Accessories, Co-branded Debit & Credit Cards, Face-Masks etc.

83 is the biggest Franchise from an Indian Studio in terms of Licensing & Merchandising scale, to be launched with such a diverse product portfolio.

About Swag Fashions Hub Pvt. Ltd:

Swag Fashions Hub Private Limited (”SFHPL”) is a company with a mandate to co-own and build varied consumer businesses based on Iconic Celebrities & Media Brands.

It’s a Mahesh Bhupathi Venture into the Brand Licensing space, who has previously pioneered the celebrity endorsement business with his company – Globosport.

SFHPL is currently the single largest unified Brand Licensing & Merchandising platform in the country with a wide portfolio of Celebrity & Content-Led brands.

About Reliance Entertainment:

www.relianceentertainment.com

Reliance Entertainment is the media and entertainment arm of Reliance Group and is engaged in the  creation and distribution of content across film, television, digital and gaming platforms.

Internationally, Reliance Entertainment has partnered since 2009 with iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, in the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and thereafter, Amblin Partners. This relationship has produced several successful films such as The Help, War Horse, Lincoln, The Hundred Foot Journey, The Girl on the Train, A Dog’s Purpose, Bridge of Spies, The Post, 2019 Golden Globes and Oscar winning film, Green Book & 2020 Academy Award nominee and Golden Globes winner 1917.

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UFO Moviez and Reliance Entertainment come together for a spine chilling action thriller ‘Flight’; Mohit Chadda starrer to hit the cinemas on March 19th, 2021!

Mumbai, 17 February 2021: The year 2021 began with good news for the entertainment industry. With the theatres opening up to a 100% capacity for the audience, production houses have started coming together to not only release the much-awaited projects in multiplexes but to distribute the new movies onto the big screens for everyone to enjoy.

UFO Moviez and Reliance Entertainment have come forward to release the Mohit Chadda starrer ‘Flight’. A Crazy Boyz Entertainment production, the movie follows the journey of Ranveer Malhotra, who against all the odds, has to face deadly obstacles on a plane in order to survive. Presented by K. Chadda and directed by Suraj Joshi, the spine-chilling action thriller is scheduled to release on March 19th, 2021.

Having joined hands with Reliance Entertainment to distribute the film, UFO Moviez’ (spokesperson) shares “It’s been our absolute privilege to collaborate with the entire team of ‘Flight’ for the release of the film. Cinema has been one of the most impactful media to entertain the audience after a stressful past-year. We always come forward to support movies that will help the audience unwind from their demanding work-life. We hope this movie brings the audiences’ from all over the country back to theatres and entertains them thoroughly.”

A Crazy Boyz Entertainment production, K.Chadda’s Flight is directed by debutant director Suraj Joshi. Starring Mohit Chadda, Pavan Malhotra, Zakir Hussain, Viveck Vaswani, Shibani Bedi in pivotal roles, the movie is all set to release on March 19th, 2021.

Reliance Entertainment partners with Filmmaker Ribhu Dasgupta to form FILM HANGAR, a joint venture to produce films

Mumbai, 17 February, 2021: Reliance Entertainment has joined hands with filmmaker Ribhu Dasgupta, to form Film Hangar, a joint venture company to produce clutter-breaking content.

Ribhu’s body of work comprises of ‘Michael’ (2011) starring Naseeruddin Shah, ‘Yudh’ (2014)’ a Television series starring Amitabh Bachchan, followed by ‘TE3N’ (2016) starring Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan & Nawazuddin Siddiqui and very recently, ‘Bard of Blood’ (2019) which is streaming on Netflix.

Speaking about the joint venture, Filmmaker Ribhu Dasgupta said, “I have always believed that Content sets the ground for you as a filmmaker and Reliance Entertainment embodies this philosophy with the stories it tells. Film Hangar will bring films that are rich in content and high on entertainment. We aim to blur the lines between ‘massy’ and ‘classy’ content because filmmaking is an art that defies boundaries, definitions and labels.”

Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment, said, “Right from our ‘TE3N’ days, Ribhu has been someone who has brought a unique sensibility to every project and with FILM HANGAR, we wish to break the clutter with edgy and engaging content. At Reliance Entertainment, we believe that filmmakers who keep us on the edge of the seat should be in the driving seat when it comes to content and our new joint venture is a testament of this belief.”

As always, Reliance Entertainment, with Film Hangar, has invested in creative leadership and put content-driven cinema right at the forefront. The first film under this banner is the highly anticipated thriller, ‘The Girl on the Train,’ an adaptation of the best-selling novel with the same name by Paula Hawkins, slated to release on Netflix on 26th Feb 2020.

About Reliance Entertainment:

www.relianceentertainment.com

Reliance Entertainment is the media and entertainment arm of Reliance Group and is engaged in the  creation and distribution of content across film, television, digital and gaming platforms.

Internationally, Reliance Entertainment has partnered since 2009 with iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, in the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and thereafter, Amblin Partners. This relationship has produced several successful films such as The Help, War Horse, Lincoln, The Hundred Foot Journey, The Girl on the Train, A Dog’s Purpose, Bridge of Spies, The Post, 2019 Golden Globes and Oscar winning film, Green Book & 2020 Academy Award nominee and Golden Globes winner 1917.

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“AELAY” World Premiere on Star Vijay Television on February 28, 2021

Chennai, February 11, 2021 : YNOT Studios, Reliance Entertainment and Wallwatcher Films are proud of producing ‘AELAY’ starring Samuthirakani and Manikandan in lead roles, written and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Halitha Shameem, who has continuously won the hearts of the general audience and critics for creating beautiful movies rich in emotions and portraying relationship values exquisitely. We were enthusiastically planning to have a grand worldwide theatrical release on February 12, 2021.

However due to an unforeseen last minute policy revision stipulated and brought into effect unilaterally by the Tamil Nadu Theatres & Multiplex Owners Association, just 3 days ahead of the release of our movie ‘Aelay’, we are left with no other choice but to skip a theatrical release, which has led us to explore a unique opportunity that would facilitate our film to reach the larger audience.

We are proud to partner with STAR Vijay for a Worldwide Television Premiere of ‘Aelay’ on the      28th February 2021 (Sunday) at 3PM – which will be the first-ever Tamil movie to have a direct satellite premiere on their channel.

Producer Sashikanth, YNOT Studios says, “‘YNOT Studios as a brand has always been identified with backing bold and pathbreaking ideas fearlessly, and this decision emphasises further that the ideology is not just limited to content, but also extends across all our strategies and initiatives.  ‘Aelay’ is a film that encompasses emotions and humour with realistic shades, which our director Halitha Shameem has brought out beautifully. The film is made to savour the tastes of family audiences. With Star Vijay enjoying a fan base of such crowds, we are happy that ‘Aelay’ will find an excellent reach with this satellite premiere.”

Director Halitha Shameem says, “I am glad that my film ‘Aelay’ is now going to witness a phenomenal reach across a wide range of audience. ‘Aelay’ has been close to my heart even before I embarked on my journey as a filmmaker. It’s exhilarating to see that the film will be available to huge crowds on the same day. I thank my producers and Star Television for backing this film and ensuring the best platform to showcase this to the world, through this television premiere”.

Shibasish Sarkar Group CEO, Rliance Entertainment, says, “’Aelay,’ is a Family Film and bringing this heart-warming film to our audience’s homes is an absolute privilege. We believe in the power of television and it’s massive reach and we are glad that we are partnering with Star Vijay TV for the satellite premiere.”

Pushkar & Gayatri, Wallwatcher Films, says, “We strongly believe good cinema will find its audience, one way or the other. ‘Aelay’ directed by Halitha Shameem, ia our first production under Wallwatcher Films and is very special to us. It’s a heartwarming film that we feel will connect to a broad audience. The Satellite Premiere on Star Vijay TV will bring this delightful film right to your homes and families. This is a bold and exciting move and it will open new avenues for the filmmakers and storytellers.”

Written and directed by Halitha Shameem, the film is produced by S. Sashikanth of Y Not Studios in association with Reliance Entertainment and is co-produced by Chakravarthy Ramachandra. Ace filmmakers Pushkar & Gayatri (Vikram Vedha fame) of  Wallwatcher Films are the creative producers. The technical crew comprises Kaber Vasuki & Aruldev (Music), Theni Eswar (DOP), Vinoth Rajkumar (Art), Raymond Derrick Crasta & Halitha Shameem (Editor), Dinesh Subbarayan (Stunt Choreography), Linkin Livi (VFX Supervisor), Alagiakoothan S (Audiography), Suren G (Sound Design), Kabilan (Publicity Designs).

About YNOT Studios

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YNOT Studios is a film production company in Chennai, India, also established by producer S. Sashikanth in 2009 and has produced 13 feature films as of 2019, which includes productions made in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi film industries of India and of which Vikram Vedha (2017) directed by Pushkar & Gayatri – their biggest hit, is being made in three different languages apart from their latest release Game Over (2019) in Tamil, Telugu & Hindi. Their upcoming releases are Jagame Thandhiram, Mandela & Aelay. Key People : S Sashikanth

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About Reliance Entertainment

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Reliance Entertainment is the media and entertainment arm of Reliance Group and is engaged in the creation and distribution of content across film, television, digital and gaming platforms.

Internationally, Reliance Entertainment has partnered since 2009 with iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, in the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and thereafter, Amblin Partners. This relationship has produced several successful films such as The Help, War Horse, Lincoln, The Hundred Foot Journey, The Girl on the Train, A Dog’s Purpose, Bridge of Spies, The Post, 2019 Golden Globes and Oscar winning film, Green Book & 2020 Academy Award nominee and Golden Globes winner 1917.

Key People : Shibasish Sarkar

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About Wallwatcher Films

Wallwatcher Films is a film production company in Chennai, India, established by Directors Pushkar & Gayatri. The company is involved in the development and production of content for cinema and the web with the focus firmly on stories and story tellers.

Key People : Pushkar & Gayatri

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Halitha Shameem is a young and promising filmmaker who made her debut with ‘Poovarasam Peepee’ which won a lot of critical acclaim. Her latest release was the critically-acclaimed ‘Sillu Karupatti’ starring Samuthirakani, Sunaina, Leela Samson and others.

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