RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES HRITHIK ROSHAN STARRER SUPER 30 ON FRIDAY 12TH JULY 2019

BASED ON THE INSPIRING TRUE STORY OF ANAND KUMAR, ONE OF INDIA’S MOST ADMIRED TEACHERS AND MATHEMATICIANS

Mumbai, 11th July 2019: Anil D. Ambani led Reliance Entertainment is releasing the Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30 globally on July 12, 2019. The movie is inspired by, and based on, true events from the life of Anand Kumar and his students.

Anand Kumar is one of the most renowned and revered mathematicians in India, who has dedicated his life to coaching underprivileged students for the JEE tests, the gateway to the premier Indian Institutes of Technology.

The film chronicles Anand Kumar’s incredible life journey, starting at a very young age, and his battle against the insurmountable odds of India’s education system. A brilliant student, Anand Kumar, used to regularly travel 6 hours by train from Patna to Varanasi, to access study materials not available in his home town.

In 1994, at the tender age of 21 years, he secured admission to the prestigious University of Cambridge, but could not go to England as he could not arrange funds to pay for the travel. Owing to his father’s untimely demise, and despite being such a brilliant mathematician, Anand was compelled to sell papad (poppadum) on the streets of Patna along with his mother, to make ends meet.

Determined that other brilliant but economically backward children should not have to undergo this fate, in 2002, Anand Kumar initiated his Super 30 educational programme, under which he would prepare 30 underprivileged students for the IIT-JEE, free of cost, every year.

By the year 2018, an unprecedented 422 out of the 480 children, all economically underprivileged, and all coached free of cost by Anand Kumar in his Super 30 classes, had made it to the IITs. 

Despite being flooded with offers of financial support for his classes from Governments and private sector giants, Anand Kumar declined all assistance, and instead utilised his own meagre resources to coach his students. Anand’s family also played a key role in his endeavours. His mother, Jayanti Devi would cook for the students, and his brother, Pranav Kumar, would take care of the management. 

On the eve of the film’s release, Anand Kumar, said “I’m very happy with the way Super 30 has shaped up. The team has done an incredible job. I hope this film inspires all future generations.”

Commenting on the movie, Hrithik Roshan said, “Anand Kumar’s life is one of the most inspiring and moving stories I’ve ever heard. His story had to be told to the world. I am honoured to have played the on screen role of Anand Kumar.” 

Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment, Shibasish Sarkar, said, “We are very proud of Super 30 and are looking forward to global audiences showering their love on the film. It’s a film we believe all families must watch.”

Super 30 film is presently ranked the No. 1 most anticipated movie of 2019 on IMDB India. The trailer of the film has garnered over 45 million views on YouTube alone, so far. Headlined by Hrithik Roshan, the film also features Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Tripathi, Amit Sadh, Nandish Singh and Aditya Srivastava. The film is directed by Vikas Bahl.

Super 30

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RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT AND JP FILMS JOIN HANDS TO PRODUCE & DEVELOP CONTENT FOR 3 PROJECTS

Mumbai, June 13, 2019: Anil D. Ambani owned Reliance Entertainment partners with India’s most iconic war film makers, JP Films to develop content and produce three new projects. The projects include two feature films and one web-series. J.P.Dutta’s daughter, Nidhi Dutta, will be spearheading these projects.

A Historical Persian Epic will be directed by J.P. Dutta himself, while the other film, is a biopic set in Kashmir on an Indian Army Officer. The third project is a web series on 21 of India’s bravest War Heroes from the Army, Navy and Air force. This will also mark the debut of JP Films in the web space. The casting of the projects is currently underway.

Delighted to partner with JP Films, Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment, said, “The partnership came about as Reliance Entertainment shares a common vision with JP Films in terms of delivering great content to the audiences. All three projects will be most suitably mounted to their respective genres.”

Going by JP Films’ past record, they have impressed audiences with compelling stories through the ages.

J.P. Dutta, also best known for making patriotic action war films, says, “With the blessings of Maa Laxmi and Maa Saraswati… We as JP Films are very happy to commence this journey with Reliance Entertainment to create milestones in Cinema”

JPDutta--Nidhi-Dutta SS2

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About JP Films

JP Films, a Film Production company, owned by National Award winning Producer/ Director J.P.Dutta, is known as the house of India’s most iconic war films that produced India’s biggest and most successful war film yet BORDER, which won 63 awards worldwide, including 3 National Awards. The company went on to making India’s first ever War Trilogy with Border, LOC Kargil (the biggest star cast ever to come together for a Bollywood film) and the most recent Paltan. Having launched stars like Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor and Akshaye Khanna the company doesn’t just make films it creates milestones.

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RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT AND PVR PICTURES COLLABORATE TO DISTRIBUTE FILMS IN INDIA

Mumbai, May 29, 2019: Anil D. Ambani led Reliance Entertainment, joins hands with PVR Pictures Limited, the motion picture arm of PVR Limited, India’s largest cinema chain, to distribute films pan India. This venture is the first endeavor of its kind in the Indian film industry.

At the onset the companies together will distribute Reliance Entertainment’s upcoming film slate starting with Game Over on 14 th June. This will be followed by Super 30 on 12th July.

Reliance Entertainment has so far produced, distributed and released more than 300 films in multiple Indian languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and others.

On the collaboration, Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment, said, “We are extremely pleased to associate with PVR as this relationship will be a one of its kind film distribution service in the film industry. The collaboration will not only benefit our existing partnerships but will be extended to other independent filmmakers & production houses to exploit their films to their fullest theatrical potential.”

PVR Pictures is the motion picture arm of PVR Limited, the largest cinema exhibition company in the country, with more than 750 screens spread over 62 Indian cities. PVR Pictures is the largest studio for the distribution of Independent Hollywood films in India. PVR Pictures is a prolific distributor of Indian films as well. . Over 500+ Hollywood, 200+ Hindi and 100+ regional films across genres have been released under its banner since 2002.

Commenting on the partnership, Kamal Gianchandani, CEO, PVR Pictures Limited said, “Shibasish at Reliance Entertainment has created a spectacular and unique cinematic platform. They have experienced a string of success with feature films in multiple Indian languages, with this tie up, we hope to contribute to the success of their upcoming slate. We could not be more proud to join Reliance Entertainment in sharing this journey and bringing their films to the Indian audiences.”

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 and the most recent Golden Globe and Oscar winning film, Green Book.

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‘KAUN BANEGA PRADHAN MANTRI’ GAME RELEASED

‘KAUN BANEGA PRADHAN MANTRI’ GAME RELEASED
FUN MIXED WITH A MESSAGE – “EVERY VOTE MATTERS”

Mumbai, May 2, 2019: Anil D. Ambani led Reliance Entertainment’s Zapak, India’s leading Gaming Destination, in association with Zhakaas Games, launches the ‘Kaun Banega Pradhan Mantri’ Mobile Game. The game is releasing at an interesting time when the entire country participates in the biggest event on the planet – the 2019 India Elections!

‘Kaun Banega Pradhan Mantri’ encapsulates the thrill of the current Indian political scenario and encompasses the ongoing General Elections 2019. Don’t just witness political campaigns on TV Screen, get into a journey where you literally ‘run’ your own campaign against other political parties. Let the Netas do all the hard work. Take the opportunity to make them run all around the city to gather as much support as they can muster.

“The Election Commission of India does its best to raise the awareness of voting amongst various communities and across demographics by running programs and campaigns to encourage voter turnout. We at Zapak, joined hands with Zhakaas Games, to increase the awareness about how ‘EVERY VOTE MATTERS’, in a style that we know best – making games” said, Amit Khanduja, CEO, Reliance Digital.

Aayush Agarwal, Founder, Zhakaas Games, said “Politics affects every individual at very basic levels, and is one of the most discussed topics across the country. Be it a bus or train journey, local food joints or lavish meeting rooms, people exhibit political enthusiasm in some form and are fans of political figures in our country. The game targets such individuals and clearly showcases how every vote can make a difference through its gameplay. We are excited to be partnering with Zapak, who are leaders in mobile and online gaming in India and understand the pulse of the Indian gamer.”

Becoming a Prime Minister is not easy!

Choose a leader from multiple political avatars in the game, run across the streets and around the city and rush into other people to convert them into your supporters. Each supporter clones the looks of the leader and starts following the leader on their trail. Players can see the number of supporters above the leader’s head.

Each player will come across other competing leaders with their followers backing them up. Avoid the larger parties as they can steal your supporters and take over your party and followers. You can instead take over other smaller parties and add their entire follower base to yours and make your campaign even stronger.

The leader with a maximum number of supporters at the end of a very intense 2 minutes will emerge as the winner. Remember, ‘Every Vote Matters’. You can lose even by the difference of one supporter in the game or be consumed by a leader who is just one follower stronger.

Awareness on the power of the vote and choosing the right leader for our country is the need of the hour. ‘Kaun Banega Pradhan Mantri’ is a moral initiative towards creating that awareness in society. It aims to evoke responsibility among the citizen of India and more importantly among the youth and the kids, who will shape the future of our country.

The game is free to play, available on the Google Play Store and coming soon to the Apple App Store.

KAUN BANEGA PRADHAN MANTRI

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 and the most recent Golden Globe and Oscar winning film, Green Book.

About ZAPAK

Zapak is India’s leading Gaming Destination with more than 200 Million downloads and 10 million registered users. Zapak works closely with leading Entertainment & Telecom giants such as Universal Studios, Cartoon Network, POGO, Discovery Kids, Airtel, Vodafone, etc to give the next billion users coming online in India and around the world, a fun-filled gaming experience. With over 10 million subscribers, Zapak.com is not only the largest casual gaming sites in the country but amongst the top gaming sites in the world.

From famous cricket games like T20 Cricket, Gujarat Lions 2017 to hit TV Series running game Little Singham, Zapak Players from all over the world experience endless excitement, achieve amazing high scores, challenge friends & compete in one of India’s biggest games collection.

Zapak is a division of Reliance Entertainment Digital. To know more, Get Gaming at www.Zapak.com!

About Zhakaas Games

Zhakaas Games is an upcoming Game Development studio based out of Ahmedabad, India. Actively engaged in making Mobile Games for Google Play and the Apple Appstore, Zhakaas works closely with leading publishers from all over the world. With 15 games currently live, Zhakaas aims to double that number by the end of this year. Zhakaas is committed to making a positive impact on the Game Developer eco-system in India and is spear-heading this revolution by targeting the next billion gamers coming online across the world.

Reliance Entertainment to Produce the Official Hindi Remake of DreamWorks Pictures’ Psychological Thriller The Girl On The Train!

Parineeti Chopra roped in for Emily Blunt’s role in the official Hindi remake of Paula Hawkins’ best seller The Girl On The Train!

Mumbai, April 24, 2019: Anil D. Ambani led Reliance Entertainment is all set to produce the official Hindi remake of Paula Hawkins’ 2015 runaway bestseller, The Girl On The Train. The book was also adapted into a Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Pictures and received a warm reception at the US box office.
 
Emily Blunt received a nomination for her performance at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, in the film. The author-backed role in the official Hindi remake will star Parineeti Chopra, who steps into the shoes of an alcoholic divorcée, who becomes involved in a missing person’s investigation.

The psychological thriller will be produced by Reliance Entertainment, who have procured the rights of the book and the film and will be adapting it from an Indian story telling perspective.
 
Confirms Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO Reliance Entertainment, “Not only is The Girl On The Train, one of the best psychological thrillers but also a heartwarming story of the female protagonist and her discovery of life. We have procured the rights of the book and the film, and will be adapting it from an Indian story telling perspective. Amblin will be a partner in this film.”
 
“We are always pleased to work with our long-time partners at Reliance Entertainment to bring the best stories to audiences around the world. This Hindi-language adaptation of The Girl On The Train is a first for Amblin and a testament to Paula Hawkins’ incredible book and our 2016 film,” says Jeff Small, President and Co-CEO, Amblin Partners.  
 
The still to be titled, taut thriller will be directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, who will adapt the book keeping in mind the sensibilities and grit of the characters from the source.

ParineetiAs the film is all set to go on floors this year, National award laureate Parineeti Chopra can’t wait to start work on the film. She says, “I want to do roles that audiences haven’t seen me in before and one’s that require a lot of prep and homework, which is why The Girl On The Train really worked for me. The character is an alcoholic and a victim of abuse, and I haven’t explored anything like her onscreen before”. 
 
Talking about what made Parineeti the ideal choice for the protagonist in the film, says Ribhu, “The character is edgy, dark, and gritty along with being extremely emotional. So it is great to team up with someone like Parineeti, who is an extremely sincere actor and a powerful performer.”

The casting was a beautiful twist of destiny in a way for Parineeti Chopra who related to the character at the very start, “It’s exciting because I never thought I’d actually be doing a film around a book I’ve read and loved. I relate to the character because I’ve studied and worked in London, it’s my second home… I even know the tube maps inside out. I can’t wait to start shooting the film and relive those days and I hope people enjoy seeing me in a completely new avatar in this film.” she adds.

Though details remain unknown at this juncture, Shibasish reveals, “The film is expected to go on floors around July 2019 and we expect to finish shooting by September. The film is entirely set in UK and we are in the process of locking the location. We haven’t fixed a release date yet but it will be in 2020”.

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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 and the most recent Golden Globe and Oscar winning film, Green Book.

About DreamWorks Pictures

DreamWorks Pictures is a production label under Amblin Partners which is a film and television production company, led by Steven Spielberg, that develops and produces films using the Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks and Participant Media banners and includes Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming. The company’s investment partners include Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne), Alibaba Pictures and Universal Pictures.

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Reliance Entertainment’s Big Synergy teams with Mirzapur and Fukrey directors for new web series

Mumbai, April 15, 2019: Anil D. Ambani owned Reliance Entertainment’s Big Synergy have teamed up with three exciting film makers to create a mega entertaining web series Paan Parda Zarda.

Walky Talkies is the joint venture of three successful filmmakers – Mrighdeep Lamba (Fukrey, Fukrey Returns), Gurmmeet Singh (Mirzapur, Inside Edge) and Shilpi Dasgupta (untitled underproduction film with Sonakshi Sinha and Badshah).

After garnering accolades for their films and web series, the trio has come together with Reliance Entertainment’s Big Synergy to create Paan Parda Zarda – an intoxicating love story set amidst the opium trade barons of Central India… from the arid landscapes of the Maalwa plateau to the princely kingdom of Bhopal.

Reveals Shilpi Dasgupta, “The series brims with extraordinary, real characters… intense pride, devious deceit, violent retribution, but above all majestic love. Paan Parda Zarda is a sensory overload that will leave audiences numb in its aftermath, much like a hit of the opiate that has been deployed to win wars and change fortunes in Asia for centuries. Indeed, much of the history of our region has been dictated by whosoever has controlled opium.”

Paan Parda Zarda reflects Big Synergy’s ambition to create path-breaking fiction content. With our current and prospective collaborations with A-List creators in Bollywood and regional markets, we’re all set to entertain viewers with top-notch content,” said Rajiv Bakshi, the CEO of Reliance Entertainment’s Big Synergy.

The upcoming series is being helmed by producer Namit Sharma, who said “Set against a fresh, unseen milieu, the series has all the elements of an epic tale that straddles human drama, organised crime and political machinations… but at its heart, is a beautiful love story.”

This amazing pairing with the director of Mirzapur leaves no doubt that the audience can expect the most thrilling Indian web series.

PPZ-Team

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 and the most recent Golden Globe and Oscar winning film, Green Book.

About Big Synergy

Since 1988, Big Synergy has been at the helm of producing India’s most critically acclaimed television & OTT series and franchises. Over the last three decades, it has produced over 4,500 hours of original content across all genres for leading national and regional broadcasters, and in recent years with top international and domestic OTT platforms as well.

Over the years, Big Synergy has delivered both critically and commercially successful shows including Kaun Banega Crorepati, 10 Ka Dum, India’s Got Talent, Sach Ka Saamna, India’s Child Genius, Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain and Aap Ki Kachehri. Some of popular web-series it has produced include Bose-Dead or Alive with ‘Alt Balaji’, Yay Kay Hua Bro with ‘Voot’, Kaushiki with ‘VuClip’, and has multiple shows under development with premium international SVOD & TV platforms.

HQ out of Mumbai, Big Synergy produces content for TV and OTT platforms across seven cities in India in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali and Bhojpuri languages.

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RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS BACK OSCAR BEST PICTURE GREEN BOOK IN CINEMAS TODAY

MUMBAI, 1st March 2019: Anil D. Ambani led Reliance Entertainment’s JV with Steven Spielberg and Participant Media won big this past Sunday at the Academy Awards 2019. Green Book – one of the most lauded and critically acclaimed films in recent times won 3 Oscars including the coveted Best Picture. To celebrate it’s victory, Reliance Entertainment is all set to do a release of the film again pan India starting today, Friday March 1, 2019.

“Green Book”, directed by Peter Farrelly, won the coveted Oscar for Best Picture of the Year, along with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Mahershala Ali, and Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly. “Green Book”, was nominated for 5 categories – Best Picture, Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen), Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay & Best Film Editing

Talking about playing the character of Dr Shirley for which he won his 2nd Oscar, Mahershala Ali says, “What really intrigued me about Don Shirley was how complicated he was. There’s so much to pull from in terms of the things he was dealing with, the things he struggled with. I’m thankful to Peter Farelly – by far the most collaborative director I’ve ever worked with – for his leadership and guidance.

Speaking about his drama debut winning Best Screenplay and Best Picture at the Oscars, Peter Farrelly says, “This story is about love – loving each other despite our differences and find out about the truth of who we are – we’re the same people. And telling this story would not have been possible without Viggo and Mahershala.The film wouldn’t have been released were it not for Steven Spielberg.

Shibasish Sarkar , Group CEO Reliance Entertainment says “We are excited to bring Green Book back in cinemas. This is a very proud moment for all of us.

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 highly 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 and Green Book.

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RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT’S JV WITH STEVEN SPIELBERG AND PARTICIPANT MEDIA SCORES BIG AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS 2019

RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT’S JV WITH STEVEN SPIELBERG AND PARTICIPANT MEDIA SCORES BIG AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS 2019

WINS 4 OSCARS FOR GREEN BOOK AND FIRST MAN

MUMBAI, 25 th February 2019: Anil D. Ambani led Reliance Entertainment’s JV with Steven Spielberg and Participant Media won big this Sunday at the Academy Awards 2019, winning 4 Oscars.

“Green Book”, directed by Peter Farrelly, won the coveted Oscar for Best Picture of the Year, along with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Mahershala Ali, and Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly. The Ryan Gosling starrer “First Man” won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

“Green Book”, was nominated for 5 categories – Best Picture, Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen), Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay & Best Film Editing ; “First Man” was nominated for 4 categories – Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing & Best Visual Effects & “Ready Player One” was nominated for Best Visual Effects.

Reliance Entertainment’s JV with Steven Spielberg has now bagged a total of 8 Oscars during the partnership, including for its earlier acclaimed films, The Help, Lincoln and Bridge of Spies.

Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Vice Chairman, Reliance Entertainment said, “We are incredibly proud to have partnered with Steven Spielberg and Participant Media in two of this year’s Oscar winning movies, Green Book – a moving story of friendship, respect and empathy – and First Man, with its astonishing visual effects that recreated the history of man’s first landing on the moon.”

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 highly 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 and Green Book.

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RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES MOTION-PICTURE & WEB-SERIES’ RIGHTS OF VINEET BAJPAI’S BESTSELLING HARAPPA TRILOGY

MUMBAI, 15 th February 2019: Anil D. Ambani owned Reliance Entertainment acquires rights for motion picture, web-series, gaming and merchandising of Vineet Bajpai’s HARAPPA TRILOGY. It will soon be adapted into major motion-pictures or a multi-season original web-series. The company has recently won wide acclaim with the success of their original web-series Sacred Games, another book-adaptation.

The Harappa Trilogy comprises three fiction novels namely: Harappa – Curse of the Blood River (released June 2017); Pralay – The Great Deluge (released January 2018) and Kashi – Secret of the Black Temple (released September 2018). All three books of the Trilogy are national bestsellers and, as per the publisher TreeShade Books, have sold close to 2,00,000 copies within 18 months of first release. The books have been translated into Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi as well. Its Author, Vineet Bajpai, has been frequently compared to global superstar writers like Dan Brown and George RR Martin.

Harappa Kashi Pralay

Speaking on the high-profile screen-rights’ acquisition, Sweta Agnihotri, CEO – Content Syndication, Reliance Entertainment said, ‘The Harappa Trilogy transcends genre-categorisation and blends across the realms of history, mythology, fantasy, crime, thriller and contemporary fiction. It is the perfect story that needs to be told to a wider audience of cinema and digital-content. We are delighted to partner with Vineet on this journey.

It is a momentous occasion,‘ said Vineet Bajpai, Author of the Harappa Trilogy. ‘The books have received the love of tens of thousands of readers from all over India, across all age-groups. Everyone wants to see the saga retold on the silver screen. I could not have asked for a better partner than Reliance Entertainment. They have the legacy, the experience and the reach to do full justice to the scale and grandeur needed to adapt the Harappa Trilogy on screen.

Advisor to the deal, Sidharth Jain from The Story Ink says, ‘It is, beyond all doubt, a milestone transaction in terms of scale and ambition from both parties. This project holds the promise to set new standards in book-to-screen adaptations. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a game-changing entertainment spectacle to hit the screen!

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 highly 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 and Green Book.

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Reliance Entertainment appoints Rohit Chopra as its General Counsel

Rohit ChopraMumbai, February 14, 2019: Anil D. Ambani owned Reliance Entertainment has appointed Rohit Chopra as its General Counsel. Rohit is a legal professional with expertise in the Media & Entertainment industry. He has over twenty years of professional experience in areas like international transactions, litigation, legal documentation, distribution deals, consumer issues, IPR matters, anti-piracy & regulatory affairs etc.

Previously Rohit has served in senior managerial positions with leading multi nationals and Indian public limited companies like Times Television Network & Times Internet Limited, Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd., Balaji Telefilms Limited & ESPN STAR Sports.

Rohit will be reporting to the Reliance Entertainment Group CEO (Content, Digital & Games), Shibasish Sarkar and will oversee legal & regulatory affairs of the company.

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 highly 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 and Green Book.

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For further information contact:

Daljeet S Singh(+91 93120 14099) – Daljeet.S.Singh@relianceada.com