The production house's first OTT venture is said to be a four-hero project
Bollywood's production house Yash Raj Films will be venturing into OTT. As per media reports, the head honcho Aditya Chopra has given a nod for the first web project, which is set on a budget of Rs 100 crore.
The producer is said to be working on the over-the-top platform debut since last year. He has apparently even hired an all-new team to work on it. A source revealed to MSN that the script was finalised early this year and the cast has been finalised too. “The makers are being tight-lipped about the nature of the project. The series could roll as early as next month,” said the source adding that usually, Indian series for the web is made on a budget of Rs 2 to 5 crore per episode. The most expensive web series is said to be Sacred Games which was made on a budget of Rs 75 crore for the first season and Rs 90 crore for the second. YRF's offering with Rs 100 crore will only raise the stakes, while also reportedly, staying true to a 'clutter-breaking content'.
The web series is said to be an ambitious four hero starrer project. “Of course, YRF would want to start very big and with a bang. They are the leaders of the game in the Indian film business and they would naturally want to be the best when they explore the digital landscape. YRF wants to mount this project in a way that it becomes the talk of the nation,” said a trade source to desimartini. The pre-production is said to have been almost completed and the production house will make an official announcement soon.
Earlier, there were also reports that Aditya Chopra has plans to begin a digital platform and has set aside a budget of Rs 500 crore for the same. The OTT arm of the production house is said to be called YRF Entertainment.
Meanwhile, the YRF film Bunty Aur Babli 2, starring Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Saif Ali Khan and Sharvari Wagh, is awaiting its release. The film will be out on November 19 in theatres.