On the payroll

On the payroll

After Company (2002), Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006), Chak De India (2007), and Rocket Singh (2009), Writer-Director Jaideep Sawhney Has become the exclusive creator for Yash Raj Films’ OTT venture. The filmmaker, who frequently collaborates creatively with Aditya Chopra, will now be an exclusive producer for YRF Entertainment – YRF’s digital venture.

A trade source tells Mid-Day, “Aditya Chopra wants to make the show for a global audience. He cast Jaideep Sahni, who has always mesmerized everyone with his script, [with the hope] To create style-defined content. The production house recently announced its first OTT project The Railway Men – a story about the untold heroes of the Bhopal gas tragedy that shook the nation in 1984. The R Madhavan-starrer is helmed by Shiv Rawail, while Sahni is writing the screenplay for it. Second outing of the production house. “Jaideep will be creating a genre of his own in the Hindi content space with his first project for YRF Entertainment, which is slated to start early next year. Aditya and team at YRF [will begin] Casting next month,” said the source.




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