Netflix, the global provider of streaming movies and TV series, made its debut in Indian market last month. Now, the tech giant is slowly getting into the distribution market in India, much like it did in the US.
SpotboyE has it that the company is negotiating with Lootera director Vikramaditya Motwane to acquire the online release rights of his next project. The film in question is a survival-drama featuring National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao, who plays a man trapped in a room for 28 days.
If the deal comes through, it will be the first time that a Hindi film with a fairly well-known Bollywood director, will be skipping traditional theatrical release in favour of an online release.
When contacted, Motwane hinted that the film will enjoy a straight-to-Internet release and refused to confirm if he was in talks with Netflix for the same. However, our sources say that he is indeed working out a deal with Netflix.
After its inception in 1997, Netflix began streaming from 2007. Over the years, the company has outbid many Hollywood studios to bag the release rights of several films, thus disrupting the distribution scenario in the US.
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