Kamal Haasan, Banijay Asia to create regional content

cinema | Written by : IANS | Updated: Mon, Feb 03, 2020, 03:29 PM

 


New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has collaborated with content creation platform Banijay Asia and Turmeric Media Networks Private Limited to create scripted and non-scripted cross-genre/platform content.

Banijay Asia, through Turmeric Media, will create regional content. The partnership will also see the entities come together to create long and short-form content across OTT and television.

"We wanted to partner with someone who knew the crux of the content creation and production business. Hence we were in a conversation with Deepak (Deepak Dhar from Banijay Asia) for a while now. With his extensive knowledge in the field, we could see the potential of venturing into a new space of creating regional content in India with Banijay Asia. His understanding of the craft and network have been invaluable in making it a reality. We are excited to collaborate with them to create revolutionary content across all screens and languages," Kamal said.

On the partnership, Dhar, CEO and Founder of Banijay Asia, said: "In less than two years, we have created content across genres which has been widely accepted by the viewers. With this partnership, we are confident we will be able to create material which will suffice demands and be appreciated by vast audiences. Along with the mainstream market, we would also like to target the regional base, creating ground-breaking titles for the masses. We at Banijay Asia are proud to have partnered with a personality like Kamal Haasan, who has been a part of our industry for close to 60 years."

To this, R. Mahendran, Founder, Turmeric Media, added: "It is an honour for us to showcase Kamal Haasan's expertise in the entertainment business. We are confident that this team shall conjure up some brilliant content that will keep the viewers spellbound."