Mumbai: Yash Raj Films (YRF) and streaming platform Netflix will jointly produce films and series. The first project of the partnership between Yash Raj Films and Netflix is ’The Railway Men’, which will be a four-part series, starring R. Madhavan, K. Of. Artists like Menon, Divyendu Sharma and Babil Khan are included. This series is directed by debutant director Shiv Rawail. The second film will be Maharaj. Junaid Khan is debuting with this film. The film Maharaj also includes actors like Jaideep Ahlawat, Sharwari and Shalini Pandey. This film is directed by Siddharth P. Malhotra.
Monica Shergill, Vice President, Content, Netflix India said, “We are eager to show our viewers the series and movies they connect with and love. We want to feature more such offers in the future. Yash Raj Films started a new era in Indian filmmaking. He is one of the most respected storytellers in the industry. From the film Kabhi Kabhi to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and from the film War to Pathan, his best stories have been a part of our lives and have enthralled the audience in every era. We are sure that together we will continue to entertain the world in unprecedented ways with great films and series.
Akshay Vidhani, CEO, Yash Raj Films, said, YRF’s mission is to show the world entertaining, inspiring and unique stories from India. Netflix is the world’s largest streamer, giving us the opportunity to present our stories in more than 190 countries. Their philosophy of putting content first is unmatched and resonates well with our sentiments. This partnership will position YRF as a storyteller to new audiences, where audiences will also get the opportunity to watch Indian stories in their own languages. India is a nation of aspirational youth and we have 1.4 billion stories to tell the world. We want to showcase our content to audiences around the world as well as give a platform to the amazing talents of our country.