Bollywood’s popular filmmaker and producer Karan Johar is all set to partner with streaming giant Netflix. The 47-year-old director has signed a multi-year deal with the streaming platform.
The collaboration is made between Netflix and Johar’s Dharmatic Entertainment to create “original feature films, web series (fiction & non-fiction).”
Dharmatic is the digital content arm of Johar’s very own production and distribution house Dharma Entertainment.
The ace producer took to Instagram to reveal his new long-term partnership with Netflix.
He describes the new venture as “P.H.A.T. or Pretty Hot And Tempting” – a popular slang created by him for one of his iconic movies (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham).
Dharmatic also took to Twitter to confirm their new collaboration with the “chill” family of Netflix India:
Their first collaboration was announced earlier this year with Guilty – a feature film starring Kiara Advani. The original film will be directed by Ruchi Narain and produced exclusively for the streaming platform by Johar.
Netflix also made the announcement earlier this year for What The Love? – an original show hosted by Johar. The dating reality show will be produced by BBC Studios India.
While Guilty is produced by Dharmatic, Johar is also co-creating one part of Netflix India’s upcoming Ghost Stories.
Ghost Stories is the sequel to Netflix India’s Lust Stories which was also directed by the same team of directors (Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar).
Akhtar has roped in Gully Boy’s Vijay Varma and Dhadhak’s Jahnvi Kapoor for her short film. Kashyap also announced web-entertainment’s current favourite Sobhita Dhulipala as the lead for his story.
However, Johar is yet to announce the cast for his film.
Dharmatic is currently run by Johar himself and Apoorva Mehta (the CEO of Dharma Productions). The non-fiction sector is overlooked by former NDTV journalist Aneesha Baig.