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Siddharth Roy Kapur announces films and web shows under his banner, Roy Kapur Films (RKF)

October 23rd, 2018 | by vBollywood Author
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Film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur has announced a series of movies to be made under his banner, Roy Kapur Films (RKF). The films are going to cater to various genres and will be helmed by directors with a different body of work as well.

Siddharth Roy Kapur is the former MD of Disney India, shared his new plans with Variety. “I’m genre-agnostic and scale-agnostic. Instinctively, I react more to drama, human drama, family drama, and love stories than to say, something like horror, but I’m open to all kinds,” he told Variety.

The producer is presently also backing Priyanka Chopra’s next film The Sky Is Pink, co-starring Farhan Akhtar and Zahira Wasim. This is being co-produced by Priyanka Chopra’s Purple Pebble Films and Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies, and is based on the real-life story of motivational speaker Aisha Chowdhary.

Priyanka Chopra The Sky Is Pink 1 The Sky Is Pink is being directed by Shonali Bose.

RKF plans to work on the much-awaited biopic on Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian man in space, presently titled Saare Jahaan Se Achcha. Names of various actors from Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan have come up, but the team is planning to announce its final cast by the year end and the film is said to go on floors in February 2019. While Mahesh Mathai is going to direct it, RSVP will co-produce the movie.

Another one from RKF banner will be Ballet Boys, to be directed by Sooni Taraporewala. The film will trace the success story of a Hindu and a Muslim slum boy, both from Mumbai, whose life changes when they are discovered by an Israeli dance instructor.

The film is directed by Vinil Mathew of Hasee Toh Phasee fame will helm a thriller titled Sinbad. The movie will portray the story of a merchant navy officer Audumbar Bhoi, whose ship got attacked by Somali pirates. The production house will announce its cast soon.

RKF also has a movie that revolves around the story of how a truck driver named Vijendra Singh Rathore lost his wife in the flash floods of North India, only to find her back after a 19-month search.

Apart from these films, Siddharth Kapur also confirmed that his banner will make 10 original digital shows for Mukesh Ambani’s upcoming digital platform Reliance Jio Infocomm.

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