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Netflix partners with Karan Johar's Dharmatic Entertainment for online shows and movies

Varun Aggarwal Mumbai | Updated on September 11, 2019 Published on September 11, 2019

Filmmaker Karan Johar   -  PTI

Netflix on Wednesday announced a long-term partnership with Karan Johar's Dharmatic Entertainment for producing new fiction and non-fiction web series and films exclusively for Netflix members.

Netflix and Johar first worked together in 2018 on the Netflix original film Lust Stories. Johar is also involved in two upcoming Netflix films - as a director on Ghost Stories and Guilty produced by Dharmatic Entertainment. Johar has an innate sense of what people care about - and a unique way of telling stories that are universal but also authentically reflect Indian society, Netflix said.

Bela Bajaria, VP, International Originals, Netflix, said, “I am incredibly excited about our partnership with Karan Johar - one of India’s greatest modern storytellers. Johar and Dharmatic Entertainment will have all the creative freedom and support they need to create pioneering dramas and unscripted series - as well as films - for our members all over the world.”

Karan Johar said, “With its unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach, Netflix provides a fearless space for creators. I'm super excited about the projects we already have in development and the limitless possibilities ahead. To create universal stories from India that the world discovers is an incredible and unprecedented opportunity.”

Apoorva Mehta, CEO, Dharma Productions, said, “We’re excited about the immense storytelling possibilities ahead. With Netflix as the new storytelling home for Dharmatic Entertainment, I have the highest hopes for what we can do together. Our vision is to create differentiated stories across diverse genres and we can’t wait to craft and usher many more remarkable series and films into the world with Netflix.”

Published on September 11, 2019
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