Jio Studios’ upcoming projects: Bhediya 2, Vijay Sethupathi’s Mumbaikar and Kartik Aaryan’s Bhool Chuk Maaf
The slate also includes R Madhavan-led Hisaab Barabar and Zara Hatke Zara Bachke with Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan
Jio Studios unveiled its upcoming slate in India that features over 100 movie and web-series titles including Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu-starrer Dunki, a film with Amitabh Bachchan and sequels to Bhediya and Stree. The media and content arm of Reliance Industries Limited, announced that they are collaborating with noted filmmakers including Rajkumar Hirani, Sooraj Barjatya, Dinesh Vijan, Ali Abbas Zafar, Aditya Dhar, Prakash Jha, Amar Kaushik, and Laxman Utekar among others for their upcoming titles.
The studios has a line-up ready to release over 100 stories across genres of films and original web series in multiple languages including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, South and Bhojpuri. The film line-up includes Bloody Daddy featuring Shahid Kapoor, an untitled film with Shahid and Kriti Sanon, Bhediya 2 with Varun Dhawan, Bhul Chuk Maaf starring Kartik Aaryan and Shraddha Kapoor, Stree 2 with Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Section 84.
R Madhavan-led Hisaab Barabar, Zara Hatke Zara Bachke starring Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan, Blackout with Vikrant Massey and Mouni Roy, south star Vijay Sethupathi's Hindi film debut, Mumbaikar, The Storyteller with Paresh Rawal and Adil Hussain, Dhoom Dhaam with Pratik Gandhi and Yami Gautam and Taapsee Pannu and Arvind Swamy's Empire are also part of the line-up.
Jio Studios also announced its web originals including Laal Batti, a political thriller helmed by Prakash Jha. The show marks the digital debut of Nana Patekar, and will also feature Sanjay Kapoor. Union: The Making of India, featuring Kay Kay Menon and Ashutosh Rana, Randeep Hooda's Inspector Avinash, Maniesh Paul's OTT debut Rafuchakkar, Bajao, which marks rapper Raftaar’s first outing on a digital platform, TV star Divyanka Tripathi-led The Magic of Shiri, Doctors with Sharad Kelkar and A Legal Affair starring Barkha Singh and Angad Bedi.
Additionally, the studio has built a mini-Originals slate showcasing slice-of-life content that includes Ishq Next Door featuring Abhay Mahajan and Natasha Bharadwaj, Do Gubbare with Mohan Agashe and Siddharth Shaw, and Hajamat with Sanjay Mishra and Anshumaan Pushkar.
The Marathi slate includes Baipan Bhari Deva, featuring the veteran actor Rohini Hattangadi, Khashaba with Nagraj Manjule, Aga Aai Aho Aai with Renuka Shahane and Hruta Durgule, among others. The studio is also focusing on the Bengali market by entering into a multi-year, multi film collaboration with SVF Entertainment.
The upcoming films in this partnership will include top-of-the-line talent such as Mithun Chakraborty, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta and makers Dhrubo Banerjee, Raj Chakraborty, Anirban Bhattacharya, Srijit Mukherji, Suman Ghosh to name a few. The studio is also backing Gujarati cinema and will present an interesting line-up, including Bachubhai with veteran actor Siddharth Randeria, Ghulam Chor with popular actor Malhar Thakkar, and others.