Amazon’s Prime Video announced an Indian original series based on Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army to be directed by Kabir Khan. Khan is the creator of movies such as Ek Tha Tiger, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Kabul Express. The Forgotten Army (working title) will mark Khan’s debut in the over-the-top digital video services. The series is scheduled to start production by the end of 2017.
The Forgotten Army is a war epic, an Indian band of brothers of sorts, which will touch upon several stories, including the contribution of women in the Indian National Army.
Roy Price, Head of Global Content, Prime Video, said, “We had made a commitment to our Indian customers to deliver high-quality, binge-worthy shows that they’ll love to watch, and our association with Kabir Khan greatly reinforces our commitment towards this promise. Our aim is to build a compelling line-up of Indian shows, working with the greatest talents from the industry. Our association with Kabir Khan is one of the many such partnerships that India will see. We know our Prime members are going to love the epic war story being brought to life with Kabir Khan helming the project.”
“These are super exciting times for any content creator in India and I am elated to make my debut in the digital space with Amazon Prime Video’s India Original. Amazon Prime Video provides greater access to reach new and vast Indian audiences. They are also bringing in global talent and knowledge to collaborate with Indian scriptwriters and content creators to further hone their skills and know-how. I am excited to make this truly international series, which has a scale and reach far greater than any Hindi film,” said film director and producer Kabir Khan.
Based on true events, this series is about a war we were not told about and of soldiers we thought did not exist. This series is the story of the men and women who fought a heroic war for the independence of India as part of the Indian National Army.
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