Shekhar Kapur & Preity Zinta lead International Art Machine slate

BizAsia Correspondent



International Art Machine, a global entertainment studio, is set to venture into India with robust slate of content fronted by superstars including Shekhar Kapur, Preity Zinta, Amish Tripathi, Dibakar Banerjee and Suparn S. Varma.

Variety reports that the slate includes ‘Shiva’ – a series adaptation of Amish Tripathi’s Shiva Trilogy novels. It will be directed by Shekhar Kapur.

Kapur told the publication, “Amish’s Shiva Trilogy has been India’s great publishing sensation, crossing every age and class. It’s not just mythology, it’s modern storytelling at its best. Lending itself to a beautiful international series.”

‘The Kitty Party’ featuring Preity G Zinta, will follow the Shiva trilogy. Talking about the thriller, Zinta said, “The Kitty Party’ is a female driven murder mystery that moonlights between being a dramedy and thriller. Too early to comment more except that we cannot wait to get started. I’m sure we will have as much fun filming this as we had putting it together.”

Political project ‘Gods’ by Dibakar Banerjee is also in the pipeline.

Banerjee said, “‘Gods’ is an Indian story in a way that it can only happen in India. It centers around the Great Indian Family. The generations. The power play. The family politics,” Banerjee said. “I’m finally getting my secret wish – a family soap that will upend the genre – and channeling some of the best of Indian TV from the eighties and the nineties.”

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