American e-commerce giant Amazon, who has been consistently ramping up its presence in the video streaming space through Prime Video, announced yet another Indian original series based on Subhas Chandra Bose-led Indian National Army
(INA). The series will be directed and produced by Kabir Khan, who has to his credit movies like ‘Ek Tha Tiger
’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan
’ and ‘Kabul Express
’. The Forgotten Army
(working title) will be Khan’s debut in OTT
digital video services and is scheduled to start production by the end of 2017.
"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," said Roy Price, Head of Global Content, Prime Video.
"Our aim is to build a compelling lin 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," said Khan. "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."
Based on true events, this series will show stories of men and women who fought for the Indian independence as part of the INA, which was forged out of British defeat in Singapore during the World War-II.