Ace filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is reportedly planning to direct a web series for the popular Over-the-Top (OTT) giant Netflix. The ‘Omkara’ director is known to adapt from Shakespeare’s novels and for his web show he has a similar plan in the pipeline, though his favourite writer could take a backseat for a while. Buzz in the trade suggests that Bhardwaj will make a show based on Salman Rushdie’s popular book Midnight’s Children. Another filmmaker, Deepa Mehta, has already adapted the book for a film in 2012, but Bhardwaj will add his touch to the project. Vishal’s latest directorial – ‘Pataakha’ – released last week and recorded poor response with a collection of just Rs 2.30 crore in two days.
Many Bollywood celebs and cinema stars are now turning towards Netflix with their movies and Vishal Bhardwaj seems one more. Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s name have been associated in some way or the other with the streaming service. In July this year, prequel to the superhit film ‘Baahubali’ was also said to be aired over the American media services provider Netflix. With Bhardwaj and other makers joining the bandwagon of Netflix and other streaming services like Amazon Prime, the media scenario in India is poised to change big time.