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Netflix Pacts with Karan Johar’s Dharmatic Entertainment


Netflix has entered into a long-term partnership with Karan Johar’s Dharmatic Entertainment to create a range of new series and films exclusively for the streaming platform.

Johar has directed eight major films and is the host of a successful talk show. Netflix and Johar first worked together in 2018 on the film Lust Stories. He is also involved in two upcoming Netflix films, as a director on Ghost Stories and Guilty, produced by Dharmatic Entertainment.

Bela Bajaria, VP of international originals ay Netflix, said, “I am incredibly excited about our partnership with Karan Johar—one of India’s greatest modern storytellers. Johar and Dharmatic Entertainment will have all the creative freedom and support they need to create pioneering dramas and unscripted series, as well as films, for our members all over the world.”

Johar said, “With its unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach, Netflix provides a fearless space for creators. I’m super excited about the projects we already have in development and the limitless possibilities ahead. To create universal stories from India that the world discovers is an incredible and unprecedented opportunity.”

Apoorva Mehta, CEO of Dharma Productions, said, “We’re excited about the immense storytelling possibilities ahead. With Netflix as the new storytelling home for Dharmatic Entertainment, I have the highest hopes for what we can do together. Our vision is to create differentiated stories across diverse genres and we can’t wait to craft and usher many more remarkable series and films into the world with Netflix.”

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