India’s Yash Raj Films sells four films to Amazon Prime

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India’s Yash Raj Films has sold world rights to four upcoming feature films to Amazon Prime Video India, but all four have been scheduled for a wide theatrical release before streaming on the platform. 

The four films – Bunty Aur Babli 2, Prithviraj, Jayeshbhai Jordaar and Shamshera – will stream on Amazon Prime four weeks after their theatrical launch in all the territories where the streamer operates globally. 

Scheduled for theatrical release on November 19, Bunty Aur Babli 2 is directed by Varun V. Sharma and stars Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi, along with newcomer Sharvari. 

Historical action title Prithviraj (pictured), a biopic of 12th Century Indian king Prithviraj Chauhan, starring Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Manushi Chhillar and Sonu Sood, is scheduled for theatrical release on January 21, 2022. 

Jayeshbhai Jordaar, starring Ranveer Singh, is set for a February 22 release, while Shamshera, an action film starring Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt, is scheduled for March 18.

Amazon Prime has previously acquired Yash Raj Films classics such as Darr, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (popularly known as DDLJ), Silsila, Chandni and Dil To Pagal Hai.

Akshaye Widhani, senior vice president, Yash Raj Films, said: “In Prime Video, we have found a partner that not only shares our vision of offering engaging cinematic experiences, but also provides global distribution to the best stories from the Indian entertainment ecosystem. We are excited to ink this exclusive streaming deal with Prime Video, which will enable our upcoming titles to travel beyond geographies and add further value to Prime Video’s stellar content library.”