Endemol India to co-produce horror comedy film based on Bigg Boss
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 7:34:12 PM (IST)
Bollywood Trade Editorial
Endemol India, producers of some of India’s biggest television reality shows, today announced their plans of transforming the hit reality show Bigg Boss into a celluloid treat. Endemol India in association with Select Media Holdings Pvt. Ltd’s film production arm, Moving Pictures, is all set to jointly produce a horror comedy based on the experiences of the people in the ‘Bigg Boss’ house.
In what could potentially be a first in the history of Indian television, a reality show is now being made into a feature film. Widely known for its large format shows, this venture will mark a significant leap for the versatile production house. Apart from the mainstream Bollywood enthusiasts, Endemol India and Select Media Holdings Pvt. Ltd also plans to engage the regional audiences in South with this horror comedy.
Slated to go on floors in early 2013, the film is currently in the writing stage. With the cast being finalized, audiences will get to see an ensemble of stars from the small screen as well as Bollywood. A few housemates from the previous seasons of ‘Bigg Boss’ are also being approached. Armed with state-of-the-art visual effects, this horror comedy is all set to entertain the masses.
Says Deepak Dhar, CEO, Endemol India, “The success of Bigg Boss has achieved epic proportions, where we have seen that it has become a part of people’s daily lives. One of the biggest advantages is its ability to cut across people of all age groups. We are certain that we will be able to replicate the success and recreate the unpredictability of this format on the silver screen as well.”
Mr. Nitin Tej Ahuja, Director, Select Media Holdings Pvt Ltd added, “Bigg Boss is one of the most popular entertainment properties in India, and therefore a perfect fit for us as a production house focused on quality commercial cinema. As a concept and a format, Big Boss inherently has a fabulous cinematic potential and we are looking forward to working with Endemol India in bringing this very exciting property to the big screen.”
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