Streaming giant Netflix plans to go all-out with diverse original projects in India this year, through new collaborations with top-league Bollywood producer Anushka Sharma. We all know that Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actor has not been on the big screen for a while now, and as per the current reports, it looks she won’t be seen in any film in 2020 either as she continues to be active as a producer. Also Read - Ali Abbas Zafar And Katrina Kaif's Superhero Film Sold to Netflix Even Before Going on The Floors?
According to the reports in Asian Age, Anushka Sharma’s production company Clean Slate Productions will now introduce lyricist-screenwriter Anvita Dutt Guptan as a director of a film titled Bulbul. It is said to be a supernatural thriller set in Kolkata, Bulbul is a costly period film that looks at age-old beliefs and superstitions. A source that wishes to remain unnamed says Bulbul will star the talented Avinash Tiwary and Tripti Dimri. The pair was introduced in Sajid Ali’s experimental Laila Majnu, a revisionist take on the love legend in 2018. So far, Netflix has not had much luck with stand-alone feature films in Hindi, like the Karan Johar produced Drive and Ghost Stories. Perhaps Bulbul will turn the tide. Also Read - Netflix's Betaal Receives Criticism: Actor Viineet Kumar Says 'It's Not an Audience-Friendly Genre' And Backlash is Expected
Anushka co-founded Clean Slate Films in 2014 with her brother, Karnesh Sharma, and went on to produce and act in NH 10, which was declared a sleeper hit. Released in 2015, on a budget of about US $2.1 million, NH10 raked in approximately US $5.1 million worldwide at the Box Office. Also Read - Anushka Sharma Hints at Paatal Lok Season 2, Says 'We Have Stayed True to Our Stories'