By RAHUL RAUT
2017 has been a fruitful year for T-Series. Right from the box office successes like ‘Hindi Medium’, ‘Baadshaho’ to content-driven films such as ‘Simran’, ‘Chef’, ‘Bhoomi’ to the forthcoming releases — Vidya Balan starrer ‘Tumhari Sulu’ (November 17) and Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor starrer ‘102 Not Out’ (December 1) — T-Series has had a mixed bag of different genre of films this year.
Now, with hope to make the company even more strong in music acquisition and film production, T-Series has announced the slate of films for the year 2018. The movie and music content company plans to release around 9-10 films of diverse genres next year.
“Next year will be a milestone year for us at T-Series where we are either solo producers or it is a joint production. The team has grown; the industry friends trust us to join as joint producers and invest in our belief. 2018, we are ready to release around 9 to 10 films which are content driven, with talented artists, successful producers and visionary directors. We have gotten better at producing and learning from our mistakes and trying to do the right,” said Bhushan Kumar, the chairman and managing director of T-Series.
The Hindi films that T-Series has lined-up for 2018 are:-
1) Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety – 12th January 2018
Directed by Luv Ranjan and starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh.
2) Raita – February 2018
Directed by Abhinay Deo and starring Irrfan Khan, Kriti Kulhari, Divya Dutta, Pradhyuman Singh, Gajraj Rao and Arunoday Singh.
3) Raid – 16th March 2018
Directed by Rajkumar Gupta and starring Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz.
4) Batti Gul Meter Chalu – 31st August 2018
Directed by Shree Narayan Singh and starring Shahid Kapoor.
5) Vishal Bhardwaj’s Next – 2nd October 2018
Directed by Honey Trehan and starring Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan.
6) Luv Ranjan’s romcom – 19th October 2018
Directed by Akiv Ali and starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu.
7) Kedarnath – 21st December 2018
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor and starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan.
8) Saina – Release Date yet-to-be announced
Directed by Amole Gupte and starring Shraddha Kapoor.
Apart from producing these films in association with different production houses, T-Series is also set to venture into digital content production next year. “We are also working on creating content for web series and short films that will release on our YouTube channel. The official announcement will happen soon, wait for it,” Bhushan Kumar said.
The company will bring the second season of “T-Series Mixtape” in 2018, this time with Punjabi music as the theme.