Applause Entertainment

India’s Applause teams with UK’s Bend It for new drama

Indian prodco Applause Entertainment is partnering with UK-based Bend It Films & TV and US and India-based Locomotive Global for Seeker, an original multi-season drama. Seeker will follow the improbable journey of a small village guru’s ruse to international prominence and see his once simple existence transform beyond all recognition. Mumbai-based Applause is led by […]

Israeli thriller ‘Fauda’ scores Indian adaptation with Applause

Applause Entertainment is adapting Israeli drama format Fauda for the Indian market. The Aditya Birla Group-backed studio has struck a deal with producer-distributor Yes Studios for a local remake of the drama. While the original format – available globally via Netflix – focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, centring on an Israeli counter-terrorism officer and his […]

Applause Entertainment to remake BBC’s ‘Luther’ in India

BBC Studios’ crime thriller Luther is to be remade for the Indian market. The Indian version of Luther, which is yet to be titled, will be developed and produced by Aditya Birla Group’s Applause Entertainment. BBC Studios and content producer Applause Entertainment have previously worked together on BBC formats The Office and Criminal Justice, with the latter premiering recently […]

A+E takes ‘UnReal’ format to India

India’s Applause Entertainment has acquired A+E Network’s UnReal format for adaptation. The agreement marks the first international deal for the critically acclaimed series and the first scripted format from A+E Networks to be acquired for an official Indian adaptation. Applause will produce one 10-episode season locally with format production consultation from A+E, with an option […]

BBC sets up new Office in India

BBC mockumentary sitcom The Office is to be remade in India. Aditya Birla Group’s Applause Entertainment has acquired rights to the Ricky Gervais comedy, news that comes as the BBC Worldwide Showcase continues in Liverpool, UK. The Indian Office will follow paper company Wilkins Chawla and its boss, Jagdeep Chaddha, who tries to motivate his team in a downbeat […]