Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday announced it was venturing into film production with Akshay Kumar’s action-adventure drama Ram Setu, touted as a story rooted in “Indian culture and historical heritage”. This is the first major announcement by the OTT major after it faced multiple cases and trolling for its show Tandav, which was criticised for “hurting sentiments.”
Akshay Kumar announced Ram Setu last Diwali with a poster of him standing against the backdrop of Lord Ram. The actor is seen in a dishevelled look with a saffron scarf around his neck. The actor had then said that Ram Setu would be “a bridge between generations past, present and future.” The film, also starring Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha, will be directed by Abhishek Sharma, who has previously helmed films like Tere Bin Lade, The Zoya Factor and the much recent Manoj Bajpayee-Diljit Dosanjh starrer Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari.