Virgin Produced India has announced its first Bollywood project in partnership with actor-producer Anil Kapoor and his producer daughter Rhea Kapoor.
The yet to be titled comedy film, which will be co-produced by the Anil Kapoor Film Company — marks the directorial debut of Karan Boolani and revolves around teenagers who meet during their freshmen year at an American university.
The Richard Branson-backed film unit’s project also features ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman.
Virgin Produced India was launched in November 2013 as a partnership between Sir Richard Branson’s L.A.-based Virgin Produced and India’s Cinema Capital Venture Fund.
VPI’s strategy is to develop, produce and distribute Bollywood films in addition to remaking Hollywood content for Indian audiences. The company recently distributed Divergent: Insurgent in India.