STXfilms, a division of Eros STX Global Corporation (NYSE: ESGC) (“ErosSTX”), announced today that the company is developing a romantic comedy for Indian global icon Deepika Padukone, who will also produce the upcoming film through her banner Ka Productions. The announcement was made today by Adam Fogelson, president of STXfilms Motion Picture Group.
The studio is also in negotiations with Temple Hill Productions Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (the Twilight franchise, The fault in our stars, Love, simon) to develop the project, which will be a powerful cross-cultural romantic comedy centered on Padukone. Isaac Klausner oversees the Temple Hill project.
Commenting on the announcement, Fogelson said: “There is a reason why Deepika is one of the biggest global stars to come from India. She has enormous talent and an infectious personality and her profile continues to grow as an international superstar. Success. phenomenal in many Eros International films, we are delighted to build a romantic comedy with her and our friends at Temple Hill. We believe this project gives us the opportunity to harness the vibrant spirit, voice, characters and settings of India and New York. York in ways that made the Crazy Rich Asians feel so authentic and fresh. “
“Ka Productions was founded with the goal of developing and producing content with purpose and global appeal. I am delighted to partner with STXfilms and Temple Hill Productions, who share Ka’s creative vision and ambition and hope to bring dynamic and impactful cross-cultural stories to the world, ”says Padukone.
DEEPIKA PADUKONE was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2018. In 2018 and 2021, she appeared on VARIETY’S ‘International Women’s Impact Report’, which celebrates the achievements of women in entertainment around the world.
The actress made her English film debut as a female lead in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, co-starring Vin Diesel. She is also the director of Ka Productions, the production company behind Chhapaak and the upcoming films The Intern and ’83. . He is currently in production on the untitled Shakun Batra and Siddharth Anand films.
Prior to this, Padukone starred in the critically acclaimed film Chhapaak, based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. He also played the title role in Padmavaat, which broke all box office records. Other credits include award-winning and critically acclaimed films Piku and Baijaro Mastani, the highest-grossing international Hindi film releases and third-highest grossing films, respectively.
Last year, he received the prestigious Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum for his leadership in mental health awareness.
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