A report in the National Media suggested that Ramoji Film City is rented for three years to the leading OTT Platform, Hotstar+Disney. The Sprawling studio on the outskirts of Hyderabad will be used extensively for the shooting of the content belonging to the leading OTT Platform.
The OTT Major may lease out the studio if required but the preference will be given to the in-house content and the content which will be sold to Hotstar later on. This development has come as a shock to several filmmakers who are looking at Ramoji Film City for their film shoots.
“The advantage of RFC is that it is on the outskirts. There are no Coronavirus hotspots there. There is no influx of outsiders. The cast and crew can stay there throughout the schedule. So this announcement will upset many filmmakers,” a source said. The financial aspects of the deal are not revealed.Follow @THEPANIPURI