Ram Gopal Varma continues to stun the people in Bollywood and their fans, while the filmmaker announces the launch of its own streaming platform, as well as the first film to emerge from its creative closet. Varma, who is known for producing celebrated films such as ‘Satya’, ‘Sarkar’ and ‘Company’, along with duds such as ‘Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag’ and ‘Agyaat’, announced on Twitter that he has his own streaming platform called Spark OTT. The filmmaker has also announced that he will enter the digital space with the launch of his film ‘D Company’, which falls on May 15, the day the OTT or platform appears on top.
The film is based on the life of Indian gangster Dawood Ibrahim and shows a chapter of his life from 1980 to 1982. It was initially scheduled to be released in cinemas on March 26, but was delayed due to the pandemic. The film appears in Hindi and Telugu. In another Twitter message, Varma also announced a short film competition for budding filmmakers that can display their content on the platform, with the winner walking away with R200,000. It is currently unclear whether the streaming platform is available to viewers in the UAE.