#Ram Setu staring Akshay Kumar Becomes First Bollywood Movie to be produced by Amazon Prime Video

Akshay Kumar's Ram Setu is the first Bollywood film produced by Amazon Prime Video

Akshay Kumar in  Ram Setu . (Courtesy primevideoin)

Amazon.com’s Prime Video will co-produce a Bollywood film, it said on Friday, marking the start of the streaming giant in filmmaking in India.
The South Asian nation is one of Amazon’s fastest growing prime video markets, with founder Jeff Bezos saying it is doing better than anywhere else in the world. Amazon Prime Video and two studios will produce the film Ram Setu starring actor Akshay Kumar , it said in a statement, without mentioning a release date.

Vijay Subramaniam, head of content, Amazon Prime Video India said “We are happy to collaborate with a film that goes ahead by collaborating with a film that exposes our Indian heritage,” . The film’s title is the Hindi name for Adam’s Bridge, a chain of limestone that connects the southern state of Tamil Nadu to the neighboring island country of Sri Lanka.

Indian mythology holds that the bridge was constructed by an army led by the Hindu deity-Rama. In India, Amazon’s Prime Loyalty Program, which offers free delivery, early access to on-sale deals and free music and video streaming, is priced at Rs 999 ($ ​​13.77) a year.