Netflix’s big plan, to collaborate with Anil Kapoor for its mint Indian web series, “Selection Day”. The web series is based on a novel by the same name written by Man Booker Prize winning author of The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga. Directed by Sharon Maguire and Anand Tucker.
Anil Kapoor is keen to be a part of the web series, reports suggest that he wants to collaborate on Selection Day as he wants to try his hand on production too after doing wonders in his acting career.
Letting the “Cat out of the Bag”!
Selection day is a tale about cricket and corruption set in contemporary urban India, depicting the glory and rivalry in the city of Mumbai.
Manjunath Kumar, fourteen, knows he is good at cricket – if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is fascinated by the world of CSI and by curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things about himself and about the world that he doesn’t know. When Manju begins to get to know Radha’s great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju’s world begins to change and he is faced with decisions that will change both his sense of self and of the world around him.
“When I first read Selection Day I was completely overwhelmed by the scale and ambition of Aravind’s vision – and moved to my core by its emotional power.….” said Anand Tucker, CEO of Seven Stories. “We are delighted to be working with Netflix on what feels like a new chapter in the age of global storytelling, and we are bowled over by Erik and his team’s passion for this story.”
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