History Channel to air Bollywood Bosses

MUMBAI: What makes Karan Johar the ultimate entertainer? Why is Ram Gopal Verma fascinated with anything that is larger than life? Why is Vidhu Vinod Chopra strident on doing things his way? The answers to these questions can be found on The History Channel’s new series Bollywood Bosses, which will launch on 19 February.

The series will be aired every weeknight at 10 pm till 24 February.

Bollywood Bosses takes a look at the careers of some of the biggest directors who have redefined the Hindi film industry. This February, contemporary film makers such as Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar, Yash Chopra, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ram Gopal Varma, Mahesh Bhatt, Subhash Ghai and Vidhu Vinod Chopra will be seen on the series, as they look back at their lives and share the story of their journey – their struggle, box office lows, financial disasters to finally finding unparalleled success.

“Bollywood Bosses is a great example of the kind of entertaining programming that The History Channel offers its viewers. The channel’s latest offering caters to viewers who are keen on delving into the scintillating and glamorous lives of some of India’s renowned directors. It profiles these ground breaking directors and reveals different aspects of their work that is seen by millions of people every year. The presentation of the programme brings these directors’ struggles and accomplishments to life making history entertaining and more relevant for the viewers”, said The History Channel senior vice president, programming Joy Bhattacharjya.

The series provides access to not just the directors in profile, but virtually every top star and technician who counts in today’s Bollywood industry. Unique visual styles for each film and mimicking the technical signatures of the director in focus gives the series a glossy look.