Abundantia Entertainment boosts its Creative & Production functions

Appoints Smriti Jain & Gaurav Mishra to co-lead Production and elevates Creative leads

India’s premiere content company, the Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment has consistently been in the news for its highly-rated,successful filmslike Jalsa, Sherni, Chhorii, Shakuntala Devi and the recent Ram Setu, as well as for blockbuster series like Breathe: Into The Shadows. As it looks to ramp up its exciting slate of films and series, Abundantia Entertainment today announced that it has appointed seasoned Executive Producers, Smriti Jain and Gaurav Mishra, to co-lead the production function across the company.

Smriti Jain and Gaurav Mishra, co-founders of the prolific Skywalk Films, have been Executive Producers for over a decade and have led production operations for leading feature films such as Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, A Death in the Gunj, Photograph, Stree, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Rocketry - The Nambi Effect, along with the critically acclaimed Sherni and the recent Ram Setu, featuring superstar Akshay Kumar.

In this new role, Smriti and Gaurav will lead all production operations and work directly with Vikram Malhotra, Founder and CEO of Abundantia Entertainment. Additionally, Skywalk Films continues to operate as an independent entity and enters into a strategic first-look deal with Abundantia Entertainment where Abundantia Entertainment will endeavour to produce all development work under Skywalk.

In a further boost to the Creative function at the company, it has announced a new structure where existing leads – Eesha Danait, Gaurav Seth and Ritwick Maheshwari – will now head their respective slates and report directly to Vikram Malhotra.

Abundantia Entertainment has an exciting slate of films and shows in development which includes films with talented directors such as Jai Mehta (Scam: 1992) and Mayank Sharma (Breathe) as well as series like the ‘The End’ - marking the series debut of superstar Akshay Kumar, a multi-season crime drama based on the bestselling ‘Rita Ferreira’ books, remake of the Israeli hit YA series, ‘The Missing’ and ‘The Hood’ and the book adaptation of the bestseller, ‘Flawed – the Nirav Modi saga’.

Vikram Malhotra, Founder & CEO of Abundantia Entertainment said, "High-quality, audience-focused content and efficient, impactful production form the foundation of Abundantia Entertainment. With an eye to further bolster the production function, I am delighted to welcome Smriti and Gaurav on- board. I have always admired their experience, expertise and the efficiency with which they have built solid, cost-efficient productions. I am also very excited with the prospect of producing the development work that they’ve been up to at Skywalk. I look forward to working closely with the new production co-leads to unlock even greater value for all our stakeholders”.

Speaking about the new structure for the Creative function, Vikram added: “The new shape of the Creative team represents our belief in empowering talent and creating new leaders from within the organisation. Eesha has successfully led the development and supervision of multiple films and shows over the last few years and has a powerful line-up ahead in her content slate with some of the most sought-after creative partners in the business. In diverse projects like Ram Setu and Chhorii, Ritwick has demonstrated his ability to create and deliver impactful content and this philosophy is well- exhibited in a robust film slate being built by him for 2023 and beyond. Gaurav (Seth) has been the latest addition to the team and is rapidly building a formidable portfolio of new films and shows for the company. I am delighted that these three leaders are underway with building the next level of growth for Abundantia Entertainment”.