Bombay Talkies set for revival

MUMBAI: Among the several Hindi film banners that were closed down at some point of time, Bombay Talkies is set for a revival.

Taking the step forward is Abhay Kumar, grandson of Rajnarayan Dube, one of the founders of the esteemed studio. Taking a new step in the film and entertainment industry, Kumar is set to make his debut as an actor and director as well.

Reportedly, Kumar wants to kick-start the production house with his directorial and acting debut in a tri-lingual film that he has titled as Zakhmi in Hindi, Abhimanyu in Telugu and Mahanayak in the Bengali version.

The Bombay Talkies Limited (known as Bombay Talkies) was founded in 1934 by Himanshu Rai, Rajnarayan Dube and Devika Rani along with businessmen like F. E. Dinhsaw, Sir Firoze Sethna and others, with Franz Osten and Niranjan Pal as the first full-time filmmakers in Indian Cinema history.

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