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Netflix content offering includes Satnam Singh doc

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MUMBAI: Satnam Singh Bhamra, first India-born basketball player to be drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA), has received another big honour. His life has been made into a documentary.

Titled, One in a Billion, the film was released on 6 December in the US. What’s even more exciting is that the documentary has been picked by streaming juggernaut, Netflix.

The 90-minute long doc has been directed by RGTV founder Roman Gackowski and is produced by OBB Pictures CEO Michael D Ratner. Netflix has acquired streaming rights to telecast the documentary, which also features NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and NBA's senior director of international basketball operations Troy Justice.

One in a Billion depicts Bhamra’s life from being born in a small, remote village of Ballo Ke in Punjab's Barnala district to the night of 25 June 2015 when he created history when he was drafted into the NBA in New York. He was selected by Dallas Mavericks as 52 pick and presently plays as a centre for Texas Legends in the NBA development league.

Bamra’s father Balbir Singh is excited about the movie based on the life of his son and is on cloud nine.

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