ABS-CBN Film Productions announced on October 15 that five of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s hit movies will soon be adapted in India.
According to the media giant, they have sealed a deal with India’s Global One Studios for the movie adaptation of “Barcelona: A Love Untold,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Crazy Beautiful You,” “She’s Dating The Gangster,” and “The Hows Of Us.”
“We are thrilled to have our movies adapted for the Indian market. It is a welcome opportunity for ABS-CBN Films to share our well-loved and heartfelt Philippine stories and become a source of inspiration for global audiences,” ABS-CBN Films Managing Director Olivia Lamasan said.
Global One Studios President Ramesh Krishnamoorthy was also pleased to team up with ABS-CBN Films to bring KathNiel’s films to their country.
“We are happy to be associated with ABS-CBN Films to bring their well-crafted love stories to the people of India by adapting their heartrending films in Indian languages. Family bonding and cultural values are common to both Philippines and India which are captured seamlessly in their films,” he said
Furthermore, it was the first time for Filipino movies to get an Indian adaptation, where its multi-billion-dollar cinema market, also known as Bollywood, produces about 800 films and sells about four billion tickets.
“This will be the first time that five Filipino films will be remade in India and we are excited to join hands with ABS-CBN to showcase their relationship stories with the same intensity and emotions through our films,” he added.
ABS-CBN said that the move to team up with India is part of their goal to further expand globally by bringing its content across different continents and platforms.