Amazon Prime to make a web series on co-founder Rahul Yadav

Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment is reportedly working on the script.
Amazon Prime to make a web series on co-founder Rahul Yadav
Amazon Prime to make a web series on co-founder Rahul Yadav
Written by: founder and former CEO Rahul Yadav attracted quite a bit of attention back in 2015 with his public spats and audacious statements.

The entire episode of the public spat between him and his company's investors, which eventually led to his hostile exit, is likely to be chronicled into a web series by Amazon Prime in India, reports the Economic Times.

Excel Entertainment, founded by Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar is working on the script, sources told ET. Excel entertainment is also behind Amazon India’s first original which is slated to be launched next work.

A senior former employee of was contacted for inputs to develop the script.

“The meeting with former Housing executive was to get an insider's view of how the core team was like in day-to-day affairs and what was going on when Yadav's fight became public,” a person aware of the meeting told ET.

There were several controversies Rahul Yadav was involved in. In May 2015, he wrote a rather rude resignation letter calling the board of intellectually incapable to have sensible discussions and that he did not want to waste the 3L hours of his life on them. However, just hours after this went viral, he apologized and took back his resignation.

Around the same time, he put up a Facebook profile picture showing his middle finger. A few weeks later, he gave up all his personal shares to company employees and then publicly challenged challenged Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal and Ola cofounder Bhavish Aggarwal to do the same.

He was eventually sacked by the board in July 2015.

The board of at that point comprised representatives from Nexus Venture Partners, SoftBank Group and Helion Venture Partners.

He recently joined Anarock Property Consultants as its chief technology and product officer.

ET reports that the success of a series on startups developed by The Viral Fever's (TVF) named Pitchers also played a role in Amazon wanting to chronicle the Housing story. TVF Pitchers is about four people quitting their day jobs to turn entrepreneurs.

Amazon Prime video is planning to develop and launch at least 4-5 India originals this year., the parent company, has allocated about Rs 1,000 crore for the content business here as Amazon Prime beefs up its portfolio of India originals to counter Netflix in India.

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