Srishti Behl Arya, director, international original film at Netflix India, is leaving the streamer after more than three years. She reported into Netflix VP of content for India, Monika Shergill.
During her time, Behl Arya greenlit more than 35 Hindi-language features including “Guilty,” “AK vs AK,” “Bulbbul” and “Serious Men,” and the service’s first Tamil and Telugu-language films, “Paava Kadhaigal” and “Pitta Kathalu.”
Her last day with Netflix will be May 21. A replacement has not yet been announced.
Shergill said: “Srishti has played a foundational role in building our original film slate in India, launching 35 titles over three years with critical acclaim and fandom including ‘Guilty,’ ‘AK vs AK,’ ‘Bulbbul’ and ‘Serious Men.’ We wish her every success and know she will bring her passion for storytelling to her future endeavors.”
Behl Arya said: “Leading the Netflix originals film team in India over the last three years has been the adventure of a lifetime. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity and have learned so much along the way. I couldn’t be more proud of the stories we’ve told, from first time directors, female filmmakers, established voices and so many fresh faces. I wish this wonderful team all the very best and can’t wait to see what’s ahead.”
Behl Arya is from an old Bollywood family, with her father Ramesh Behl’s banner Rose Audio Visuals, formerly Rose Movies, responsible for several hits including “Kasme Vaade,” “The Train,” “Pukar” and “Jawani Diwani.”
Television series produced by Behl Arya via Rose include “Thoda Hai Bas Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai,” “Hello Mini” and “Lipstick.” Variety