Niyi Akinmolayan’s ‘Elevator baby’ gets Bollywood remake
Nigerian film-maker and director, Niyi Akinmolayan has announced the remake of his award-winning movie, Elevator baby, by a film producer in India.
In a post on social media, the elated director shared that Bollywood has made a really beautiful Indian version of the movie and he cannot wait for to have more collaborations with the producer, in future.
He stated that with this collaboration, Anthill Studios has opened a new opportunity for Nollywood revenue via remake rights.
Niyi narrated how the collaboration came about:
“Last year, we released #elevatorbaby on @naijaonnetflix the film that got @toyin_abraham and @_timini their first AMVCA. @akay_mason directorial debut and @anthillstudios_ cinema debut. The film was on the top ten for 8 weeks. A few weeks after, I got a call from a film producer in India, @raparthyr. He had fallen in love with the story and wanted to buy the rights for a remake. I thought it was a joke o…until dollars entered my akant!!! They have made a really beautiful Indian version and I can’t wait to watch it myself. (Swipe for trailer)
“Elevator baby was a labour of love and was so much hard work. I am glad Anthill Studios has opened a new opportunity for Nollywood revenue via remake rights!! Thank you very much Ramesh for doing this the right way. I can’t wait for us to have more collaborations in future. Maybe a Nollywood remake of a Bollywood hit 😁😁😁And congrats to the cast and crew of #elevatorbaby!!! You guys made history.
“Many thanks to @mosesbabatope for convincing me over and over to make this film and the @filmoneng team for helping us succeed. Let’s do more cc @spindocto.”