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Jai, Veeru and Gabbar from 'Sholay' get animated on TV

Classic Bollywood characters Veeru, Jai and Gabbar from 1975 superhit Bollywood film 'Sholay' will now entertain kids through a series of animated TV movies.

Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra's camaraderie as Jai and Veeru  has been voted the best onscreen friendships in Bollywood. File Pic
Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra's camaraderie as Jai and Veeru  has been voted the best onscreen friendships in Bollywood. File Pic

POGO, Graphic India and Sholay Media and Entertainment have announced that they will bring 'Sholay Adventures', an animated reinvention of the beloved classic, to the small screen.

"The plans for Sholay moving forward in this space are immense! Our partnership with Graphic India and Turner has allowed us to reimagine the origins and characters of Sholay in new and exciting ways for animation," said Sascha Sippy, Chairman of Sholay Media and Entertainment.

The new animated look of the beloved movie characters -- originally played by Amitabh Bachchan (Jai), Dharmendra (Veeru) and Amjad Khan (Gabbar) -- were created by Graphic India's SVP Creative, Jeevan J Kang with the script for the animated series written by acclaimed writer, Alok Sharma.

The first movie in the series will premiere on POGO on January 26.

"Sholay is beloved by millions of people across the country. We are thrilled to be working with Sholay Media and Entertainment and POGO to take these iconic characters into exciting new stories through animation for the first time," said Sharad Devarajan, Graphic's co-founder and CEO.

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