By Ahmed Rahma A multinational technology company, Amazon, is set to produce its first Hindi-language movie which will feature Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. A statement by the tech giant on Wednesday disclosed that India\u2019s highest-paid actor will take the lead role in the movie titled Ram Setu, which will be released in cinemas before its streaming debut on Amazon Prime Video. \u201cI look forward to telling the story of a significant part of Indian heritage, especially for the youth,\u201d said Kumar, the highest-paid Indian actor in the world according to Forbes\u2019 2020 rankings. \u201cI am happy that, with Amazon Prime Video, the story will cut across geographies and strike a chord with viewers across the world.\u201d Amazon, Bollywood and Indian Politicians Amazon, which has already bet big on India with its core e-commerce business, recently ruffled feathers when it was forced to issue an apology for Tandav, a drama streamed on Prime. Politicians from India\u2019s ruling party called for the show to be banned for \u201cdeliberately mocking Hindu gods\u201d and disrespecting religious sentiments. Streaming TV services are not subject to the country\u2019s notoriously fussy censor boards, which regularly cut scenes from movies shown in cinemas and on television. But under contentious new guidelines announced last month, streaming platforms will soon be forced to withdraw content deemed objectionable 36 hours after a complaint. According to reports, the commotion over Tandav and the new rules are already prompting production firms to tone down programmes they are making, or even drop them. During his visit to India last year, Amazon founder, Mr Jeff Bezos, told an audience of Bollywood filmmakers that while Prime Video was doing well in all geographies, \u201cthere\u2019s nowhere it\u2019s doing better than in India\u201d. No release date yet for the new film Amazon has not announced a release date for Ram Setu, which refers to Adam\u2019s Bridge, a chain of shoals off southeastern India that was built by an army of monkey warriors, according to Hindu mythology. Global streaming platforms, including Netflix, Amazon and Disney\u2019s Hotstar, have expanded their presence in the country of 1.3 billion in recent years, including by commissioning local productions featuring Bollywood stars.