Hemant Prabhu

Other names of Hemant Prabhu: Hemant R Prabhu

Hemant Prabhu is an Indian director who has directed several Hindi serials. In 2004, Hemant directed Siddhant in which Pawan Shankar Pawan Shankar is a well-known face of Indian Telev >> Read More... played the titular role in the show. BAG Films financed the project. Siddhant became a critically acclaimed series at the time. It has a rating of 8.2 on IMDB website. It aired on Star One and got a nomination at the International Emmy Awards ceremony. In 2005, Hemant took over the reins of Sati: Satya Ki Shakti. It was a female-centric serial as the protagonist Sati attempts to fight for the rights of women in the country. It has also highlighted those issues which women face on a regular basis such as sexual harassment.

One of its features was that Manasi Salvi Manasi Salvi is a well known actress in a Marathi >> Read More... posed as her character Sati Razdan and answered questions from the audience. While working on the sets, Hemant fell in love with Manasi. As a result, they married in 2006. In 2009, Hemant made his Bollywood directorial debut “ Lottery Click to look into! >> Read More... ” which had former Indian Idol Indian Idol is a very popular singing reality show >> Read More... winner AbhijeetSawant and RuchaGujarathi. The film also had GufiPaintal (Shakuni of Mahabharata show) asa supporting character. It was a romantic comedy in which a man has to kill any one of his girlfriends to win a jackpot.

However, the critics slammed the movie for its content. It released on 20 March 2009. In 2012, alongside Manish Khandelwal and Arvind Gupta, Hemant directed some episodes of ZEE TV’s PunarVivah. PunarVivah is about a widower and a female divorcee who agree to tie the knot for the sake of their children. After facing difficulties initially, the couple begins to love each other. The audience appreciated PunarVivah for portraying the topic of remarriage. PunarVivah recorded a decent television rating points consistently. It featured in the top five Indian serials’ lists in 2012. Although the show had a slump in 2013, it managed to attract the viewers’ interests.

PunarVivah also aired in countries like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. In 2010, Hemant was a part of the production squad of GunahonkaDevta which broadcasted on Imagine TV. GunahonKaDevta ran for a brief period as the channel went off the air. In 2016, Hemant and Manasi decided to end their marriage after eleven years. They have a daughter Omisha. Newspapers reported that his wife left Hemant’s Goregaon flat. The director also admitted that the things were not working in favor of their marriage. They filed for the divorce in the month of June.

Imtiaz Punjabi

Imtiaz Punjabi is an actor-turned-writer and director. He is better known for directing the comedy film Fun2shh… Dudes in the 10th Century (2003). Imtiaz is now a well known Hindi TV soap writer and director with successful shows like Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? (Star Plus) and Parvarrish- Kuchh Khattee Kuch Meethi (Sony Entertainment Television) under his credit. Imtiaz Punjabi started off as a theatre actor and a few years later turned into a writer. He wrote a few initial episodes of Daastan, a TV show aired on Zee TV in the mid-1990s and Chattan, also aired on Zee TV in 2001. He started his career in direction with the serial Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin starring Mona Singh and Apurva Agnihotri, for Sony Entertainment Television. The show, based on the Colombian drama Yo soy Betty, la fea (English Translation: Ugly Betty), aired from 2003-2007 and turned into a very popular soap. He then directed another famous serial Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? which aired from 2010 to 2012 on Star Plus, starring Raqesh Vashisth and Riddhi Dogra. Since then he has directed many Hindi soaps like Baat Hamari Pakki Hai (2010-2011) and Parvarrish- Kuchh Khattee Kuch Meethi (2011-2013), both for Sony Entertainment Television and Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai- Ajab Sa Risk Hai (2013-2014) for Life OK. The versatile Imtiaz, who always wanted to become a producer, has also co-produced the TV drama Nadaan Parindey Ghar Aaja that aired on Life OK in 2014. Imtiaz Punjabi tried his hands in Bollywood and directed the comedy movie Fun2shh… Dudes in the 10th Century, starring Paresh Rawal, Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Anuj Sawhney and Gulshan Grover as leads. The story revolves around three friends who crash through a strange wall and gets transported back to the 10th century straight into the court of an Emperor. The movie got an IMDb rating of 4.5/10. The ace director was honoured with the Indian Television Academy Award for the Best Director- Drama in 2011 for Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? and again in 2012 for Parvarrish- Kuchh Khattee Kuch Meethi. He was also nominated for the Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Director (Soap and Drama) as well as Star Guild Award for Best Director for Parvarrish- Kuchh Khattee Kuch Meethi. Imtiaz is known to be quite sweet towards his cast and is loved and respected by his actors as a director. He believes that the work of a director is to convey the message of the writer to the audience at large. He puts a lot of effort to bring out the creativity of his shows, and his dedication makes him deliver such successful shows. 

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