Jayant Gilatar is an Indian film director. His latest film is ‘Chalk N Duster’ starring
and Arya Babbar. Jayant was born in Mumbai. He was always very enthusiastic about cinema. He left his lucrative bank job for this passion. He started his career in films by joining as the fourth assistant to the director K.Ravishankar. From there, he outshined his peers with his immense talent and became the director. His first movie was ‘
’ in 1998. Mithun Chakraborthy and
played the lead roles. Jayant worked for the second time with Mithun in his next film ‘Meri Pyaari Bahania Banegi Dulhania’ (2001) which revolves around the brother-sister relationship. The flick is a remake of a hit Tamil movie ‘Porkkaalam’. Jayant has twenty years of experience in every aspect of filmmaking. He has directed nearly 4000 episodes in various Hindi channels. His first TV venture ‘
was a huge hit. It has attained the record of being the first serial to be translated by Zee, into 68 languages He also directed Marathi & Gujarati serials. Jayant turned producer with a Marathi movie ‘Sadarakshanaay’, which won a whopping 18 nominations in various categories. It totally won 9 awards; the ‘Best Movie’ award & a Maharashtra State Government Award included.
His next production was ‘Rannbhoomi’ which had a galactic star cast of Marathi film industry. This movie won the Maharashtra State Government Award too. In 2010, Central Government of India asked him to film a documentary marking 150 years of the Income Tax Department. This docu-film starring
, was unveiled by the President of India, Mr.Pranab Mukherjee. He then directed a social drama film - ‘The White Land’. It stars
, Ashish Choudhary and . His recent movie is ‘Chalk N Duster’ which is about the commercialization of private schools. It stars Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi and Divya Dutta in the pivotal roles. This emotional film projects teachers as the modern gurus and has an important lesson to convey.