Kaizad Gustad is a prominent Indian writer and film director, known for his work in the comedy film, Bombay Boys in the year 1998. He was also popular for his novel entitled, of 'No Fixed Address'. He was born in 1968 to an affluent Parsi-Iranian family.
He was raised up in Wadi, Karnataka, where his parents and grandparents owned some theater halls. He attended St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling and Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai. His family shifted to Sydney when he was sixteen and from there, he studied in a film school at the
In Sydney, Kaizad developed his passion for filmmaking. When he turned 18, he started to live a Bohemian lifestyle and travel around the world and worked as a pizza delivery boy, a stripper and bartender. During those years, he had his diary, which he entitled as ‘Of No Fixed Address’ since he doesn’t have permanent address for the span of three years.
All his short stories that are based on all his travels were written there and after ten years, he published it as a novel. He did two short films entitled 'Corner Store Blues' and Lost and Found during his times at New York University. Kaizad gathered money from his family and friends and also from the credit card companies just to start his first full-length film Bombay Boys.
The script was written for eight months, and it took him 48 days to shot the film. It took four years in the making and was released in the year 1998. Since then, he organized international film festivals such as Filmi Fundas, which showcased independent films in India.
He is now living in New York and sometimes in Mumbai. In 2003, he did the Bollywood film, Boom, which stars
. This film marks the debut of Katrina Kaif as an actress.
In 2007, he helmed the film, Bombil, and Beatrice, which was released at the Cannes Film Festival. It is a love story that has been told twice, which spans a hundred years. In 2013, Kaizad helmed the Hindi comedy thriller film, Jackpot, which stars
in the lead roles. In 2004, while filming Bombay Central in a railway station in Mumbai, Nadia Khan, one of his crew got hit by a train and was killed while talking on a walkie talkie to cue up the actors.
Allegedly, Kaizad tried to hide the true reason of her death and told his crew to tell the authorities that it was a road accident. However, one of the crews has spoken and told the truth to the police. It was also revealed that he did not have permission to shoot in the location where the accident occurred.
Later, he was arrested but was released on bail. After six years, he was found guilty of the rash and negligent act and was sentenced to jail for a month and fined a total of Rs 75,000.