Milan Luthria is a film producer and director who made many successful commercial movies with top Bollywood stars. He is the son of noted film director and producer Raj Khosla who was associated with directors like Guru Dutt and actor Dev Anand. Like Raj Khosla started as assistant director to Guru Dutt, Milan too started as an assistant director to Mahesh Bhatt.

Mahesh Bhatt gave him a lot of confidence and placed a trust in him which helped him to evolve as an independent director. Later, he became a full-fledged assistant director to Dharmesh Darshan in the movie Lootere (1993). His first film was ‘ Kachche Dhaage’ with Ajay Devgan and Saif Ali Khan. From being a clapper boy, he became an assistant director when Ajay Devgan had suggested that he will act in Miland’s first directorial film. That is a reason even after ‘Kachche Dhaage’ he had cast Ajay Devgan in ' Chori Chori' opposite Rani Mukherjee and Sonali Bendre.

But the turning point came when he made ‘ The Dirty Picture’(2011) with Vidya Balan. He wanted to cast Ajay Devgan in this film too, but that did not happen. This director placed a lot of faith in good scripts and developed his style in filmmaking. The Dirty Picture gave Vidya Balan national award, and it is still Vidya’s best film to date. Before this film, Milan made Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010) which had Ajay's best performance. The director made in 2004 a multi-star movie ‘Deewar’ which had Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Akshaya Khanna in pivotal character roles. It was a film based on Pakistan War of 1971.

The film had a good dialogue and authentic screenplay and excellent performances too. In 2006, he directed a film for Ramesh Sippy Entertainment ‘Taxi No 9211’ which was a super hit. Milan will be directing Ajay Devgan in a film named ‘Baadshaho,' which will get released in mid-August 2016. He was born on January 28, 1968.

Mehul Kumar Hindi Actor

Mehul Kumar

Mehul Kumar is a renowned director of Hindi movies. In addition to directing, Mehul Kumar has been instrumental in numerous projects as an executive producer. He has helped bring many actors like Govinda, Raj Kumar, Amitabh, Nana and even Madhuri famous in cinema house. Obviously he has been a producer who exhibited his creativity as a good director too. Mehul Kumar did his job perfectly well as a director, at least for a while for his continuous projects such as Kohram, Krantiveer, etc. That is why Amitabh Bachchan Corporation wanted Mehul to direct a film’ Kohram’ for them. Mehul Kumar was also a screenwriter, so he has more correctly pegged himself as writer-turned-director too. The obvious reason that as a director why he started producing films was that he wanted to have more control over his films, especially the way his movie came out. As a producer, he also had the right experience with many elements in filmmaking, probably more than as a script-writer does to know. Even as a screenwriter he even knew writing is better scope more likely for a good director than even a producer. Hence, he could understand editing, dealing with actors, dealing with technicians, etc. This was the reason what it could make him a successful screen writer-producer- director. His best directorial films are ‘Krantiveer’ and ‘Kohram’ (for Amitabh Bachchan Corporation). This film personality was born on July 1,1949, in Bombay. Mehul Kumar is the most amateur filmmaker since his debut as a producer. Mehul Kumar’s film explored Mumbai riots, fear on rapes, etc. His movies totally relied on action-packed and drama sequences. The director made his beginning in the film- making through Gujarati films. He made his debut by his first debut Gujarati films ‘Janam Na Saathi‘ (1977) and his success stories were repeated for successful 20 Gujarati films. It was after his successful journey in Gujarati cinema; he stepped into Bollywood filmmaking in 1989. Mehul Kumar re-united Nana-Amitabh for Kohram, which won him critical acclaim. For earlier film Krantiveer, Nana Patekar also had won his first national award for his excellent performance, He has made many successful Bollywood films with Amitabh Bachchan, Nana Patekar, Raj Kumar. Alok Nath, Naseeruddin Shah, Govinda, Madhur Dixit and Akshay Kumar.

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Nagesh Kukunoor

Nagesh Kukunoor was born in Hyderabad to Kusuma Sudarshan and KS Naidu. He completed his high school education at Montfort School, Yercaud. He has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad and a master’s degree in the same field from Georgia Institute of Technology. After this, he started working at Trinity Consultants in Texas and then Atlanta as an Environmental Consultant. During this period, he attended various workshops in the film. Later, at Warehouse Actor’s Theater in Atlanta he studied acting and direction. He stepped into the film industry in the year 1995, with a short film, One Culture At a Time of which he was the director, producer, and screenwriter. His next movie, Hyderabad Blues in the year 1998 saw him stepping into the shoes of an actor as well. It was his Debut Feature Film and won Audience Award for best film at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival in Atlanta as well as Rhode Island Film Festival. The movie was shot in seventeen days and had a budget of Rs. 1.7 million. He did Rockford next which was an English film. He did a big budget film 3 Deewarein, in the year 2003. Established actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Juhi Chawla, and Jackie Shroff acted in the movie. This movie won the Filmfare award for best story in 2004. In the year 2006, he made a remake of a Malayalam movie Perumazhakkalam as a Hindi movie Dor, which starred Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag, and Shreyas Talpade as lead actors. He played the role of a businessman in this movie. Critics appreciated the movie. The film that won Nagesh a lot of critical acclaim as a director is Iqbal. It was written by Vipul K Rawal. It also won the National Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues in the year 2006. Lakshmi, which again saw him in the role of actor, director, producer and screen writer, won the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award, for Best Narrative at Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2014. His latest film Dhanak won the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the best feature-length film. The movie has a special mention by Children’s Jury in Generation Kplus section.

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