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.