Shashank Khaitan is an Indian movie director. He has served as a director in the Bollywood Hindi-language film industry.

He is very well-known for his direction and writing in the 2014 flick “ Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”, which starred ‘ Alia Bhatt’ and ‘ Varun Dhawan’ in the lead roles. The movie was produced by Dharma Productions under ‘ Karan Johar’.

Shashank belonged to a Marwari family who was into business. Born in Kolkata he was brought up in Maharashtra. He was very interested in seeing films, but his major interest was in sports. He loved playing tennis and cricket tournaments. When he was 17, he made a mind of making a move towards his desire and opted for a profession in the Bollywood Film Industry.

He initially took admission into Whistling Woods International Institute. The Institute is formed by famous Indian Film Director ‘ Subhash Ghai’. This served a very scope of entering into the industry and making contacts. He always mentions about the good teaching that enhanced his talent of technical knowledge and still remembers his teachers who have always supported him and encouraged to do better in life and his work. As a student, he has worked in the film Sherwani Kahaan Hai, along with his co-students, at the Institute. But, due to his bad luck or some reasons the movie could not be completed.

In 2008, he featured in Roorkee By-Pass, short drama as Manohar. ‘Arundhati Sen Verma’ has provided direction for the short movie. He even assisted Subhash Ghai on the sets of the movie Black & White.

In 2014, he directed Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. His initial plan for Humpty was to film it with a story that was quite similar to the 2005 film “ Bunty Aur Babli” which starred ‘ Abhishek Bachchan’ and ‘ Rani Mukerji’ in the leads with ‘ Amitabh Bachchan’ playing the supporting role. But, as he began working on the script, he noticed the characters are very sweet and a love story fighting to prove their love would be a better idea. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania indicates an inspiration from the American romantic “Casablanca” and the 1995 Superhit film “ Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”. The film pays tribute to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and “ Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”.

After working on the script, along with the name Humpty Sharma Di Love Story, he forwarded it to the Dharma Productions owned by Karan Johar. Karan read the script and loved it, and made a decision of Dharma Productions making the movie but there were no thoughts of Khaitan directing the flick. Shashank made some changes in script and Karan made a decision that Shashank must direct the movie. The name of the movie was changed and renamed as Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania from Humpty Sharma Di Love Story. Khaitan chose Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan for the film after seeing their outstanding performance and chemistry in the movie “Student of the Year”. The movie released in 2014 and was a huge hit at the theaters.

In 2016, there was an announcement made that Khaitan will be writing and directing another ROM-COM “ Badrinath Ki Dulhania” under the banner of Dharma Productions. The movie will again cast the same Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the leads. Though the plot and the story of the movie are different there is a buzz that it will be the second franchise or sequel to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. The first schedule of the movie is completed and the second schedule will soon begin and will be shot in Uttar Pradesh and is slated to release by 2017.

Pawan Kripalani Hindi Actor

Pawan Kripalani

Pavan Kripalani is a successful movie director and rose to fame with movies like “Ragini MMS” and Phobia to his name. He has admitted to being a lover of the thriller-horror genre and enjoys horror-psychological thrillers,both of which he considers to be siblings. Pawan Kripalani loves playing around with horror, and his next film can be a horror comedy. He had assisted Ram Gopal Verma in many films before he made his directorial debut with the movie that roared at the box office, “Ragini MMS”. It was one of its kind as it was the first Indian film belonging to found footage category. But after this golden opportunity was given to him by Ekta Kapoor, not many offers came his way. Two years after shuffling from one studio to another just so that his script could be read, he was desperate and completely broke. He had to do something to pursue what he really wanted to make. So, “[email protected]” happened which unfortunately threw him back even more as it did not fare well at the box office. It was really difficult for him to get a movie after that. Pavan Kripalani has worked really hard to build up his recent release “Phobia”, a shut-in film with only a few characters. This is undoubtedly his best work till date. The movie released with zero censor cuts. He has confessed to have been so stoked by the experience that a large part of him wants to try his luck with another similar film. Pawan Kripalani has admitted that “Phobia” is his kind of space and his first real attempt at the horror genre. He feels like the film is an extension of what he is as a person. He has talked about how “Phobia” is a very relevant film for our times and it highlights a sensitive and rarely touched topic in Indian cinema, i.e. a woman’s consent. Kripalani has always been very eager to explore the various phobias. One of his favourite shows during his childhood days was Twilight zones. After a series of ups and downs, Pawan Kripalani has finally carved his place in our hearts. He is undoubtedly one of the exceptional directors in Indian cinema in the horror genre. His hard work and progress is evident with every movie he makes. His next film is titled “Blue Blood” and revolves around a royal Rajasthani Family and extensive poaching of endangered species in the state.

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Prashant M Gorey

Prashant M. Gorey is an independent director. He is also a writer. Prashant is working in the Television and Film Industry. He studied at Barkat Ulla University at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. He studied from the commerce stream in senior school. He has a bachelor's degree in Commerce. He also went to law school. He has an LLB degree from Bhopal. He was an excellent student and even passed out with a First Class Division in his education. Prashant's direction skills are extraordinary. He is a kind person. He believes in charity. He is a devoted person. He has reached great heights because of his diligent nature. He believes in working hard. Prashant is a well-behaved person. Due to his charming personality, he is liked by all. As a child, he had a knack for writing. He groomed the skill. He is a great writer now. His writing is raw and passionate. His writing works can invoke a variety of emotions in the reader. Prashant worked as an assistant director for Sudhir Mishra. He directed the flick 1982 – A Love Marriage. The film had its shooting location in a village. Omna Harjani, a beautiful actor, played the role of a rural girl. This movie hired a whole new cast and gave a chance to the fresh faces. Another actor who made his debut with the flick is Amit Kumar Sharma. The movie is about the structure of love marriage and marriage arranged by parents and how it is a part of life of the marriage of the female protagonist and the husband. A short trailer of 1982 - A Love Marriage released in 2016 on 29 January; while the movie is still to release in the commercial market. This delay is because they do not have proper film distribution available yet. It is a comedy flick, and the creators associated with the work have high hopes. Prashant takes on relatively small projects and manages to get them to high places. Minor films with small budgets are like an extended channel to unleash his inner creativity. He hopes that 1982 - A Love Marriage will be a great success and will do exceptionally at the box-office on its release. Gorey says that the film is shot beautifully and leaves the audience thinking about the core message. It is a family film and comedy, which means, it is targeting a large film-viewing base of the spectators in the Indian market. Gorey lives in Mumbai and plans to work on numerous other projects as they come on his table over time.

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