Shujaat’s journey of filmmaking started a decade ago. He started his career from the bottom and steadily climbed the ladder up with guidance from his Mentor Mr. ‘Prahlad Kakar’ from the Genesis Film Productions. Shujaat once told the media that it was some experiences in life that he had had that made him find his calling in Filmmaking. He has been consistent in his efforts which played an integral part in building the brand for Sony TV and especially for SET MAX. These collaborations resulted in several awards from L.A. Awards and Gold Silver Promax Asia Awards too.

Pursuing his immense passion and dedication towards filmmaking, he ventured into the feature films with a 60-minute movie titled “Bali”. “Bali” was made by Studio One Productions of Star One. This movie received positive reviews and even won an award for “Best Film of the Year” at the prestigious Television Academy Awards by Hero Honda in the year 2005. Another film directed by Shujaat titled “Belle de jour” that was based on the concept of “A day in the life of India” also won the honor of Spike Gold in 2011 at Spikes Gold Awards.

Saudagar forayed into the world of feature films when he got approached to be a 2nd unit director of the super Bollywood movie “ Don 2”. Don 2 was directed by ‘ Farhan Akhtar’ and was produced under the banner of Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and is considered as one of the most popular films of Bollywood Badshah ‘ Shah Rukh Khan’. He was again approached in 2013 to direct two music videos for the film “ Fukrey”. Fukrey was produced under the banner of Boot Polissh Films and starred ‘ Pulkit Samrat’ and ‘ Kunaal Roy Kapur’.

Shujaat aims to create films that are considered the very peak of consistent quality. Currently, Shujaat is busy with the film “ Rock On 2”. This film is in Pre-Production at the moment and is being produced by ‘ Ritesh Sidhwani’ and Farhan Akhtar. The film was written by ‘ Abhishek Kapoor’ and ‘ Pubali Chaudhuri’ which stars ‘ Arjun Rampal’, Farhan Akhtar, ‘ Purab Kohli’, ‘ Prachi Desai’, ‘ Shashank Arora’ and a new entrant in this franchise is ‘ Shraddha Kapoor’.

The film is shot in the locations of Shillong in Meghalaya. This film will be Shujaat’s first biggest feature film as a Director. The film has already garnered great enthusiasm from the fans of the previous film in this franchise and is one of the most anticipated films. This movie has music by the trio of ‘ Shankar Mahadevan’, ‘ Ehsaan Noorani’ and ‘ Loy Mendonsa’ and has actress Shraddha Kapoor singing three songs for the movie. Recently, there was news of a spat between Purab Kohli and Arjun Rampal, two of the main actors, which resulted in a delay in the film.

Shivaji Lotan Patil Hindi Actor

Shivaji Lotan Patil

Shivaji Lotan Patil is a motion picture director from the country of India. He is well-known among the masses to have earned the National Award in the category Best Director for his movie with the title Dhag. The Best Director Award of National Awards is given by an institution with the name of The Directorate of Film Festival. The process of giving this award started way back in the year 1967. The prize conferred to the awardees is a lotus made of gold and a cash prize of two lakh, fifty thousand rupees. He was the sixtieth such director to be honored with this achievement. It was given to him in the year 2012, along with other national awards. Dhag was a motion picture, which got made in the Marathi Language. Marathi is the most commonly spoken language in the state of Maharashtra. The title Dhag translates as ‘Blaze’ in the English language. The storyline of the movie includes a young child, who fights the society. He is born into a low caste family and is thus, expected to do a job which is traditionally done by the lower caste. However, he is enlightened and struggles to break these unjust shackles. Though the film got played in the January of 2012 at Pune Film Festival, it wasn’t officially released yet. Dhag got released after two years to the general public on the 7th of the month of March 2014. The film was quite revolutionary and was liked by critics and public alike. It won a total of forty-seven awards. Among these, three were National Awards. The first was bestowed to the director of Dhag, Shivaji Lotan Patil. The other two were in the category of Best Actress and Special Jury Mention. The Best Actress award was given to Usha Jadhav for her role in the movie. The second was offered to the child artist, Hansraj Jagtap in the film. In Dhag, Hansraj Jagtap plays the role of Krishna, who belongs to a perceived lower level of society. His father used to cremate people to earn a livelihood, and the society expects Krishna to do the same. However, he is ambitious and challenges the social structure. Usha Jadhav plays the role of his mother, who has a very central role in the uplift of Krishna. Another film he did was called October 31. It was liked by many and was appreciated at the London Indian Film Festival, which was held in the July of 2015.

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