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 ‘
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.