Bharat Shah is a Bollywood film distributer, producer, and diamond merchant. He holds the banner of VIP films to finance films. He has produced many big movies of Bollywood which includes Devdas that released in 2002 and casted actors Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and
, Dil Se that released in 1998 which also starred Shahrukh Khan and amongst others were
, Rascals that released in 2011 and starred
. In the year 2013, he also acquired the distribution rights of the film B.A. Pass directed by
. He was also nominated once for BAFTA Film Award and won Golden Lotus Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment in the year 2003 for the film Devdas.
He has also been involved in some controversies related to the films. In the year 2001, he financed a film starring
titled “Chori Chori Chupke Chupke”. He got stuck in an allegation of financing the film by the money of Indian mafia. He got convicted in the year 2003 for not disclosing the name of his co-producer
, who belonged to the Indian mafia. Nazim Rizvi and his assistant also received allegations to be involved in extortion of film personalities. The court sentenced Rizvi and his assistant for two years of imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 5 lakh. Shah was also sentenced imprisonment of one year for which he was freed as he had already spent 14 months in prison as a part of his trial