Jhamu Sughand was an award-winning and acclaimed film producer and a distributor who produced some magnificent award-winning movies such as Lagaan (2001), Satya (1998), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Aks (2001).
But before all this, before Jhamu Sugand could make a dent in the film-making business, he was absorbed in his family cloth trading business in Devlali his hometown in the state of Maharashtra. Then as luck would have it he averted from the cloth business and initialized his work in printing press business specializing in Film Merchandise after moving to Mumbai from Devlali in 1979. Later on, he shifted to film distribution in 1988. An impressive distribution of 100 films was not enough for Sughand to propel himself to the mainstream cinema until Mani Ratnam’s Bombay (1995) which sky-rocketed him to the enchanting Bollywood.

Then there was no looking back, he went on to produce some brilliant movies such as Rangeela (1995), Chachi 420 (1997), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Khoobsurat (1999), Astitva (2000, Marathi Cinema), Lagaan (2001), Aks (2001), etc. But his rise soon met with an exponential downfall as his career as a producer started to wither as he severed ties with his brother Harish Sughand, who in turn was a producer too. Later on, he stopped producing films and declared himself as bankrupt and sold his last film which was Gulaal (2009)directed by Anurag Kashyap Born on 10th September 1972, Anurag Kashyap has es >> Read More... .
Sughand became a total recluse after that and confided in no one but himself and on May 26, 2008, he bid adieu to this world after suffering cardiac arrest. He was aged  57 at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Sughand had many big fans, from Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan was conceived on October 11, 1942 >> Read More... to Sanjay Leela Bhansali Born on 24th February 1963, Sanjay Leela Bhansali >> Read More... , you name it, and that artist would surely have had the pleasure of working with the amazingly talented Sughand. Mr. Bacchan praises Sughand for his outstanding contribution and support to the amazing Indian Cinema and identifies Sughand as the person who took great risks.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who already had the pleasure of working with Sughand, said that his vision as a film producer and the kind of films he wanted to see emerging on screen and minds of people were commendable and worth mentioning.

The awards that were swept away by Sughand’s produced films show that he was a true visionary who wanted nothing but to produce those films which would make people happy about life, cringe due to harsh realities and which could change the way people live their lives. We salute this great film maker who made movies stand out of the rest.

Dhilin Mehta Hindi Actor

Dhilin Mehta

Dhilin Mehta is a film maker in India. He is the CEO of Ashtavinayak Cine Vision. Ashtavinayak Cine Vision has around 50-100 employees and generates revenue of about an average $17.5 million. Dhilin created the serial ‘Aamrapali’ (TV serial) in 2002, and it aired in DD1. He manages the overall operations of the company and is in charge of the everyday functions of the organization. He is additionally focusing on doing projects with on-screen characters and experts on the anticipated endeavors of Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision. Mehta has taken over the post as a Director of the firm since March 31, 2002. He graduated with an MBA degree in finance from Mumbai University. He began his profession with films on the lower budget scale like ‘Agnipankh’ and ‘Fun 2shh: Dudes in the 10th Century’, and afterward, drove Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision to its greater endeavors of circulation and production. He has produced famous movies like ‘Jab We Met’, the Golmaal series- ‘Golmaal’ (2006), ‘Golmaal Returns’ (2008), ‘Golmaal 3’ (2010) with director Rohit Shetty, and others like ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Rockstar’. Dabangg and Rockstar were major hits starring Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor respectively. The Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police has captured Dhilin Mehta and his dad Harshad for a Rs 824 crore scandal. Mehta has purportedly conned the cash raised through Initial Public Offering (IPO) that they stopped in sham organizations. The cash was to be given to other creation houses and studios for making more movies, yet it has been understood that no motion pictures have been made, and other studios were fake organizations set up by them. In 2007, a grievance in the Bombay high court was recorded by film lender Tejpal Shah that impelled examinations concerning the situation where Shah blamed the firm for not giving him his due of Rs 41 crore for generation work. A check was issued by Ashtavinayak taking after the high court bearings, out of which just Rs 4.5 crore acknowledged, with whatever remains of the sum were skipping. Shah then documented a case under the Negotiable Instruments Act with the Company Law Board (CLB). The CLB, while looking at reports due to requests by a former civil servant Sharad Upasani, found the bigger problem. The Rajasthan Police in Mumbai captured Dhilin Mehta, at the International Air Terminal. He was captured before he planned to board a flight to Dubai, in January 2013. However, he got out on bail the same day.


Ashok Thakeria

Ashok Thakeria is a well-known Indian Movie Producer who was born in East Africa’s region of Tanzania. He did his Bachelor’s from the Bombay University in the area of Commerce. After completing his graduation, Ashok went on to launch his own production company with his partner Indra Kumar. They launched the company in 1983 under the name of “Maruti International”. Belonging to a non-filmy background, Ashok produced his first movie in 1985 titled “Mohabbat”. Mohabbat starred big Bollywood names like Anil Kapoor, ArunaIrani, AmrishPuri, Amjad Khan, etc. It was directed by Bapu. Ashok’s next project as a producer was 1988 movie “Kasam” which again had a great acting talent in stars like Poonam Dhillon, ArunaIrani, Gulshan Grover, etc. It was produced under the direction of Umesh Mehra. Both the movies were a success at the box office, which prompted Ashok to do his next production of movie “Dil” in 1990. “Dil” was a raving success at the box office due to its young star cast of Madhuri Dixit, Amir Khan, Saeed Jaffrey, etc. and its youth-oriented story line. This movie was a direction project of Ashok’s partner Indra Kumar. After this movie, there was no looking back for Ashok, and he went on to produce many successful films for the Bollywood film industry. He went on to produce “Raja” in 1995, “Beta” in 1992, “Mann” in 1999, “Rishtey” in 2002, and so on. He produced a film named “Masti” in 2004 that went on to become a franchise of its own with sequels like “Grand Masti” in 2013 and “Great Grand Masti” in 2016. The story of this franchise mostly revolves around three friends and their married life. They all belong to the Adult Comedy Genre. In 2006, he produced a movie “Payare Mohan” which stared Fardeen Khan and Vivek Oberoi as lead actors opposite Esha Deol and Amrita Rao. Another directorial project of Indra Kumar that Ashok produced was a 2007 movie “Dhamaal” starring Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Ritesh Deshmukh, Aashish Chaudhary in lead roles. This film went on to have its sequel “Double Dhamaal” in 2011 with Ritesh Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi and Sanjay Dutt reoccurring in lead roles. In 2014, Indra Kumar directed another film titled “Super Nani” that was a comeback movie for the very talented yesterday’s actress Rekha in the lead role of a Nani. This was produced by Ashok. It also had Sharman Joshi of “3 Idiots” fame as a lead. Ashok Thakeria was married to actress Poonam Dhillon in 1988 and got divorced in 1997. They have two kids together, a son named Anmol Thakeria and a daughter named Paloma Thakeria.  

Ashok Thakeria Hindi Actor