Born on 7th July 1963, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a screenwriter and filmmaker. Rang De Basanti Click to look into! >> Read More... and Baag Mika Baag are two of his acclaimed films. He has penned the script as well as directed the films Aks and Delhi 6. The issues surrounding the Mandal Commission of VP Singh inspired Mehra to direct Rang De Basanti.

Mehra never hesitates to voice his opinion on current issues, no matter they are done through films or in real life. He in fact condemned the Education system of India to give priority to scores. He also cited Shakespeare and Rabindranath Tagore in this regard. He told that Shakespeare would not have been a great writer if he was recognized only by his scores. He applied the same logic to Rabindranath Tagore. Mehra is also fascinated towards culinary. 

Mehra kick started his career as a marketing person for Eureka Forbes. Then he went on to work as a filmmaker in advertisements. He has worked in many television advertisements not only for Indian clients, but also for international ones. And he had a brief stint with music videos. 

Later Mehra donned the role of a filmmaker after trying his luck as ad filmmaker. Flicks Motion Picture Company Private Limited is the name of his company and the film Aks was produced under this banner. This film, though didn’t set the cash registers ringing, it was widely appreciated for the roles of Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan was conceived on October 11, 1942 >> Read More... and Manoj Bajpai.

Rang De Basanti was the turning point in his career and it was highly successful in India as well as overseas. He was bestowed with the Filmfare Best Director Award for this film. This film also represented India at the Oscars. A couple of his films Delhi 6 and Teen They Bhai were not commercially successful. The Baag Milka Baag happened and it was not only a commercial success, but also critically acclaimed.
Mukesh Bhatt Hindi Actor

Mukesh Bhatt

Mukesh Bhatt is an Indian film producer who was born on June 5, 1952, to Nanabhai Bhatt and Shirin Mohammad Ali. He is a younger brother of renowned filmmaker and screenwriter Mahesh Bhatt. Nanabhai’s brother was Balwant Dutt, who was also a movie director. The duo brother had made some successful movies such as ‘Aaashiqui’, ‘Jurm’,’ Sadak’, and ‘Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin’. The duo had tried to launch a career of Pooja Bhatt, who is Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter ( Sadak and Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin) along with Aamir Khan and Sanjay Dutt. Films like Aashiqui and Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin had given a facelift to the career of playback Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal and even music composer Nadeem Shravan. He is married to Nilima Bhatt, and they have a son called Vishesh and a daughter called Sakshi. The family has also launched a film production company Vishesh Films after their son Vishesh. Vishesh Bhatt has also turned himself as a director with Murder-3. Emraan Hashmi, the Bollywood actor, is his cousin and Mukesh Bhatt has introduced this actor in silver screen with Footpath’. Later Emraan acted in almost every film produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt. Mahesh Bhatt was a failure in his first film project Jurm in 1990. Later he joined hands with T series founder Gulshan Kumar to produce his film ‘Aashiqui’ which was directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The film had the unknown stars like Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal, yet the film’s music helped the film to become a chartbuster. Mukesh Bhatt also is very popular with horror film 'Raaz' (2002), its sequel ‘Raaz – The Mystery Continues’ (2009),'Raaz 3'(2012) and its fourth sequel, ‘Raaz: The Hidden Secret, which is currently in pre-production. Mukesh Bhatt had been an influential filmmaker who made many popular Bollywood stars to establish their feet in Bollywood. Mahesh Bhatt’s films had an irresistible combination of sex, death, and fabulous music which captured the cine-goers heart despite the film was not exceptionally marvelous.

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Ritesh Sidhwani

Ritesh Sidhwani was born in Mumbai on January 1, 1973. He had no formal education on filmmaking, yet he turned himself as a producer of Bollywood films and runs Excel Entertainment (an Indian film studio) in Mumbai, which was jointly created by Javed Akhtar’s son Farhan Akhtar, and Ritesh Sidhwani in the year 1999. So far the duo had released 14 blockbuster films under Excel Entertainment banner.  Ritesh was a childhood friend of Farhan and had scored well in box-office. Currently, Excel Entertainment has a tie-up with a Dubai company (Riva Group) to launch Excel Media. The JV will enable to develop and launch original content including games, webisodes and animation for television. Over the years, the Bollywood industry has evolved over the decades.  Today from the one-man show, the industry has taken shape into corporatized film studio that churns out a handful of successful blockbusters year after year, making a significant contribution in the industry’s annual revenues. Take, for instance, Don-2 which was released by Excel Entertainment had a collection of over Rs 100 crore.  Dil Chahta Hai was a first film of the Excel Entertainment company. The film came into limelight as Farhan became director and writer with this movie and became a talking point in the industry. The film revolved around the lives of three friends that was a new way of thinking in Bollywood.  Later, Excel Entertainment went to make films like Rock On!!, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Fukrey, which had a similar theme of friendships and the dilemmas that friends go through. Excel Entertainment signed Zoya Akhtar (Luck By Chance) and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba (Fukrey). Excel had also collaborated with Red Chillies Entertainment (Fukrey) and Amir Khan Productions ( Talaash).  Excel has brought out the magic of multi-star movie that saved the Friday release in theatres from generation to generation. Most of the movies of Excel Entertainment managed to woo the audience with a sheer multi-star cast. However, ‘Raees’ will have a solo hero Shahrukh Khan, which is jointly produced jointly by Red Chillies Entertainment and Excel Entertainment. An Indian rock musical drama film ‘Rock On!!2’ is now under production that is being produced by Farhan and Ritesh for Excel Entertainment. Ritesh is married to Dolly Sidhwani, and the couple has two sons.

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Ritesh Sidhwani Hindi Actor