Vipin Jain is an Indian producer. He is the co-founder of the Ikkon Pictures India Private Limited. Before he got into the cinema world, Vipin ran a successful business in Infrastructure and Development and also CNG conversion kits in New Delhi. He was a businessman with the intention of milking the opportunity available to him to make money through investing in films.

His friend and business acquaintance, Krishan Chaudhary, first suggested the idea of breaking into movies and offered him the partnership in Ikkon Pvt. Ltd. He obliged and together they established Ikkon Films. Vipin Jain made a mark in the film industry with his production house creating the supernatural comedy “Bhoot Unkle” in the year 2006. The film starred Jackie Shroff and an entourage of child actors, who made this film a small scale hit. The director of the picture was Mukesh Saigal, brother of Baba Sehgal, the singer.

The film about a friendly ghost enthralled mostly the children as an audience. After the moderate success of “Bhoot Unkle,” Vipin and Krishan also took on a sequel “Bhoot Unkle 2” but released it on Television for a wider coverage and greater distribution. In the year 2010, the duo once again partnered to produce the Bollywood horror flick “ Rokkk” that starred Udita Goswami, Sachin Khedekar, and Tanushree Dutta.

Rajesh Ranshinge took his place in the director’s chair for this movie. The film bombed at the Box Office. Their next venture “ Right Yaaa Wrong” (2010) met with a tepid response. It had Sunny Deol, Konkona Sen Sharma and Irrfan Khan in the lead roles and a majority of the film got shot at Film City. Their primary role was of film distribution. In the same year, they released their project “Will You Marry Me?”.

Bangkok, Dubai, and Mumbai were the prime locations for the shooting and casting Rajeev Khandelwal was a unanimous decision by Krishan and Vipin. Aditya Dutta, who had impressed him with his “Aashiq Banaya Aapne” directed this film. Despite an attempt to make the movie hilarious and involving four music directors, “Will You Marry Me?” too flopped massively. Vipin had been arrested on charges of extortion during the production of “ Afra Tafri”.

A spat between the other producer, Prashant Sharma, whose company Goose Bumps had tied up with Ikkon, caused him to take such a measure against Vipin. The arrest caused a setback to the release of the movie even though it is almost complete, but is slated to release in 2018 and has Mugdha Godse, Suniel Shetty and ‘ Govinda’ acting in it. The other project “Johnny Joker” was shelved. Vipin claims his life as a producer to be a learning experience; he enjoys the hard work that comes with it.

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Mahesh Ramanathan

Mahesh Ramanathan is an Indian producer. He has worked in Hindi, Punjabi, and Kannada films. He pursued his higher education from Bharati Vidyapeeth in Pune, Maharashtra and also has a degree in Master’s of Business Administration from the reputed Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. In 1991, after getting his post-graduate diploma in Business Management from the well-known IIM of Ahmedabad, Mahesh tried to experiment and explore different possible career options.He got into the Reliance Company in the year 2007. He worked in Reliance as the Chief Operating Officer of the Films produced by Reliance branch of Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. This period is when his career crossed with the field of films and movies. He showed a natural flair for Media and Marketing. He won the National Award for a record-breaking five times as the producer and the Chief Operating Officer. After a successful career, he quit Reliance. He worked at Reliance for eight years before he resigned to pursue his individual dreams and aspirations. After this, he partnered with the Oscar award-winning musical genius, Resul Pookutty, and together they set up an organization that focused on production services and film production. They planned to target the Regional movies and a few other exceptional Hindi films. During his tenure at Reliance, Mahesh made many important and decisive choices that turned out to be profitable to the company. Under his guidance, movies like Bodyguard, Singham series, Don 2 and 3 Idiots rolled out. All of these films were box-office hits and not only Bollywood, but Reliance also left a mark on Telugu and Bengali movies. The joint venture of Mahesh and Dr. Resul is called Le Penta Entertainment. While Resul will manage the creative department of the organization, Mahesh will manage the sales and business sector. He has also been working on raising funds and finance for the same.Mahesh is a visionary and has a very keen business acumen. He has the knack of spotting good investments and the restraint to control bad investments. He won the National Awards for Paa and Well Done Abba, which goes on to prove that he can very well identify what movie will give a better return. He does not have a background in the film industry and sees it purely as a budding market for start-ups and investments. Even then, despite that, he still enjoys catching up on a new film here and there whenever he has the time to dedicate from his extremely busy schedule. He is strategic and very objective in his business dealings, which makes people respect him even more. He currently resides in Mumbai.

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Ajit Kumar Barjatya

Ajit Kumar Barjatya is an Indian producer. Born in the Barjatya clan, Ajit always knew that he would eventually work in the TV serials and film industry. Ajit is the son of the eminent personality, Tarachand Barjatya, who laid the foundation of the Rajshri Productions in the late 1940s. His brothers are Kamal Kumar Barjatya and also Raj Kumar Barjatya. Kavita Barjatya is his niece and Sooraj Barjatya is his nephew. He is a strict follower of Jainism and practices traditional values that his Marwadi roots define. His son was Rajjat Barjatya, the MD and CEO of Rajshri Productions. Rajjat had been fighting cancer for several years and finally succumbed to it on July 30, 2016. Neha Bharjatya is Ajit’s daughter-in-law and he has two granddaughters. In the beginning, Ajit joined family venture of Rajshri Production as the Director in 1967 but then also became a part of the Sangram Pictures Pvt. Limited in 1969 at the same post of the Director. The three Barjatya brothers worked tirelessly to help Rajshri Productions touch new heights. Ajit started off work in partnership with his father and brothers with the 1972 Hindi family comic drama serial “Piya Ka Ghar”. It starred Jaya Bachchan and aired on Zee TV. Ajit received mention as the Associate Producer. Then followed the 1973 hit, “Saudagar” that starred Amitabh Bachchan as a trader. This happened to be Rajshri’s first undertaking in feature films. Here again, he was an associate producer. He reprised his post as an associate producer for the projects that followed like the 1976 classic “Tapasya”, an adaptation of Ashapurna Devi’s novel. A Hindi romantic musical “Chitchor” that starred Amol Palekar. Shabana Azmi’s “Ek Baar Kaho” in 1980, for the distribution of “Saaransh” in 1984, which starred Anupam Kher and “Maine Pyar Kiya” the 1989 musical romantic movie that made actor Salman Khan a public figure and a face for Rajshri. It was also the debut for Ajit’s nephew Sooraj Bharjatya. He was the co-producer of the 1979 classic “Naiyya”. Post-1989, Ajit was promoted to the position of a producer, and in 1994 when “Hum Aapke Hain Kaun” was released, and it broke all the records. The success of the film spurred Ajit to produce more family-oriented movies that Rajshri Productions had become a symbol of in the 1900s. The 1999 hit “Hum Saath Saath Hain” was a testament to the peak in Rajshri’s fame over the time. Rajshri continued to churn out hits like “Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon,” which set off Kavita Barjatya’scareer, and movies like “Vivaah” and “Ek Vivaah… Aisa Bhi” that were commercially successful. After a long spell of rather unsuccessful movies, his latest project “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” premiered in 2015, and it met with an even greater hype and fanfare.

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