Pritish Nandy Communications Ltd has announced a 5 film exclusive contract with writer and director Rajat Kapoor, who produced 2007's most successful comedy, Bheja Fry (A Rs 60 lakh film which grossed Rs 12 crore) and had earlier produced and directed Raghu Romeo and the much acclaimed comedy, Mixed Doubles. Kapoor will produce 5 films for the Company over the next 2 years starting with another comedy, A Rectangular Love Story.
This contract with Kapoor is in continuation of the Company's tradition of signing on top class technical talent for multiple films. It has already inked a contract with director Saket Chaudhary for 3 films, starting with the super-hit comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects followed by its sequel Shaadi Ke Side Effects which Chaudhary is currently writing and which will go on the floor, followed by a dramatic thriller, later this year.
The Company also has signed on Suparn Verma who directed Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena and is currently writing and directing its animation version, EKEH Version2.0 and will then go on to his next mega-action feature Kiss Kiss! Bang Bang!
Meghna Gulzar will post Just Married write and direct for the Company, Bhoola Bhatka Atka a charming romantic comedy.
Leena Yadav, maker of the much acclaimed the Company's film Shabd is also under a contract for 3 films and she is currently working on her next script. As is Kabir Sadanand who is about to go on the floor with a pacy chase-thriller called Ittefaq for the Company.
Sujoy Ghosh, director of the Company's musical super-hit Jhankaar Beats is writing its sequel Jhankaar Beats Again! with Suresh Nair. This too will go on the lot immediately.
Two films by renowned film-maker Sudhir Mishra are also in the making, Aur Devdas and Hitman. Mishra made Kareena Kapoor an award winning actor with Chameli and launched Shiney Ahuja and Chitrangda Singh in the widely acclaimed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi.
Also signed on are Arindam Mitra (Black Friday, Shoonya) for a spook film The Ghost Story and Ashwini Chaudhary (Dhoop, Laado, Good Boy Bad Boy) for a crazy comedy Chiki Chiki Bam Bam both of which are going into production immediately.
"The Company is a platform for showcasing the best talent in the movie business in India" says Pritish Nandy, Chairman. "We constantly try to be one step ahead of the formula flick and to encourage those who are ready to innovate, experiment, and push back the frontiers of commercial Indian cinema and put it on par with the best in the world. Rajat is one such talent and we are delighted to work with him on so many ideas concurrently."