Our Bollywood actors are not satisfied with just acting in films, they want to contribute towards films on a larger scale. From Shahrukh Khan to Priyanka Chopra, many actors are venturing into producing creative cinema.
After winning a million hearts with his acting and being known as the ‘King of Romance’, Shahrukh Khan started his production venture with Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani under the banner of Dreamz Unlimited which he initially started with Juhi Chawla. Later he renamed the company to Red Chillies Entertainment and brought in wife Gauri Khan as partner.
Actor for more than two decades, unofficial editor for a few films and having written a few scripts, this multi-tasking actor finally started producing films under his banner in 2014 and co-produced Dr. Cabbie. He also backed his projects Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and Hero. The actor is now backing his third collaboration with director Kabir Khan’s Tubelight.
International star Priyanka Chopra wants to be “limitless”. Is there anything she cannot do? Apart from doing the lead role in Hollywood series ‘Quantico’ and balancing her Bollywood films and singing hits in collaboration with international pop-stars, this talented actress started her production house along with her mother Dr. Madhu Chopra. Having produced regional cinema like Ventilator and Sarvann, they have quite a few Hindi films lined-up as well.
This actor is known for incorporating his ideas in most of his films. Aamir Khan Productions was set up in 1999 with Lagaan as their first film, when all the production houses had rejected the script and Aamir decided to back it. Known for making content based films, this banner has set a high standard by producing films like Taare Zameen Par and Jaane tu ya Jaane Na and released Dangal recently which is highest grossing film in Bollywood and the first film to cross 350 crores.
From making comedy films like All the Best, Golmaal Returns to more serious films like U Me Aur Hum and their latest release Shivaay, ADF was started in 2000 and produced Raju Chacha which had Ajay Devgn and wife Kajol as the lead. In 2015, ADF expanded to a VFX company known as NY VFXwaala which was involved in films like Bajirao Mastani and Tamasha.
This actor’s first production venture was Love Aaj Kal which was directed by Imtiaz Ali, becoming a major commercial and critical success. Another Deepika-starrer film made under this banner was Cocktail.
Known for brilliant films like Holiday and the award-winning Airlift, this production house was started by Akshay Kumar in 2008 and he named it Hari Om after his father. Few other films produced under this banner are Joker, Patiala House and Thank you.
Co-founded in September 2014 by siblings Karnesh Sharma and Anushka Sharma, the company made a debut with NH10 in association with Phantom Films. Their upcoming projects are Phillauri, Kaneda and Kalagaandi. Anushka Sharma is the youngest Bollywood star to have produced a film.
His first Home Production film was Tutak Tutak Tutiya, whereas his last film Kung Fu Yoga, an International film with Jackie Chan, was released in 3 languages: Hindi, English and Mandarin. Sonu’s production company managed the Hindi version.
Bollywood actors want to go beyond acting and produce creative cinema…