One of the most well-known and prolific production houses in Bollywood is Subhash Ghai’s Mukta Arts. The banner, which has given us evergreen hits such as Karz, Ram Lakhan, Karma, Khalnayak, Taal, Pardes, and Aitraaz amongst others, recently celebrated its 32nd anniversary.
In true Mukta Arts tradition, 3 new films were announced on this joyous occasion to be directed by bigwigs such as Abbas Mustan, Priyadarshan and Ghai himself. Cast and credits are being finalised and all the films will begin shooting in early 2011.
Abbas Mustan, who are directing a film for Mukta Arts, sent a message all the way from Russia where they are doing recee for their remake of The Italian Job. Said the director duo, “Firstly we would like to congratulate Subhash Ghai on the 32nd anniversary of Mukta Arts. We’ve had a very long association with Subhashji and are very happy to be associated with him once again. We will be starting the film for Mukta Arts in 2011 and it is titled Garjann and is a fast paced thriller.”
Speaking on making a film for Mukta Arts and Subhash Ghai, prolific filmmaker Priyadarshan said, “I have a few gurus whom I learned film making from and one of the prominent teachers of mine has been Subhashji and my text book of entertaining and visual cinema comes from his films. It’s a great honour for me that I have been chosen as one of the directors to direct a film for him. It’s a great responsibility and a big water mark for my career and I believe I can do justice to the film.”
Besides the above mentioned two films and a film to be directed by Mr. Ghai himself, Mukta Arts will also release Paschim Express With Love, a romantic entertainer in February 2011. The film is being produced by Subhash Ghai and directed and acted by all the graduates from Whistling Woods International Film Institute.