Rajat Kapoor will be directing one film and be the line producer for four other films for Pritish Nandy Communication (PNC). His films have great content which work out commercially as well. He talks in term of script and not money.
Pritish Nandy Communications has signed Rajat Kapoor for a 5 – film deal for two years. The budget is around Rs 20 crore, that means Rajat has to produce five films in this stipulated budget. This exclusive deal brings together two production houses that are leading names in multiplex films. PNC has already made films like Haazaron Khawishein Aisi, Chameli and Pyaar Ke Side Effects, while Rajat has delivered hits like Mixed Doubles and recently, Bheja Fry.
Rongita Nandy says, “Rajat has done a brilliant job with films like Raghu Romeo, Mixed Doubles and Bheja Fry and he has been fantastic about keeping to the budget and the time frame. His films have great content which work commercially as well. So, Rajat will be the line producer and make five films for us in the Rs 20 crore budget.”
Rongita adds, “The budget of every film depends on the script and can range from two crores to seven and sometimes, even ten. The first will be another comedy tentatively titled A Rectangular Love Story and the casting for the same is in progress.”
Rajat Kapoor says, “PNC had called me to direct a film for them and I said that I would love to make five films for them and to my surprise they agreed. So, I will be directing one film and I will be the line producer for the other four. Right now I am going through a lot of scripts as I know there are many filmmakers who have fantastic scripts but no direction.”
Talking about his association with PNC, Rajat adds, “The budget of all the films will depend on the scripts. If a script requires the film to be made in Rs 1.20 crore, then we will make sure that it will be made in that budget. My association incidentally has always been with small films as the small film manages to keep my independent sprit intact. That is what drives me, not money. I think films like Black Friday, Khosla ka Ghosla and Bheja Fry have made it very clear that one does not need fancy budgets, big stars and shoots in Switzerland to make a big hit, the script is the only way to success.”