Balaji Motion Pictures Limited (BMPL), the films business unit of Balaji Telefilms Limited (BTL) one of India’s leading integrated media conglomerates, today announced the appointment of Tushar Hiranandani as Head of Development.
Balaji Motion Pictures is the youngest and fastest-growing entity in the Balaji fold, has become synonymous with rich, well-appreciated content-driven films, supported by intense marketing. With the appointment of Tushar, the studio has taken a further step at strengthening its film unit which is already on course with the production of several exciting films over the next few months. Tushar wrote his first film Masti and later went on to write films like Ek Villain, Main Tera Hero, ABCD 1, Grand Masti, Houseful 2, Double Dhamaal and Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge. His upcoming releases as a writer include ABCD 2 and The Flying Jatt directed by Remo D’Souza, Half Girlfriend and Intouchables remake directed by Mohit Suri, Great Grand Masti directed by Inder Kumar and Dishoom directed by Rohit Dhawan. Balaji has already created a dominant presence in motion pictures, being positioned amongst the top 5 production studios in the country. Building on Balaji’s content creating expertise is one the key areas of focus.
On the new appointment Mr. Shubhodip Pal, Chief Executive Officer, BMPL, “Tushar joining us is a step towards further consolidating our content generation capabilities. We will continue to invest in an eclectic film library. India is a movie-crazy nation and we have been successfully presenting a huge range of films that have garnered great reactions from audiences. With several successful films in our library over the years and an exciting pipeline of content-led films across genres over the next few months, we welcome Tushar to our young team, passionate about entertainment and look forward to making BMPL a powerhouse to look out for.”
Tushar Hiranandani, Head of Development adds, “I believe in developing great scripts, because only scripts makes great cinema. Ekta and the team have shown immense faith by giving me this position and allowing me my creative freedom. Balaji is already one of the top studios in India and my aim is to work together with an already talented team, to make it the best in the industry and eventually widen the cinematic experience for audiences.”