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Balaji Motion Pictures appoints Tushar Hiranandani as head of development

MUMBAI: Balaji Motion Pictures Limited (BMPL) has appointed writer Tushar Hiranandani as head of development.

The motion pictures arm of Balaji Telefilms said that with the appointment of Hiranandani, the studio has taken a further step at strengthening its film unit.

Hiranandani wrote his first film ‘Masti’ and later went on to write films like ‘Ek Villain’, ‘Main Tera Hero’, ‘ABCD’, ‘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).

BMPL CEO Shubhodip Pal said, “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.”

Hiranandani added, “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.”