M&M chairman invests in film production

Anand Mahindra, the chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Group, has invested in Cinestaan Film Company, the film production subsidiary of Cinestaan Entertainment, founded by entrepreneur Rohit Khattar. “I am delighted to

announce the launch of Cinestaan Entertainment in partnership with Anand Mahindra.

We share a common vision and similar tastes in story telling which shall, we hope, manifest in some good films, said Rohit Khattar, founder chairman of Cinestaan Entertainment. The company signed a three-film agreement with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ROMP Pictures.

The first film under the co-production deal will be Mirziya, to be directed by Mehra, which will launch the acting career of Harshvardhan Kapoor, the son Anil Kapoor. Next up is FanneyKhan, to be directed by Nitin Kakkar, who won India’s national award for best film for his debut feature Filmistaan. The third film is an untitled project to be directed by Mehra. Cinestaan also plans to expand into television, with a project on Indian screen legends being developed.

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