Umesh Bist signs three film deals with Balaji Telefilms and Sikhya Entertainment

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Published by Swathy S on 23 Jun 2021

Director Umesh Bist has signed three film deals with Balaji Telefilms and Sikhya Entertainment. The filmmaker has took a step further with the two production houses. He has been the director of recently released critically acclaimed movie ‘Pagglait’.

The movie featured Sanya Malhotra in the lead role and other actors in the key roles includes Shruti Sharma and Sayani Gupta. Pagglait was co-produced by Balaji Telefilms led by Ekta Kapoor and Sikhya Entertainment by Guneet Monga.

Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh, Creative Producer and Executive Vice President at Balaji Telefilms told that the unit is excited to work on the new project with Umesh Bist after the successful release of Pagglait.

Kapoor Sheikh told in a statement that “Furthermore, the film established an equity between Balaji and Sikhya and we’re thrilled to come together to tell stories that are both emotional and entertaining, stories that find their way to the hearts of the audience”.

Guneet Monga praised the filmmaker for his “vision for stories” and expressed her excitement to work with the Pagglait team again. She told that “We went through so many amazing experiences together that it feels quite natural to continue this partnership”.

The team is ready with their first project and the announcement of the film can be expected soon.

Umesh Bist expressed that he is touched by the producer’s trust in him and said that “It all started when I first met Guneet in 2018 and there’s no looking back since then. As a filmmaker, all you want is a collaborative ecosystem where the team puts all their might in doing the best for the movie and I am glad I found this in Sikhya and Balaji. The trust they put in a director is rare. As partners, they add on to each other’s strength points, I am excited to take this journey forward with them”.

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