Kumar Mangat’s daughter, Amita Pathak turns producer


MUMBAI: Amita Pathak, daughter of Kumar Mangat will take on the reins of a producer for the first time with Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?. Warner Bros. Pictures India and Wide Frame Films join hands for the film starring Ajay Devgn, Konkona Sen Sharma & Paresh Rawal under the direction of Ashwani Dheer.


“The script of Atithi… itself is a nonstop laugh riot, we have a winner at the box office” says Warner Bros. Pictures India deputy managing director Denzil Dias.


Says the debutant producer Amita Pathak, “When my director (Ashwani Dheer) narrated the script to me, I could completely relate to it as we have also faced a similar scenario at home leading to a lot of funny and frustrating situations. We felt it made the perfect premise for a rip-roaring comedy. And that is how Athithi Tum Kab Jaoge was born.”


This is the first time 3 National award winners likes Ajay, Konkona and Paresh have been cast together for a light hearted comedy.

Says Devgn, “I liked the script because it is very real and has some slice-of-life comic situations. It is also very cleverly written and the humor in the dialogue makes it very likeable. I’m sure people from all walks of life will identify with this because every home must have had a guest who has been the bane of their lives.”

To be shot over 50 days at Yashraj Studios and other locales in Mumbai, the film is slated to release on 26 February, 2010.