One More Thought to invest Rs 1 billion in films


    MUMBAI: One More Thought Entertainment, a film production company launched by Azam Khan (ex-K Sera Sera) and Parvez Damania (ex-Kingfisher Airlines) announced its plans to invest Rs 1 billion (Rs 100 crores) in producing 12 movies in the next two years.

    The company has signed nine directors to make 12 movies that it plans to release over the next two years.
    Directors like Kundan Shah (Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron), Jagmohan Mundhra (Provoked), Sashi Sudigala (Cycle Kick) and Ajay Chandok (assistant to David Dhawan) will direct one film each.
    The shooting for Chandok’s film starring Nikhil Dwivedi, Sadaa, Rajpal Yadav, Chunkey Pandey is underway at Mumbai and Bangkok and is being readied for an August release. The film has music by Sajid Wajid. Sudigala and Mundhra’s films will go on floors this year in June and July respectively and Shah’s film will go on floors in 2009.
    On the other hand, Sangeeth Sivan (Apna Sapna Money Money) will produce two movies for OMT. Ravi Rai’s Marathi film Tingya is complete and has toured across few festivals. It will release in theatres on 29 February. Rai will make two more movies for OMT. Ashwini Chaudhary (Good Boy Bad Boy) will direct three movies for OMT and his first film will go on floors this year in April.
    Marathi film maker Mahesh Kothare will direct a movie in Hindi and Marathi. The Hindi film will be a remake of his earlier Marathi film Shubha Mangal Savdhan. T. Rajiv Kumar will direct two movies and the first one will go on floors in May.

    One More Thought executive director Azam Khan said, “In times to come there will be great demand for good content. One More Thought is conceived with the idea of producing commercial and socially relevant films. We will be investing a sum of Rs 100 crore in these projects over a span of two years.”

    Khan has been associated with movies such as Sarkar, D, Risk, Golmaal, Partner, Darna Mana Hai, Ek Haseena Thi and Ab Tak Chappan.

    One More Thought executive director Parvez Damania affirmed, “We have come together to make films that make good commercial sense and provide wholesome entertainment.  Market forces will determine our choices but at the same time we would do our bit to promote socially relevant cinema as well as in the case of our Marathi film Tingya.”