Sahara inks 3 film deal with Sagar Ballary


    MUMBAI: Sahara One Motion Pictures, which has been lying low after it broke away from Percept Picture Company, has now commissioned Bheja Fry director Sagar Ballary to direct three films.

    The script of his first film under the arrangement is in its final stages. The project will go on the floors by the end of this quarter. The plots for the other two projects have also been finalised by Sahara One Motion Pictures and the scripting work will start soon.

    Sahara Media and Entertainment business head Seemanto Roy said, “We welcome Sagar Ballary on board. We are sure that this association with Sagar will cater to quality cinema.”

    “For the past one year, we have been working on remodeling our motion pictures business. By the first half of the next year, the audience will see many great movies from the  Sahara One Motion Pictures stable,” he added.

    Adds Ballary, “After Bheja Fry, I want to provide a diverse platter to the audience and I am glad that Sahara has provided me that platform and a wider canvas.”

    “My first film with Sahara is another funny film called Kaccha Limboo. It is a story of a fat, goofy thirteen year old boy who is caught amidst conflicting worlds of peer-pressure, puppy love, familial frustrations and high-school dilemmas. Unable to cope, he follows his dream world of rebellion, runs away from everything in an attempt to carve out a special identity for himself. The film is a super adventure, a complete family entertainer.”

    Ballary directed Bheja Fry on a shoestring budget of Rs 60,00,000, but the film went on to become one of the most commercially successful movies of this year, grossing Rs 120 million (Rs 12 crores) theatrically.