Barjatyas take a break from family sagas and go the 'thriller' road

Published: 21 November, 2013 08:21 IST | Shaheen Parkar |

The Barjatyas are well-known in Bollywood for only making lavish family dramas highlighting traditional Indian family values.

It looks like a change is slowly creeping in the house of the veteran filmmakers.

Kavita Barjatya
Samrat & Co and producer Kavita Barjatya

A young scion of the family is making her debut as Bollywood producer with a detective thriller, Samrat & Co. Kavita Barjatya, daughter of Kamal Kumar Barjatya and cousin of Sooraj Barjatya, is targetting the young audience with Samrat & Co. The film, directed by Kaushik Ghatak, features Rajeev Khandelwal and newcomer Madalsa Sharma.

Rajeev Khandelwal
Rajeev Khandelwal features in Samrat & Co

Says Kavita, “When Kaushikji (the director) narrated the subject to me, it caught my attention. Initially the thought was that it’s a huge risk to take on a new genre of serious detectives. Still we were sure of its suspense and thrill elements and went ahead with the project. The film is 80 per cent complete.”

Kavita began as an assistant to Sooraj Barjatya during his film Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon and later produced TV shows like Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki, Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli and Do Hanson Ka Jodaa. Last year, she announced her foray in to filmmaking with Samrat & Co. 

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