Besides filmmaking, Karan is the co-founder of two digital initiatives: he is the creative director of
Dreamscape Media, an award-winning web and mobile development agency; and co-creator of
Upperstall.com, a film portal that takes a serious look at Indian cinema and rated by TIME Magazine
as one of the Top 3 entertainment websites in the world. Before signing up as a director with Excel Entertainment for Bangistan starring Riteish Deshmukh
and Pulkit Samrat, Karan was the film critic for Mumbai Mirror for an eventful 3 years, watching and
writing on every film release.
farhan akhtar & ritesh sidhwani, producers
Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment has been pushing the boundaries of reel
entertainment ever since its first release in 2001, ‘Dil Chahta Hai,’ which even till today is considered
a cult classic. Excel has produced films as diverse as ‘Lakshya’, a coming of age film set against the
1999 Kargil War, ‘Don’ an edge of the seat thriller, and ‘Honey Moon Travels Pvt Ltd’ a light hearted
Junglee Pictures, the Films Division of the largest and most influential media company of India – The Times of India Group, is an emerging studio in the business of development, production and distribution of Hindi feature films.
Junglee Pictures aims to produce entertaining films for the Indian theatre going audience as well as the ever-growing Diaspora market. The company is also co-producing films in collaboration with creative minds from the Indian film industry (Bollywood) and International talent from across the world.