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Umesh Bist, the director of Pagglait, and producers Ekta Kapoor and Guneet Monga have signed a three-film pact.

Balaji Telefilms, Sikhya Entertainment, and filmmaker Umesh Bist rejoin for a three-film collaboration after Pagglait. Pagglait, written and directed by Umesh Bist, was praised for its sophisticated depiction of a complex subject that was balanced with appropriate comedy.

Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh, Creative Producer and Executive Vice President of Balaji Telefilms, said about the cooperation,  “Pagglait resonated with Indian audiences in unimaginable ways. Everyone found a connection with the story and that is Umesh’s biggest strength. Furthermore, the film established equity between Balaji and Sikhya and we’re thrilled to come together to tell stories that are both emotional and entertaining, stories that find their way to the hearts of the audience”.

Guneet Monga stated, “I still remember the day I met Umesh sir. His vision for his stories is unmatched and it is inspiring to see his faith and commitment to a project. Team Balaji has been a delight to work with and we at Sikhya are looking forward to this collaboration. We went through so many amazing experiences together that it feels quite natural to continue this partnership.”

Umesh Bist says, “It all started when I first met Guneet in 2018 and there’s no looking back since then. As a filmmaker, all you want is a collaborative ecosystem where the team puts all their might in doing the best for the movie and I am glad I found this in Sikhya and Balaji. The trust they put in a director is rare. As partners, they add on to each other’s strong points, I am excited to take this journey forward with them.”

Following the success of Pagglait earlier this year, the team behind this entertaining film has reunited once more. The film marked a number of firsts, including Balaji-first Sikhya’s collaboration.

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