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Aftab turns producer!

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By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
There are whispers that director Vikram Bhatt and actor Aftab Shivdasani, who have worked in a string of films together, including Red - The Dark Side [which opens this Friday], have decided to cement their friendship further. Reportedly, the duo has decided to start a series of films -- as producers.

"I am doing stuff on my own. I have plans to start my film, but it's not in association with Aftab or any actor. Production is definitely on the cards, but it's not happening immediately," Vikram tells me. Currently in London for work, the director is expected back in Mumbai on Thursday, a day before Red - The Dark Side hits the screens worldwide.

Meanwhile, Aftab has decided to follow his peers by producing films. In fact, he has also started a film production unit called Rising Sun Entertainment. "I don't have any projects in mind as of now. But I hope to start the film production activities by 2007-end. I am still building a base and I wouldn't start till the brand equity is strong enough," Aftab tells me.

What prompted Aftab to get into film production? "It's a natural extension. But I am not getting into it for the heck of it. I am pretty serious about it," he states.

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