MUMBAI—Gulshan Grover and his son Sanjay Grover team up for a film based on stone-pelter Afshan Ashiq from Kashmir, whose only aim in life is to play football for the Indian team and make India proud. The film goes on floor early next year.
Written by Saiwyn Quadros of “Mary Kom” and “Neerja” fame, the movie will be directed by Manish Harishanker, who was chief assistant to Rajkumar Santoshi in “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani” and “Phata Poster Nikkla Hero.”
Sanjay Grover, after finishing his post-graduation from UCLA in Los Angeles in Business of Entertainment and Business of Hollywood, was looking out for good content that he could present in the international market.
Sanjay started working with MGM as a producer and was personally hired by MGM Chairwoman (Motion Pictures Worldwide) Mary Parent as director, Special Projects. He then worked in different capacities, including as a film producer in MGM films under her direct guidance.
Sanjay then collaborated in distribution with Lopez, president, Distribution at MGM Studios, and in finance with CFO Finance, Bedi Singh, While in Hollywood, he had an opportunity to work with the chairmen of various other studios like Sony Pictures and Paramount in synergizing joint ventures. Lionsgate chairmen Harold K. Ludwig and Patrick Wachsberger were very keen for Sanjay to head joint ventures between Lions Gate and Hindi cinema.