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Team 'Pagglait' reunites for a three-film deal

The makers are ready to announce the first project of their renewed partnership

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Mumbai: Following the success of "Pagglait", Balaji Telefilms' Ekta Kapoor and Sikhya Entertainment's Guneet Monga have joined hands to sign director Umesh Bist for a three-film deal. The Netflix film released in March was Sikhya Entertainment and Balaji Telefilms' first co-production.

Commenting on their renewed partnership, Balaji Telefilms' creative producer and executive VP Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh said, "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."

Sikhya Entertainment's founder and CEO Guneet Monga said, "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."

Speaking about this extended collaboration, filmmaker Umesh Bist shared, "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 into 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."

The team is soon expected to announce the first project from this deal.

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