There are several reports doing the rounds that popular make-up artist Subhash Singh is the producer of upcoming education drama ‘Chalk N Duster’. And some reports claimed he is the director of the film. But the actual director of the film Jayant Gilatar has revealed that Chalk N Duster is completely his baby and Amin Surani is the producer.
In an exclusive interview, Jayant Gilatar said, “I’m really surprised with the news. It was my writer Ranjee v Verma who pointed this out to me. Chalk N Duster is completely my film. Me and my writer Ranjeev have worked on this script for the last one and half years and Subhash was nowhere in the picture at that time.”
Both Subhash and Gilatar have been in the industry for a long time having worked with reputed names in the industry. Subhash is a very well known make-up artist and Jayant has directed more than 4000 episodes of different shows for different TV channels. He has also done two films with Mithun Chakraborty, Himmatwala (1998) and Meri Pyari Bahania Banegi Dulhania (2001).
“Subash is an old friend and he requested me to collaborate on some project with him. As a goodwill gesture, I gave him the chance to associate in this project, but he could not handle it properly. And that is when Amin Surani stepped in. Earlier he was just a financer but then he came on board as a producer and all are extremely happy with him. Now Subhash’s involvement is only of a co-producer in the film“ said Gilatar.
Gilatar is now wondering how this news of Subhash spread and if there was a hand of eager PR professionals indulging in some mischief, as there were 2-3 PRs involved in the beginning.
Gilatar said that shoot is almost complete and the film is going good.
Chalk N Duster stars Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi, Girish Karnad, Jackie Shroff, Richa Chadda, Divya Dutta among others.