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UTV co-founder Deven Khote to don director's hat with Film City

MUMBAI: Deven Khote, UTV co-founder, is set to wear the director‘s hat with Film City starring John Abraham. The movie is a light-hearted story of a chawl situated next to Film City, the studio complex of the Bollywood film industry. It follows the misadventures, antics and lives of its quirky residents as they try to piece together their own movie. The protagonist of the film is Raju, a spotboy who is a life-long resident of the chawl.

Says UTV Motion Pictures COO Alpana Mishra, "The film will go on the floors on 17 April with most of the film being shot on sets and locations in Mumbai."


The key crew of Film City includes Ram Sampath for music, cinematography by Mahesh Aney and Nitin Desai for art.


Says Deven Khote, "After gaining an understanding of various avenues in the entertainment industry, direction was the obvious choice, an unexplored avenue. Film City is an amalgamation of two thoughts - one which got sparked off by observing a spot boy and the other deriving inspiration from a bunch of boys in Malegaon spoofing themselves. Film City brings the two together and centres around these nuts trying to make a film."

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