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Affection

● You’re awesome! We will give you a Thank You shout out on social media for supporting our campaign.

● Be the first one to watch the film! You’ll get a password-protected streaming link, a day before the official online release.

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Appreciation

● All of the above rewards.

● We’ll send you a high-res, print-ready digital poster of the film, signed by the team!

● You’ll also receive the deluxe edition of Ek Betuke’s complete music album / soundtrack before the film's release.

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Emotion

● All of the above rewards.

● We’ll send you a limited edition DVD of the film, signed by the team, which will also contain some exclusive uncut glimpses into its making.

● We’ll send you an A4 size printed poster of the film as memorabilia.

● You’ll also receive customized postcards of the film as memorabilia, with a special thank you message.

*Cost of international shipping to be borne by backers and will be contacted at the time of delivery

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Fondness

● All of the above rewards.

● Your support made this film happen! We'll send you an invite for 2 to a special funders' screening of the film.

● Your name will be mentioned in the Thank You section of the film's end credits.

● You’ll also get a chance to join the team for a Skype call and talk about our film, and filmmaking in general.

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Friendship

● All of the above rewards.

● You'll also receive one of the significant props from the film, signed by the Director and the actors.

● You're special! Join us at the premiere screening of the film with the team & other eminent personalities from the industry!

● You’ll get an opportunity for a one-on-one interaction with the team, over an authentic North Indian meal. Food's on us!

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Infatuation

● All of the above rewards.

● Your name will be mentioned in the special credits section in the opening credits of the film.

● Learn from the Director of Ek Betuke, Sharad Raj. We'll organise a special filmmaking workshop for you in Mumbai (Skype sessions for outstation backers).

● Be part of the film’s making. You’ll get to join us on set for a day and meet the entire cast & crew.

● One of the actors will shoot a special Thank You video just for you!

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Ardor

● All of the above rewards.

● You will be credited as Associate Producer of the film.

● You’ll be our special VIP guest at the premiere screening of the film. We promise you’ll have best seats in the house!

● Take a part of our film with you! We’ll send you an original copy of the script, signed by the Director.

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Passion

● All of the above rewards.

● You will be credited as Executive Producer of the film.

● You'll be our guest of honor at the premiere screening of Ek Betuke…

● We will also give you a special thank you mention on stage, at the premiere!

● We will organise a special screening for you and your loved ones at a venue of your choice.

● You’ll get to join us for 3 days in the studio and be part of the film’s post-production process. You’ll not only get to see some parts of the film way ahead of its release, but also learn along the way.

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Love

● All of the above rewards.

● You will be credited as Co-Producer of the film!

● Join the team on stage at the premiere screening. You'll be our chief guest.

● Share the screen with Ek Betuke... The Director, Sharad Raj, will make a short 10-minute film with you.

● In case the film goes to any film festivals, you'll get a chance to be a part of the team and travel with us!

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About the project

Ek Betuke Aadmi Ki Afrah Ratein (Joyous Nights Of A Ridiculous Man) 


A feature film about the dehumanized existence of Gulmohar and his dispossessed consort Anita, until he finds love in Gomti. 

 


The Story

Set in Uttar Pradesh, EK Betuke... is about the alienation of the modern man in the backdrop of rising consumerism and violence in our society. However, there is hope yet in love For in love lies our deliverance.



The Background


India is a secular country, but at the same time it has also experienced distrust and alienation between people and communities, since independence. This distrust that pulls people apart affects me as an individual and as an artist.


Coupled with that, when I read two stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dream of a Ridiculous Man and White Nights, I decided to amalgamate them and set them in a small town, in the backdrop of recent communal violence. That is how Ek Betuke... came to be. Along with real-life characters and incidents, this film is also inspired from Munshi Premchand's short story, Binni. 




My Passion behind film making 

I passed out from FTII, Pune in 1992 and have largely been involved with television and launched 25 shows till now. I have also helmed two featurettes, Ek Thi Maria starring Raghuvir Yadav and Irrfan Khan and Ward No 6, starring Atul Kumar and Kay Kay.



Production still from the promo shoot

I always wanted to make a feature film and Ek Betuke Aadmi Ki Afrah Ratien is a step towards that. From a fervent film viewer, I went on to become a student of cinema. Cinema is the confluence of all art forms yet it has its own unique aesthetic that is fascinating and challenging. Filmmaking means the world to me; cracking the script and a filming a scene is like opium; addictive and one of the finest ways to express oneself creatively.


Appeal!

Ek Betuke... is an avant-garde, experimental film with topical relevance. It is difficult to make inspiring indie films in India as ours is a star-struck country but I am positive that Ek Betuke... will be a film with a difference. By backing this film you will participate in it and own the film as much as I will. It will be our film. It is art that keeps us going through tough times; so come join us!

We have some exclusive rewards for you in return, for any amount that you can contribute. Do checkout the rewards section for details and pledge!

Why crowdfunding?

Ek Betuke Aadmi Ki Afrah Ratien is a non-commercial venture that will hardly pique the interest of mainstream production houses that only work for commercial returns. Also as a filmmaker, I want autonomy and not to be told what to make and how to make it. This film belongs to me and to everyone who's joining me on this crowdfunding journey.

How will the money be used?

Rs. 600000 in Pre-Production

Rs. 1000000 in Production

Rs. 740000 in Post-Production

Rs. 260000 in Admin Fee


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

Releasing the film is a bigger challenge than making one. So fingers are crossed for that! But the challenge at hand at this moment is to kickstart the production and tell the story in the best way possible.

Why should you believe me and why should you fund this project?

This is a film about reaching out & love. It's a small film with a big heart, hence it needs all your love & support. Aesthetically, the film liberates itself from conventional narrative forms and stands for free spirit. Give good, well-meaning cinema a chance. Participate in what can be a significant film of our times. If you believe in love and freedom then do support and be a part of this film! Wouldn't you want to be a part of a story about Love?

Team

Sharad Raj

Producer- Director

Arun varma

Director of Photography

Madhu Apsara

SOUND DESIGNER

Angelica Monica Bhowmick

Art Director

Mannan Munjal

Background Score

Mandira Shukla

Costume Designer

Afzal Sheikh

Editor

Yasmin Rodgers

Makeup Artist

Vandana Kumar

Co-producer


Reviews

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Swarn Verma

13 July, 2017

Wishing the team great success and glory. Blessing from me, always... Swarn


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Subhash Chakravorty

13 July, 2017

Best Wishes... I definitely look forward to this as a very successful project and Sumeet (Rajveer) contributing through his superb acting under the directorship of Sharad Raj!!!


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Madhusudan Shi

12 July, 2017

Hi Sarad, wish you all the best


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Harsha Hildebrand

12 July, 2017

All the very best. Very glad to be part of such an imaginative project.


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Antara Cleetus

10 July, 2017

Happy to be a 'backer' and contribute to your campaign 'bandu masi'. Wishing 'Vandana' and the entire team of 'Ek Betuke Aadmi Ki Afrah Ratein' all the best.


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Maneesha & Francis Cleetus

10 July, 2017

Thrilled and excited to be a tiny part of Vandana's campaign. Good luck to you Bandu massi and the team.


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Pooja Kotian

10 July, 2017

Yay!!! we want Rajveer 🤗🎥roll sound 📽camera 🎬action


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Vijaya Wadhawan

9 July, 2017

All the Best Vandana


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Saif

8 July, 2017

There are people who help you to reach to a level.... others help you cross the line... in to the world of success...... wish you grand success my dear friend Sharad


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Ravi Seth

8 July, 2017

Dear Sharad, wish you all the best


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Seshadri S

7 July, 2017

All the Best Vandana and the entire team


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Faisal Qureshi

7 July, 2017

All the best bro... wish you loads of success ... faisal qureshi


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Rajiv Gupta

7 July, 2017

Great Going...we all are with you... Anything for my bro Labir bhai...take care & all the best


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Kishore Verma

7 July, 2017

Best wishes to the Great Team !! Super Success to You All !


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Neetu Shrma Gupta

6 July, 2017

Time to make a Movie!


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Vikas Churamani

6 July, 2017

Best of Luck ! To the entire team ! VC


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Gaurav Bhatia

4 July, 2017

Dear Sharad - hoping to see your dream turn to reality soon. All the very best. Col & Mrs Gaurav Bhatia.


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Imran

3 July, 2017

Good luck with your first movie, you have always strived to be an actor and this is the perfect platform, make the best use of it and make us all proud


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Deepak Kadam

3 July, 2017

Dear sir Best of luck


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Mahira Mohseni

1 July, 2017

Wishing you all the very best for your dream project. Mahir.


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Gaurav Sawant

1 July, 2017

Best wishes to the team, I know you guys will knock this one out of the stadium. Big shout out to my St Peter-ite home boy Sumeet / Rajveer. Best wishes on this endeavor.


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Sarla Dhawan

30 June, 2017

All the Best Vandana.


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Aarti singh

30 June, 2017

All the very best Sharad.... saw the trailer .. very interesting ... waiting to see the movie !!! Aarti


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Rushikesh Kannawar

30 June, 2017

Hey Sumit This time it's a small amount bro..... I don't know if there's gonna be a next time or no.... But if yes it'll surely be more next time..... All the best bro.....


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Gary Fernandes

30 June, 2017

Good luck team!


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Yash Joshi

30 June, 2017

Wish you all the best for this project. Eagerly waiting for the final outcome of the project!


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Faizan Kidwai

29 June, 2017

All the best 👍


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ARCHAN KUMAR DEY

28 June, 2017

All the Best Vandana


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Jayshree

27 June, 2017

All the best


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Kshama Singh

26 June, 2017

Best of luck to the entire team of Ek Betuke aadmi ki afrah raatein


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Sarla Dhawan

25 June, 2017

Congrats! Vandana. All the best to the entire team.


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Sneh Mathur

25 June, 2017

All the Best Vandana Beta. Wishing the film a Grand Success.


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Akash

23 June, 2017

All the best for the project !


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Vishal Watwani

22 June, 2017

Best luck Sharad... Wishing n hoping the film gets to reach out to the maximum... Cheers


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Soumitra Ranade

21 June, 2017

All the best Sharad!! It will happen!!


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Tanviira Sarmalkar

19 June, 2017

All the best to the whole team and especially Rajveer The most phenomenal and hardworking actor Completely true to his work and in love with what he loves doing best Acting Super proud of him


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padma Balachandran

18 June, 2017

Wish you all the best Sharad. Perhaps you will come back with many more.


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Ross

17 June, 2017

This looks absolutely awesome...I would definitely recommend that you do everything to promote this promsinig venture. With such good talent like Rajveer and team this should meet the level of success you have envisioned. Best wishes, Ross.


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Ranjan Das

17 June, 2017

All the best for your project, Sharad!


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Krutarth Patel

16 June, 2017

Good Luck!


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Miral Kania

16 June, 2017

Hi Raj veer(sumeet)..Miral Kania from St.Peters.....Your Dining hall benchmate :) :) .Goodluck for your venture...All the best...


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Vanshaj Kapur

15 June, 2017

Looking forward to this Sir. Thank you for everything you've taught me.


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Rajesh Gaikwad

15 June, 2017

All the best to Sumeet Verma aka Rajveer Verma.. Bro, dikha de duniya ko !!👍 A star is born Kudos to Sharad Raj and the entire crew for this wonderfully scripted project.


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Shubhi Agrawal

13 June, 2017

Dear Vandana ma'am, Best of luck for this endeavour. Wishing it all the success! PS: Mom wanted me to pledge 1100 as it's considered lucky haha, but this was the closest option. Loads of love, Anupama and Shubhi


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Lipika Dutta

13 June, 2017

All the very best. Eagerly waiting to watch the movie


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Pavan Daga

12 June, 2017

Rajveer for you Cheers !!


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Purnamita Dasgupta

9 June, 2017

Good Luck!


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Anita Nangia

8 June, 2017

Good luck and God Bless 👍


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Diljeet Chawla

8 June, 2017

All the best for the movie Princey, Dr. Chawla


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Bhavnab@gmail.com

7 June, 2017

Vandana, many congratulations on this project and my very best! 😘 Much love! Bhavna


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Pramod Saxena

6 June, 2017

Wish you a great succes in your project, Sharad. Pramod Saxena


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Suranga Thakur

5 June, 2017

Wishing you all the best!


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Laxman Vadlamani

3 June, 2017

Good Luck Sumeet :)


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poojashivam

3 June, 2017

cheers


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Himanshu

3 June, 2017

boond boond se saagar bharta hai. aapka sapna kamyaab ho.


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Dr Shyam S. Chauhan

1 June, 2017

It is a wonderful project. Wish you the very best.


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Indu Singh

1 June, 2017

Congratulations Sharad. And all the best for this great endeavour. Proud to be a part of it. 👍🏼👍🏼


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Subbu Iyer

1 June, 2017

All the best. Cheers


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Sunjey Sharma

31 May, 2017

Wishing Vandana and the entire team - "All the Best". The Promo is very promising.


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Prasenjit ghosh

30 May, 2017

Best of luck Sharad. Feel free to ask for any technical help as well


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JD Lynch

29 May, 2017

Good luck Sharad, I've believed in you ever since we met in NY


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Achint Sachdeva

26 May, 2017

Wishing Vandana Bua and the entire team of 'Ek Betuke Aadmi ki Afrah Ratein' - All the Best !!


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Shelly Arora

25 May, 2017

Wishing you all the best. Hope you guys reach your goal very soon. Goodluck:-)


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Krishna Daswani

24 May, 2017

Wish you all the luck and lots of imaginative ability to make what you visualise with patience & great mental strength


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Mukesh bohra

23 May, 2017

We hope you generate 26lacs asap and make this film for the world to see, All the best to the team


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Kamya Achanta

23 May, 2017

Wishing the team all the best and I hope you'll generate the required amount and make this film soon


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Pavan Wadhwa

21 May, 2017

Hey Princy, all the best for the project! Don't make me stand in line for your autograph :) Pavan


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Aqueel Khan

20 May, 2017

All the best Sharad...


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Swaran Kumar

19 May, 2017

All the best Sharad beta. May you create just the kind of Cinema you have dreamt of.


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Prieti Dasani Dey

19 May, 2017

All the best Sharad!


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Ritesh Solanki

18 May, 2017

All the best..


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Rajeev Sharma

18 May, 2017

Congratulations Sharad !!! Keep it up !! All the Best !1 We all are with You !! CA Rajeev Sharma - SFC


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Neha

17 May, 2017

Sharad, we are excited for you...good luck !


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Manmoyuri Devi

17 May, 2017

All the best for your project...


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Priya and Sanjay

16 May, 2017

Dearest Sharad, We are so proud to be able to support you in turning your talents and your dreams into reality. From afar, this is the only tangible way to do it, so thank you for giving us the opportunity to feel included in a project that is so close to your heart. Let the creative juices flow and enjoy the process! Wishing you lots of fun while working on your film and eventual success - whatever that looks like for you! Love always. Priya and Sanjay


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Sushil Kapoor

15 May, 2017

This is just a beginning... we wish you to achieve highest laureate in this field. With all the best wishes.


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Kaarthikeyan Kirubhakaran

15 May, 2017

Hi Sharad! Wishing you the very best for your feature! Looking forward to seeing it. Kaarthik


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Vivek Munge

15 May, 2017

Best Wishes and may success be with You


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Deeya

13 May, 2017

Good Luck


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Muskaan

13 May, 2017

Good Luck


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Suvojoy Sengupta

13 May, 2017

all the best


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anna usha abraham

13 May, 2017

best wishes


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Anjan

13 May, 2017

Good luck !


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Swapnali Patil

13 May, 2017

Best of luck sir


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Sangam Gupta

12 May, 2017

Good luck!


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Sunaina Verma

12 May, 2017

This film is very close to my heart as it finally marks the long awaited Bollywood debut of my brother Rajveer Verma ! My brother Yash Verma and I, Sunaina Verma are looking forward to solely producing his next under our banner Bambai Film Company. All the best brother my blessings are always with you. I am really looking forward to being a part of 'Ek Betuke Admi ki Afrah Raatein' Love you always, brother SOAR!


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Mitu

12 May, 2017

Best wishes for a successful film


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Rekha Kumar

12 May, 2017

We are sure you would produce an excellent film


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Brijesh Kumar

12 May, 2017

All the best for your project


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Munish

12 May, 2017

All the best Sharad. And all the success to you. Cheers!