Satish Kaushik-Anupam Kher call off production house

Half a decade back, Satish Kaushik and Anupam Kher had come together to build a production house and named it Karolbagh Films & Entertainment Pvt. They made a humble beginning with Tere Sang [2009] which was a modest success as well. However, the professional tie up between Kher and Kaushik has ended now with the two partners calling off the production house.

"Though there were major plans for the production house, what with other major corporate houses expressing interest in tying up with them for many more films in years to follow, somehow things didn't quite materialize. As partners, it wasn't really working out for Kher saab and Satishji. They felt that it was best for them to stay on as friends instead of bringing a production house between which was turning out to more of a problem than a solution," informs a close associate.

The break took place many months ago though both being mature personalities, neither Kher nor Kaushik made any hullabaloo around it.

"I think we are in a much happier relationship now," quips Kaushik who continues to be thick friends with Kher, "This is what we realized that we are better off as a friends rather than partners."

Together for last three decades, both Anupam Kher and Satish Kaushik are alumnus of National School of Drama. With the closing down of their production house, the two friends are now in a much more relaxed environment together. So much so that Anupam Kher is one of the principle protagonists in Satish Kaushik's upcoming film as a director, 'Gang of Ghosts'.

"When we became partners by forming a production house, we realized that together, we don't really fit in as business people. I think the whole fun element went away. We sat down and thought that it is better to savor our friendship than jeopardize it at this stage of our lives," continues Kaushik.

While Anupam Kher is continuing his entrepreneurism with 'Actor Prepares', Satish Kaushik has now opened an independent production house which is plain and simple titled 'The Satish Kaushik Entertainment'. Its first offering is Gang of Ghosts which is being made in collaboration with Ratan Jain and Ganesh Jain of Venus.

Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more

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