Dhananjay L. Galani has donned varied avatars since his arrival in Bollywood with starry dreams in his eyes. It was indeed a long journey when he had 1st ended up as an officer in the Anti Piracy Squad. His next stopover, to gain the perfect knowledge of films, was in the distribution & exhibition arena. And finally he did get a chance to be a full-fledged actor when he donned the grease paint and faced the arc lights for the 1st time ever for his good friend namely stand up comedian Sunil Pal’s film ‘Money Back Guaranrtee’. And now he is on Cloud 9 as he is all set to don the mantle of a producer with his as yet untitled venture namely ‘Production No 1’ based on the interesting & the controversial topic of MMS scandal and starring a Ukrainian actress named NATALIYA KOZHENOVA. Present herewith is a recent trelephonic encounter with Dhananjay Galani where he gives the latest update about his illustrious & chequered Bollywoodian career.
Of late you seem to be on Cloud 9! So what’s Up?
“Baat hi kuch aisi hai Shaheen Sir!” Since the last time we had a telephonic chat there has been a latest development in my career. Yes! After donning the varied multifaceted hats I have recently turned a producer. Bollywood has seen my varied avatar’s namely that of an actor, distributor, exhibitor, film promoter, And now I am all set to be a producer”
Go on! You can share your joy with us!
You see till this date I had distributed & exhibited many films under my home production banner Lavlin Films and under the same banner I am now all set to produce my 1st ever film.
And what is your 1st ever film as a producer all about?
My 1st ever film falls into a thriller & suspense genre topped with oodles of glamour & sensousnes. It is all about the pre-planned MMS scandal of innocent girls. A foreigner comes to India and she is lured to make her MMS tape. But the anticlimax is that the foreigner is actually a cop in disguise who has actually & specially come to India to do an expose on the so called MMS scandal. My film is going on the floors early next month. And at present the working title is ‘Production No. 1’.
And which actress have you chosen to perform this challenging role?
I have chosen none other than my favorite actress NATALIYA KOZHENOVA to perform this challenging role. She is a Ukranian actress of Russian origin. She has already done 2 films namely ‘Anjuna Beach’ & ‘Super Model’ and my film will be her hat trick film.
Fine! Now would you like to go a little bit in a flashback mode?
Yeah! That’s fine with me. So just to refresh everyone’s memory I always had this great love for cinema and I also had the desire to act. In Mumbai under the pretext of going for a stroll I often used to land up in filmcity where I got a chance to meet and know many film stars. And then I ended up working for an anti piracy squad named Bharat Copyright Protection and conducted raids in many places of Maharashta & Gujarat and filed a case against many people involved in piracy. Then with the blessings of Anil Nagrath I ended up opening a distribution office and then it was Anil Nagrarth who got me my first film namely Jiten Purohit’s ‘Deewangi Ne Hadh Kardi’ and then the distribution business started flourishing and since my partner, in distribution business, Devendra Singh Tavar’s daughter’s name was Lovlin we also named our company as Lovlin Films. Under my company Lovlin Films I started distributing Bollywood, Hollywood & Marathi films too. Earlier on we had distributed films like ‘Deewangi Ne Hadh Kar Di’, ‘Shahrukh Bola Khubsoorat Hai Tu’, ‘Yeh Dooriyan’, ‘Bhindi Bazaar’, ‘Strange Love Story’, ‘Ek Sangeen Dastaan’, ‘Universal Soldier 4’, ‘Parker’, ‘Pyar Mein Aisa Hota Hai’, ‘Aasa Mee Tasa Mee’ and many many more. Then on I seriously thought of expanding and continuing with the business of distribution & exhibition. Last year I also released an Ahirani language film named ‘O Tuni Maay’. I had also started the business of film promotion and the 1st film in this regard was Diya Bajpayee & Rahat Kazmi’s ‘Identity Card’, Karanveer Bohra & Hemant Madhukar’s ‘Mumbai 125 Km’ et al. And I also got my 1st ever chance of acting wih many established actors through Sunil Pal’s film ‘Money Back Guarantee’. I also did its full promotion in Nagpur & Jaipur city like the print & digital media, radio interview, mall activities and varied colleges. And I also promoted the 1st ever Ahgirani language film ‘O Tuni Maay’ in Khandesh in Dhulia city and Vidarbh in Nagpur city. That’s as far as I can rewind my flashback. And now in a Fast forward moody mode I am waiting with batted breath to kick start my 1st ever film as a producer. Period!