‘Ek Chalis Ki Last Local’ director to turn producer

Mumbai: Director Sanjay Khanduri, best known for making 'Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local', would not only helm but also produce two of his upcoming films.

Khanduri, 33, made his debut with dark comic thriller 'Ek Chalis Ki Last Local' as a writer and director. His next film – 'Kismet Love Paisa Dilli' had Malika Sherawat and Vivek Oberoi in lead roles.

"I am in the process of writing two scripts. And I would be producing it as well. I feel as a producer I would be able to take a call on the creative area. Also I want to get involved in the process of filmmaking in order to safeguard make my product (film)," Khanduri told PTI.

'Ek Chalis Ki Last Local' (2007) starring Neha Dhupia and Abhay Deol in the lead revolved around two people who miss the last local train and how it changes the course of their lives forever. The film won high accolades from masses and critics for its innovative concept and screenplay.

While his recent release 'Kismet Love Paisa Dilli' did not garner good response at the box office.

"My first film 'Ek Chalis Ki Last Local' was about what happens between a man and a prostitute when they stumble upon each other by chance. The other was about fight against corruption. I have always worked on different kind of stories and this time as well it is something unusual," Khanduri said.

"I believe cinema should be entertaining but with a message. All I can say is the two films that I am working on currently are high entertaining octane films. It is original. We would start working on the film hopefully by this year," he said, without spilling any further detail about the two films.