Sajid Nadiadwala in talks to buy Mumbai’s Filmistan Studios?

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Sajid Nadiadwala
Sajid Nadiadwala

Sajid Nadiadwala is known to be one of B-town’s most well-known producers. However, not many would have seen this coming. News has it that the producer-director may well be the owner of Mumbai’s Filmistan Studio soon, if things work out.

Nadiadwala is currently in between the deal to buy the studio from the current owner��Anil Kumar Tolaram Jalan, according to Mumbai Mirror. There has apparently been talk of the studio being up for sale for a number of years but that Nadiadwala has now approached Jalan with an offer. A source said, “It’s Sajid’s favourite studio having been the founding ground of one of his much- loved directors Nasir Hussain whose films he’s grown up watching. A song, Offo, for his film, 2 States, was shot there. So there’s a sentimental value attached to the property. He’s been in talks with the owner since the last month-and-a-half and they are at an advanced stage now”.

The studio is around five acres and the building is made up of seven floors. It was founded in 1948.

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