about us

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.– Milton Berle.
What we do
We make


Full feature, shorts, tele-films, digital. The kind that go well with popcorn-cola, nimboo paani-chaat combos. The kind that go well whether consumed solo or with likeminded souls. The kind that ignite your brain’s frontal cortex (that’s the part that makes you laugh, cry, sigh).

As producers, we are committed to our audiences first and foremost. We get that you have an option when you decide to watch cinema. We get that you’re choosing us over time spent on a valuable business deal, a job that pays well, an exam that needs preparation, a TV remote that’s addictive, etc etc etc. In an era of information overload, developing content that is original, meaningful and impacting lives, is critical to our company’s mission. In short, we value your choice, and your time.

As producers, we are committed to that talent we showcase. From the on-screen artists, to the lead technicians, to the back office that makes a project come of full circle – every one counts. Piecing together a cohesive, competent team that conjures celluloid vision to reality is our company’s strength.

As producers, we are committed to our four point value proposition –

Imagine. Inspire. Engage. Entertain.

Our Partners

“Partnerships are good engines for narrative.” - Tommy Lee Jones
So while we know what we do best, we collaborate with like-minded partners to bring our cinema to life (and to theaters)! They are –


the year we started our company.


years of management and film industry experience.


our typical crew size
and we love hiring interns.


stars is what we strive for,
from critics and fans alike.

our team


“In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.” ― Tina Fey


“If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.” ― Brad Szollose

our work

“Creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself." — Alan Alda

Upcoming Projects


“In the end, when this is all over (award shows), I just go back to the beginning.” - Danny Boyle

News Room

“Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can’t get into it do that.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
Times Of India

​John Abraham, Bhushan Kumar and Nikkhil Advani join hands for 'Batla House'

Thursday, July 19, 2018

After working together on 'Airlift' (2016) and the upcoming 'Satyameva Jayate', Bhushan Kumar and Nikkhil Advani are coming together yet again to produce 'Batla House', which will be helmed by Nikkhil. The duo has their 'Satyameva Jayate' actor John Abraham, who is also producing the film, playing the role of Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who spearheaded the real-life Batla House encounter. The thriller drama will be written by Ritesh Shah.

Times Of India

​John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee to come together for a thriller

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2018

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Nikkhil Advani’s Emmay Entertainment have come together to jointly produce a high octane, nail biting thriller starring John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee. Written and directed by Milap Zaveri, the film goes on floors on March 5 th to release in the second half of 2018.

Emmay Entertainment

​Release Date For Baazaar

Tuesday, Jan 09, 2018

The producers of the Hindi feature film BAAZAAR are pleased to confirm FRIDAY APRIL 27, 2018 as the worldwide release date.

The film has completed its principal photography and is currently in post production.

BAAZAAR is the maiden directorial venture of Gauravv K Chawla. It launches Rohan Mehra (son of the late actor Vinod Mehra) and is helmed by Saif Ali Khan, Chitrangadha Singh and Radhika Apte.

The film is produced by Emmay Entertainment and Motion Pictures LLP and KYTA Productions.

Times Of India

​Nikkhil Advani’s next is about the man behind India’s Mars Mission

Wednesday, Oct 04, 2017

It is often said that cinema is aspirational, but there are times when it can be inspirational, too. Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani is all set to bring to screen one such inspiring story — that of Dr K Radhakrishnan, the former Chairman of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) and the man behind India's Mars mission aka Mangalyaan.

Times Of India

​Ranjit Tiwari: 'Lucknow Central' will decide where my career heads

Tuesday,Sept 12, 2017

Bollywood has its fair share of newcomers and mentors. What makes the jodi of Nikkhil Advani and Ranjit Tiwari hatke is that while they play the producer and director, respectively, of 'Lucknow Central', there's a deep sense of paternity that runs beneath. For Nikkhil, Ranjit is his ghar ka baccha. He has proudly backed him and taught him for eight years before gearing up to display his talent as a debutant director. Here are excerpts from BT's conversation with the duo...

Times Of India

​'Lucknow Central' team celebrated I-Day at Yerawada jail

Thursday,Aug 17, 2017

Dream so big that even the barricaded walls of a prison can't stop it — this was Farhan Akhtar's advice to over 4,000 inmates of Pune's Yerawada central jail. The actor, along with the cast of his upcoming film 'Lucknow Central', had visited the prison to celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday.

Mumbai Mirror

Lucknow Central song 'Teen Kabootar' proves one doesn't need instruments to create good music

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

After the teaser of their 'Teen Kabootar' song piqued the curiosity of listeners with its originality, the makers have now released the full song. Needless to say, the teaser was only a window to some musical brilliance.

Mumbai Mirror

'Lucknow Central' trailer: Farhan Akhtar plots a prison break with his band of convicts

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The makers of 'Airlift' are geared up for another thriller inspired by true events, titled 'Lucknow Central'. The film starring Farhan Akhtar launched its first official trailer on Thursday morning, and it looks every bit intriguing.

Mumbai Mirror


Monday, May 15, 2017

It all began with a photograph. After two years in the film industry, assisting film makers including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, dabbling in photography and doing some ghost-writing, playing the guitar and composing music, Rohan Mehra got a photo-shoot done and posted some of the pictures on Instagram.

Emmay Press Release

​Baazaar is now open for business

Friday, May 05, 2017

The film’s director Gauravv K Chawla, a protege of producer Nikkhil Advani, said in a press statement, “Baazaar is a film is meant for each and everyone who dreams of making it in the big bad world of Mumbai, and does so on their own terms.”

News 18

​Farhan Akhtar's Lucknow Central to be Released on September 15

Tuesday, March 17, 2017

Lucknow Central, set against the backdrop of a jail and its inmates, will release on September 15.

The Telegraph

​A smart comeback

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Director Nikhil Advani has had many ups and downs, but is now back in the reckoning with his new TV series P.O.W. and other upcoming films

Economic Times

​War & un-peace: Nikkhil Advani directs a TV series on India in a post-Kargil scenario

Sunday, Ocober 09, 2016

Who is the lead character in the movie Piku? Amitabh Bachchan who plays the elderly Bhaskor Banerjee or Deepika Padukone, who plays his daughter? It’s neither, feels Bollywood director Nikkkhil Advani — it is Shoojit Sircar, the director of the movie, who is central to the plot. Last week, on a rainy afternoon, over lunch at the Kamal Amrohi (also known as Kamalistan) Studio in Jogeshwari in suburban Mumbai, Advani spoke with a lot of passion on how Bollywood is at the cusp of change and how directors and writers are altering the power equation in the industry. Advani is a director of top grossing Bollywood movies like Kal Ho Na Ho and D-Day and is currently directing a television show for Star, called Bandi Yuddh Ke — Prisoner of War. The studio is one of those locations in Mumbai that sports a lot of green and allows film production units to create villages as well as war zones within the city.

Times Of India

​Nikkhil Advani: My show will connect with the audience

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Television has always intrigued Nikkhil Advani, right from the time he assisted Aziz Mirza on 'Nukkad' 30 years ago to now, when he's ready with his magnum opus 'P.O.W - Bandi Yuddh Ke', which will air on Star Plus in October.

The Hindu

​‘ Successful stories need not be formula-based’

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Nikkhil Advani says he has always had a yen for thrillers and his forthcoming television series POW: Bandi Yudh Ke is going to be all about thrills

Business Standard

​Thriller, political plots bring out best in me: Nikkhil Advani

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

He may have made his directorial debut with romantic drama "Kal Ho Naa Ho," but filmmaker Nikkhil Advani says thriller is his favorite space as it brings out the best in him.

Deccan Chronicle

​This is the time for TV: Nikhil Advani

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Expectations are riding high on Nikhil Advani’s upcoming finite series, Prisoners of War (PoW). Those who have seen the promos of the show cannot stop raving about it. We caught up with the director and got him to spill the beans on his new offering.

Mumbai Mirror


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Nikkhil Advani's finite TV series is an adaptation of the Israeli drama Hatufim which inspired the American hit, Homeland.


​Nikhil Advani opens up about the failure of Katti Batti & Hero and the success of Airlift.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

In life there are no constants and more so in the industry. The gloom that his two directorial releases, Katti Batti and Hero, cast last year has melted. Nikhil Advani, the co-producer of this year’s first 100 crore hit Airlift, feels vindicated by its success. The film, about the 1990 exodus in Kuwait, has been touted as Akshay Kumar’s best till date. Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, Airlift has salvaged his sinking spirits. “Airlift was a tough film to make as it’s based on a piece of history - full marks to Raja and his team for pulling it off so well. But it was also a dicey film to sell as a producer,” he says. He shares that the best compliment he received for Airlift was from director, Raja Menon himself. “It was 4 am and we were at the Imperial Hotel in Delhi. We were both drunk. Raja looked at me and said, ‘Thank you for sticking by me’. I don’t think he will ever admit that again’,” chuckles Nikhil.

Bombay Times

​Nikhil Advani and his partners unveil exciting plans for film and TV

Friday, January 29, 2016

Filmmaker Nikhil Advani and his sister Monisha Advani are one of the most successful brother-sister combinations in Bollywood. Throw in their childhood friend, the extremely pleasant Madhu Bhojwani, as their third partner and you will know why Emmay Entertainment, their production house, is breaking ground.

Times Of India

Nikkhil Advani: Varanasi has a magnetic appeal even for a matlabi believer of God like me

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Known for films like 'Kal Ho Na Ho', 'Salaam- E- Ishq', 'Patiala House' and more recently 'Hero' and 'Katti Batti', Bollywood film director Nikhil Advani was in Varanasi in connection with the shooting of a short film recently. "The film is part of a project in which five directors from India and Pakistan are making short films. Among the Indian directors, there's Tigmanshu Dhulia, Aparna Sen, Ketan Mehta and Bejoy Nambiar apart from me," informed the director while canning a boat scene at Raja Chet Singh Ghat on Wednesday.

Mumbai Mirror


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Says Nikkhil Advani, admitting that he erred with his last two films but is stilll in the race, producing three films and directing two more.


It's out! Akshay Kumar reveals the first poster of Airlift

Monday, November 16, 2015

So it's official! The much spoken about Akshay Kumar starrer Airlift is all set sweep the audiences off their feet on 22nd January 2016.The International Khiladi today took to social media to share the first official poster of the much awaited flick making it go viral in no time.

Man's World India


Thursday September 10, 2015

It’s a balmy Sunday afternoon. Director Nikkhil Advani steps out of a sound mix for his film Hero, and points up at the logo of Rajkamal Studios. “Yash Chopra used to love this place. Of course, then this complex did not have so many residential buildings,” says Nikkhil. “We shot some scenes of Mohabbatein in that studio,” he says wistfully, pointing to a locked studio gate. Advani’s schooling as an assistant to Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar and Sudhir Mishra led him to direct six films, from Kal Ho Naa Ho to Salaam-E-Ishq and D-Day. This September presents him with a curious situation — two of his films (Hero and Katti Batti) are releasing in consecutive weeks.

The Huffington Post

Nikkhil Advani Speaks About Helming 'Hero' And 'Katti Batti', Which Are Releasing Back To Back

Thursday September 10, 2015

Nikkhil Advani, 44, has already had an exhausting day when we meet around 5 pm at Yashraj Studios in Mumbai’s Andheri (West), where he is completing the mix for his upcoming film Katti Batti, an “edgy, Dharma Production vibe” rom-com starring Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan. Before that film releases on September 18, he has Hero, a remake of Subhash Ghai’s 1983 action drama starring newcomers Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty, releasing on Friday.


Nikkhil Advani: AIRLIFT is an extremely patriotic film

Thursday September 3, 2015

We all have enjoyed seeing the romantic, comical, action & also the patriotic side of Akshay Kumar and once again we will get to see khiladi's patriotic side in his upcoming film AIRLIFT.

Ask producer Nikkhil Advani about his upcoming film AIRLIFT and he says, “I have seen about 82 minutes of the film. I think there is one last schedule that is going to happen from 20th of October onwards and then they'll release on 22nd of January.”

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