Bharat Shah

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Bharat Shah
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Born (1944-08-05) 5 August 1944 (age 73)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Businessperson
Years active 1970–present
Parent(s) Shantibhai lalubhai Shah (father)
Bikhiben Shah (mother)
Relatives Vijaykumar Shah (brother)

Bharat Shah (born on 5 August 1944) is an Indian diamond merchant, Hindi film financer and distributor, under his banner VIP Films.[1] He has produced several Bollywood films, such as Dil Se.. (1998) starring Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala,[citation needed] Devdas (2002) starring Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai,[2] and Rascals (2011) starring Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn and Kangana Ranaut.[citation needed]


  • Films
Year Title Director(s) Cast Genre Producer
1993 Darr Yash Chopra Shah Rukh Khan, Sunny Deol, Juhi Chawla Drama, Romance, Thriller Associate Producer as Bharat Shah
2000 Pukar Rajkumar Santoshi Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit,

Namrata Shirodkar

Action, Drama, Romance Co-Producer as Bharat Shah
2002 Devdas Sanjay Leela Bhansali Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Romance Producer as Bharat Shah
2008 The Ode Nilanjan Neil Lahiri Noel Gugliemi, Wilson Cruz,

Sakina Jaffrey

Drama Executive producer as Bharat Shah
2009 Teree Sang: A Kidult Love Story Satish Kaushik Ruslaan Mumtaz,

Sheena Shahabadi, Rajat Kapoor

Romance Producer as Bharat Shah
2012 Ghost (2012 film) Puja Bedi Shiney Ahuja, Sayali Bhagat, Julia Bliss Horror Executive producer as Bharat Shah

Legal affairs[edit]

In 2001, Shah was arrested following an investigation into whether a film he financed, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, was funded by the Indian mafia. This arrest led to a conviction in 2003 for not disclosing fellow producer, Nazim Rizwi's links to the Indian mafia.[3] Rizwi and his assistant, Abdul Rahim Allahbaksh Khan, were also convicted of forging links with the Indian mafia to extort film personalities.[4][5] Shah was sentenced to one year in jail but as he had already spent fourteen months in jail as part of his trial, he was freed. Rizwi and Khan each were sentenced to six years' rigorous imprisonment and a fine of 15 lakhs.[6]


  1. ^ "Bharat Shah acquires distribution rights of B.A. Pass". Bollywood Hungama. May 16, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Devdas has a complaint". 2003-02-14. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Indian movie mogul convicted". BBC News. September 30, 2003. 
  4. ^ "Court convicts Bharat Shah, two others". Rediff News. September 30, 2003. 
  5. ^ "Bharat Shah convicted for staying silent on mafia". The Economic Times. September 30, 2003. 
  6. ^ "Bharat Shah, co-accused sentenced". The Hindu. October 1, 2003. 

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