Clean Slate Films

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Clean Slate Films
Industry Entertainment
Founded October 2014
Founder Anushka Sharma
Karnesh Sharma
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people
Ajay Kumar Sharma
Karnesh Sharma
Anushka Sharma
Products Films
Services Film production
Film distribution

Clean Slate Films is an Indian film production and distribution company established by actress Anushka Sharma[1][2][3][4] in October 2014. Based in Mumbai, it mainly produces and distributes Hindi films.


Co-founded in September 2014 by Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh Sharma, Clean Slate Films was set up with the single-minded intention of producing movies that the sibling duo "believe in and the audience loves, while backing exciting, hot new talent." Anushka Sharma said, "I have always been a risk-taker, and setting up Clean Slate, allows me to push the envelope even more." Karnesh added, "Our first project, NH10 is taking shape so well, that it gave us a lot of confidence to put things into 5th gear under our banner."[5]

Their debut venture, the crime-thriller NH10 was a co-production between Clean Slate Films and Phantom Films, distributed by Eros International. The film dealt with a married couple in Gurgaon who decide to take a road trip, and instead endanger their lives by intervening in an incident of honor killing. Anushka Sharma played the lead role alongside actor Neil Bhoopalam, Darshan Kumar and Deepti Naval. The film was directed by Navdeep Singh, and written by Sudip Sharma. Released on 13 March 2015, on a budget of about US $2.1 million,[6] NH10 was declared a sleeper hit, raking in approximately US $5.1 million worldwide at the Box Office.[7] The film was screened at the Beijing International Film Festival where it was warmly received and widely appreciated.[8]

Following the success of their maiden production venture NH10, Clean Slate Films released their next production Phillauri, a romantic comedy directed by Anshai Lal and starring Anushka Sharma in the lead alongside Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada. It opened to positive to mixed reviews and was a modest box office success.

Upcoming projects[edit]

Clean Slate Films announced one more project as their next production. They will be producing a crime-drama project titled Kaneda, to be directed by Navdeep Singh. This film will be centred on the lives of NRIs in Canada.[5][9]


Year Film Cast Director Notes
2015 NH10 Anushka Sharma, Neil Bhoopalam, Darshan Kumar, Deepti Naval Navdeep Singh Co-production with Phantom Films
2017 Phillauri Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma, Mehreen Pirzada Anshai Lal Co-production with Fox Star Studios
2018 Pari Anushka Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, Rajat Kapoor, Ritabhari Chakraborty, Mansi Multani Prosit Roy Co production with KriArj Entertainment