Aarti Shetty

Aarti Shetty serves as the Creative Head of Walkwater Media's Film Production Department. She is the daughter of Manmohan Shetty, the man who established Adlabs Films Ltd and is credited with bringing the multiplex revolution to India.

Early Life and Career:

Aarti was born in Mumbai. Her parents are Manmohan and Shashikala Shetty. She went to Jamnabai Narsee school in Mumbai and later successfully completed a film direction course at New York University in the United States.

She has 4 years of on-set experience working as an Assistant director with big names in the industry like Karan Johar (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna), Ram Gopal Varma (Bhoot) and Shimit Amin (Ab Tak Chappan). Post that, took up the position of Creative Head in Walkwater Media's Film Production Department.

Major accolades:

Aarti's biggest achievements include being a producer of movies like Rita and Tere Bin Laden.

- Rita (2009) a home production of Walkwater Media by Renuka Shahane which went on to win the Best Director Award at Star Screen, the Best Supporting Actress Award at the V Shantaram Awards and the Best Screenplay Award at the Pune Film Festival. Rita was officially screened at over 5 international film festivals.

- The overwhelming success of Tere Bin Laden (2010) meant it was the first Bollywood movie to be invited to be screened at the Friars Club Comedy Festival in New York.

- Pratigya, another Walkwater Production, won the best serial at the Apsara, Indian Television and Big Star Awards.

Future Projects:

Walkwater Media has also bought the rights for the book 'Zoya Factor' which was written by Anuja Chauhan. The rights of this book were originally sold to Shahrukh Khan's Red Chillies Production. However, they have not worked on the film adaptation over the course of the past 3 years. This resulted in a lapse in the original rights period. Post that, Walkwater Media bought the book's rights and are soon set to start work on it.

Walkwater Media has also lined up the sequel to Tere Bin Laden which is set to be directed by Abhishek Sharma.

There are various other projects in the pipeline.