To most of us Kanti Shah revealed himself in Udaan when three school boys escape from hostel to watch ‘Kanti Shah ke
Angoor’. This mild reference to the epic king of soft porn made most of us google him. Now the hate-hate (not love-hate) relationship between Shah and Bollywood has come full circles as Sneha Tulli another unknown producer from the filmdom is attempting a film, ‘Yeh Hai Mumbai’ with a character based on Shah. This gentleman Sneha Tulli is himself much unheard of as a google of his name will bring nothing related to him as result.Reports of this film being a full-fledged biopic on Kanti Shah are doing the rounds too.
This film can be seen in the light of the success of ‘The Dirty Picture’ as characters from the adult world will keep on visiting main stream cinema more often now. Bollywood does not receive Kanti Shah quite warmly as his penchant to twist and turn big titles into B grade adult films brings much disdain for big producers. Besides titles such as Gunda, Phoolan Hasina Ramkali and Darwaza, he is also credited with making ‘Duplicate Sholay’, Jallad no. 1, Free Entry and Sheila ki Jawani.He is married to Sapna Tanveer who herself stars in most of his films