Members of Executive Committee

Swadha Kulkarni
Breathless Films

Hon. President

Keen observer, ace crisis manager & talent scout. With over two decades of experience in producing content for several international commercials, television promo spots & AD films, Swadha Kulkarni, Executive producer of Breathless Films, has played an integral role in shaping the new company. The one thing that stands out about Swadha is that she is someone who truly enjoys her work, and for the 20 odd employees under her at Breathless, she is a sounding board, mentor and leader never averse to the idea of getting her hands dirty. Especially while eating crab butter garlic!

Billoo Sandhu
Cutting Edge Pictures

Hon. Vice President & Treasurer

Born in an Agricultural Family in Punjab in 1965  and after initial schooling in Bishop’s School Poona and The Punjab Public School, Nabha Billoo finished his graduation from Mithibai College Vile Parle, Bombay.Immediately after graduation  learnt film making as an Assistant Director at Far Video Films.Started Cutting Edge Pictures in the year 2000. From then on there has been no looking back. Over the years Billoo has  worked  with a varied list of clients both in India and the International market. Some of the prestigious clients being Pepsico, Coca Cola,Uni Lever,Garnier, Johnson & Johnson, Marico, Hero Honda, Nissan,Samsung, Vimal Pan Masala etc.Billoo’s 30 years  in this Industry have been fun and have bought a new learning experience with every new Day.

Cyrus Pagdiwala
Corcoise Films

Hon. General Secretary

Starting off with a small production company in 1993 he learnt the ropes of all aspects of film production from budgeting to post production, rolling up his sleeves and dirtying his hands over the years. Cyrus has worked with few of the biggest names in the commercial world - Tony Kay (New York Life), Traktor (Typhoo Tea), Daniel Barber of the RHB (Ford Galaxy), Steve jobs of revolver (Quantas & Suez) amongst others. Cyrus’ partnership with Prasoon Pandey at Corcoise Films has resulted in recognition at Cannes, Clios and the New York Adfest amongst other forum.

Amitabh Bhattacharya
Nomad Films

Executive Committee Member

A school dropout, an assistant to a hoarding supervisor in Vantage Outdoors, a junior copywriter in HTA (JWT) then with DDB Mudra, Leo Burnett and finally a CD in McCann. Just when it was time to settle down, Nomad happened. And the journey continues. Sometimes even on a bicycle.

Apurba Sengupta
Ramesh Deo Production

Executive Committee Member

Majored in Economics followed by a MBA, led to the normal corporate marketing world. But while heading the strategy and planning team of ESPN Cricinfo, Apurba decided to quit and take a 3 month sabbatical to learn aspects of film making to enhance his ability to understand films better. Starting as an intern he became a producer in 6 months. After more than 12 years, producing 500 plus commercials including winners of couple of Cannes Lions, multiple Spikes Asia including a Grand Prix, multiple London International Awards (LIAs), Ad Fest Lotuses, D&AD mentions & other awards, surviving a straight 200 shooting day schedule of Season I of 24 India, the sabbatical still continues…

Khalil Bachooali
Offroad Films

Executive Committee Member

Born in Mumbai, raised in the Middle East, under-graduation in India and Europe, worked in Doha, Singapore, Rotterdam, Prague and Mumbai, Khalil brings international experience and global exposure to the table in everything he does.With a background in marketing and advertising and a stint with the European office of Johnson & Johnson, Khalil ventured into the world of advertising and content production in India where he has produced over 400 commercials in a short span of 5 years. Khalil started his own production company, Offroad Films, in 2011.Khalil has an uncanny ability to bring together the right creative partners for the right film project. His aim is to merge artistic sensibilities with marketing acumen.  

Tushar Raut
Coconut Films

Executive Committee Member

Tushar Raut a qualified Chemical Engineer from Mumbai, started his career with Prithvi theatre since 1994 and ever since then has been very much a part of the National & International events. His credentials include work with well known & reputed Production Houses. Tushar then initiated Coconut Films and has created a mark of his own and has been doing fantabulous work. Three years of his growth chart is good enough a testimony of knowledge, ability, experience & skill.  

Sub-Committees

Marketing Sub-Committee:
Tushar Raut

Legal Sub-Committee:
Cyrus Pagdiwala

Finance & Administrative Sub-Committee:
Swadha Kulkarni
Mr. Billoo Sandhu

Industry Relations Sub-Committee:
Amitabh Bhattacharya

Arbitration Sub-Committee:
Will be left flexible and can be decided at the point of such an event.