Director's Kut Productions
Director's Kut Productions is a television production company based in Mumbai. Established in 2007, it is known for producing Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaii, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke.
In 1993, Shahi started his career as an assistant director. In 1999, Shahi made his directorial debut with the series Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi. He then went on to direct series like Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahi, Hamare Tumhare, Rishtey, Kareena Kareena, Reth, Mamtaa, Millee, Virasaat and Saathi Re. Thereafter he worked as a series director for Saat Phere, Ghar Ki Laxmi Betiyaan and Maayaka.
Eventually, he became a television producer and started his own production company in 2007. His first series as producer was Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai on Star Plus, followed by Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.
They have a YouTube channel named First Kut Productions.
|Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai||Star Plus||12 January 2009|
|Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke||Star Plus||18 March 2019|
|Aai Kuthe Kai Karte||Star Pravah||December 2019|
|Baavle Utaavle||SAB TV||18 February 2019 - 26 August 2019|
|Tere Sheher Mein||Star Plus||2 March 2015 – 14 November 2015|
|Itti Si Khushi||Sony TV||29 September 2014 – 2 January 2015|
|Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya||Zee TV||6 January 2014 – 2 December 2014|
|Jamuna Paar||Imagine TV||27 February 2012 – 12 April 2012|
|Amrit Manthan||Life OK||26 February 2012 – 2 August 2013|
|Kuch Toh Log Kahenge||Sony TV||3 October 2011 – 28 March 2013|
|Havan||Colors TV||26 September 2011 – 30 March 2012|
|Chand Chupa Badal Mein||Star Plus||28 June 2010 – 13 June 2013|
|Maat Pitaah Ke Charnon Mein Swarg||Colors TV||29 June 2009 – 4 June 2010|
|Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai||Star Plus||8 October 2007 – 13 November 2010|
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