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Is Ronit Bose Roy, Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi of Bandini, one of the highest profit-makers at the IPL?

tv Updated: Mar 31, 2010 16:46 IST
Rachana Dubey

It’s rumoured that actor Ronit Bose Roy’s security agency, popular with celebrities and event organisers, is one of the highest moneymakers at this year’s IPL. Ace Security and Protection, that provides security to actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan and to production houses like Yashraj Films and Excel Entertainment, has apparently raked in Rs 200 crore for providing security to sportspersons, VIPs and others during the IPL season this year, that lasts 45 days and ends on April 25.

When asked, Roy admitted that his company had been hired for security purposes but expectedly, he didn’t admit to the figure his company had been paid for the job. “It’s not fair to ask anyone how much money they made. My company is involved with big events. IPL 3 is one of them. Because of this, I’m travelling everyday. It’s hectic, but it’s a business I started with a lot of passion and at a time when it was an underplayed idea,” he adds.

Roy plays the lead, Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi in the Balaji show, Bandini, on Imagine. The show has been delivering satisfactory ratings in the 10.30 pm slot for the last one-and-a-half years. Here’s what the actor had to say about his show and his future prospects.