Jayantilal Gada is a popular producer and distributor, who ventured into film production under his production company, Popular Entertainment Network (PEN) India Ltd. He is best known for producing the 2013 Hindi film Mahabharat, which won Best Animation Film at the 3rd Fiji Film Festival. According to the latest report, Jayantilal Gada of PEN Studios was hospitalized due to heart ailments a few days ago. He had heart surgery and got a pacemaker shifted in his heart.
Jayantilal Gada ‘son Dhaval said, “ Dad didn’t collapse. But he was in a hospital and doctors fitted a pacemaker in his heart. Now he is better and has has been discharged from the hospital. This happened a couple of days ago.” Dhaval is the film and TV producer and he was announced as Jayantilal Gada ‘ successor at PEN on 3 November 2014.
Jayantilal Gada’s company is largely a one man show and he is currently producing a lot of films. The producer had suffered quite a bit of loss about a few years ago and now he is making his come back with ‘Gangubai’ and ‘RRR’.
Jayantilal Gada started a small video library in a section of his father’s store, buying video cassettes from the producers for distribution. Popular Video Cassette Library was restructured and renamed PEN in the year 1992.