Raj and DK write heartfelt note on completing 15 years in show business: 'We blew up all our savings but...'

    On the 15th anniversary of 99, Raj and DK became nostalgic about their journey so far in the Indian film industry.

    Raj and DK celebrate 15 years of 99.

    Raj and DK celebrate 15 years of 99.

    Filmmakers Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K., popularly known as Raj & DK, issued a statement commemorating their 15-year journey in the Indian show business. The filmmaker duo made their directorial debut with "99," released on May 15, 2009. They have grown in both stature and popularity, thanks to their impressive work in both films and television shows.

    Raj and DK became nostalgic about their journey so far in the Indian film industry. "When we wanted to turn filmmakers, the first thing we did was make business cards. We debated for a long time (like we still do) — what should we call ourselves? Writers? Directors? Producers? Storytellers? Guerilla something... Finally, we decided ‘Filmmakers’ described us best," read the statement.

    The duo's "99" opened in cinemas to positive reviews and subsequently found success at the box office. In the following years, they solidified their position in the Indian film industry with movies like "Shor In The City" and "Go Goa Gone."

    "We started off as Indie filmmakers and blew up all our savings. But we are glad, years later, that we stuck to the stories we always wanted to make, however hard-sell they have been. For that, we would not take the easy route. For just that, we are proud. And for everything else, we are so very grateful!" said the filmmakers.

    The duo's popularity elevated to a whole new level with the wide success of the horror-comedy "Stree." They also became a force to be reckoned with in the streaming space in India with the massive success of the spy-comedy series "The Family Man."

    "From dreams to screens, all these years of storytelling, experiences, and countless memories have made us who we are! Grateful to all the incredible actors, our talented crews, and the amazing audience who made all these years unforgettable," they added.

    Raj and DK's latest web series, "Farzi," starring Vijay Sethupathi and Shahid Kapoor, was also well received by critics and viewers. The duo recently started shooting for the third season of "The Family Man" with Manoj Bajpayee.