Ashwin Varde is a filmmaker, but in his self-styled introduction, he calls himself 'a journalist by heart, filmmaker by profession and crusader by choice.' He was the producer of three Bollywood movies '
Boss' (2014), '
The Shaukeens' (2014) and '
Mubarakan' (2017). Ashwin Varde began his journey in film-making as a co-producer. He was the co-producer of the movie’ '
Ragini MMS' (2011).
Ragini MMS was a horror film whose director was
Pawan Kripalani and it was produced by Jeetendra and
Shobha Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms. The film stars
Rajkummar Rao and
Kainaz Motivala were in lead roles. In this movie, an old song 'Raat Akeli Hai' of
Asha Bhosle and S.D. Burman from Dev Anand’s movie '
Jewel Thief' was lifted and was also heard in pieces during this film.
This movie was also co-produced by Puneet Kinra, Siddharth M Jain, Tanuj Garg, Sanjay Rajagopal along with Ashwin Varde. In the year 2013, Ashwin Varde along with Viacom 19 and Cape of Good Films produced a movie 'Boss' which was directed by Anthony D'Souza. The film was a remake of a Malayalam movie 'Pokkiri Raja ' starring Mammootty, Prithviraj, and
Shriya Saran, and the Hindi version features
Akshay Kumar in the lead role, while
Ronit Roy and
Aditi Rao Hydari were in the supporting role.
The film fared average in its business in the first week but witnessed a low collection in its second week. In the year 2014, Ashwin Varde along with Akshay Kumar and Murad Khetani with the support of Trilogy Digital Media Ltd. produced a movie 'The Shaukeens.' It was again a remake of 1982 classic film of
Basu Chatterjee titled 'Shaukeen' in which film stars
Utpal Dutt, and A K Hangal were in the lead roles.
Director Abhishek Sharma couldn't create any magic with Anupam Kher, Abbu Kapoor, and Piyush Mishra. The film had gorgeous outfits for the stars, and the film is shot in Mauritius instead of Goa. In the year 2017, he produced a much better comedy movie 'Mubarakan' which was produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Murad Khetani, and Ashwin Varde.
In this flick, nephew
Arjun Kapoor played a dual role along with his uncle, Anil Kapoor. The film was directed by Anees Bazmee. Ileana D'Cruz and
Athiya Shetty played two leading heroines for Arjun Kapoor who played the role of twins in the movie.