Shashank Khaitan is an Indian film writer, director and recently turned producer, who is known for his work in Hindi cinema. He has directed films like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, which released in 2017. His work on the latter garnered him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Director. His film Dhadak (2018) is an adaptation of the Marathi film Sairat. Khaitan has turned into a producer at Dharma Productions, his first production being Good Newwz.