MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA OCTOBER 31 , 2013 04.45 P.M.
VIDUR Club Newsletter – [ 1 ]
September 2012 – May 2013
Our Success Ratio in The Last 9 Months = 40%
[ Precisely 35.90 % ]
VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters , is one among many famous acting schools of Mumbai . These days , to keep their sinking ship afloat , some upstart acting trainers are making tall , preposterous and false claims regarding their achievements ( ? ) , accomplishments ( ? ) .
In such circumstances it becomes necessary to present true picture of VIDUR Acting Institute in front of discerning public . Our Brochure is available and everything is listed there in exhaustive details , but it was printed 9 months back and it was printed in bulk , so it’s almost impossible to update it very frequently .
Therefore to appraise everyone concerned about our recent achievements , I thought it proper to establish VIDUR Club and publish VIDUR Club Newsletter periodically . It will be available in two formats ; hard copy as well as the internet version . This Newsletter is available not only for my past , current and would-be students , it is also available for my friends & well-wishers , who now reside in the 149 countries of the world . [ The number of countries , at the time of posting this blog , are now 158 ] To verify this particular claim , you can click on the link of my FLAG COUNTER : http://s10.flagcounter.com/more/v8O
All my old , current and would-be students , all my friends and well-wishers from the virtual as well as internet world can become members of VIDUR Club . It is absolutely free . You have to send either your e-mail ID or your postal address to us . You will start getting your copy of VIDUR Club Newsletter regularly in the format chosen by you .
ACHIEVEMENTS in 2012-2013
In the past 9 months [ September 2012 – May 2013 ] VIDUR Acting Institute has churned out ……….07 ……………. batches . Total number of students in all the batches were ………….. 39 …………. Here is photographic proof .
Out of all the ………….. 39 …………..students of VIDUR Acting Institute , ……………. 14 ……………. students are working in films . And it is not blink & miss roles in some shelved films or some episodic serials . They are playing either lead or parallel leads in these films . Thus a little less than 40 % students of VIDUR Acting Institute are working in films . Here is photographic proof .
Neha Trivedi of Batch No. 67 is playing an important role in ” Highway “ . It is directed by Imtiaz Ali of ” Rockstar “ fame . She also did a commercial campaign for Domino’s Pizza .
Manmeen Gala of Batch No. 69 is playing parallel lead in ” What Happens 6 To 6 “ . The film is a bilingual being made in Hindi and Telugu and is directed by Jagan Chhalla .
Nitin Gowda of Batch No. 70 is a Kannadiga actor . He is playing lead in a Kannada movie ” Ringroad Shubha “ . The film is directed by debutante Priya Belliappa . It has unique distinction of being India’s first all-female-crew film .
Riya Thakur of Batch No. 71 [ She re-joined me ] is playing main lead in ” Shukla Ji Street “ . The film is directed by Anil Mattoo .
Apart from above mentioned ………. 05 ……….. students from the batches , I have also trained ……….. 08 ………… students privately . Here is photographic proof .
Tanvi Rao is doing a pivotal role in the film ” Gulab Gang “ with Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla . The film is directed by Soumik Sen .
Bilal Amrohi is grandson of Producer-Director Kamal Amrohi of ” Pakeezah “ fame . He is doing parallel lead in ” O Teri ! “ . The film is produced by Atul Agnihotri and directed by debutant Umesh Bisht .
Sirish Allu is a Telugu actor , who made his debut in ” Gouravam “ . He is son of Allu Aravind and brother of Telugu heart-throb Allu Arjun . The film is written & directed by Radha Mohan . It is a Telugu , Tamil bilingual .
Mia Evonne Uyeda , a French-Canadian national , is a former MTV V.J. She is doing parallel lead in ” Tere Bin Laden – The Third ” . The sequel is being made by the team of ” Tere Bin Laden ” .
Apart from above mentioned students ……….. 02 ……… more private students of mine ; Sohoni Paul and Preeti Deasi are also working in films . [ I don’t have their photos at present . ]
Sohoni Paul is daughter of Tapas Paul , the superstar of Bengali films . She is doing ” Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa “ opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui . The film is directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta .
Miss Great Britain 2006 Preeti Desai is currently working in ” One by Two “ opposite Abhay Deol . The film is directed by Devika Bhagat , the screenplay writer of ” Ladies vs Ricky Bahl ” and ” Jab Tak Hai Jaan ” .
Apart from above mentioned ………… 11 ………. students ; …………. 05 …………. from the batches and …………….. 06 …………… private , I am privately training ………….. 02 ………… more students for various projects . They are : Anupama Chopra [ Film Critic & TV Host of ” The Front Row “ ] and Ganesh Hegde [ The Choreographer ].
My most recent private student is Alia Bhatt . She is doing only Diction class with me .
Thus the grand total of working students in the past 09 months is 14 .
SCRIPT BASED WORKSHOPS
Apart from training above mentioned …………. 14 …………. students , I also did script-based workshop for 3 films . These films are ; Karan Johar’s ” Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani ” , Atul Agnihotri’s ” O Teri ! ” and Anil Mattoo’s ” Shukla Ji Street ” .
Here is photographic proof .
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2012-2013
LITERATURE OF THE INSTITUTE
There were other activities also at the VIDUR Acting Institute . We have published 2nd edition of the diction booklet . It is compiled by me . This is rare and unique feat . No other acting school in India has published such book .
VIDUR Acting Institute has recently started ad campaign in print media . It became necessary because some unscrupulous upstarts are slyly using my name to further their dwindling , sinking career .
We have an enviable list of students . Their names are mentioned in the brochure and they are on our website also . But for us at VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters , the journey doesn’t end after printing the brochure or hosting the website . We don’t bask in the past glory .
In fact …………….. for us …………………………..
The voyage has just started …………..
The saga still continues ………………..
Above mentioned facts and data with photographic proofs substantiate my claim without any doubt that my success ratio in the past 9 months has been a little less than 40% . Churning out batches , training actors privately and doing Script Based Workshops , it has been a fruitful , satisfying year indeed .
To further substantiate my standing as the acting trainer of India of 23 years of standing , here are links of the 21 newspaper articles , links of 04 online postings and links of 8 TV interviews :
Link of Articles in News Papers :
1 – DNA article about Neil : http://bit.ly/Hnpnh #DNA
2 – Katrina Kaif perfects accent in 20 days- Hindustan Times:
http://bit.ly/bupljo via @addthis
3 – Screen article about Katrina :
Getting trained: http://bit.ly/dmi5FN via @addthis
4 – Times of India, Crest Edition article about Vidur : http://www.timescrest.com/society/ordinary-heroes-3151
6 – Mumbai Mirror article about Vidur , Hazel & Bodyguard : http://www.mumbaimirror.com/article/30/20110302201103020640548027230e1e6/Lifting-the-haze-surrounding-Salman’s-Hazel.html
7 – Deccan Chronicle article about Vidur : http://www.deccanchronicle.com/tabloid/hyderabad/naga-chaitanya%25E2%2580%2599s-new-girl-193
8 – HT Cafe article about Vidur & Katrina Kaif : http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/196265_192372140804702_101736989868218_450549_3700391_n.jpg
9 – HT Cafe article about Vidur & Dev Patel : Hindustan Times http://www.hindustantimes.com/Dev-Patel-learns-to-speak-English-desi-style/Article1-687884.aspx
10 – SHOWBIZ SPY article about Vidur & Dev Patel : http://www.showbizspy.com/article/231206/deva-patel-voice-coaching-for-actor-dev-patel.html
11 – THE GUARDIAN WEEKLY – LONDON article about Vidur & Dev Patel : http://gu.com/p/2zzmf/tw
12 – THE SIYASAT DAILY article about Vidur & Hazel Keech : http://www.siasat.com/english/news/salman-khan-frantically-enamored-hazel via @AddThis
13 – DNA Article about Vidur : Of bhaiyyas, Bhojpuri and Bollywood connection – Entertainment – DNA http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report_of-bhaiyyas-bhojpuri-and-bollywood-connection_1550949
14 – Indian Express Article about Vidur : Actors’ Laboratory – Indian Express: http://bit.ly/sLpy1c via @AddThis
15 – Sunday Indian Express Article about Vidur : Hindi Lessons for Chikni Chameli – Indian Express: http://bit.ly/xwQoX5 via @AddThis
16 – HT Cafe Article No. 1 about Vidur : Ram Charan trains in Hindi for Zanjeer remake – Hindustan Times http://lnkd.in/KYAnnp
17 – HT Cafe Article No. 2 about Vidur : Learning the desi lingo – Hindustan Times http://bit.ly/I8WXKS
18 – Screen Article about Vidur : Going Desi Cool – http://epaper.screenindia.com/137713/Screen-/19-25-July-2013#dual/52/1
19 – Dainik Bhaskar Article in Hindi about Vidur :
20 – Divya Bhaskar Article in Gujarati about Vidur :
21 – Mumbai Mirror Article about Vidur : http://www.mumbaimirror.com/entertainment/bollywood/Zoa-goes-the-Kat-way/articleshow/24282486.cms
Link of Online Postings :
1 – A new post about Vidur :
2 – IBNLive posting about Vidur : http://ibnlive.in.com/news/dev-patel-had-to-take-lessons-in-english/144907-8.html
3 – DIGITAL SPY – LONDON posting on Vidur : Dev Patel takes Indian accent lessons http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/bollywood/news/a315893/dev-patel-takes-indian-accent-lessons.html via @digitalspy
4 – PRO BOLLYWOOD NEWS BLOG: VIDUR OF FILM STARS http://probollywoodnews.blogspot.com/2009/07/vidur-…
Link of Videos on YouTube :
1 – DD NEWS :
2 – SAAM MARATHI News:
3 – E 24 Coverage (1st) :
4 – ZOOM Coverage on Neil:
5 – India TV News :
Katrina’s Hindi Guru http://bit.ly/9L7lDV
6 – E 24 Coverage (2 nd) :
7 – ZOOM Coverage on Katrina :
8 – Sahara Samay Coverage on Katrina : http://youtube.com/watch?v=iQXMABH56_Y
With this copy of VIDUR Club Newsletter , I make myself accountable to one and all and voluntarily submit myself even for legal scrutiny . I can vouch for myself only . I don’t know about others .
I will see you very soon with VIDUR Club Newsletter – 2 .
MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA
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