25 Years Without Raj Kapoor


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           SEPTEMBER 29 , 2013           08.40 P.M.

I started writing this blog last month . But I was unable to complete it because of several other pressing matters . It seems so uncanny that I am completing and posting it one day after the birthday of Raj Kapoor’s grandson Ranbir Kapoor .

Last month all the members of Raj Kapoor‘s family assembled to remember him on his 25th Death Anniversary . Even general public and his fans remembered him fondly on that occasion . It is heartening to know that even after 25 years of his demise , mortal Raj Kapoor’s  immortal memory refuses to fade away from public memory .

Raj Kapoor died on June 02 , 1988 . I still remember the day . I was sitting in my house in Deoria , Uttar Pradesh , my native place . In those days when the penetration of television was not much , one had to wait for the daily news papers in the morning . In those days I used to subscribe The Times of India , an English daily and  Janasatta , a Hindi daily . Both the papers carried front page news of his demise with banner headlines .

Remembering Raj Kapoor

Remembering Raj Kapoor (Photo credit: ramesh_lalwani)

Raj Kapoor needs no introduction even today . A Show-Man producer to the hilt , an avant garde director of international repute and a stylized actor of large fan following , Raj Kapoor created history in Indian cinema . He is part of the famous triumvirate of Hindi film industry . Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand being the other members of the famous triumvirate , which ruled the Hindi film world for the longest time .

Raj Kapoor birth place at Dhaki Munawar Shah, ...

Raj Kapoor birth place at Dhaki Munawar Shah, Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Main gate of Raj Kapoor's birth place at Dhaki...

Main gate of Raj Kapoor’s birth place at Dhaki Munawar Shah, Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He , at the age of 24 , became the youngest producer & director with his very first film ” Aag ” [ 1948 ] . Later on he produced 18 films and directed 11 under his own banner R. K. Films .

” Aag ” [ 1948 ] , ” Barsaat ” [ 1949 ] , ” Awaara ” [ 1951 ] , ” Aah ” [ 1953 ] , ” Boot Polish ” [ 1954 ] , ” Shree 420 ” [ 1955 ] , ” Jagte Raho ” [ 1956 ] , ” Ab Dilli Dur Nahin ” [ 1957 ] , ” Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai ” [ 1960 ] , ” Sangam ” [ 1964 ] , “Mera Naam Joker ” [ 1970 ] , ” Kal Aaj Aur Kal ” [ 1971 ] , “Bobby ” [ 1973 ] , ” Dharam Karam ” [ 1975 ] , ” Satyam Shivam Sundaram ” [ 1978 ] , ” Biwi O Biwi ” [ 1981 ] , ” Prem Rog ” [ 1982 ] andRam Teri Ganga Maili ” [ 1985 ] .

I am fortunate that I have seen all the 18 films produced by him . Needless to say that I have also watched all the 11 films , which he directed .

When he died in 1988 , I was in Deoria . One year later , in 1989 , I came to Mumbai . In 1990 I started my career as an acting trainer . Today , as I am writing this blog , I can proudly say that in a way , I am also associated with him . I am very fortunate that I have trained 4 grandchildren of legendary and immortal Raj Kapoor .

In 1999 I started training Kareena Kapoor for Hritik Roshan’s debut film ” Kaho Na … Pyaar Hai ” [ 2000 ] . It is another story that she couldn’t do the film and eventually debuted with Abhishek Bachchan in ” Refugee ” [ 2000 ] . She is daughter of Randhir Kapoor , eldest son of Raj Kapoor .

After Kareena Kapoor , I was called by Neetu Kapoor ji in 2004 to train Ranbir Kapoor , who was about to make his debut with ” Saawariya ” [ 2007 ] . Coincidently I am writing this blog one day after his birthday . He is son of Rishi Kapoor , 2nd son of Raj Kapoor .

In 2012 Raj Kapoor’s youngest daughter Rima Jain ji called me to train her elder son Armaan Jain .  Armaan Jain will make his debut in 2014 with a film being produced by Saif Ali Khan , another student of mine . This untitled film is being directed by Imtiaz Ali’s brother Arif Ali .

Currently , Rima ji’s younger son Aadar Jain is also getting trained by me .

Thus I can say it with great sense of satisfaction that I am fortunate enough to have trained 4 grandchildren of legendary Raj Kapoor .

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NEWS LETTER

On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters  , I offer my homage to Raj Kapoor , the greatest showman of Hindi cinema .

VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Theatre would also like to offer tributes to the legendary film – maker on his 25th death anniversary .

VIDUR

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Times Celebex : India’s 1st Celebrity Rating Index [ 2 ]


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           SEPTEMBER 22, 2013           10.00 P.M.

This is my 151st Blog in the category of FILMS . And 2nd one about TIMES CELEBEX List .

July 2013 TIMES CELEBEX LIST

Success Ratio 25 % .

[ 25 students in the list of 100 celebrities ]

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I wrote 1st blog about ” TIMES CELEBEX ” in October 2012 . TIMES CELEBEX is the first ever ranking index of Hindi film stars done by Times of India and is powered by Zoom . As per their claim it is ” most definitive and scientific ranking system ……….. robust ranking system based on data collected from 200+ publications and 250+ TV channels ……………” .

1st TIMES CELEBEX List September 2012 

Success Ratio 35 % .

[ 07 students in the list of 20 celebrities ] 

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1 year later I am writing this 2nd blog . This time my success ratio is 25 % . [ 25 students in the list of 100 celebrities ] . Numerically this time success ratio is 10 % less than the past year but this time list is bigger and all – inclusive also . And 25 % is still higher , compared to many Acting Institutes [ Upstarts , Gaali Gurus of Facebook Acting School and Veterans included ] . And when I mention Acting Institutes , I don’t include Shri Roshan Taneja . He is like Dilip Kumar , beyond the list . And I don’t include Assha Chandra ji also . She is my teacher and , unlike Gaali Gurus of Facebook Acting School , I have respect for my teacher .

List of The Actors As Per Their Ranking :

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1 – Shah Rukh Khan / 2 – Salman Khan / 3 – Farhan Akhtar / 4 – Amitabh Bachchan

/ 5Ranbir Kapoor /  6 – Akshay Kumar / 7 – Aamir Khan / 8 – Sanjay Dutt  / 9 –

Arjun Rampal / 10 - Hritik Roshan / 11 – Saif Ali Khan / 12 – Prateik / 13 – Imran

Khan /  14 – John Abraham / 15 – Ranbeer Singh / 16 – Emraan  Hashmi  / 17 –

Rishi Kapoor / 18 – Tusshar / 19 – Girish Kumar / 20 – Dhanush / 21 – Irrfan Khan /

22 – Shahid Kapoor / 23 – Varun Dhawan / 24 – Kunal Kapoor / 25 – Ajay Devgn / 26

– Anil Kapoor / 27 – Abhishek Bachchan / 28 – Siddharth Malhotra / 29 – Abhay Deol

/ 30 – Manoj Bajpayee / 31 – Arshad Warsi / 32 – Vivek Oberoi / 33 – Sunny Deol / 34

– Ram Kapoor / 35 – Arjun Kapoor / 36 – Sushant Singh Rajput / 37 – Riteish

Deshmukh / 38 – Randeep Huda / 39 – Sonu Sood / 40 – Ayushmann Khurrana / 41

– Rajnikant / 42 – Neil Nitin Mukesh / 43 – R Madhavan / 44 – Ali Zafar / 45 – Anupam

Kher / 46 – Boman Irani / 47 – Paresh Rawal / 48 – Siddharth / 49 – Aditya Roy

Kapoor / 50 – Jimmy Shergill

Out of these 50 actors , I can say it with pride and utter humility that 15 are my students . They are ; Ranbir Kapoor , Arjun Rampal , Hritik Roshan , Saif Ali Khan , Imran Khan , John Abraham , Emraan Hashmi , Girish Kumar , Varun Dhawan , Kunal Kapoor , Vivek Oberoi , Arjun Kapoor , Sonu Sood , Neil Nitin Mukesh and Jimmy Shergill .

They rank 5th , 9th , 10th , 11th , 13th , 14th , 16th , 19th , 23rd , 24th , 32nd , 35th , 39th , 42nd and 50th respectively .

List of The Actresses As Per Their Ranking :

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1 – Katrina Kaif / 2 – Sonam Kapoor / 3 – Sonakshi Sinha / 4 – Kareena Kapoor / 5 –

Priyanka Chopra / 6 – Deepika Padukone / 7 Anushka Sharma  / 8 – Madhuri

Dixit / 9 – Vidya Balan / 10 – Parneeti Chopra / 11 – Hema Malini / 12 – Kajol / 13 –

Shilpa Shetty / 14 – Karishma Kapoor / 15 – Yaami Gautam / 16 – Vipasha Basu / 17

– Sunny Leone / 18 – Prachi Desai / 19 – Alia Bhatt / 20 – Shruti Haasan / 21 – Amyra

Dastur / 22 – Kajal Aggarwal / 23 – Huma Qureshi / 24 – Sonali Bendre / 25 – Nargis

Fakhri / 26 – Diana Penty / 27 – Ileana D’cruz / 28 – Aishwarya Rai / 29 – Kangana

Ranaut / 30 – Rekha / 31 – Jacqueline Fernandez / 32 – Sridevi / 33 – Shriya Saran /

34 – Mallika Sherawat / 35 – Neha Sharma / 36 – Sherlyn Chopra / 37 – Juhi Chawla /

38 – Amrita Rao / 39 – Urmila Matondkar / 40 – Minissha Lamba / 41 – Shraddha

Kapoor / 42 – Rani Mukherjee / 43 – Preity Zinta / 44 – Poonam Pandey / 45 –

Ameesha Patel / 46 – Neha Dhupia / 47 – Hansika Motwani / 48 – Soha Ali Khan / 49

– Esha Gupta / 50 – Sushmita Sen .

Out of these 50 actresses , I can say it with pride and utter humility that 10 are my students . They are ;  Katrina Kaif , Sonam Kapoor , Kareena Kapoor , Priyanka Chopra , Anushka Sharma , Alia Bhatt , Sonali Bendre , Jacqueline Fernandez , Minissha Lamba and Soha Ali Khan .

They rank 1st , 2nd , 4th , 5th ,7th , 19th , 24th , 31st , 40th and 48th respectively .

After achieving 25 % success ratio , I am happy as an acting trainer [ some with questionable knowledge of English call me tutor , as if it is derogatory ] .

My 23 – year – long journey as an acting trainer seems to be fruitful and satisfactory . I am proud of my students . I am proud that they are working in their chosen field . They don’t have to become a broker to help me in my voyage . I don’t encourage my students to roam around in the lanes and pimp around in search of new clients to further my business .

And thank God ! I don’t have the ignominy of becoming a door-mat of my student , so that I can also revel in revelries of the film industry .

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NEWS LETTER

On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters  , I congratulate my above mentioned 25 succesful students .

VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Theatre would also like to wish them well in their glorious journey ahead .

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

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Vidur’s Telly Tales – 13 : Bigg Boss Connection [ C ]


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           SEPTEMBER 16 , 2013           00.45 A.M.

This is my 3rd blog about my ” Bigg Boss “ connection .

This year’s ” Bigg Boss “ is starting fifteen days earlier than the previous seasons . ” Bigg Boss “ , a reality show , is based on the original Dutch ” Big Brother “ format developed by John de Mol . The show is hosted by Salman Khan.

Location of different versions of Big Brother

Location of different versions of Big Brother (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I wrote 1st blog about ” Bigg Boss – Season 5 “ on October 04 , 2011 . I wrote 2nd blog about ” Bigg Boss “ on October 09 , 2012 , when ” Bigg Boss – Season – 6 “ started on Colors on October 07 , 2012 .

I had written that I feel extremely proud and humbled that from Season 1 to Season 6 , each season of  ” Bigg Boss “ had 2 students of mine as participants .

I am giving the complete list of my students , who have participated in the show :

Bigg Boss – Season – 1 : Amit Sadh / Ragini Shetty

Bigg Boss – Season – 2 : Monica Bedi / Zulfi Syed

Bigg Boss – Season – 3 : Aditi Govitrikar / Shamita Shetty

Bigg Boss – Season – 4 : Ashmit Patel / Samir Soni

Bigg Boss – Season – 5 : Mahek Chahal / Amar Upadhyay

Bigg Boss – Season – 6 : Niketan Madhok / Karishma Kotak

I can say with utmost pride and a feeling of accomplishment that till now my 12 students have participated in 6 seasons .

I just finished watching opening episode of ” Bigg Boss – Season 7 “ . I was surprised to see my 3 students in the current season of the show . They are :

Bigg Boss – Season – 7 : Tanishaa Mukerji / Hazel Keech / Apurva Agnihotri

Hazel Keech in Atul Agnihotri's Office During Workshop of " Bodyguard "

Hazel Keech in Atul Agnihotri’s Office During Workshop of ” Bodyguard “

Thus total number of my students , who participated in all the 7 seasons of ” Bigg Boss “ , is 15 . I am thankful to all my 15 students for making me proud .

For me it is time to rejoice . But for some it is time to start abusive campaign all over again . There are Acting Gurus in Mumbai and there are some Gaali Gurus in Mumbai . Acting Gurus train actors , who act in films and participate in big shows like ” Bigg Boss “ . Gaali Gurus hurl abuses and train students , who become brokers . They roam around in search of prey and hoodwink gullible students to take admission in the Facebook Acting School of these Gaali Gurus .

But without them life would be boring . The dull and dreary life of an Acting Guru becomes full of fun when Gaali Gurus are around with choicest cuss words . So waiting for fresh round of abuses from the Gaali Gurus of the Facebook Acting School .

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NEWS LETTER

On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters  , I congratulate all the above mentioned participants of ” Bigg Boss “ , specially the current 3 participants .

VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Theatre would also like to wish them well in their endeavour to win the coveted title of ” Bigg Boss – Season 7 ” .

 

VIDUR

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Vidur’s Film Diary – August 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           SEPTEMBER 05, 2013          00.35 A.M.
Month of August 2013 will always be known for Chennai Express ” . The film is the fastest 100 crore earner in the history of Hindi cinema and finally it crossed collections of ” 3 Idiots “ also . So officially now it is the highest grossing film in the history of Hindi cinema . It collected INR 222 crores and still running .
First week of the month got some 6 poor and forgettable films . But the second week changed all . This month also created history because of  ” Love in Bombay “ . The Joy Mukherjee and Waheeda Rehman starrer film got theatrical release after 42 years of its completion .

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Obituary :

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Mani Rabadi : 

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A well-known costume designer of 60s and 70s , Mani Rabadi died this month . She was sister of yesteryear actress Shammi .

Apart from Bhanu Athaiya , she was another one , who was a professional dress designer in the early years of our film industry . Starting with ” Jewel Thief ” [ 1967 ] , she continued working till Hum Aapke Hain Kaun ” [ 1994 ] .

” Jewel Thief ” [ 1967 ] , ” An Evening In Paris ” [ 1967 ] , ” Bobby ” [ 1973 ] , ” Amar Akbar Anthony ” [ 1979 ] , and ” Pestonjee ” [ 1987 ]  are her famous and most successful films . She also won National Film Award for Best Costume for ” Pestonjee ” .

Posting link of the blog , which I wrote about her :

Kamal N. Chaturvedi@VidurChaturvedi 13h

Remembering Mani Rabadi – Queen of Polka Dots http://wp.me/ptyXI-36i


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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – August   02

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1 – Love in Bombay …………………………………….. Monojoy Mukherjee

2 – Calapor ……………………………………………………. Priyanshu Chatterjee

3 – Bhadaas …………………………………………………… Aryeman Ramsay

4 – Rabba Main Kya Karoon ……………………….. Riya Sen

5 – B. A. Pass ……………………………………………………………. X

6 – Chor Chor Super Chor …………………………………….. X

Second Week – August 09

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1 – Chennai Express …………………………………….. Nikitin Dheer

……………………………………………………………………….. Shekhar Ravjiani

2 – My Husband’s Wife …………………………………………… X

Third Week – August 16

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1 – Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara ……….. Imran Khan

……………………………………………………………………………. Sonali Bendre Behl

……………………………………………………………………………. Sarfaraz Khan

Fourth Week  – August 23

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 1 – Madras Cafe ………………………………………………… John Abraham

2 – Haunted Child ………………………………………………………… X

3 – Ooops A Desi ………………………………………………………….. X

4 – The Light : Swami Vivekananda …………………………… X

Fifth Week  – August 30

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1 – Satyagraha ……………………………………………….. Kareena Kapoor

…………………………………………………………………………. Arjun Rampal

…………………………………………………………………………. Indraneil Sengupta

…………………………………………………………………………. Shweta Pandit

 

In total …………… 14 …………….. films got released in August . Out of these ………….. 14 ………… released films ……….. 08 ………… films have …………… 14 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………. 14 ……… persons , ………… 11 ……………… are actors . Among the rest ……………….. 03 ………………. Shweta Pandit is the singer in ” Satyagraha “ , Shekhar Ravjiani of Vishal-Shekhar fame is the music director of ” Chennai Express “ and Monojoy Mukherjee is the co-producer of ” Love In Bombay “ .

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Bengali : Preeti Jhangiani is doing lead in  ” Mistake “.


My ………….. 01 ………………. student in ……….. 01 ………….. regional film .

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Veebha Anand is playing an important role in   ” Kairee ” on Colors .


My ……………. 01 ……….. student in ………… 01 ……………. show on TV .

 

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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Nasirr Khan is playing lead in  ” The Big Fat City ” .

2 – Tanishaa Mukherjee is playing lead in ” The Verdict ” .


My …………… 02 ………….. students in ………….. 02 …………. plays .

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Ankita Bhargav is in the campaign for ICICI Gold Loan .

2 – Imran Khan is the main model for Maza .

3 – Saif Ali Khan is the main model for Lays .

4 – Sonam Kapoor is the face of India International Jewellery Week .

5 – Priyanka Chopra is the brand ambassador of Asmi Jewellery .

My ………….. 05 …………… students in …………… 05 …………… commercial campaigns .

I am happy that as an acting trainer or acting tutor I had a very satisfying month . My 14 students appeared in 08 films , 01 students in 01 TV serials , 01 student in 01 regional film , 02 students in 02 plays and 05 students appeared in 05 Ads also . Thus total number of students working in the month of August comes to 23 .

I am happy to announce that some upstarts are feeling the heat now . They are resorting to all kind of canards and lies . They are running a mischievous campaign and trying to malign my name . But my journey continues unabated . These revellers of failed legacy will eat crow very soon . Dust is now settling down quickly .

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NEWS LETTER

On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters  , I congratulate all my above mentioned students . VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Theatre would also like to wish them well in their glorious journey ahead .

May they shine in their chosen field !

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

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150-Crore Club of Hindi Films


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           AUGUST 13, 2013           01.45 A.M.

Day before yesterday on 11 August I was sitting in my study in the night and was going through the bunch of newspapers . Suddenly I noticed a front page news in Bombay Times of Sunday Times of India . It was about 150 Crore Film Club . It was an intriguing article . And it definitely was a new revelation .

Till date there are only 4 Hindi films in this club . They are :

1 – 3 Idiots = 2009 …………………………… 202.57 Crore ……… Kareena Kapoor

2 – Ek Tha Tiger = 2012 …………………… 185.28 Crore………. Katrina Kaif

3 – Dabangg 2 = 2012 ……………………… 150.61 Crore ………. Arbaaz Khan

4 – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani = 2013 ……. 179.48 Crore …. Ranbir Kapoor

…………………………………………………………………………….. Kalki Koechlin

Earlier there used to be a 100 Crore Film Club . 22 Hindi films are there in this club . ” Ghajini ” [ 2008 ] , ” 3 Idiots ” [ 2009 ] , ” Dabangg ” [ 2010 ] , ” Golmaal 3 ” [ 2010 ] , ” Ready ” [ 2011 ] , ” Singham ” [ 2011 ] , ” Bodyguard ” [ 2011 ” , ” Ra.One ” [ 2011 ] , ” Don 2 ” [ 2011 ] , ” Agneepath ” [ 2012 ] , ” Housefull 2 ” [ 2012 ] , ” Rowdy Rathod ” [ 2012 ] , ” Bol Bachchan ” [ 2012 ] , ” Ek Tha Tiger ” [ 2012 ] , ” Barfi ! ” [ 2012 ] , ” Jab Tak Hai Jaan ” [ 2012 ] , ” Son Of Sardar ” [ 2012 ] , ” Dabangg 2 ” [ 2012 ] , ” Race 2 ” [ 2013 ] , ” Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani ” [ 2013 ] , ” Bhaag Mikha Bhaag ” [ 2013 ] and ” Chennai Express ” [ 2013 ] .

In this exclusive club , I have 7 students of mine . They are ; Kareena Kapoor [ 4 Films ] , Priyanka Chopra [ 3 Films ] , Katrina Kaif [ 2 Films ] , Ranbir Kapoor [ 2 Films ] , Hritik Roshan [ 1 Film ] , Anushka Sharma [ 1 Film ] and Kalki Koechlin [ 1 Film ] .

Director Sajid Khan [ 1 Film ] and Music Director Shekhar Ravjiani [ 1 Film ] are also there in this club .

Thus out of 22 films in 100 Crore Club , my students are there in 14 films . It is unprecedented . And it comes to a whopping 64 % success ratio . Out of 12 actors , who are there in this club , 7 are my students . It brings my success ratio to 59 % in this category too .

But seems to be passe now . 100 Crore Club is now common . The latest benchmark is 150 Crore Film Club . And till date it has only 4 members . And hold your breath , my students are there in all the 4 films . God ! it comes to 100 % success ratio .

” 3 Idiots ” [ 2009 ] has Kareena Kapoor . ” Ek Tha Tiger ” [ 2012 ] has Katrina Kaif . ” Dabangg 2 ” [ 2012 ] has Arbaaz Khan and ” Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani ” [ 2013 ] has Ranbir Kapoor and Kalki Koechlin .

And they are there in all the categories . Among 3 actors , there is Ranbir Kapoor . Among 4 directors , there is Arbaaz Khan . And among 5 actresses , there are Kareena Kapoor , Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin .

I am bringing out above facts with all the humility at my command . It’s not like blowing one’s own trumpet . In this field of film acting training , some acting trainers have become experts in false claims . Thus it becomes necessary to post facts for the gullible public . In this field where some acting trainers have metamorphosed into pathological liars , it has become imperative to make general public aware of the facts . So I am presenting the facts .

I know that fringe-players will cringe again and immediately start their vitriolic campaign . Upstarts will start hurling abuses . Uncouth will unfurl their flag of arrogance . Stone -pelters will be active again . And I will be subjected to choicest cuss words by uncultured and self-appointed descendents of Stanislavski . But It hardly matters .

I just posted my thought of the day , ” A lion doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of a sheep .”

I agree with the saying in toto .

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NEWS LETTER

On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters  , I thank God for His blessings and unending kindness .

VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Theatre would also like to humbly express thankfulness .

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

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Vidur’s Film Diary – July 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           AUGUST  11, 2013          11.20 P.M.
Month of July 2013 will always be associated with  ” Bhaag Milkha Bhaag ” . The film got rave reviews and was a winner at the box office too .
A new face , Girish Kumar , also came into limelight this month with  ” Ramaiya Vastavaiya ” . This scion of Tips , made his debut with the film . He was praised for his acting skills and the film did decent business at the box office .

Tweets :

 

Tweets of eminent trade analysts Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta , which I re-tweet , present the current and authentic trend of film industry :
  1. #BhaagMilkhaBhaag is fast racing towards the 100 crore mark. Overall, Super Hit [Blockbuster in North circuits]

     

    1. RAMAIYA 1st week actual net collections: Rs. 22.2 crore. D-DAY 1st week figure: Rs. 15.75 crore. BMB reaches Rs. 82 crore in 2 weeks. Wow!

    2. LUV U SONIYO fails to get the audience’s love or attention. Read my review of the film, starring two new faces, at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/luv-u-soniyo-review/ …

    3. ISSAQ is too boring to make people fall in love with it! Read my review of the Prateik-Amyra starrer at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/issaq-review/ …

    4. All releases of today open to dull houses. Shows of some films cancelled at some centres due to absence of audience!

    5. BAJATEY RAHO, a comedy thriller, is a dull fare, devoid of good comedy and exciting thrills. Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/bajatey-raho-review/ …

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Obituary :

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Sudhakar Bokade : 

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Once a prolific film maker , Sudhakar Bokade died on July 07 , 2013 at the age of  57 . He came to limelight after the stupendous success of his third venture ” Saajan ” [ 1991 ] .

He produced many films like : ” Izzatdaar ” [ 1990 ] , ” Nyay Anyay ” [ 1990 ] , ” Saajan”  [ 1991 ] , ” Prahaar ” [ 1991 ] , ” Sapne Sajan Ke ” [ 1992 ] , ” Dhanwaan ” [ 1993 ] , ” Kanyadaan ” [ 1993 ] , ” Sauda ” [ 1995 ] , ” Yeh Pyaar Hi To Hai ” [ 2000 ] , ” Sanam Teri Kasam ” [ 2000 ] and incomplete and yet to be released film ” Kalinga ” [ 1996 ] , a directorial debut of Dilip Kumar .

He also produced few Marathi films like ;  ” Patli Re Patli ” [ 1991 ] , ” Mailek ” [ 1995 ] and ” Padkar ” [ 1995 ] .

 

Pran :

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Legendary actor Pran bid us adieu on July 12 , 2013 . He was 93 at the time of his death .

I have written two blogs about him . One was written when he was conferred Dada Saheb Phalke Award and the second was written as obituary after his death .

I am posting links of both the blogs :

Phalke Award ……………….. And Pran http://wp.me/ptyXI-2Sa

……. And Pran !! Never Before ; Never Again http://wp.me/ptyXI-32J

 

Jagdish Raj :

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Jagdish Raj , the famous police officer of Bollywood, passed away on July 28, 2013 at his Juhu residence following respiratory ailment. He was 85.  Jagdish Raj was born as Jagdish Raj Khurana in 1928 in the town of Sargodha , which is now in Pakistan.

He holds a Guinness World Record record for being the most type-cast actor. He played a police inspector in 144 films. Though he occasionally played a villain .

His daughter Anita Raj was also an actress. He is survived by two daughters and a son.

 

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – July  05

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1 – Lootera ……………………………………………………. Divya Dutta

2 – Policegiri ………………………………………………….. X

 

Second Week – July  12

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1 – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag ………………………………… Sonam Kapoor

…………………………………………………………………………. Divya Dutta

2 – Boyss To Boyss Hain ……………………………….. Divya Dutta

…………………………………………………………………………. Tejaswini Kolhapure

3 – Sixteen ………………………………………………………. X

4 – Tara ……………………………………………………………. X

 

Third Week – July 19

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1 – Ramaiya Vastavaiya …………………………………. Girish Kumar

………………………………………………………………………….. Sonu Sood

…………………………………………………………………………… Jacquline Fernandez

2 – D Day ………………………………………………………….. Arjun Rampal

 

Fourth Week  – July 26

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 1 – Luv U Soniyo ……………………………………………. Amaan Khan

2 – Issaq ………………………………………………………….. X

3 – Nasha ………………………………………………………… X

4 – Bajatey Raho …………………………………………….. X

 

In total …………… 12 …………….. films got released in July . Out of these ………….. 12 ………… released films ……….. 06 ………… films have …………… 10 ……………. persons , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………. 10 ……… persons , Divya Dutta worked in 3 films .

 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Sudhanshu Pandey is playing an important role in   ” Ek Veer Ki Ardaas……… Veera  “ on Star Plus TV  .


My ……………. 01 ……….. student in ………… 01 ……………. show on TV .

 

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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Kalki Koechlin is playing lead in  ” Hamlet – The Clown Prince ” .

2 – Asif Ali Beg is playing main lead in ” All In The Timing ” .

3 – Juhi Babbar is playing main lead in ” Ji , Jaisi Aapki Marzi ” .

4 – Nakuul Mehta is playing an important role in ” Cock ” .


 

 My …………… 04 ………….. students in ………….. 04 …………. plays .

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Aneet Kaur Siddhu  is modelling for Dove soap .

My ………….. 01 …………… student in ………………. 01 ……………….. commercial .

 

I am happy that as an acting trainer or acting tutor I had a very satisfying month . My 10 students appeared in 06 films , 01 student in 01 TV Serial ,  04 students in 04 plays and 01 student appeared in 01 Ad also . Thus total number of students working in the month of July 2013 comes to 16 .

FULL EDITNG STUDIO

NEWS LETTER

On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters  , I congratulate all my above mentioned students .

VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Theatre would also like to wish them well in their glorious journey ahead .

May they shine in their chosen field !!

 

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

www.vidur.co.in

www.kreatingcharakters.net

www.facebook.com/VidursKreatingCharacters

www.facebook.com/vidur.chaturvedi

www.vidurfilms.com

www.youtube.com/ividur

www.twitter.com/VidurChaturvedi

www.jaibhojpuri.com/profile/VidurChaturvedi

Vidur’s Film Diary – June 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JULY  08 , 2013          04.15 P.M.
Month of June 2013 didn’t bring many cheers to the world of Hindi cinema . It will only be remembered for the monstrous hit ” Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani “ , which actually got released in the last week of May 2013 . ” Fukrey ” and ” Raanjhanaa ” were the only hits of June 2013 .

Tweets

Tweets of eminent trade analysts Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta , which I re-tweet , present the current and authentic trend of film industry :

#YehJawaaniHaiDeewani. 100 cr. And counting…

#YamlaPaglaDeewana2 collects Rs 31.75 cr to Rs 32 cr nett in Week 1.

#YPD2 is dull, #YJHD Blockbuster – the detailed report! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/top5/id/973/date/2013-06-14 …

#AnkurAroraMurderCase movie review: Heartfelt effort that deserves to be watched! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/568639 …

#Fukrey movie review: Watch it for sheer novelty and uniqueness. Recommended! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/cri

YPD 2 is a comedy which hardly makes the audience laugh. Poor show. Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/yamla-pagla-deewana-2-review/ …

YJHD: 2nd week: fri – 7.0 cr fantastic, total 114.0 cr, YPD: fri – 7.0 cr dull!

Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s #Fukrey is a fun-filled cute entertainer with lovely performances!

FUKREY is a superb laugh-riot with great dialogues and fantastic acting. Don’t miss it! Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/fukrey-review/ …

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Obituary :

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Jiah Khan : 

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A  3 film old actor Jiah Khan committed suicide in her apartment in Mumbai on June 02 , 2013 . She was just 25 years old at the time of her death .

Posting link of the blog post , which I have written about her :

Jiah Khan , A Life Snapped Abruptly http://fb.me/29Io8Lg6N


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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – June  07

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1 – Yamla Pagala Deewana 2 …………………………………….. X

2 – Mere Haule Dost ……………………………………………….. Adil Abedi

3 – Kyun Hua Achanak ……………………………………………. Hazel Croney

Second Week – June  14

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1 – Fukrey ……………………………………………………………. Pulkit Samrat

2 – Ankur Arora Murder Case …………………………………. X

3 – Lakeer Ka Fakeer …………………………………………….. X

Third Week – June 21

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1 – Raanjhanaa ……………………………………………………. Sonam Kapoor

2 – Shortcut Romeo …………………………………………….. Neil Nitin Mukesh

3 – Enemmy ( Law And Disorder ) ………………………….. X

Fourth Week  – June 28

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1 – Ghanchakkar …………………………………………………. Emraan Hashmi

2 – Baat Bann Gayi ………………………………………………. X

 

 

In total …………… 11 …………….. films got released in June . Out of these ………….. 11 ………… released films ……….. 06 ………… films have …………… 06 ……………. persons , who are trained by me .

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Bengali : Hrishita Bhatt is doing an important role in ” Mrs. Sen  “.


My ………….. 01 ………………. student in ……….. 01 ………….. regional film .

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Shekhar Ravjiani  is judging   ” Indian Idol Junior “ on Sony TV  .

2 – Eijaz Khan is participating in ” Jhalak Dikhla Ja “ on Colors .

3 – Tarun Khanna is playing Ravan in ” Devon Ke Dev…..Mahadev “ on Life OK .

My ……………. 03 ……….. students in ………… 03 ……………. shows on different channels .

 

 

Though not a very satisfying month but still I am happy that as an acting trainer / tutor my 06 students appeared in 06 films , 03 students in 03 TV serials and 01 student in 01 regional film . Thus total number of students working in the month of June comes to 10 .

FULL EDITNG STUDIO

NEWS LETTER

On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters  , I congratulate all my above mentioned students . VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Theatre would also like to wish them well in their glorious journey ahead .

May they shine in their chosen field .

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

www.vidur.co.in

www.kreatingcharakters.net

www.facebook.com/VidursKreatingCharacters

www.facebook.com/vidur.chaturvedi

www.vidurfilms.com

www.youtube.com/ividur

www.twitter.com/VidurChaturvedi

www.jaibhojpuri.com/profile/VidurChaturvedi

Arun Shanbhag

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