VIDUR Club Newsletter – [ 1 ]


NEWS LETTER

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           OCTOBER 31 , 2013           04.45 P.M.

VIDUR Club Newsletter – [ 1 ]

September 2012 – May 2013

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Our Success Ratio  in The Last 9 Months = 40%

[ Precisely 35.90 % ]

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VIDUR Acting Institute BANNER - Training Students Since 1990

VIDUR Acting Institute BANNER – Training Students Since 1990

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

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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 .

Batch No. 67

Batch No. 67

Batch No. 68

Batch No. 68

Batch No. 69

Batch No. 69

Batch No. 70

Batch No. 70

Batch No. 71

Batch No. 71

Batch No. 72

Batch No. 72

Batch No. 73

Batch No. 73

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 .

Neha Trivedi - Batch No. 67

Neha Trivedi – Batch No. 67

Miss Universe India 2012 Urvashi Rautela of Batch No. 68 is playing lead in ” Singh Saab The Great “ opposite Sunny Deol . The film is directed by Anil Sharma of ” Gadar “ fame .

Urvashi Rautela - Batch No. 68

Urvashi Rautela – Batch No. 68

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 .

Manmeen Gala - Batch No. 69

Manmeen Gala – Batch No. 69

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 .

Nitin Gowda - Batch No. 70

Nitin Gowda – Batch No. 70

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 .

Riya Thakur - Batch No. 71

Riya Thakur – Batch No. 71

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 .

Tanvi Rao

Tanvi Rao

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 .

Bilal Amrohi

Bilal Amrohi

Sirish Allu is a Telugu actor , who made his debut inGouravam . 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 .

Sirish Allu

Sirish Allu

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 ” .

Mia Evonne Uyeda

Mia Evonne Uyeda

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

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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 .

Kalki Koechlin in "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani"

Kalki Koechlin in “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”

Producer Atul Agnihotri & Lead Pair Pulkit Samrat & Bilal Amrohi during the Workshop of "O Teri !"

Producer Atul Agnihotri & Lead Pair Pulkit Samrat & Bilal Amrohi during the Workshop of “O Teri !”

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2012-2013

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LITERATURE OF THE INSTITUTE

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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 .

Diction Booklet - 2nd Edition

Diction Booklet – 2nd Edition

Cover & Back of Brochure

Cover & Back of Brochure

Cover Jacket of DVD

Cover Jacket of DVD

Certificate of the Institute

Certificate of the Institute

PRINT AD

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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 .

Ad - Film India Jumbo - 2012-13

Ad – Film India Jumbo – 2012-13

Ad - Film India Economy - 2013

Ad – Film India Economy – 2013

Mumbai Mirror Ad - May 13, 2013

Mumbai Mirror Ad – May 13, 2013

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 :
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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

5 – List on http://www.google.com :
http://goo.gl/lists/DLuC

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 :
http://epaper.bhaskar.com/magazine/navrang-bollywood/299/03082013/mpcg/1/

20 – Divya Bhaskar Article in Gujarati about Vidur :
http://epaper.divyabhaskar.co.in/magazine/navrang/55/02082013/0/1/

21 – Mumbai Mirror Article about Vidur : http://www.mumbaimirror.com/entertainment/bollywood/Zoa-goes-the-Kat-way/articleshow/24282486.cms
www.kreatingcharakters.net

Link of Online Postings :
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1 – A new post about Vidur :
http://movies.indiainfo.com/katrina-took-intensive-training-for-hindi-for-rajneeti-1221560.html

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 :
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1 – DD NEWS :
http://youtu.be/w27yv87ZK5Y

2 – SAAM MARATHI News:
http://youtu.be/dsuxz2VoAhw

3 – E 24 Coverage (1st) :
http://youtu.be/i-9P3Kygoe0

4 –  ZOOM Coverage on Neil:
http://youtu.be/wou0c2cWZNM

5 – India TV News :
Katrina’s Hindi Guru http://bit.ly/9L7lDV

6 – E 24 Coverage (2 nd) :
http://youtu.be/xHkv02UrzaQ?a

7 – ZOOM Coverage on Katrina :
http://youtu.be/6Xu_xBHDQ1M?a

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 .

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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

google.com/+VidurChaturvedi

www.jaibhojpuri.com/profile/VidurChaturvedi

 

The Saga Turns A Year Older


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           30 OCTOBER , 2013           06.00 P.M.

As I write this blog , I remember and would like to remind all my readers that I have been training actors since 1990 . In such a long journey , I took several different paths , passed through various difficult routes . I achieved many milestones . I faced some disappointments . I missed few points here & there . But overall it was a satisfying journey indeed .

My job took me , apart from Mumbai , to Pune , Bengaluru and Nashik . It took me to the sets of several big and important films . From Bollywood to Hollywood , I worked with the best of actors and directors . In the process I got enriched and got their respect and love also .

As I complete one more year of my acting training career , I posted few thoughts regarding VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as VIDUR’S KREATING CHARAKTERS on the timeline of my facebook . Today I am posting all of them together in this blog so that one could find it easily and read it . I tried to follow a pattern and posting was done as per the progression of my thoughts .

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1 – [ 21 September 2012 – 21 September 2013 ]

एक बरस बीत गया ;
सींकचों में सिमटा जग , किन्तु विकल प्राण विहग ;
धरती से अम्बर तक , गूँज मुक्ति गीत गया ;
एक बरस बीत गया ॥
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2 – [ 21 September 2012 – 21 September 2013 ]

एक बरस बीत गया  A year of insult ended . A year of slander gone .

जब वक़्त पड़ा था गुलशन पर , मुझसे ही लहू का दान लिया ,
फिर मेरे लहू के छींटों से , होली भी मनाई लोगों ने ॥
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एक बरस बीत गया  A year of accusation ended . A year of allegation gone .
किस ने खेल खेला है , किस ने हिज्र झेला है ;
अब गुज़र गया जानम ,  सवाल का मौसम ॥
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एक बरस बीत गया  A year of deception ended . A year of conspiracy gone .
आने वाले किसी तूफ़ान का रोना रोकर ;
नाख़ुदा ने मुझे साहिल पे डुबोना चाहा ॥
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5 – 21 September 2012 – 21 September 2013 ]

 एक बरस बीत गया  A year when the minority turned tormentors . A year when the majority turned onlookers .
खड़े हैं सांस रोके सब तमाशा देखने वाले ;
कि अब मज़लूम बस कुछ ही क़दम क़ातिल से आगे है ॥
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6 – 21 September 2012 – 21 September 2013 ]

एक बरस बीत गया  Never cried for help . Never involved anyone in my struggle .
शोर -ए -मातम न हो , झनकार हो ज़ंजीरों की ;
चाहिए क़ौम के भीष्म को चिता तीरों की ॥
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एक बरस बीत गया  When I was threatened not to take a principled stand .
कुछ और ज़माना कहता है ,  कुछ और है ज़िद मेरे दिल की  ॥

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 एक बरस बीत गया  My 23-year-old journey took a new turn .
ग़लत को हमेशा ग़लत ही कहा है ; सही को हमेशा सही बोलते हैं ।

नहीं आँख जिनकी मिलाने की हिम्मत ; मेरे पीठ पीछे वही बोलते हैं ॥

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9 – 21 September 2012 – 21 September 2013 ]

एक बरस बीत गया  A saga of uninterrupted 23 years reaches a new milestone .

यह उथल पुथल उत्ताल लहर , पथ से न डिगाने पायेगी ;
पतवार चलाते जायेंगे , मंज़िल आएगी आएगी

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10 – 21 September 2012 – 21 September 2013 ]

एक बरस बीत गया  The voyage passed through Tumultuous Tempest . Blinding Blizzard . Windy Windstorm .

कहो नाख़ुदा से कि लंगर उठा दे ; मैं तूफाँ की जिद देखना चाहता हूँ

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11 – [ 21 September 2012 – 21 September 2013 ]

एक बरस बीत गया  The voyage survived Quicksand . Overcame Pitfalls .
सुनूँ क्या सिंधु ! मैं गर्जन तुम्हारा , युग – धर्म का हुँकार हूँ मैं ।। =======================================================

 

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एक बरस बीत गया  A new hope dawned . A new dream unfolded .

नई मंज़िल , नई राहें , नया है मेहरबाँ अपना ;

न जाने जा के ठहरेगा , कहाँ अब कारवाँ अपना ।।

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एक बरस बीत गया  The saga still continues !
आज जाहिल भी हैं , आलिम का लबादा ओढ़े ;
ऐसे मुल्लाओं से ईमान बचाए रखना ॥
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एक बरस बीत गया Dust has now started settling down .

हटा कर तेरे सर से ताज , साबित कर दिया हमने ;

हमें अकड़ी हुयी गर्दन को ख़म करना भी आता है ।। =====================================================

 

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15 – [ 21 September 2012 – 21 September 2013 ]

एक बरस बीत गया  YEAR AT A GLANCE

Total Number of Batches = 10 // Total Number of Students = 59

Number of Current Students Working [ Only in Films ] = 22

Success Rate of Last Year = 40.00 % [ 37.20 % Precisely ]

Script Based Workshop Done = 7 Films

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एक बरस बीत गया  On the auspicious occasion of NAVAMI ; Unveiling The Insignia of Brand VIDUR
ये ज़मीन है बेवफ़ा , ये आसमाँ बेमेहर है ,
जी  में है अब इक नया आलम करें ईजाद हम ।।
 
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I am happy that as an acting trainer or acting tutor I had one more very satisfying year . My success rate in 2012 – 2013 is 40% and believe me , this is unprecedented . No acting institute can claim to have such a track record .

When I say and talk about acting institutes , I don’t include Shri Roshan Taneja . As I have stated in my earlier blog , he is beyond any list . A man , who is training actors since 50 long years , is definitely an uncrowned king in this field .

I don’t include Madam Ashha Chandra also . She is my teacher and I have no audacity to compare myself with her . At least my upbringing , my SANSKAR does not permit me to do that .

But yes , when I talk about acting institutes , I do include all the other ones . Veterans and upstarts have become desperate after the advent of Vidur Acting Institute . A veteran has put up road signs with arrow mark at every nook and corner signalling and indicating his address . His inglorious and shameless disciples are making tall claims and revelling in false glory . They are audacious enough to make preposterous claims . They claim to have trained almost everyone , who are there in my student list . But despite all their deceitful and mischievous efforts , they are slipping . They are failing miserably . The beginning of the end has started for the GAALI GURUS of Facebook Acting School .

As per the famous quote of Abraham Lincoln – ” You can fool some of the people all of the time , and all of the people some of the time , but you can not fool all of the people all of the time . ”

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On the occasion of the anniversary of VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters  , I thank all the eminent people of the film industry , who helped me in my long and arduous journey .

VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Theatre would also like to thank all our students , friends and well-wishers  for their support and condescending behaviour .

May God bless them all !

 

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

google.com/+VidurChaturvedi

www.jaibhojpuri.com/profile/VidurChaturvedi


Vidur’s Telly Tales – 14 : Anil Kapoor’s ” 24 “


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           OCTOBER 30 , 2013           02.05 A.M.

Title card for 24 (TV series)

Title card for 24 (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anil Kapoor made very impressive debut on TV on October 04 , 2013 with his highly acclaimed TV series ” 24 ” . It is Hindi adaptation of the American TV series of the same name , where Anil Kapoor played President Omar Hassan , the part , which is being played by Neil Bhoopalam in Hindi ” 24 ” .

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Anil Kapoor (Photo credit: angshah)

This American TV series is produced by 20th Century Fox . Till now 8 seasons of 24 episodes each have been made . The novelty of the show is that each episode takes place over the course of one hour . Another novelty of the series is the use of split screen .

Kiefer Sutherland played the protagonist Jack Bauer in all the 8 seasons of American ” 24 ” .

Jack Bauer

Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anil Kapoor essays Kiefer Sutherland’s part in the Hindi version . I was eagerly waiting for this series . Main reason was the immense popularity of the American version and the hype which was created around the Hindi version . I also wanted to watch Anil Kapoor on TV .

Kiefer Sutherland, Anil Kapoor, Mary Lynn-Rajk...

Kiefer Sutherland, Anil Kapoor, Mary Lynn-Rajk…

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Katee Sackhoff, Freddie Prinze jr., Anil Kapoor, Brannon Braga (Photo credit: kara brugman)

Another very personal reason to watch the show was the TV debut of my student Adhir Bhatt . He is playing 2nd in command in ATU [ Anti Terrorist Unit ] . He called me before the premier of the show .

I am pasting the following graphic from the Wikipedia , which shows his name prominently . Only 9 actors are mentioned in this list . Undoubtedly these 9 are the most important characters of ” 24 ” .

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24
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Genre Suspense
Serial drama
Political thriller
Action
Written by Rensil D’Silva, Bhavani Iyer & Priya Pinto
Directed by Abhinay Deo
Creative director(s) Nivedita Basu
Starring Anil Kapoor
Anupam Kher (cameo)
Mandira Bedi
Yuri Suri
Pooja Ruparel
Adhir Bhatt
Ajinkya Deo
Rahul Singh
Priyanka Bose
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 24
Production
Executive producer(s) Apurba Sengupta
Producer(s) Anil Kapoor
Location(s) Mumbai
Cinematography Jay Oza and Tanay Satam
Production company(s) Anil Kapoor Films
Broadcast
Original channel Colors
Original run October 4, 2013 – present
Chronology
Related shows 24
External links
Official website

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When it was announced in the press that Anil Kapoor is making ” 24 “ in Hindi , some upstart acting trainers started claiming that they are the official casting directors of ” 24 ” . They even auditioned some gullible aspirants . One can visit their facebook page and can find this wrong , mischievous , boastful and false information . I watched the series very carefully , but I don’t see their names as official casting directors anywhere in the above mentioned Wikipedia list or in the credits .

These upstarts acting trainers painted town pink with the news that so many of their students are acting in the series and this became possible only because they are the official casting directors of the series . They carried this mischievous and misleading propaganda throughout the shooting of the serial . I don’t know how many gullible aspirants got impressed with this claim and took admission in their institute . After telecast of the serial , instead of many names ( as claimed by them ) , they dished out just 3  names . Adhir Bhatt is one of them . I fail to see 2 other names in the above mentioned list . Obviously , as usual , it must be a blink – and – miss role .

As for their claim about Adhir Bhatt , it should be pertinent to know that Adhir Bhatt is the student of Mr. Kishore Namit Kapoor and the fact of the matter is that I trained him there .

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I pity these GAALI GURUS of Facebook Acting School . They are desperate to be in the race but they have nothing to show as their own accomplishments . Therefore apart from making false claims , they have now started mentioning students of other trainers as their own . Can falsehood succeed ? No it can’t ! In public arena you can’t survive on falsehood .

I have mentioned in one of my earlier blog that one day dust will settle and the scenario will be clear for all to see . Time has come . Dust has started settling down . Picture is slowly becoming clear . Soon every false claim will be exposed and people will demand answer .

I have already given my answer in the form of my NEWSLETTER . It is available in 2 versions ; internet as well as print format .

Insignia of Brand VIDUR

On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters  , I congratulate Adhir Bhatt on his stupendous success . He is doing fine job and deserves kudos for his nuanced performance .

VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Theatre would also like to congratulate him .

I conclude with the famous quote , ” SUCCESS HAS MANY FATHERS , BUT FAILURE IS AN ORPHAN . ”

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

google.com/+VidurChaturvedi

www.jaibhojpuri.com/profile/VidurChaturvedi

Vidur’s Film Diary – September 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           OCTOBER 02, 2013          08.05 P.M.
Month of September 2013 was not of any great significance for Hindi films .  Remake of the 1973 classic ” Zanjeer “ got released and bombed . ” Shuddha Desi Romance “ from the Yah Raj Films was a sleeper hit . But the real winner of the month was an adult comedy Grand Masti ” , a film directed by Indra Kumar .

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Obituary :

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Vitthal Bhai Patel : 

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Lyricist of Raj Kapoor’s ” Bobby ” [ 1973 ] and former Congress minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Vitthal Bhai Patel died on September 06 , 2013 in Bhopal .

He became famous after ” Jhoth Bole Kauwwa Kate …….. “ , a song from ” Bobby “ became super hit . This extremely popular song of Rishi Kapoor’s debut film made Vitthal Bhai Patel a household name . Though other songs of ” Bobby “ were written by Anand Bakshi , but this one song of Vitthal Bhai became almost a national anthem of the youth of that time .

He wrote lyrics for other films also but unfortunately could not replicate success of ” Bobby “ .



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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – September  06

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1 – Zanjeer …………………………………………………………….. Priyanka Chopra

……………………………………………………………………………….. Ram Charan

2 – Shuddha Desi Romance ……………………………….. Ashish Singh

3 – Zindagi Jalebi ………………………………………………….. X

 

Second Week – September  13

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1 – Grand Masti ……………………………………………………. Vivek Oberoi

……………………………………………………………………………….. Karishma Tanna

……………………………………………………………………………….. Darshan Rathod

2 – John Day …………………………………………………………. X

3 – Horror Story ………………………………………………….. X

 

Third Week – September  20

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1 – The Lunch Box ………………………………………………. X

2 – Phata Poster Nikhala Hero …………………………. X

 

Fourth Week  – September  27

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1 – Super Model ………………………………………………… Ashmit Patel

2 – Maazii ……………………………………………………………. X

3 – Prague …………………………………………………………… X

4 – Warning ………………………………………………………… X

5 – Raqt ………………………………………………………………. Sheena Shahabadi

 

In total …………… 13 …………….. films got released in September . Out of these ………….. 13 ………… released films ……….. 05 ………… films have …………… 08 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………. 08 ……… persons , ………… 06 ……………… are actors . Among the rest ……………….. 02 ………………. Ashish Singh is the Ex. Producer of  ” Shuddha Desi Romance “ and Darshan Rathod of Sanjeev – Darshan fame is the music director of  ” Grand Masti “ .

 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Tanisha Mukerji is participating in  ” Bigg Boss – Season 7 ” .

2 – Apurva Agnihotri is participating in  ” Bigg Boss – Season 7 ” .

3 – Hazel Keech is participating in  ” Bigg Boss – Season 7 ” .


My ……………. 03 ……….. student in ………… 01 ……………. show on TV .

 

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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Gurinder Pawar is playing lead in  ” Sounds of Silence ” .

2 – Neha Sareen is playing lead in ” Sounds of Silence ” .

3 – Nasirr Khan is playing lead in ” Happily Married .. Phir Bhi Doubt Hota Hai ”


My …………… 03 ………….. students in ………….. 02 …………. plays .

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Kareena Kapoor is in the Brand Ambassador of ” Heads & Shoulders ” .

2 – Sonali Bendre is the Brand Ambassador of ” Oriflame ” .

3 – Anushka Sharma is the Brand Ambassador of ” Clear Shampoo ” .

4 – Rajneesh Duggal is the Brand Ambassador of ” Raymond ” .

5 – Imran Khan is the Brand Ambassador of ” Bru Coffe ” .

My ………….. 05 …………… student in …………… 05 …………… commercial campaign .

 

Though not very satisfying month for me but still my 08 students appeared in 05 films , 03 students in 01 TV show , 03 students in 02 plays and 05 students appeared in 05 Ads also . Thus total number of students working in the month of September 2013 comes to 19 .

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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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