Vidur’s Film Diary – July 2014


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           AUGUST 01, 2014           08.15 P.M.

[ DECLARATION : After May, 2014, I have started mentioning names of only those students in my diary, who respect me and accept my humble contribution in their journey of cinema. All the other students, who, though, worked this month but deny my contribution and refuse to even acknowledge me, are not mentioned. They are free from any obligation from my side. GOD BLESS THEM! ]

After a dull May 2014 and June 2014, July 2014 brought happy news on my career front and it became a month of celebration. A new, significant and important film  ” Lekar Hum Deewana Dil “ was released on July 04. Armaan Jain, grandson of legendary Raj Kapoor, made his debut in the said film. He is my student.

I am posting links of the 05 videos. You can watch them for the full understanding of my body of work in 2013 – 2014 till July.
1 : ” Jai Ho ” :  http://youtu.be/cZzBa4sHXMQ
2 : ” One By Two ” :  http://youtu.be/0WCMfQiPdGI
3 – ” O Teri ” & ” Main Tera Hero ” : 
4 – ” Khatron Ke Khiladi – 5 ” : 
5 – ARMAAN JAIN : 

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Obituary :

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Zohra Sehgal  : 

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The grand old lady of Indian film and theatre world died in New Delhi on July 10, 2014 at the age of 102. From Prithvi Raj Kapoor to Ranbir Kapoor, she worked with 4 generation of Kapoors. An incredible feat indeed.

To commemorate her remarkable journey, I am re-posting the blog, which I wrote when she turned 100 years young in 2012.

Wrote this on 100th BD of Zohra Sahgal. Posting it again after her death. Zohra Sahgal : A Glorious Century of Life

 

Sona :

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A starlet of Hindi films, a look-alike of Madhubala, who did several insignificant films and then married Haji Mastan and faded away from public memory, died on July 19, 2014 at the age of 65.

 

Arun Dutt

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Son of legendary actor-producer-director Guru Dutt and playback singer Geeta Dutt, Arun Dutt passed away on July 26, 2014 at the age of 58 due to multiple organ failure.

As a producer he made an action film ” Khule Aam ” [ 1992 ] .


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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – July 04

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1 – Lekar Hum Deewana Dil …………………………. Armaan Jain

………………………………………………………………. Saif Ali Khan

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

2 – Bobby Jasoos ………………………………………. X

3 – The Dirty Dances ………………………………….. X

 

 

Second Week – July 11

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1 – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania ……………………. Varun Dhawan

……………………………………………………………….. Alia Bhatt

2 – Bollywood Villa …………………………………….. X

3 Munna Mange Memsaab …………………………… X

 

Third Week – July 18

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1 – Amit Sahni Ki List …………………………………. X

2 – Hate Story 2 ………………………………………… X

3 – Pizza ………………………………………………….. Akshay Oberoi

4 – Bazar-E-Husn ……………………………………… Reshmi Ghosh

5 – Riyasat ………………………………………………. Aryeman Ramsay

6 – Aaj Ka Fashion Trend …………………………… Atishri Sarkar

 

Fourth Week  – July 25
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1 – Kick …………………………………………………. Jacqueline Fernandez

……………………………………………………………. Alvira Agnihotri

 

 

In total …………… 13 …………….. films got released in July . Out of these ………….. 13 ………… released films ……….. 07 ………… films have …………… 11 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………. 11 ……… persons , ………. 08 ……… are actors . Among the rest …………. 03 ………… Saif Ali Khan is the co-producer of “Lekar Hum Deewana Dil”. Shweta Pandit is the singer and she sang a song in the above mentioned film. And Alvira Agnihotri is the costume designer of “Kick” .

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Bhojpuri : Anjani Kumar Chaturvedi  is doing lead role in  ” Benam Badshah “.


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

 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Sonali Bendre  is judging ” Cine Stars Ki Khoj “ on Zee TV .

2 – Ankur Nayyar is playing an important role in ” Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap “ on Sony TV.

 

 


My ……………. 02 ……….. students in ………… 02 ……………. shows on TV .

 

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Theatre & Me :

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


My …………. 01 ………….. student in ………… 01 …………. play .

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Ranbir Kapoor  is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Hero Scooters ” .

2Ranbir Kapoor is the face of ” Ask Me ” .

3 – Pulkit Samrat is the face of  ” Snapdeal.com ” .

4 – Imran Khan is the Brand Ambassador of  ” Purer’r Shot ” .

5 – Sonam Kapoor is the Brand Ambassador of ” Colgate Visible White”.

6 -Sonam Kapoor is the Brand Ambassador of ” L’OREAL “.

7- Arjun Kapoor is the Brand Ambassador of ” Philips Pro Skin Trimmers “.

8 – Shazahn Padamsee is the Brand Ambassador of  ” Ketomac “.

9 – Alia Bhatt is the Brand Ambassador of ” Hero Motocorp ” .

10 – Saif Ali Khan is the Brand Ambasador of ” Denver Deo “.

11 – Katrina Kaif is the face of ” Lux ” .

12 – Katrina Kaif is the Brand Ambassador of ” Panasonic “.

13 – Priyanka Chopra is the Brand Ambassador of ” Rajnigandha Elaichi “.

14 – Kareena Kapoor is the Brand Ambassador of ” Slide “.

15 – Kareena Kapoor is the Brand Ambassador of ” Lakme “.

16 – Arjun Rampal is the Brand Ambassador of ” Nivea Men “.

 


My ………….. 12 …………… students in …………… 16 …………… commercial campaigns .

 

As an acting trainer / acting tutor , July 2014 was a remarkable month for me.  My student Armaan Jain made his debut as a lead actor. My 11 students appeared in 07 films , 02 students in 02 TV serials , 01 student in 01 regional film , 01 student in 01 play and 12 students appeared in 16 Ads also . Thus total number of students working in the month of July comes to 27 . And as I have stated earlier, I have mentioned names of only those students, who respect me and accept my contribution in their journey of cinema.

 

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On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise, I congratulate my above mentioned 27 students .

May God bless them and they shine in their chosen field .

 

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Most Promising Newcomers of 2013 & Me


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JULY 28, 2014           00.30 A.M.

Two days back, on July 26, 2014 in the Mumbai edition of Times of India, I read about an on-line poll conducted by Times of India group. It was about the most promising male and female newcomers of 2013. The result of this poll is based on the votes received by Times of India on itimes.com/polls.

The list includes 10 female and 10 male lead actors of Hindi film industry. I am happy to announce that in the list of 20 debut making stars of the Hindi film industry, I have 04 students. Among the female actors, Urvashi Rautela made her debut in ” SINGH SAAB THE GREAT ” and among the males, Girish Kumar , Ram Charan and Hussain Kuwajerwala made their debut in ” RAMAIYA VASTAVAIYA ” , ” ZANJEER ”  and ” SHREE ” respectively.

I am posting here the article from Times of India :

Scores of newcomers enter Bollywood every year, but only a few manage to create a place for themselves in this industry where fate changes every Friday.

After considering the votes we received on http://www.itimes.com/polls and our votes, here is our list of the most promising female newcomers of  2013.

TIMES POLL 2013

PROMISING NEWCOMER FEMALE

1 – VAANI KAPOOR = ” Shuddh Desi Romance ”

2 – TAMANNAAH = ” Himmatwala ”

3 – TAAPSEE PANNU = ” Chashme Baddoor ”

4 – AMYRA DASTUR = ” Issaq ”

5 – RHEA CHAKRABORTY = ” Mere Dad Ki Maruti ”

6 – POONAM PANDEY = ” Nasha ”

7 – URVASHI RAUTELA = ” SINGH SAAB THE GREAT ”

8 – ELLI AVRAM = ” Mickey Virus ”

9 – NEHA HINGE = ” Love U Soniyo ”

10 – PALLAVI SHARDA = ” Besharam ”

I am posting photo of Urvashi Rautela with me. It was clicked after the completion of training.

 

Urvashi Rautela - Batch No. 68

Vidur Acting Institute – Batch No. 68 alumna Urvashi Rautela With Me in My Office

TIMES POLL 2013

PROMISING NEWCOMER MALE

Scores of newcomers enter Bollywood every year, but only a few manage to create a place for themselves in this industry where fate changes every Friday.

After considering the votes we received on http://www.itimes.com/polls and our votes, here is our list of the most promising male newcomers of  2013.

1 – DHANUSH = ” Raanjhanaa ”

2 – SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT = ” Kai Po Che ”

3 – MANISH PAUL = ” Mickey Virus ”

4 – GIRISH KUMAR = ” RAMAIYA  VASTAVAIYA “

5 – RAM CHARAN = ” ZANJEER  “

6 – SALMAN YUSUF KHAN = ” ABCD ”

7 – HUSSAIN KUWAJERWALA = ” Shree “

8 – JITIN GULATI = ” Warning ”

9 – KARAN KUNDRA = ” Horror Story ”

10 – TANUJ VIRWANI = ” Love U Soniyo ”

I am posting my photo with Ram Charan, which I got clicked in his vanity van during the location shooting of his Hindi debut film ” ZANJEER “. I am also posting links of 2 Hindustan Times articles. It appeared in Hindustan Times during the training, while the shooting was still going on.

 

With Ram Charan in his van - During Shooting of "Zanjeer"

With Ram Charan in his van – During Shooting of “Zanjeer”

 

Link of Articles about Me & Ram Charan in News Papers :
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1 – HT Cafe Article No. 1 about Vidur & Ram Charan : Ram Charan trains in Hindi for Zanjeer remake – Hindustan Times http://lnkd.in/KYAnnp

2 – HT Cafe Article No. 2 about Vidur & Ram Charan : Learning the desi lingo – Hindustan Times http://bit.ly/I8WXKS

 

At present I don’t have any photo of Girish Kumar and Hussain Kuwajerwala with me. But Girish Kumar did speak about me and my training. I am posting link of an interview of him, which was published in Screen on the eve of the release of ” RAMAIYA VASTAVAIYA” .

 

Link of Article about Me & Girish Kumar in News Paper :
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Screen Article about Vidur & Girish Kumar : Going Desi Cool – http://epaper.screenindia.com/137713/Screen-/19-25-July-2013#dual/52/1

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On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise, I would like to congratulate my above mentioned 04 students .

May God bless them in abundance !

[ List of the MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER – MALE & FEMALE and other information have been taken from Times of India ( July 26, 2014 ). I express my gratitude. I would also like to thank Ms. Priya Gupta and Ms.Garima Sharma of Times of India for giving us this valuable piece of information. ]

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Vidur’s Open Letter – 8 : To Armaan Jain


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JULY 17, 2014           00.15 A.M.

Hi Armaan,

It is nice to get in touch with you at the time when you have made your debut and your first film has been released. As I am writing this blog, I am remembering all the Sundays which I spent at your South Mumbai residence when I used to come for the classes. It was years ago but it seems as if it happened just yesterday. I particularly remember your illustrious parents; reticent Manoj Ji and larger than life and exuberant Rima Ji. Rima Ji was always nice and kind to me. Whenever I talked to her, I felt, as if I am talking to legendary and immortal Raj Kapoor.

With Armaan Jain's Proud Parents at their Home

With Armaan Jain’s Proud Parents at their Home

 

I do remember my first day with you. It was a hesitant but confident start. I am unable to forget your child-like innocence even after so many years. Your “Rishi Kapoor of Bobby” kind of look is still fresh in my memory.

After many months, classes got a break when you started assisting Karan Johar in his film  “Student Of The Year”.

 

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I started with you once again before commencement of shooting of  your debut film “Lekar Hum Deewana Dil”. It was a sweet surprise to watch a more confident and mature avatar of yours.

With Armaan Jain & His Mother Rima Jain

With Armaan Jain & His Mother Rima Jain

Because of this long association, I was very excited and was eagerly waiting for your debut film “Lekar Hum Deewana Dil”. And finally it got released on July 04, 2014.

I am yet to see the film. But I am getting the news that it is not doing well at the box office. As per trade circles it is not going to make its producers happy. Though it is not a good or encouraging news for a newcomer, such things do happen. And in this industry it even happened to some of our greats, rather the greatest.

Armaan, I must make you aware that the first film of RK Films “Aag”, made by your illustrious maternal grandfather Late Raj Kapoor, was also a disastrous flop. “Jwaar Bhata”, the first film of legendary Dilip Kumar , was a dud at the box office. Your cousin Kareena Kapoor’s first film “Refugee” got lukewarm response. Your other cousin Ranbir Kapoor‘s debut film “Saawariya” was also a resounding flop.  So you seem to be in an august company.

 

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Armaan, a film’s box office run is not the only criteria of success. Though the first milestone of a long  journey is important but ultimately what matters is the completion of the journey. And your remarkable journey did not start in 2014. It started in 1929 with the release of  “Cinema Girl” and got prominence in 1931 with the first Indian talkie “Alam Ara”. Shri Prithvi Raj Kapoor starred in both the films. It happened 85 years ago. You are the latest torch-bearer of an illustrious legacy, a shinning 85-year-old saga. Just one smeared milestone is not going to tarnish the unparalleled and never seen before cinematic journey. The 85-year-old saga has found a new mascot in you and you have to be ready for that responsibility.

I have made a video celebrating the saga of 85 years of Kapoors. For me this saga is not going to be diminished by just one film. Do watch the video and let me know your reaction :

Vidur Club News Video -5 [ ARMAAN JAIN ] :

Armaan, I am happy that I wrote my first open letter to your cousin Ranbir Kapoor on November 29, 2009. Exactly after 5 years I am writing my latest open letter to you.

 

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I congratulate you on the occasion of the release of your first film. On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise , I wish you all the success and stardom never attained before by anyone and unseen even by the mightiest.

Waiting for your next film and promise to meet you on the eve of release of your next film.

Yours ,

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Vidur’s Film Diary – June 2014


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JULY 05, 2014           02.25 P.M.

लो आज हम ने तोड़ दिया रिश्ता -ए -उमीद ;

लो अब कभी गिला न करेंगे किसी से हम ॥

After a dull May 2014, June 2014 also ended as a lacklustre month. From 30 / 40 students, who used to work in the Indian film industry in a month, it has now come down to 12 / 15 students in a month. It is almost half. But it does not mean that I am slipping down on the sandy, slippery path of  the tinsel town. The main reason for this whittled list is that I have now decided and stopped taking credit of the 7 years of shared, sham and shameful legacy [ August 2005 to August 2012 ] .

It is derogatory and worthless to fight for credit. It is beyond my dignity to mention names of those students, who despite being my students, don’t acknowledge my contribution in their professional lives. It is a 7-year long deafening silence from their side. So I also refrain from mentioning their names. From my side, I make them free from any obligation. From now on I don’t have any responsibility towards them and they also don’t owe me anything. Good luck to them! May they be blessed in their lives!

July is going to bring a happy news and it is going to be a month of celebration. A new film  ” Lekar Hum Deewana Dil “  is going to be released on July 04, 2014. Armaan Jain, grandson of legendary Raj Kapoor, and cousin of Kareena Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor, is making his debut in the said film. He is my student. And he is not uncouth, uncultured and ungrateful like few others.
I am posting links of the 04 Vidur Club News videos. You can watch them for the full understanding of my body of work in 2014.
1 : ” Jai Ho ” :  http://youtu.be/cZzBa4sHXMQ
2 : ” One By Two ” :  http://youtu.be/0WCMfQiPdGI
3 – ” O Teri ” & ” Main Tera Hero ” : 
4 – ” Khatron Ke Khiladi – 5 ” : 

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – June 06

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1 – Filmistaan ………………………………………………….. X

2 – Holiday-A Soldier Is Never Off Duty ……………….. X

3 – The World Before Her …………………………………… Marc Robinson

 

Second Week – June 13

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1 – Chal Bhaag …………………………………………………. X

2 – Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai ………………………………… X

3 – Fugly ………………………………………………………… Jimmy Sheirgill

…………………………………………………………………….. Kabir Sadanand

4 – 18.11 ( A Code of Secrecy…..! ) ………………………. X

5 – Nari Teri Shakti Anokhi ………………………………… X

6 – Unforgettable ……………………………………………… Hazel Crowney

 

Third Week – June 20

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1 – Humshakals ……………………………………………….. Saif Ali Khan

……………………………………………………………………… Sajid Khan

……………………………………………………………………… Adhir Bhatt

2 – The Untold Story Ahinsa ……………………………….. X

3 – Guardians …………………………………………………… X

 

Fourth Week  – June 27
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1 – Ek Villain ………………………………………………….. X

 

 

In total …………… 13 …………….. films got released in June 2014. Out of these ………….. 13 ………..…… released films ……….. 04 ………… films have …………… 07 ………..……. artistes , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………. 07 ……… persons , ………. 04 ……… are actors . Among the rest …………. 03 ………… Sajid Khan and Adhir Bhatt are the director and dialogue writer of  ” Humshakals “ respectively. And Kabir Sadanand is the director of  ” Fugly ” .

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Bengali : Jeet  is doing lead role in  ” Game “.


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

 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Krushna Abhishek is hosting a show ” Entertainment Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega – Season 5 “ on Sony TV .

 

 

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

 

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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Adhir Bhatt  is playing lead in the play  ” Bombed “.


My …………. 01 ………….. student in ………… 01 …………. play .

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Varun Dhawan  is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” New Pond’s Men ” .

2 – Hritik Roshan is the Brand Ambassador of  ” Emami ” .


My ………….. 02 …………… students in …………… 02 …………… commercial campaigns .

 

As I have mentioned earlier, it was not a significant and satisfying month as an acting trainer / acting tutor.  My 07 students appeared in 04 films , 01 student in 01 TV serial , 01 student in 01 regional film , 01 student in 01 play and 02 students appeared in 02 Ads also . Thus total number of students working in the month of June comes to 12 . It is not what it used to be. But I have mentioned the reason in the beginning of the blog.

 

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On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , I congratulate my above mentioned 12 students . I pray for their bright future and everlasting stupendous success

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

May God bless them and they dazzle and shine in their chosen field .

 

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Vidur’s Film Diary – May 2014


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JUNE 06, 2014           08.05 P.M.

This is the 61st edition of Vidur’s Film Diary. 5 long, momentous and eventful years have passed since I started writing Vidur’s Film Diary to chronicle my monthly achievements in the film industry. I post Vidur’s Film Diary in the first week of every month. I am ecstatic that I did not miss a single month till date.

On this historic day, I must express it with profound sadness that the 61st month, i.e. May 2014 is the worst month of my acting training career till date. Though 17 films got released in May, but representation of my students is negligible. For the first time only 04 students of mine got work in this month. But what can one do if  ” JHAND ” films are being made? What can one do if a ” JHAND ” newcomer hits the screen, becomes butt of  jokes and is universally panned and ridiculed by critics and general public alike for his ” JHAND ” acting, but is praised to the skies by his equally ” JHAND ” trainers? In such ” JHAND ” times it is advisable to keep quiet and wait for one of the biggest debuts of 2014 and 4 most outstanding debuts of 2015.

I am posting links of 4 Vidur Club News Videos. They provide a pictorial testimony of my unprecedented accomplishments in 2014 :

1 : ” Jai Ho ” :  http://youtu.be/cZzBa4sHXMQ
2 : ” One By Two ” :  http://youtu.be/0WCMfQiPdGI
3 – ” O Teri ” & ” Main Tera Hero ” : 
4 – ” Khatron Ke Khiladi – 5 ” : 

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Obituary :

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Sudhir  : 

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A known character artiste of many hits and super hit films, Sudhir a.k.a. Bhagwandas Mulchand Luthria died in Mumbai.

He died on 12 May 2014 at the age of 70. He had long been suffering from a lung infection. I am posting link of the blog, which I have written about him as a tribute :

 

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – May 02

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1 – Kya Dilli Kya Lahore ………………………………………. X

2 – Purani Jeans ………………………………………………… X

3 – The Dirty MMS ……………………………………………… X

 

Second Week – May 09

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1 – Hawaa Hawaai …………………………………………….. X

2 – Khwaabb ……………………………………………………. X

3 – Koyelaanchal ……………………………………………… X

4 – Love U Crazy Girl ………………………………………… X

5 – Mastram ……………………………………………………. X

6 – Manjunath …………………………………………………. Divya Dutta

…………………………………………………………………….. Anjori Alagh

7 – Yeh Hai Bakrapur ……………………………………….. X

 

Third Week – May 16

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1 – Children Of War …………………………………………. X

2 – M3 – Midsummer Midnight Mumbai ………………. X

3 – The Xpose …………………………………………………. X

 

Fourth Week  – May 23
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1 – Heropanthi ………………………………………………. X

 

Fifth Week – May 30

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1 – Citylights …………………………………………………. X

2 – Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi ……………………. X

3 – Tum Ho Yaara ………………………………………….. Ganesh Venkatraman

………………………………………………………………….. Kalpana Pandit

 

In total …………… 17 …………….. films got released in May . Out of these ………….. 17 ………… released films ……….. 02 ………… films have …………… 04 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………. 04 ……… persons , all the  ………… 04 ……….. are actors . Kalpana Pandit, apart from acting, is also the Co- Producer of   ” Tum Ho Yaara ” .

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Telugu : Nag Chaitanya  is doing lead role in  ” Manam “.


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

 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Mrunal Thakur is playing an important role in ” Kumkum Bhagya “ on Zee TV .

2 – Kishwer Merchantt is playing an important role in ” Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon “ on Colors TV.

 


My ……………. 02 ……….. students in ………… 02 ……………. shows on TV .

 

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Saif Ali Khan is the  Brand Ambassador of ” Denver Deo ” .


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

 

As an acting trainer / acting tutor it was the worst month of my career in 5 years. My 04 students appeared in 02 films , 02 students in 02 TV serials , 01 student in 01 regional film and 01 student appeared in 01 Ad also . Thus total number of students working in the month of  May comes to just 08 . It is all time low.

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On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , I congratulate all my above mentioned 08 students .

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

May they shine in their chosen field .

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My Association With ” O Teri “


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JUNE 01 , 2014           11.45 A.M.

 

I thought to write this blog and post it on March 28, 2014, when Atul Agnihotri produced film ” O Teri “ got released. But I was unable to accomplish my wish because of two factors. First was the coming national elections of the 16th Lok Sabha and the second was the incessant and gruelling work pressure of my acting institute.

2014 Indian general election  were conducted in 9 phases from 7 April 2014 to 12 May 2014 and the results of the election were declared on 16 May 2014. So watching evening and night news on various channels became a must and I was not able to sit and write my blog. Night after night, I sat in front of television set totally engrossed in the election news. As per my habit, I am not interested only in the new batch of my acting institute like few upstart and wannabe acting trainers. I have my social, political and national duties, commitments and obligation to fulfill too.

Then there were work related issues. These days I don’t even find time for lunch. Morning, evening and special classes take all my working hours and it is simply not possible to fit in some time for writing blogs in a  10 hour-long working day. So this much delayed blog is being posted today.

” O Teri “ got released on March 28, 2014 in approximately 1000 theatres across India. As per industry trade pundits it met with mixed response. But this Atul Agnihotri produced and Umesh Bist directed film is very close to my heart.

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With Mr. Atul Agnihotri, Pulkit Samrat & Bilal Amrohi in the office of Mr. Atul Agnihotri

I am very close to producer Atul Agnihotri and his family. I have worked with his wife Alvira Agnihotri also. His sister-in-law Arpita Khan is also close to me. Atul ji is kind enough to call me whenever he wants an acting trainer for his actors. I worked with Hazel Keech for his ” Bodyguard “. I was again called by him to conduct acting workshop for the lead actors of his new venture  ” O Teri “. As required, I started acting workshop with Pulkit Samrat and Bilal Amrohi in Atul ji’s office.

With Mr. Atul Agnihotri in His Office

With Mr. Atul Agnihotri in His Office

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With Pulkit Samrat & Bilal Amrohi in the office of Mr. Atul Agnihotri

I first trained Pulkit Samrat, when I was working with Mr. Kishore Namit Kapoor. After completion of the training, Pulkit was chosen for the role of  Lakshya in Ekta Kapoor’s mega serial  ” Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi ” [ 2006 ]. I, again worked with him privately in 2007 when he quit ” Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi “, and was searching for work. 6 years later, I worked with him briefly for ” Fukrey ” [ 2013 ]. So when I was called to train him for ” O Teri “, I was very happy. Thus with Pulkit Samrat, it is a 9-year old relationship. His fiance Shweta Rohira is also my student. Pulkit, unlike some other stars of his generation, is very hard-working and always smiling up – coming super star.

 

With Pulkit Samrat & Amit Kapoor in a Party

With my Wife, Pulkit Samrat & Amit Kapoor in a Party

 

Bilal Amrohi was new to me. I was pleasantly surprised, when I got to know that he is grandson of legendary producer – director late Kamal Amrohi. He is very emotional, yet he has impeccable comic – timing.

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With Bilal Amrohi in the office of Mr. Atul Agnihotri

” O Teri “ is special to me for one more reason. One day I came to know that my son’s friend G. J. Singh has been signed as the music director of ” O Teri “ and his brother Jas a.k.a. Jaspreet is singing songs in the film. They met me one day and made me listen one particular song. It immediately caught my attention because of its very catchy tune and peppy lyrics. Song in question was ” ………….. Ummbakkum Ummbakkum ……………… “. I asked them, “who has written the lyrics?”  They told me that the lyricist is none other but my son Abhinav Chaturvedi. I was surprised. My son made this baby step without my help. And thank God! he never allowed himself to be degraded for getting work. Unlike some uncouth revellers, who, to get a B-grade film, became factotum and doormat of their own student, he never allowed himself to become subservient to anyone.

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With my Son Abhinav Chaturvedi in 2011

Abhinav Chaturvedi in April 2014

Abhinav Chaturvedi in April 2014

Irrespective of the box office verdict of ” O Teri “, I am happy to be associated with the film. Apart from Atul Agnihotri and Alvira Agnihotri, with whom I am so close, ” O Teri “ also has Pulkit Samrat, Bilal Amrohi, Jaspreet, G. J. Singh and my son Abhinav. They all are closely associated with ” O Teri “.

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With Playback Singer Jaspreet

” O Teri “ remains and will always remain a special film for me. To commemorate ” O Teri “, I made a video and up-loaded the same on YouTube.

Vidur Club News Video 3 – ” O Teri ” & ” Main Tera Hero ” :

 

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On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , I congratulate all my above mentioned students and the team of ” O Teri “.

VIDUR Editing Studio, VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise would also like to wish them well.

 

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Vidur’s Film Diary – April 2014


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           MAY 24, 2014           05.55 P.M.

Since I started writing my blogs, this is the first month when posting a blog, specially the Film Diary, is so delayed. It happened because of the ongoing elections of the 14th Lok Sabha and also because of the stupendous amount of work of my acting institute.

April was absolutely an uneventful month. Only 3 films, ” Main Tera Hero ” , ” 2 States ” and ” Bhootnath Returns “ were declared hits. ” 2 States “ is the latest member of 100 crore club of Hindi films.
As per my latest norm, I share 3 VIDUR CLUB NEWS VIDEOS, which amply illustrate my recent successes :
1 : ” Jai Ho ” :  http://youtu.be/cZzBa4sHXMQ
2 : ” One By Two ” :  http://youtu.be/0WCMfQiPdGI
3 – ” O Teri ” & ” Main Tera Hero ” :

 

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – April 04

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1 – Main Tera Hero ………………………………………. Varun Dhawan

2 – Jal ……………………………………………………….. X

3 – Honour Killing ……………………………………….. X

4 – Ibn-e-Batuta ………………………………………….. X

 

 

Second Week – April 11

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1 – 2 States ……………………………………………….. Arjun Kapoor

………………………………………………………………. Alia Bhatt

2 – The Dark Secrets of Tonhi ………………………. X

3 – Bhootnath Returns ……………………………….. Kishan Kumar

………………………………………………………………. Ranbir Kapoor

 

 

Third Week – April 18

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1 – Dekh Tamasha Dekh ……………………………… Vinay Jain

2 – Lucky Kabootar …………………………………… Eijaz Khan

……………………………………………………………… Kulraj Randhawa

 

 

Fourth Week  – April 25
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1 – Revolver Rani …………………………………….. X

2 – Kanchi ………………………………………………. Hazel Croney

…………………………………………………………….. Mahima Choudhary

3 – Samrat & Co ……………………………………….. Madalsa Sharma

…………………………………………………………….. Priyanshu Chatterjee

…………………………………………………………….. Rajniesh Duggal

 

 

 

In total …………… 12 …………….. films got released in April . Out of these ………….. 12 ………… released films ……….. 07 ………… films have …………… 13 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………. 13 ……… persons , ………… 12 ……….. are actors . And the remaining ………. 01 ……. , Kishan Kumar is the Co-Producer of   ” Bhootnath Returns ” .

 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Vikas Manaktala is playing an important role in ” Main Na Bhoolungi “ on Sony TV .


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

 

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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Smita Bansal is  doing main lead in  ” Hum Do Humare Woh “.

2 – Samir Soni is doing main lead in ” Anything But Love “.


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

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Fardeen Khan is the  Brand Ambassador of ” Provogue ” .

2 – Jacqueline Fernandez is the Brand Ambassador of ” The Body Shop “.

3 – Sid Makkar is the Brand Ambassador of  ” Ford ” .



My ……… 03 ……… students in ………. 03 ……….. commercial campaign .

 

As an acting trainer / acting tutor , I bid adieu to month of April with satisfaction that my 13 students appeared in 07 films , 01 student in 01 TV serial , 02 students in 02 plays and 03 students appeared in 03 Ads also . Thus total number of students working in the month of April comes to 19 .

 

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On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , I congratulate all my above mentioned 19 students .

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

May they shine in their chosen field .

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Arun Shanbhag

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