Life As An Acting Trainer : 26 Years – 92% Success Rate


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           SEPTEMBER 02, 2015           07.00 P.M.

 

Mumbai is flooded with acting institutes. Everyday a new acting institute mushrooms and starts claiming that it is the best one. There are few old ones also. Though, they have passed their prime but still claim to be in the race. Then there are few upstart trainers, who have delusion of grandeur and success. It is but natural that aspiring actors get confused and are hoodwinked by these con trainers. These “Bunty & Bablis” try every trick from the book and sometimes succeed also in trapping these aspirants.

Therefore it becomes imperative to chronicle true success stories to save gullible students from the clutches of unscrupulous and con acting trainers. I am writing this blog so that such ARVIND KEJARIWALS of acting training should get exposed and shouldn’t go unchallenged.

When ” Bajrangi Bhaijaan “ got released and took the box office by storm, there were several articles in the news papers. It collected 100 crores by the first weekend and thus became the 1st ever Hindi film to enter THE BIG CLUB so quickly.

Bombay Times, dated July 21, 2015, published an article about THE BIG CLUB. It chronicled all the 35 Hindi movies till date, which are the biggest earners.

Out of 35 films, there is 1 film in 300 Crore Club / 1 film in 250 Crore Club / 3 films in 200 Crore Club / 7 films in 150 Crore Club and 23 films in 100 Crore Club .

I am so happy to announce and stating this fact with great pride that out of these 35 block-buster films, there are only 3 films which have no students of mine [ JUST 3 FILMS ]. These films are ” Ghajini ” , ” Holiday ” and ” Ek Villain “ . Apart from these 3 films my students are there in all the remaining 32 films. This is unparalleled feat. This is unprecedented success story. This is so humbling as an acting trainer. I don’t think any other acting trainer can claim such humongous success story. Even FTII, Pune [ Film & television Institute of India ] can claim such success in recent times. FTII gave many luminaries to the film industry but that was eons ago. It was during Shri Roshan Taneja’s time. This so-called premier (?) acting institute’s recent accomplishments are negligible compared to mine.

I am giving the whole list of films published in the July 21, 2015 issue of Bombay Times. Name of my students working in these films are also mentioned. It is now for the discerning public to judge the facts.

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300 CRORE

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PK = Anushka Sharma / Ranbir Kapoor [ S.A.]

 

250 CRORE

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Dhoom 3 = Katrina Kaif / Uday Chopra

 

200 CRORE

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Kick = Jacqueline Fernandez

Chennai Express = Nikitin Dheer / Rohit Shetty / Shekhar Ravjiani

3 Idiots = Kareena Kapoor Khan

 

150 CRORE

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Ek Tha Tiger = Katrina Kaif

Happy New Year = Sonu Sood / Shekhar Ravjiani

Krrish 3 = Hritik Roshan / Vivek Oberoi / Priyanka Chopra

Yej Jawaani Hai Deewani = Ranbir Kapoor / Kalki Koechlin

Dabangg 2 = Arbaaz Khan / Kareena Kapoor / Flora Saini / Nikitin Dheer

Tanu Weds Manu Returns = Jimmy Sheirgill / Eijaz Khan

Bajrangi Bhaijaan = Kareena Kapoor Khan

 

100 CRORE

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Bang Bang = Hritik Roshan / Katrina Kaif / Jimmy Sheirgill / Shekhar ravjiani

Boduguard = Kareena Kapoor / Hazel Keech / Katrina Kaif [ S.A. ]

Dabangg = Arbaaz Khan / Sonu Sood

Singham Returns = Kareena Kapoor Khan / Rohit Shetty

Rowdy Rathore = Kareena Kapoor Khan [ S.A. ]

Agneepath = Hritik Roshan / Priyanka Chopra / Katrina Kaif [ S.A. ]

Ready = Arbaaz Khan / Arya Babbar / Nikitin Dheer / Kishan Kumar

RA.ONE = Kareena Kapoor / Arjun Rampal / Shekhar Ravjiani / Priyanka Chopra [ S.A. ]

Ghajini = XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Housefull 2 = John Abraham / Jacqueline Fernandez / Shazahn Padamsee / Sajid Khan

Holiday = XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Ram Leela = Priyanka Chopra [ S.A. ]

Don 2 = Priyanka Chopra / Kunal Kapoor / Hritik Roshan [ S.A. ]

Jai Ho = Daisy Shah / Genelia Deshmukh / Pulkit Samrat / Tulip Joshi / Vikas Bhalla / Ashmit Patel / Vatsal Sheth

Barfi = Ranbir Kapoor / Priyanka Chopra

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag = Sonam Kapoor / Divya Dutta

Golmaal 3 = Kareena Kapoor Khan / Rohit Shetty

Jab Tak Hai Jaan = Katrina Kaif / Anushka Sharma

ABCD 2 = Varun Dhawan / Pooja Batra [ S.A. ]

2 States = Alia Bhatt / Arjun Kapoor

Bol Bachchan = Krushna Abhishek / Jeetu Verma / Rohit Shetty

Singham = Sudhanshu Pandey / Rohit Shetty

Ek Villain = XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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In total my 81 students appeared in above mentioned 32 films. Out of these 81 students, ROHIT SHETTY, SAJID KHAN & ARBAAZ KHAN are film directors. KISHAN KUMAR & ARBAAZ KHAN are producers and SHEKHAR RAVJIANI [ Vishal-Shekhar fame ] is the music director. Rest are actors.

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On behalf of all the students & staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise, I congratulate my above mentioned 81 students .

May God bless them !!

[ I have taken the list of films from Bombay Times. I express my gratitude. S.A. in red stands for SPECIAL APPEARANCE. ]

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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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