Vidur’s Film Diary – April 2016


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           May 08 , 2016           11.00 P.M.

[ MILESTONE : With this post, Vidur’s Film Diary completes 7th year of its existence in May 2016. June 2016 will mark the beginning of its journey in the 8th year. ]

Satyameva Jayate

 सत्यमेव जयते

In the era of falsehood, Vidur Acting Institute has chosen the tortuous path of truthfulness. In the season of deceit, Vidur Acting Institute has taken the pledge of being factually correct. You can go through the below mentioned facts of my success story and can check and verify them. But do check the tall claims of so many other so-called “Best Acting Institutes of Mumbai” or “Best Acting Institutes of India”. Grill the so-called “Best Acting Trainers of Mumbai” or “Best Acting Trainers of India” and you will see through their hollow claims.

सत्यमेव जयते नानृतम् ,
सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः ।
येनाक्रमन्त्यृषयो ह्याप्तकामा ,
यत्र तत् सत्यस्य परमं निधानम् ॥

……………….. मुण्डक उपनिषद्

English Translation

Truth alone triumphs ; not falsehood.
Through truth the divine path is spread out ,
by which the sages , whose desires have been completely fulfilled, reach where that supreme treasure of Truth resides.

…………………………………… Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad

As an ACTING TRAINER my success rate was 40% in the year 2013 – 2014 . It jumped to 55% in 2014 – 2015. And in 2015 , it zoomed up to 62.35 % . This is unprecedented for any ACTING INSTITUTE or ACTING TRAINER across the world. I am continuously writing Vidur’s Film Diary since 7 years. And to my utter surprise I have noticed that there were no lean months ever. It never happened that a month came and there were none of my students in any of the 5 fields of entertainment, which my diary covers. In fact there were more than a dozen working students every month.

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VIDUR ACTING INSTITUTE

SUCCESS RATE : 2012 to 2015

Success Rate : 2012 – 2013 = 40 %

Success Rate : 2013 – 2015 = 55 %

Success Rate : 2015= = = = = 62.35 %

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For the full understanding of my body of work in 2013 – 2014 & 2014 – 2015, please watch the 05 videos posted below :

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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Hindi Films in April & Vidur Acting Institute :

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First Week – April 01

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1 – Ki & Ka ……………………………………………………………… Kareena Kapoor

……………………………………………………………………………………. Arjun Kapoor

2 – M.A. Pass ………………………………………………………………………………… X

3 – Love Chakra ……………………………………………………………………………. X

 

Second Week – April 08

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1 – Club Dancer……….. …………………………………………………………………… X

2 – Hum Hain Wonder Boys  …………………………………………………………. X

3 – Love Games …………………………………………………………………………….. X

4 – The Blueberry Hunt ………………………………………………………………… X

5 – The Jungle Book ……………………………………………… Priyanka Chopra

 

Third Week – April 15 
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1 – Fan ………………………………………………………………….. Shekhar Ravjiani

2 – Hum Bade Aashiq Mizaaj …………………………………………………………. X

 

Fourth Week  – April 22
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1 – Jhamela …………………………………………………………………………………… X

2 – Lal Rang ……………………………………………………………… Akshay Oberoi

3 – Nil Battey Sannata …………………………………………………………………… X

4 – Santa Banta Pvt. Ltd. ……………………………………………… Vikas Bhalla

 

Fifth Week  – April 29
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1 – Aakhri Sauda – The Last Deal ………………………………………………….. X

2 – Baaghi ……………………………………………………………………………………… X

3 – Shortcut Safaari ………………………………………………… Jimmy Sheirgill

 

In total ………..……… 17 ………..….. films got released in April 2016 . Out of these ……………..….. 17 …………………… released films ………………….. 06 ……………………… films have …………… 07 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me . [ Priyanka Chopra did not act but only gave her voice for “Kaa” in ” The Jungle Book ” .

Out of these ………………… 07 ………………… persons , …………… 06  ……… are actors and the remaining …………. 01 ……………… Shekhar Ravjiani [ Vishal – Shekhar fame ] is the Music Director of   ” Fan “ .

 

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Regional Films in April & Vidur Acting Institute :

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1 – Telugu : Allu Arjun is playing male lead in the film  ” Sarrainodu “.

2 – Punjabi : Jimmy Sheirgill is playing male lead in the film  ” Vaisakhi List “.

3 – Hollywood : Dev Patel is playing male lead in the film  ” The Man Who Knew Infinity “.

 

 My ……….. 03 ………. students in ……….. 03 ……….. regional films.

 

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TV Trivia in April & Vidur Acting Institute :

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1 – Mishal Raheja is playing an important role in ” Ishq Ka Rang Safed “ on Colors TV.

2 – Sarwar Ahuja is playing an important role in ” Ganga “ on &TV.

3 – Aditi Sharma is playing an important role in ” Ganga “ on &TV.

 

My ……………. 03 …………..….. students in ………………… 02 ……………. TV shows .

 

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Theatre in April & Vidur Acting Institute :

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1 – Aditi Sharma is playing lead in ” Namaste “.

 

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

 

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Commercials in April & Vidur Acting Institute :

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1 – Alia Bhatt is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Standard Fan “.

2 – Prithvi Pai is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Hundai Verna “.

3 – Anushka Sharma is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Ruparel Orion “.

4 – Hritik Roshan is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” VIP Bags “.

5 – Varun Dhawan is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Philips Aqua Touch “.

6 – Varun Dhawan is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Skybags “.

7 – Varun Dhawan is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Addiction Deo “.

8 – Kareena Kapoor is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Lux “.

9 – Yami Gautam is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Emami 7 Oils “.

10 – Yami Gautam is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Fair & Lovely “.

11 – Seemta Choudhary is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Amul Lassi “.

12 – Soha Ali Khan is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Multani Rovaan “.

 

My ………….. 09 …………… students in …………… 12 …………… commercial campaigns .

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Summary of April 2016

My 07 students appeared in 06 films , 03 students in 03 regional films , 03 students in 02 TV shows , 01 student in 01 play and 09 students appeared in 12 Ads .

Thus total number of students working in the month of April 2016 comes to 23

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AWARDS – ACCOLADES – DEBUTS


ACCOLADES

1 – Priyanka Chopra appeared on the cover of  ” TIME “  . [ Among 100 Most Influential People of 2016 ] . She is the third Hindi film actor to appear on the cover. Parveen Babi & Aishwarya Rai are the 1st & 2nd respectively.


 

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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 23 students .

May God bless them for making me proud and they shine in their chosen field .

[ List of released films,  dates and other information have been taken from http://www.bollywoodhungama.com . I express gratitude. ]

 

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From Drop to A Pearl : Journey of Narendra Jetley


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           APRIL 10, 2016           10.00 P.M.

With Narendra Jetley in my Office

With Narendra Jetley in my Office

If my memory is not failing me, the year must have been 2010. Narendra Jetley was a students of Batch No. 32. [ Technically he is not a student of VIDUR ACTING INSTITUTE ].

I still remember his first few tentative baby – steps in the class. Confused but eager to correct himself ………… doubtful but always ready to remove doubts …………………. prone to mistakes but always willing to make amends. It was a normal journey of a budding actor. He, at that time, was just an ephemeral, inconsequential drop of water in the seamless, endless ocean of FINE ARTS.

It has been 5 years now. And if I look back and try to analyse, the same ephemeral, inconsequential drop of water has miraculously metamorphosed as an immortal, precious pearl.

And let me make it clear. It is his personal victory. All his accomplishments are fruits of his own tireless efforts. No acting trainer or acting institute can make that kind of transformation in any actor.

Just look at his body of work and variety of roles, which he essayed in his ads.

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In between he has done variety of roles in few films also. It’s just a start. His zenith has yet to come.

 

Movies / Serials / Telefilms :
 
 
1) One Night Stand, (Dir – Jasmine D’Souza)
   StarringSunny Leone,Tanuj Virwani
2) Ishq Click, (Dir – Anil Ballani)
   StarringAdhyayan Suman,Sara Loren
3) Gabbar, (Dir – Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi,krish)
    Starring: Akshay Kumar,Kareena Kapoor,Shruti Hasan
4) Raja Natwarlal,(Dir – Kunal Deshmukh)
    Starring: Emraan Hashmi,Humaima Malik,Paresh Rawal
5) Hum Tum Shabana, (Dir – Sagar Ballary of Bheja Fry)
   Starring: Tushar Kapoor,Shreyas Talpade,Minisha Lamba
6) Ur my jaan, (Dir – Aron Govil)
   Starring: Mikaal Zulfikar,Aman Verma
7) Don Bhaisahab, (Dir – Virag Mishra)
  Starring: Vinay Pathak,Mona Singh,Satish Kaushik
8) Powder,TV Series by Yash Raj Films (Dir – Atul Sabharwal)
9) Punaah, Telefilm (Dir – Shashant Shah)
   Starring: Ranvir Shourey
10) Aftermath, (Dir – Rama Rau)
      Screened at Cannes Film Festival 2011

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In these 5 years, Narendra Jetley worked hard and made his mark. He had no connections of any kind in the world of films. But he made his place in the industry with sheer grit, tenacity and will power.

Today when I look back and watch his growth an a thinking actor, I feel so proud.

I see a very bright future for him and wish him all the best.

 

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60 Years of Film ” Baiju Bawra “


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           DECEMBER 06 , 2012           11.30 P.M.

Today sitting in the office of my acting institute in Mumbai , I was going through some old issues of Screen . Suddenly I saw an article and came to know that the iconic filmBaiju Bawra is now 60 years old . It was released in 1952 . It is the same year when I was born .

Baiju Bawra (1952 film)

Baiju Bawra (1952 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

When I started following Hindi film songs in 1967 , I heard some of the songs of the film ” Baiju Bawra ” . In 1967 during my High School days , I didn’t know either Meena Kumari or Bharat Bhushan , the protagonists of ” Baiju Bawra ” . I was not even aware of Naushad or Shakeel Badayuni also , who gave music and wrote lyrics of the film respectively . I simply knew Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi , the singers of the film .

After passing High School from the Government Inter College , Deoria , I went to Government Inter College , Allahabad for intermediate in July 1967 . It was in Allahabad that I started following films religiously . There I watched ” Baiju Bawra “ and became aware of Meena Kumari and Bharat Bhushan . I became aware of the legendary status of Naushad and about the good work of lyricist Shakeel Badayuni .

Earlier I had heard the songs of ” Baiju Bawra “ but after watching the film , I started appreciating them in a more positive way . Mohammad Rafi’s ” O Duniya Ke Rakhwale ……… ” and ” Man Tadpat Hari Darshan Ko Aaj ……….. “ were my favourites and they still have same sway over me . They are my perennial favourites . ” Tu Ganga Ki Mauj , Main Jamuna Ka Dhara ……….. “ is hugely popular even today .

 

Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Meena Kumari and Bharat Bhushan were not stars when this film was made with them . Naushad , Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi were the only known names and they were the only stars of this non – star cast film . Music of the film was hit and is still remembered by all the connoisseurs of Hindi films .

English: Indian musician Naushad

Musician Naushad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar as a yo...

Lata Mangeshkar as a young woman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mohammed Rafi

Mohammed Rafi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

All lyrics written by Shakeel Badayuni, music composed by Naushad.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. “Tu Ganga Ki Mauj” (Raga Bhairavi) Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
2. “Aaj Gawat Man Mero Jhoomke” (Raga Desi) Ustad Amir Khan, D. V. Paluskar
3. “O Duniya Ke Rakhwale” (Raga Darbari) Mohammad Rafi
4. “Door Koi Gaye” (Raga Des) Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum and chorus
5. “Mohe Bhool Gaye Sanwariya” (Raga Bhairav with traces of Raga Kalingda) Lata Mangeshkar
6. “Jhoole Mein Pawan Ki Aai Bahar” (Raga Pilu) Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
7. “Man Tarpat Hari Darsan Ko Aaj” (Raga Malkauns) Mohammad Rafi
8. “Bachpan Ki Muhabbat” (Based on Maand) Lata Mangeshkar
9. “Insaan Bano” (Raga Todi) Mohammad Rafi
10. “Tori Jai Jai Kartar” (Raga Puriya Dhanashree) Ustad Amir Khan
11. “Langar Kankariya Ji Na Maro” (Raga Todi) Ustad Amir Khan, D. V. Paluskar
12. “Ghanana Ghanana Ghana Garjo Re” (Raga Megh) Ustad Amir Khan
13. “Sargam” (Raga Darbari) Ustad Amir Khan

This Vijay Bhatt directed film ran for 100 weeks and created history . It is so heartening to note that ” Baiju Bawra “ is now 60 years old and for a film connoisseur like me its magic refuses to fade away even after so many years .

As an acting trainer , its my job to make my students aware of these iconic films and I do it regularly in my acting class in Mumbai .

I , on behalf of all the students and staff of my acting school Vidur’s Kreating Charakters , express my happiness on this historic day .

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Box Office Blues – November 2012


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           DECEMBER 04 , 2012           11.40 P.M.

Second blog in this category [ Box Office Blues ] is delayed by 4 days . I promised to write it on the last day of every month . But November was too hectic . I was in the process of starting Batch No. 69 of my Acting Institute in Mumbai and thus I missed the dateline .

Anyhow I am posting it today .

First Week – November 02

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1 –Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana : This film has Kunal Kapoor in the main lead and it also had Anangsha Biswas in a small role . Both my students were appreciated in this modest hit .

2 – 1920 Evil Returns : This famous franchisee of Vikram Bhatt was a major hit .

3 – Ata Pata Laapata : This film by Rajpal Yadav was a major disaster and was a damp squib at the box office .

4 – Le Gaya Saddam : This film was unmitigable disaster . I will always  be a bit special for me because Chirag Patil , a very old student of mine , played a major role in the film . Chirag is incidentally cricketer Sandip Patil’s son .

5 – Future To Bright Hai Ji : Future of this film was definitely not bright at the box office . It tanked without trace .

Second Week – November 09

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1 – Its Rocking Dard – E – Disco : Aryeman Ramsay is also my student . He made his debut opposite Amitabh Bachchan in ” Family ” . This flop film will be known for the music director Bappi Lahiri , who made his acting debut .

Third Week – November 16 [ 13 Deepawali ]

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1 – Jab Tak Hai Jaan : This directorial venture of Yash Chopra will always be remembered as his last swan – song . It has Shah Rukh Khan in the main lead . It has Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma as the two female protagonists . Both are my students , though Anushka does not acknowledge .

It has one more student of mine . His name is Aashish Singh . He is the Executive Producer of the film .

This film is a huge hit . It has garnered more than 117 crore till now . Apart from ” Ek Tha Tiger “ , this is the second Yash Raj Films to garner more than 100 crore this year .

2 – Son Of Sardaar : This Ajay Devgn starrer clashed with the above mentioned film .  Tanisha Mukerjii , again a very old student , was associated with this film as the Executive producer .

Jeetu Verma , another old student , played an important role in it .

This film also entered in the 100 crore club , collecting more than 101 crore at the box office .

Fourth Week  – November 23

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1 – Operation Mumbai : …………………………………………………. This Kunal Kapoor starrer failed at the box office .

Fifth Week – November 30

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1 – Talaash : This Aamir Khan starrer was a much – awaited film . Apart from Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherjee , it also has Kareena Kapoor . She was my student before she signed ” Refugee ” .

2 – Jeet Lengey Jahaan : It failed to win anything and tanked without trace .

Out of above mentioned ………….. 11 ………… films ….. 07 …… films have …………… 10 ……………. persons , who are trained by me .

I , on behalf of me and my Acting School in Mumbai Vidur’s Kreating Charakters , congratulate the box office winners and wish best of luck to the rest one .

May the victorious journey of films and the students of my acting class in Mumbai continue !!


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Mr. Girish Karnad : Denunciation Continues


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           NOVEMBER 06 , 2012          05.30 P.M.

English: Girish Karnad visited Cornell Univers...

Girish Karnad visited Cornell University in Ithaca New York for screening one of his old movies – Kanakapurandhara on October 29, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today while sitting in the office of  Vidur’s Kreating Charakters , my Acting Institute in Mumbai , I checked my twitter handle as usual . Mr. Kiran KS , whose twitter handle I follow , has posted 12 tweets dedicated to the V. S. Naipaul and Girish Karnad controversy . I was amazed because of the information I got .

These tweets are based on the article of Mr. Pratap Simha in today’s Kannada Prabha , a leading Kannada daily . Mr. Kiran KS has translated the information in English for the sake of non – Kannadigas and tweeted them .

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1) A brilliant article in Kannada Prabha by @mepratap . For the sake of non-Kannadigas, will tweet excerpts now. #Karnad and Naipaul topic.

2) #Karnad calls Naipaul a Muslim virodhi, because of A Wounded Civilization book. The book explains the 5 centuries of invader atrocities.

3) So Mr. #Karnad , what’s wrong in Naipaul telling about the “wound” on a Hindu civilization caused by invaders Ghazni, Ghori, Babur etc?

4) Mr. Girish #Karnad , if Babur cared so much about his birth country Uzbekistan, he could have “developed” that instead of India. Right?

5) In “Thoughts on Pakistan” book, Dr. Ambedkar talks about Muslim mentality,like Naipaul. Will #Karnad oppose Bharat Ratna to Ambedkar too?

6) Naipaul calls Taj Mahal a symbol of invasion. Pooh-pooh’s Romila Thapar’s Hindu Muslim “bhai-bhai” symbol talk. #Karnad , is that wrong?

7) Tell us Mr. #Karnad , fanatic Aurangzeb ordering destruction of Kashi Vishwanath temple in 1699.. was it Hindu-Muslim “bhai-bhai” event?

8) Tell us Jnanapeethi #Karnad, fanatic Aurangzeb ordering Jaziya tax on Hindus… was it Hindu-Muslim “bhai-bhai” event? Why blame Naipaul?

9) #Karnad says Naipaul failed to grasp India as books didn’t cover Indian music. So Karnad, why your books didn’t cover Indian Shilpa-Kala?

10) #Karnad, u criticize Naipaul (not born in India) of not grasping Indian samskriti. But ur book Anju Mallige is about sister-brother sex!

11) Mr. #Karnad ,you got to fame directing SL Bhyrappa’s stories. But once he exposed your Tipu “facts”, you termed SLB books as “ordinary”!

12) When VS Naipaul got nobel, #Karnad termed him the “greatest living literateur of Indian origin”. Now suddenly he’s a Muslim-virodhi??

1st edition (publ. André Deutsch)

1st edition (publ. André Deutsch) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mr. Naipaul’s book ” India : A Wounded Civilization “ is now very much in focus . Mr. Kiran KS has given enough logic in favour of the book and Sir Vidia’s viewpoint . I don’t have any more logic . And I think I don’t have anything new to say about Mr. Girish Karnad and Sir Vidia controversy . I have already posted a blog about it :

Shame On You , Mr. Girish Karnad http://wp.me/ptyXI-2rQ

I , amazingly , got many responses for my blog . Some were in support and some were harsh . Few were very balanced . It’s wonderful to get connected to so many people having such diverse views .

[ I have re – tweeted from the twitter handle of Mr. Kiran KS . These tweets are based on the article of Mr. Pratap Simha published in a leading Kanada daily Kannada Prabha . I express my gratitude to all of them . ]

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