Vidur’s Film Diary – December 2015


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           January 01 , 2016           08.15 P.M.

[ MILESTONE : Vidur’s Film Diary completed 6th year of its existence in May 2015. June 2015 marked the beginning of its journey in the 7th year. ]

As an ACTING TRAINER my success rate was 40% in the year 2013 – 2014 . It jumped to 55% in 2014 – 2015. This is unprecedented for any ACTING INSTITUTE or ACTING TRAINER. I am continuously writing Vidur’s Film Diary since 6 years. And to my utter surprise I am noticing 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.

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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Obituary :

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Sadhana :

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One of the most popular heroines of 1960s and 1970s, Sadhana died on December 25, 2015. She was 74 at the age of her death.

I wrote and posted a blog about her. Posting the link here.

 

 

Sadhana ji ……………. नैना बरसे रिमझिम-रिमझिम …………. !!

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First Week – December 04

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1 – Angry Indian Goddess ………………………………………. Amrit Maghera

2 – Hate Story 3 ……………………………………………………………. Daisy Shah

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

3 – Kajarya ………………………………………………………………………………….. X

 

Second Week – December 11

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1 – Sorry Daddy …………………………………………………………………………… X

2 – The Silent Heroes …………………………………………………………………… X

 

Third Week – December 18
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1 -Dilwale ………………………………………………………………… Varun Dhawan

………………………………………………………………………………… Ganesh Hegde

2 – Bajirao Mastani ………………………………………………. Priyanka Chopra

 

Fourth Week  – December 24
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X …………………………………………………………………………………………………. X

 

In total ………..……… 07 ………..….. films got released in December. Out of these ……………..….. 07 …………………… released films ………………….. 04 ……………………… films have …………… 06 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………………… 06 ………………… persons , …………… 05 ……… are actors and the remaining …………. 01 ……………… Ganesh Hegde is the choreographer of  ” Dilwale ” .

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Nepali : Vinay Shreshtha is playing male lead in  ” Resham Filili “.

 

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

 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Arbaaz Khan is hosting a show ” Power Couple “ on Sony TV .

2 – Ashmit Patel is participating in  ” Power Couple “ on Sony TV.

3 – Amir Ali is participating in  ” Power Couple “ on Sony TV.

4 – Apurva Agnihotri is participating in  ” Power Couple “ on Sony TV.

5 – Rahul Dev is participating in  ” Power Couple “ on Sony TV.

6 – Mehak Chahal is participating in  ” Power Couple “ on Sony TV.

7 – Teejay Siddhu is doing a show  ” Santoshi Maa “ on & TV.

8 – Aditi Sharma is doing a show  ” Gangaa “ on & TV.

9 – Samridha Bawa is doing a show  ” Gangaa “ on & TV.

10 – Kamalika Guha Thakurta is doing a show  ” Nagin “ on Colors.

 

My ……………. 10 …………..….. students in ………………… 04 ……………. shows on TV .

 

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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Adhir Bhatt  is playing a role in  ” Natkhat Krishna “.

2 – Adhir Bhatt is playing a role in ” Rafta Rafta “.

 

My …………. 01 ………….. student in ………… 02 …………. plays .

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Emraan Hashmi is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Meglow ” .

2 – Arbaaz Khan is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Paras Paan Masala ” .

3 – Priyanka Chopra is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Marvel Tea ” .

 

  My ………….. 03 …………… students in …………… 03 …………… commercial campaigns .

 

Summary of December 2015

My 06 students appeared in 04 films , 01 student in 01 regional film , 10 students in 04 TV shows , 01 student in 02 plays and 03 students appeared in 03 Ads .

Thus total number of students working in the month of December 2015 comes to 21

 

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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 21 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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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 – October 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           NOVEMBER 07 , 2013           01.45 P.M.
Month of October 2013 will always be infamously known and remembered for ” Besharam “ , a Ranbir Kapoor film , which is the biggest ever Hindi film release till date with over 3000 prints . It is also Ranbir Kapoor’s biggest flop till date . It is said to be the desi version of Lock , Stock And Two Smoking Barrels ” .
” Boss “ , a Akshay Kumar film , also bombed at the box office . Towards the end of the month , 05 films got released but they all failed to make mark in any way .
It is sad and unfortunate that 5 luminaries of Hindi film world left us for their heavenly abode this month . It made this month more gloomy and melancholic .

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Obituary :

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Raj Tilak  : 

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Popular filmmaker of the 70s and 80s, and son-in-law of legendary B. R. Chopra , Raj Tilak passed away on October 06 , 2013 after suffering from septicaemia . He was 73 years old at the time of his death .

He made some highly popular films like ;  ” 36 Ghante ” [ 1974 ] , ” Mukti ” [ 1977 ] ,  ” Tumhare Liye ” [ 1978 ] and ” Chehre Pe Chehra ” [ 1981 ] .

His film ” 36 Ghante ” [ 1974 ] was based on William Wyler’s cult Hollywood film  ” The Desperate Hours ” [ 1955 ] . And ” Chehre Pe Chehra ” [ 1981 ]  was an Indian version of the famous novella of Robert Louis Stevenson ” Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ”  .

Raj has directed bigwigs like Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha and Parveen Babi. He has been an active member of the Producers Guild too.

Krishna Shah :

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India’s first true export to Hollywood and a producer – director of repute , Krishna Shah died on October 13 , 2013 in Los Angeles , U.S.A. at the age of 75 .

He produced and directed many successful films in Hollywood . His first Indian film was Dharmendra & Zeenat Aman starrer ” Shalimar ” [ 1978 ] . Incidentally it was also the debut film of Rex Harrison in Hindi . He later made a documentary on Indian cinema . It is called ” Cinema Cinema ” [ 1979 ] .

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

Adieu Krishna Shah http://wp.me/ptyXI-3b5

Randhawa :

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Younger brother of Dara Singh and a wrestler of repute , Randhawa died on 21 October 2013 in Mumbai .

He worked in many films along with his brother and also had few solo starrers . His better known films are ” Faulad ” [ 1963 ] , ” Aadmi Aur Insaan ” [ 1969 ] , ” Henna ” [ 1991 ] and ” Duplicate ” [ 1998 ] .

He married Mallika , younger sister of Mumtaz and his son Shaad Randhawa made his debut in Mahesh Bhat’s  ” Woh Lamhe ” [ 2006 ] .

Manna Dey :

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After the sad demise of Mohammad Rafi , Mukesh , Kishore Kumar , Hemant Kumar and Talat Mehmood , the last of the titans in the field of Hindi playback singing , Manna Dey died on October 24 , 2013 in Bengaluru at the age of 94 .

Who can forget his immortal melodies like ; ” Ae Mere Pyare Watan ……… ” , ” Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua ……………… ” , ” Aa Ja Sanam Madhur Chandani Men Ham ………………. ” , ” Ae Meri Zohra Jabeen ……………….. ” , ” Qasme Waade Pyaar Wafa……………… ” ” Ik Chatur Naar Karke Singar ……………………….. ” ” Yaari Hai Eemaan Meraa ……………………. ” and ” Ye Dosti Ham Nahin Chhodenge …………………………. ” ?

Posting the link of the blog , which I wrote about him as tribute :

Remembering Manna Dey : Tu Pyaar Kaa Saagar Hai http://wp.me/ptyXI-3b7

K. P. Saxena :

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Noted Hindi writer and a satirist of repute , K. P. Saxena died on October 31 , 2013 in Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh due to cardiac arrest . He was 81 at the time of his death .

A Padma Shri awardee , he wrote dialogues for couple of Hindi films . Notable among them are ; ” Lagaan ” [ 2001 ] , ” Swades ” [ 2004 ] , ” Hulchul ” [ 2004 ] and ” Jodha Akbar ” [ 2008 ] . He was also nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue Writer for ” Jodha Akbar ” [ 2008 ] .

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First Week – October  04 ( 02 )

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1 – Besharam …………………………………………………………… Ranbir Kapoor

Second Week – October  11

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1 – Baat Bann Gayi ……………………………………………………. X

2 – War Chhod Na Yaar ……………………………………………. Soha Ali Khan

Third Week – October  18 ( 16 )

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1 – Boss ………………………………………………………………….. Harry Josh

2 – Shahid ………………………………………………………………. Vaibhav Vishant

Fourth Week  – October  25

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1 – Dilli Gang …………………………………………………………… Vikas Bhalla

2 – Micky Virus ……………………………………………………….. X

3 – Sooper Se Ooper …………………………………………………. X

4 – Wake Up India ……………………………………………………. Chirag Patil

5 – Ishk Actually ………………………………………………………. Rayo Bakhirta

 

In total …………… 10 …………….. films got released in October . Out of these ………….. 10 ………… released films ……….. 07 ………… films have …………… 07 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .



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1 – Bengali : Priyanshu Chatterjee is doing a role in  ” Swabhoomi “.

2 – Bengali : Ashmit Patel is doing a role in ” Swabhoomi ” .


My ………….. 02 ………………. students in ……….. 01 ………….. regional film .

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Rohit Khurana is playing an important role in  ” Sasural Simar Ka ” on Colors TV .

2 – Adhir Bhatt is playing an important role in ” 24 “ on Colors TV .

3 – Tara Sharma is anchoring a new season of ” The Tara Sharma Show – Diaries Of A New Mum “ on NDTV Good Times .


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

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Kareena Kapoor is the  Brand Ambassador of ” Colgate  ” .

2 – Katrina Kaif is the Brand Ambassador of ” Titan Raga Pearls ” .

3 – Katrina Kaif is the Brand Ambassador of ” Sony Experia ” .

4 – Saif Ali Khan is the Brand Ambassador of ” Siyaram Suiting ” .

5 – Priyanka Chopra is the Brand Ambassador of ” Nikon ” .


My ………….. 04 …………… students in …………… 05 …………… commercial campaigns .

As an acting trainer / acting tutor I had an average month . Not very satisfying indeed . My 07 students appeared in 07 films , 03 students in 03 TV shows , 02 students in 01 regional film , 03 students in 03 plays and 04 students appeared in 05 Ads also . Thus total number of students working in the month of October comes to 19 .

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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 .

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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 ” .

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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 .

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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 . ”

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Vidur’s Film Diary – February 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           MARCH  01, 2013          04.05 P.M.
Month of February , 2013 will only be remembered for the unexpected success of films like ; ” Special 26 ” and ” Kai Po Che ! ” . ” Vishwaroop “ also generated sparks and some controversy but it died down soon . Not so impressive performance ofMurder 3 “ was a shocker .
Tweets of Mr. Komal Nahta and Mr. Taran Adarsh , which I re-tweet , shows the current trends of the industry .

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  1. 25 Jan Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta RACE 2 does not entertain enough.It’ll not be able to win the b.o.race.Read my full review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/race-2-review/ …

    25 Jan Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta Read my RACE 2 review in Hindi at @KomalNahta) की समीक्षा http://bit.ly/11WpoZT 

    1 Feb Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta

    For all the hype and hoopla, Kamal Haasan’s VISHWAROOP is a commercial flop. Read my complete review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/vishwaroop-review/ …

    1 Feb Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta LISTEN… AMAYA is the film’s title. But is anyone ready to listen or watch it? Read my full review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/listen-amaya-review/ …
    1 Feb Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta VISHWAROOP opening shockingly poor in spite of controversy and free publicity. DAVID initial so dull that it cud well be called DISMAL DAVID
    1 Feb Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta RACE 2 ends the 1st week with a net all-India total of just around Rs. 65-66 crore. Huge dip in collections after weekend.
    3 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Vishwaroop [Hindi version] Fri 1.89 cr, Sat [revised] 2.57 cr. Total: Rs 4.46 cr.
    3 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #David [Hindi version] Fri 69 lacs, Sat 83 lacs. Total: Rs 1.52 cr.
    3 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Race2 [2nd Week] Fri 3.5 cr, Sat 5.5 cr. Total: Rs 85.1 cr nett.
    5 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Race2 [2nd Week] Mon 2.5 cr. Total: Rs 94.1 cr
    5 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Vishwaroop [Hindi] passes the ‘Monday test’ with less than 50% fall. Monday *early estimates* 1.15 cr to 1.25cr.
    4 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Race2 collected Rs 15.5 cr nett in Weekend 2. Grand total: Rs 91.6 cr nett. Breakup for Weekend 2:- Fri 3.5 cr, Sat 5.5 cr, Sun 6.5 cr.
    4 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Vishwaroop collected approx Rs 7.56 cr + nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 1.89 cr, Sat 2.47 cr, Sun 3.2 cr.
    4 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh

    #David collected approx Rs 2.41 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 69 lacs, Sat 83 lacs, Sun 89 lacs.

    #Vishwaroop [1st Week; actuals] Hindi version: 11.55 cr. Maintained very well on weekdays.

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First Week – February 01

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1 -Midnight’s Children …………………………………………… Soha Ali Khan

2 – David …………………………………………………………….. Neil Nitin Mukesh

…………………………………………………………………………. Monica Dogra

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

…………………………………………………………………………. Adhir Bhatt

3 – Vishwaroop ……………………………………………………. X

4 – Mai ……………………………………………………………….. X

5 – Listen…Ameya ……………………………………………….. X

6 – Pyar Ka Jalwa …………………………………………………. X

7 – Deewana Main Deewana ……………………………………. Priyanka Chopra

Second Week – February 08

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1 – ABCD ……………………………………………………………. X

2 – The Unsound …………………………………………………. X

3 – Special 26 …………………………………………………….. Jimmy Sheirgill

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

Third Week – February 15

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1 – Murder 3 …………………………………………………….. X

2 – Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story ………………………………. Vivek Oberoi

Fourth Week  – February 22

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1 – Kai Po Che ! …………………………………………………. Abhishek Kapoor

……………………………………………………………………… Amit Sadh

2 – Zila Ghaziabad …………………………………………….. Vivek Oberoi

……………………………………………………………………… Divya Dutta

……………………………………………………………………… Minissha Lamba

……………………………………………………………………… Eijaz Khan

……………………………………………………………………… Geeta Basra

3 – Rise of the Zombie ……………………………………….. X

 

In total …………… 15 …………….. films got released in February . Out of these ………….. 15………… released films ……….. 07 ………… films have …………… 16 ……………. persons , who are trained by me .

Out of these ……….16 ……… persons , Divya Dutta and Vivek Oberoi came twice and Geeta Basra made guest appearance . Abhishek Kapoor is the writer and director of  ” Kai Po Che ! “

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Gujarati : Manav Gohil  is playing main lead in ” Saptapadii “.

 

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

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Vijay Badlani  is doing ” Khamoshiyan “ on Star Plus .

2 – Mrunal Jain is doing ” Uttaran “ on Colors TV .

3 – Rohit Khurana is doing ” Dil Ki Nazar Se – Khoobsurat “ on Sony TV .

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

 

I congratulate all the above mentioned students of mine on behalf of all the current students and staff of Vidur’s Kreating Charakters . It is heartening and very satisfying to note that in February 16 students of mine got work in major films and serials . I need not proclaim that mine is the best acting school in Mumbai or the most successful acting class in India or the most famous acting institute of Bollywood . 16 working students in a month makes my position clear .

May they shine in their chosen field !

VIDUR

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Vidur’s Film Diary – December 2012


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JANUARY  02 , 2013          11.30 A.M.
Month of November 2012 was dominated by ” Jab Tak Hai Jaan ” and ” Son Of Sardar ” . December 2012 will be remembered for Aamir Khan‘s suspense triller ” Talaash ”  , Akshay Kumar‘sKhiladi 786 ” and Salman Khan‘sDabangg 2 ” .
Out of all the films released last month , ” Dabangg 2 “ easily entered in the 100 crore club . It is Salman Khan’s 5th consecutive 100 crore earner .
Tweets of Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta , which I re-tweet , shows the current trends of the industry .

Tweets


#Talaash Fri 13.5 cr, Sat 15.5 cr, Sun 18.1 cr. Total: Rs 47.1 cr nett.


Update: #Khiladi786 super at single screens, low at plexes… The details! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/update/id/302/date/2012-12-07 …

#Khiladi786 biz analysis: Akshay Kumar can look back on 2012 with a smile on his face! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/businesstalk/id/562/date/2012-12-12 …

#Khiladi786 collected Rs 10.75 cr nett in Weekend 2. Grand total: Rs 63.25 cr nett. Breakup:- Fri 2.63 cr, Sat 3.37 cr, Sun 4.75 cr.

#Talaash collected Rs 5.04 cr nett in Weekend 3. Grand total: Rs 89.86 cr nett. Breakup:- Fri 1.05 cr, Sat 1.76 cr, Sun 2.23 cr.


Those asking, here’s the review of #Dabangg2: This one will rewrite the rules of the game. Sure shot Blockbuster! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/542696 …

#Dabangg2 Fri 21.10 cr, Sat 19.06 cr, Sun 24 cr to 25 cr [estimates; final total could vary]. Total: Rs 64/65 cr nett. OUTSTANDING!

#Dabangg2 Fri 21.10 cr, Sat 19.06 cr, Sun 25 cr, Mon 12 cr. Total: Rs 77.16 cr nett. Excellent!


What a superb jump! TALAASH Day 3: Rs. Little more than 18 crore!! First day was 13 plus. Day 2: 15.25. Total: 46 crore plus. Super!!

KHILADI 786 is not funny enough to satisfy the size of audience needed for it to make money… Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/khiladi-786-review/ …

Latest reports: Opening of K786 not upto the mark in many multis.Delhi multis 50-60% only.After morning shows,U.P. cinema coll. r not good.

Punjab opening of K786 is very ordinary. Rajasthan collections after morning shows are okay, not bad but not very good either.

DABANGG 2 may be routine and may have its flaws but it will be a b.o. blockbuster. Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/dabangg-2-review/ …

D2. All india nett. Fri. 21.10.. Sat. 19.06.

D2 Thursday estimate: around Rs. 5.75 – 6 crore. Total: approx. 106 crore!

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Obituary :

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Pandit Ravi Shankar : 

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Apart from being a Sitar maestro , Pandit Ravi Shankar gave music for 5 Hindi and 6 Bengali feature films also . His Bengali films include Satyajit Ray’s ” Apu Trilogy ” : ” Pather Panchali ” , ” Aparajito ” and ” Apur Sansar ” . He also gave music for ” Gandhi ” , a film made by Richard Attenborough .

Wrote two blogs about Pandit Ravi Shankar . Posting the links :

Pandit Ravi Shankar : As Film Music Director http://wp.me/ptyXI-2yf

Bobby Singh :

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Bobby Singh , the D.O.P. of films like ; ” Gangster ” [ 2006 ]  , ” Woh Lamhe ” [ 2006 ]  , ” Life In A Metro ” [ 2007 ]  , ” Dirty Picture ” [ 2011 ] , ” Jannat 2 ” [ 2012 ]  , and the upcoming film  ” Special Chabbis “ died at 38 in Goa following an asthma attack .

It is sad that such a talented cameraman dies so young .

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – December 07

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1 – Khiladi 786……………………………………………………. X

2 – 10 ML Love ………………………………………………….. Tara Sharma

Second Week – December 14

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1 – Cigarette Ki Tarah …………………………………………… X

2 – Myoho …………………………………………………………..X

3 – Four Two Ka One …………………………………………….. Jimmy Sheirgill

Third Week – December 21

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1 – Dabangg 2 ……………………………………………………… Arbaaz Khan

………………………………………………………………………… Nikitin Dheer

………………………………………………………………………… Alvira Khan Agnihotri

Fourth Week  – December 28

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1 – Hansa ………………………………………………………….. X


In total …………… 07 …………….. films got released in December . Out of these ………….. 07 ………… released films ……….. 03 ………… films have …………… 05 ……………. personalities , who are trained by me .

Out of these ……….05 ……… persons , Alvira Khan Agnihotri is the costume designer of  ” Dabangg 2 ” and Arbaaz Khan , apart from being an actor is also the producer & director of ” Dabangg 2 ” . Remaining ……… 03 ……. are actors .

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Dinesh Soni  is playing an important role in ” 26/12 ” on Life OK .

2 – Abhishek Tiwari is playing an important role in ” Balika Vadhu “ on Colors .

My ……………. 02 ……….. students in ………… 02 ……………. shows on several channels .


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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Divya Dutta is playing female lead in  ” Teri Amrita ” .

2 – Adhir Bhatt is playing main lead in ” Gasha ” .

 

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

I congratulate all the above mentioned students on behalf of all the current students and staff of my acting academy ,  Vidur’s Kreating Charakters . May they shine in their chosen field .

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

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Vidur’s Film Diary – September 2012


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           OCTOBER  01, 2012           00.30 A.M.
Throughout September , Ek Tha Tigerkept on raking money , though the fury was subsided . The film is almost nearing the lifetime collection of3 Idiots ” .
Month of September , apart from ” Ek Tha Tiger ” ,  gave us 2 superhit films .Raaz 2 was first hit of the month . AndBarfi was a critical and commercial success . 3 super hits in a row and in a month is such a good thing for crisis ridden Hindi film industry .
Tweets of Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta , which I re-tweet , shows the current trends of the industry .

Tweets

Now good news! #Joker may be a disaster of epic proportions everywhere, but it’s breaking records in Fiji. Bigger hit than #Don2 there!

#EkThaTiger [Week 3] Tue 87 lacs. Total: 193.09 cr nett.

#Murder2 *1st Week* 36.5 cr… #Jannat2 *1st Week* 35.55 cr…#Raaz3 expected to collect 33 cr – 36 cr in just *opening weekend*. Bravo

#Raaz3 collected Rs 55.25 cr nett in Week 1, which is *higher* than the lifetime business of several Emraan Hashmi hits. Wow!

#EkThaTiger 4th Week: Fri 42 lacs, Sat 77 lacs, Sun 1.12 cr, Mon 35 lacs, Tue 31 lacs, Wed 30 lacs, Thu 28 lacs. Grand total: 198.39 cr.

#EkThaTiger heads towards 200 cr… #Raaz3 is biggest hit of Bhatts… #Barfi opens to fab response… Bollywood shining!

#Barfi earns the respect of the audience and critics. #Barfi wows Boxoffice. #Barfi stakes claim on awards. Salute!

#Barfi Fri *est* 9.20 cr nett. Limited shows at plexes. Excellent!

#Raaz3 [2nd Week] Fri *est* 2.25 cr. Grand total: 57.50 cr nett.

#Barfi Fri 9.20 cr, Sat 11.50 cr. Total: 20.70 cr nett. Sat witnesses 30% to 40% jump in several circuits. Limited shows at plexes. Superb!

#Raaz3 is a Blockbuster, in view of nominal costs on one hand and revenue generated from India theatrical+Sat+Music+Overseas on the other.

#Barfi *revised* Fri 9.20 cr, Sat 11.50 cr, Sun 13.90 cr. Total: 34.60 cr nett.

In exactly a month, Bollywood witnesses 3 major Hits – #EkThaTiger, #Raaz3 and now #Barfi. Bollywood Shining!

#EkThaTiger collected 72 lacs in its 5th Week. Grand total: 199.11 cr nett. All Time Blockbuster.

#Barfi has grossed 100 cr *worldwide* in 10 days.

#Heroine Mon 3.75 cr, Tue 3.25 cr. Total: Rs 32 cr nett.

#Barfi [2nd Week] Mon 3.25 cr, Tue 3.10 cr. Grand total: 82.55 cr nett.

#Heroine Weekend 25 cr, Mon 3.75 cr, Tue 3.25 cr, Wed 2.7 cr, Thu 2.4 cr. Total: 37.1 cr nett.

#Barfi [2nd Week] Weekend 17.1 cr, Mon 3.25 cr, Tue 3.1 cr, Wed 2.6 cr, Thu 2.5 cr. Grand total: 87.15 cr nett.

Barfi! opens to excellent houses in multiplexes.

Opening of Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal horrifyingly poor. Shows in multiplexes of raipur had to be canceld due to absence of audience!!

Bad times for Bollywood. Heroine entails 10 crore loss; KDM proves a big disaster; OMG fails to pick up at many centres after a dull start.

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Obituary :

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Dinesh Thakur : 

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An iconic figure in the world of Hindi stage , Dinesh Thakur , died on September 20, 2012 at the age of 65 .

During his 40 year-long career , he acted in films like ; ” Mere Apne ” [ 1971 ] , ” Anubhav ” [ 1971 ] , ” Rajnigandha ” [ 1974 ] , ” Kalicharan ” [ 1976 ] , ” Karm ” [ 1977 ] , ” Ghar ” [ 1978 ] , ” Meera ” [ 1979 ] , ” Griha Pravesh ” [ 1979 ] , ” The Burning Train ” [ 1980 ] , ” Aaj Ki Awaz ” [ 1984 ] and ”  Fiza ” [ 2000 ] .

He starred in TV serials like ; ” Shanti ” [ 1994 ] and ” Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi ” [ 2000 ] .

But his main work was in the field of Hindi theatre . He established his theatre group ” Ank ” in 1976 and produced & directed plays like ; ” Hai Mera Dil ” , ” Azar Ka Khwab ” , ” Tughlaq ” , ” Baqi Itihas ” , ” Pagla Ghoda ” , ” Suno Janmejaya ” , ” Jaat Hi Poochho Sadhu Ki ” , ” Khamosh ! Adalat Jaari Hai ” , Kamla ” , ” Adhe Adhure ” , ” Rakt-Beej ” , ” Mahabhoj ” and ” Jin Lahore Nai Dekhya ” .

He won Filmfare Best Story Award for ” Ghar “ in 1979 .

Posting a link of the blog , which I have written as his obituary : Dinesh Thakur : The Final Curtain Call wp.me/ptyXI-2kx

 

Rajen Kothari :

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 An ace cameraman of films like ; ” Hip Hip Hurray ” [ 1984 ] , ” Damul ” [ 1985 ] , ” Dacait ” [ 1987 ] , ” Pestonjee ” [ 1988 ] , ” Ghayal ” [ 1990 ] , ” Ghatak ” [ 1996 ]  , ” Zubeidaa ” [ 2001 ] , ” Bose , The Forgotten Hero ” [ 2005 ] , and ” Welcome To Sajjanpur ” [ 2008 ] , Rajen Kothari died of cardiac arrest on September 27 , 2012 .

He was 60 at the time of his death . His son Pratik Kothari is my student .

 

M. S. Shinde :

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M. S. Shinde , an editor , who edited immortal classic ” Sholay ” [ 1975 ] , died in penury on September 28, 2012 at the age of 83 .

Apart from ” Sholay ” [ 1975 ] , he edited more than 100 hit films like ; ” Brahmchari ” [ 1968 ] , ” Seeta Aur Geeta ” [ 1972 ] , ” Sagar ” [ 1985 ] and ” Ram Jaane ” [ 1995 ] .

It is very sad that he had to spend his last days in PMGP colony Dharavi and had to face financial troubles .


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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – September 07

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1 – Raaz 2 …………………………………………………… Emraan Hashmi

2 – Chal Pichchur Banate Hain ………………………… X

3 – Riwayat …………………………………………………. X

Second Week – September 14

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1 – Barfi ………………………………………………………. Ranbir Kapoor

…………………………………………………………………. Priyanka Chopra

2 – Qayamat Hi Qayamat ………………………………… X

3 – Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal ……………………………. Hazel Crowney

4 – The Lost Tape ………………………………………….. X

Third Week – September 21

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1 – Heroine …………………………………………………… Kareena Kapoor

…………………………………………………………………… Arjun Rampal

…………………………………………………………………… Divya Dutta

Fourth Week  – September 28

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1 – OMG  Oh My God ! ………………………………………. Poonam Jhawar

2 – Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal ………………………….. X



In total …………… 10 …………….. films got released in September . Out of these ………….. 10 ………… released films ……….. 05 ………… films have …………… 08 ……………. actors , who are trained by me .


 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Veebha Anand  is appearing in a TV show ” Kairi “ on  Colors TV.

2 – Atishri Sarkar is appearing in a TV show ” Savdhan India “ on Life OK .

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


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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Adhir Bhatt is playing main lead in  ” Some Times ” .

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

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