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 – July 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           AUGUST  11, 2013          11.20 P.M.
Month of July 2013 will always be associated with  ” Bhaag Milkha Bhaag ” . The film got rave reviews and was a winner at the box office too .
A new face , Girish Kumar , also came into limelight this month with  ” Ramaiya Vastavaiya ” . This scion of Tips , made his debut with the film . He was praised for his acting skills and the film did decent business at the box office .

Tweets :

 

Tweets of eminent trade analysts Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta , which I re-tweet , present the current and authentic trend of film industry :
  1. #BhaagMilkhaBhaag is fast racing towards the 100 crore mark. Overall, Super Hit [Blockbuster in North circuits]

     

    1. RAMAIYA 1st week actual net collections: Rs. 22.2 crore. D-DAY 1st week figure: Rs. 15.75 crore. BMB reaches Rs. 82 crore in 2 weeks. Wow!

    2. LUV U SONIYO fails to get the audience’s love or attention. Read my review of the film, starring two new faces, at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/luv-u-soniyo-review/ …

    3. ISSAQ is too boring to make people fall in love with it! Read my review of the Prateik-Amyra starrer at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/issaq-review/ …

    4. All releases of today open to dull houses. Shows of some films cancelled at some centres due to absence of audience!

    5. BAJATEY RAHO, a comedy thriller, is a dull fare, devoid of good comedy and exciting thrills. Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/bajatey-raho-review/ …

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Obituary :

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Sudhakar Bokade : 

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Once a prolific film maker , Sudhakar Bokade died on July 07 , 2013 at the age of  57 . He came to limelight after the stupendous success of his third venture ” Saajan ” [ 1991 ] .

He produced many films like : ” Izzatdaar ” [ 1990 ] , ” Nyay Anyay ” [ 1990 ] , ” Saajan”  [ 1991 ] , ” Prahaar ” [ 1991 ] , ” Sapne Sajan Ke ” [ 1992 ] , ” Dhanwaan ” [ 1993 ] , ” Kanyadaan ” [ 1993 ] , ” Sauda ” [ 1995 ] , ” Yeh Pyaar Hi To Hai ” [ 2000 ] , ” Sanam Teri Kasam ” [ 2000 ] and incomplete and yet to be released film ” Kalinga ” [ 1996 ] , a directorial debut of Dilip Kumar .

He also produced few Marathi films like ;  ” Patli Re Patli ” [ 1991 ] , ” Mailek ” [ 1995 ] and ” Padkar ” [ 1995 ] .

 

Pran :

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Legendary actor Pran bid us adieu on July 12 , 2013 . He was 93 at the time of his death .

I have written two blogs about him . One was written when he was conferred Dada Saheb Phalke Award and the second was written as obituary after his death .

I am posting links of both the blogs :

Phalke Award ……………….. And Pran http://wp.me/ptyXI-2Sa

……. And Pran !! Never Before ; Never Again http://wp.me/ptyXI-32J

 

Jagdish Raj :

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Jagdish Raj , the famous police officer of Bollywood, passed away on July 28, 2013 at his Juhu residence following respiratory ailment. He was 85.  Jagdish Raj was born as Jagdish Raj Khurana in 1928 in the town of Sargodha , which is now in Pakistan.

He holds a Guinness World Record record for being the most type-cast actor. He played a police inspector in 144 films. Though he occasionally played a villain .

His daughter Anita Raj was also an actress. He is survived by two daughters and a son.

 

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – July  05

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1 – Lootera ……………………………………………………. Divya Dutta

2 – Policegiri ………………………………………………….. X

 

Second Week – July  12

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1 – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag ………………………………… Sonam Kapoor

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

2 – Boyss To Boyss Hain ……………………………….. Divya Dutta

…………………………………………………………………………. Tejaswini Kolhapure

3 – Sixteen ………………………………………………………. X

4 – Tara ……………………………………………………………. X

 

Third Week – July 19

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1 – Ramaiya Vastavaiya …………………………………. Girish Kumar

………………………………………………………………………….. Sonu Sood

…………………………………………………………………………… Jacquline Fernandez

2 – D Day ………………………………………………………….. Arjun Rampal

 

Fourth Week  – July 26

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 1 – Luv U Soniyo ……………………………………………. Amaan Khan

2 – Issaq ………………………………………………………….. X

3 – Nasha ………………………………………………………… X

4 – Bajatey Raho …………………………………………….. X

 

In total …………… 12 …………….. films got released in July . Out of these ………….. 12 ………… released films ……….. 06 ………… films have …………… 10 ……………. persons , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………. 10 ……… persons , Divya Dutta worked in 3 films .

 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Sudhanshu Pandey is playing an important role in   ” Ek Veer Ki Ardaas……… Veera  “ on Star Plus TV  .


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

 

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Theatre & Me :

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

2 – Asif Ali Beg is playing main lead in ” All In The Timing ” .

3 – Juhi Babbar is playing main lead in ” Ji , Jaisi Aapki Marzi ” .

4 – Nakuul Mehta is playing an important role in ” Cock ” .


 

 My …………… 04 ………….. students in ………….. 04 …………. plays .

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Aneet Kaur Siddhu  is modelling for Dove soap .

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

 

I am happy that as an acting trainer or acting tutor I had a very satisfying month . My 10 students appeared in 06 films , 01 student in 01 TV Serial ,  04 students in 04 plays and 01 student appeared in 01 Ad also . Thus total number of students working in the month of July 2013 comes to 16 .

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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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