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 – June 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JULY  08 , 2013          04.15 P.M.
Month of June 2013 didn’t bring many cheers to the world of Hindi cinema . It will only be remembered for the monstrous hit ” Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani “ , which actually got released in the last week of May 2013 . ” Fukrey ” and ” Raanjhanaa ” were the only hits of June 2013 .

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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 :

#YehJawaaniHaiDeewani. 100 cr. And counting…

#YamlaPaglaDeewana2 collects Rs 31.75 cr to Rs 32 cr nett in Week 1.

#YPD2 is dull, #YJHD Blockbuster – the detailed report! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/top5/id/973/date/2013-06-14 …

#AnkurAroraMurderCase movie review: Heartfelt effort that deserves to be watched! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/568639 …

#Fukrey movie review: Watch it for sheer novelty and uniqueness. Recommended! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/cri

YPD 2 is a comedy which hardly makes the audience laugh. Poor show. Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/yamla-pagla-deewana-2-review/ …

YJHD: 2nd week: fri – 7.0 cr fantastic, total 114.0 cr, YPD: fri – 7.0 cr dull!

Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s #Fukrey is a fun-filled cute entertainer with lovely performances!

FUKREY is a superb laugh-riot with great dialogues and fantastic acting. Don’t miss it! Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/fukrey-review/ …

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Obituary :

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Jiah Khan : 

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A  3 film old actor Jiah Khan committed suicide in her apartment in Mumbai on June 02 , 2013 . She was just 25 years old at the time of her death .

Posting link of the blog post , which I have written about her :

Jiah Khan , A Life Snapped Abruptly http://fb.me/29Io8Lg6N


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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – June  07

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1 – Yamla Pagala Deewana 2 …………………………………….. X

2 – Mere Haule Dost ……………………………………………….. Adil Abedi

3 – Kyun Hua Achanak ……………………………………………. Hazel Croney

Second Week – June  14

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1 – Fukrey ……………………………………………………………. Pulkit Samrat

2 – Ankur Arora Murder Case …………………………………. X

3 – Lakeer Ka Fakeer …………………………………………….. X

Third Week – June 21

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1 – Raanjhanaa ……………………………………………………. Sonam Kapoor

2 – Shortcut Romeo …………………………………………….. Neil Nitin Mukesh

3 – Enemmy ( Law And Disorder ) ………………………….. X

Fourth Week  – June 28

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1 – Ghanchakkar …………………………………………………. Emraan Hashmi

2 – Baat Bann Gayi ………………………………………………. X

 

 

In total …………… 11 …………….. films got released in June . Out of these ………….. 11 ………… released films ……….. 06 ………… films have …………… 06 ……………. persons , who are trained by me .

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Bengali : Hrishita Bhatt is doing an important role in ” Mrs. Sen  “.


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

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Shekhar Ravjiani  is judging   ” Indian Idol Junior “ on Sony TV  .

2 – Eijaz Khan is participating in ” Jhalak Dikhla Ja “ on Colors .

3 – Tarun Khanna is playing Ravan in ” Devon Ke Dev…..Mahadev “ on Life OK .

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

 

 

Though not a very satisfying month but still I am happy that as an acting trainer / tutor my 06 students appeared in 06 films , 03 students in 03 TV serials and 01 student in 01 regional film . Thus total number of students working in the month of June comes to 10 .

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NEWS LETTER

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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