Vidur’s Film Diary – November 2015


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           NOVEMBER 06 , 2015           12.35 P.M.

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

As an ACTING TRAINER my success rate was 40% in the year 2013 – 2014 . It jumps 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 in these 6 years. It never happened that a month came and there were no student in any of the 5 fields of entertainment, which my diary covers. 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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Saeed Jaffrey :

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Born on January 08, 1929 at Malerkotla, Punjab, Saeed Jaffrey died on November 15, 2015 at the age of 86 in London.

In a career spanning over 60 years, he worked in more than 150 films. Apart from Hindi and American films, he worked in several British films and TV serials. He was inseparable part of Merchant Ivory Production films such as “The Guru” [ 1969 ] , “Hullabaloo Over Georgie And Bonnie’s Pictures” [ 1978 ] , ” The Courtesans Of Bombay” [ 1983 ] and “The Deceivers” [ 1988 ].

He made debut in Hindi films with Satyajit Ray’s “Shatranj Ke Khilari” [ 1977 ]. He fortified in position in Hindi film industry with films like ” Chashme Buddoor” [ 1981 ], “Ram Teri Ganga Maili” [ 1985 ] and “Henna” [ 1991 ].

He won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for “Shatranj Ke Khilari”, “Ram Teri Ganga Maili” and “Henna”.

He also penned his autobiography, “Saeed : An Actor’s Journey”.

Saeed Jaffrey spent major part of his early years in Gorakhpur and Allahabad, two cities I am also associated with.

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – November 06

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1 – Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein ……………………………………………………….. X

2 – Four Pillars Of Basement ……………………………………………………….. X

3 – Prithipal Singh ….. A Story ……………………………………………………… X

4 – Ranbanka ……………………………………………………………………………….. X

5 – Yaara Silly Silly ………………………………………………………………………. X

 

Second Week – November 12

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1 – Prem Ratan Dhan Payo ………………………………………. Sonam Kapoor

…………………………………………………………………………… Neil Nitin Mukesh

2 – Run Bhuumi ………………………………………………………………………….. X

 

Third Week – November 20
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1 -X : Past Is Present …………………………………………………………………… X

 

Fourth Week  – November 27
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1 – Tamasha …………………………………………………………….. Ranbir Kapoor

2 – Yeh Ishq Sarfira ……………………………………………………………………. X

 

In total ………..……… 10 ………..….. films got released in November. Out of these ……………..….. 10 …………………… released films ………………….. 02 ……………………… films have …………… 03 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .


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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Saunil Daru  is playing a role in  ” No Exit “.

2 – Smilie Suri is playing a role in ” Double Trouble “.

 

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

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Ranbir Kapoor is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Lenovo Vibe ” .

2 – Khalid is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Jhandu Kesari Jeewan ” .

3 – Priyanka Chopra is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Schmitten Luxury Chocolates ” .

4 – Priyanka Chopra is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Colgate Active Salt ” .

 

  My ………….. 03 …………… students in …………… 04 …………… commercial campaigns .

 

My 03 students appeared in 02 films, 02 student in 02 plays and 03 students appeared in 04 Ads .

Thus total number of students working in the month of November 2015 comes to 08

 

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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 08 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. ]

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

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Dual Citizenship of India & Sir V. S. Naipaul


The idea of PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIWAS and Dual Citizenship for the People of Indian Origin was first mooted by the B.J.P. government,  led by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpaee. It was subsequently implemented by the UPA government, led by Dr. Manmohan Singh of the Congress. When the idea was first mooted, Non-Resident Indians ( NRI ) and People of Indian Origin ( PIO ), were ecstatic . At least there was one opportunity to get connected to your homeland. There was one golden chance to belong to the land of your forefathers. NRIs and PIOs started eagerly waiting for the coveted status of Overseas Citizenship of India ( OCI ) . It was decided by the B.J.P. government that the owners of OCI card will get life-long visa to visit India and can stay in India as long as they wish. They don’t need to report to police on arrival. Though PIOs wanted voting rights, right to contest elections and right to buy agricultural lands also but it was not agreed upon.

After B.J.P. government lost election, it was feared that the UPA government, led by the Congress, will not be agreeable to the scheme. Luckily UPA didn’t put the scheme on the back-burner and went for it. The enthusiasm of the PIOs should be gauged by the fact that within four years of its inception, more than 5 lakhs PIOs have got the coveted Overseas Citizenship of India. By the end of March 2010 , the government issued 5,73,324 dual citizenships in 91 countries. Among the Dual Citizenship holders nearly half are Americans. They are closely followed by Britishers, Canadians and Australians. There is a strong presence of  registered PIOs in France, Germany, Switzerland and Kenya also. It is surprising to find PIOs in countries like China, Venezuela,Finland, Israel and Mexico.

Now comes the case of celebrated writer, winner of Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001, Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul. Born on August 17, 1932 in Trinidad, he is one of the most famous Indian of our times. His maternal father used to live in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. He got Nobel Prize in the centenary year of the award. His 1957 novel ” The Mystic Masseur ” was made into a film in 2001. He also won Booker Prize in 1971. But all these credentials are of no significance  to the mandarins of Indian Embassy of U.K. They refused OCI card to Naipaul due to lack of documentation. They sought documents to prove that the Nobel laureate’s ancestors lived in Gorakhpur , Uttar Pradesh. Being one of the most famous Indian in the world didn’t help Sir Naipaul. Instead of feeling pride that the Nobel laureate wants a PIO card, the government cast doubts on Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul’s Indian origin.

Incidentally my forefathers also hailed from Gorakhpur. My present district Deoria was carved out of the Gorakhpur district. I am honoured and feel proud that I, at least, share something with Sir V. S. Naipaul. But embassy mandarins of the Indian embassy of U.K. don’t feel so.I am so ashamed and shocked that I cannot express my feelings. It shows the values of UPA government led by 125 years old Indian National Congress.

Shame !!  shame !!

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