Year End Musings : Vidur Acting Institute in 2016


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JANUARY 30, 2017           11.40 P.M.

End of a year is the time to make plan for the coming year. But it is also the time to take into account the year gone by. People often forget this and they remain unaware of their downward slide if there are any. And thus they fail to make amends.

This is precisely the reason, I started chronicling my accomplishments and write about the year gone by. Here I am chronicling some shinning achievements of the past and also what happened to me on the career front in 2016.

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4 generations of NEW AGE Hindi film actors are my students. They are :

HRITIK ROSHAN – KAREENA KAPOOR

RANBIR KAPOOR – KATRINA KAIF

VARUN DHAWAN – ALIA BHATT

PULKIT SAMRAT – URVASHI RAUTELA

Apart from them, I have trained modern-day Telugu super stars like ; ANUSHKA SHETTY , ALLU ARJUN , NAG CHAITANYA , RAM CHARAN & ALLU SHIRISH . Current Bengali super star DEV is also my student.

 

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SUCCESS RATE : 2012 to 2016

Success Rate : 2012 – 2013 = 40 %

Success Rate : 2013 – 2015 = 55 %

Success Rate : 2015 = 62.35 %

Success Rate : 2016 = 72.60 %

 

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Films : Debut Till Date

Year ======== Actor’s Name ======== Film’s Name

[ From 2007  To 2016 ]

ARRMAAN RALHAN is the 24th student of Vidur Acting Institute, who is making debut as an Actor in a film called ” BEFIKRE “. It was released on December 09, 2016.

[ 24 Actors in 10 Years or more than 02 Actors every year ]

2007 = RANBIR KAPOOR – Saawariya // SONAM KAPOOR – Saawariya // NEIL NITIN MUKESH – Johnny Gaddar

2008 = ANUSHKA SHARMA – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

2010 = KATRINA KAIF – Raajneeti

2011 = KARTIK AARYAN – Pyaar Ka Punchnama – 1 // ZOA MORANI – Always Kabhi Kabhi

2012 = PULKIT SAMRAT – Bittoo Boss // VARUN DHAWAN – Student of the Year

2013 = KALKI KOECHLIN – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani // URVASHI RAUTELA – Singh Saab The Great

2014 = DAISY SHAH – Jai Ho // PREETI DESAI – One by Two // TANVI RAO – Gulab Gang // BILAL AMROHI – O Teri ! // AYESHA KHANNA – Dishkiyaoon // ARMAAN JAIN – Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

2015 = TINA AHUJA – Second Hand Husband // ELLI AVRAM – Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon

2016 = SHEKHAR RAVJIANI – Neerja // PRAKASH JHA – Jai Gangaajal // SAIYAMI KHER – Mirzya // DIVYA SINGH – Ishq Junoon // ARRMAAN RALHAN – Befikre

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Serial : Total Debut

Year ======== Actor’s Name ======== Serial’s Name

[ From 2006 To 2016 ]

KRISH PATHAK is my 8th student to make debut in a serial in 11 years. It means more than 1 student every 2 years.

[ 08 Actors in 11 Years or more than 01 Actor every 2 years ]

2006 = PULKIT SAMRAT – KyunkiSaasBhiKabhiBahuThi

2008 = GURMEET CHOUDHARY – Ramayan

2013 = ELLI AVRAM – Bigg Boss [ Season 7 ]

2014 = ROHIT SHETTY – Khatron Ke Khiladi [ Season 5 ]

2014 = PRANALI GHOGARE – Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali  // SAMRIDDHA BAWA – Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali

2015 = ROHIT SHETTY – Khatron Ke Khiladi [ Season 6 ]

2016 = KRISH PATHAK – P. O. W. – Bandi Yuddh Ke

 

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2014 = PAWNI PANDEY – Gulab Gang [ Playback Singer ]

[ sung the song ” ……… Sharm Laaj Moh Maar Kar , Hata De Ye Pallu Jhaad Kar ………. “  ]

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Bigg Boss [ Season – 1 to 10 ]

Total number of my students, who participated in Bigg Boss

Season – 1 to 10, is 25

Bigg Boss – Season – 1 : Amit Sadh / Ragini Shetty

Bigg Boss – Season – 2 : Monica Bedi / Zulfi Syed

Bigg Boss – Season – 3 : Aditi Govitrikar / Shamita Shetty

Bigg Boss – Season – 4 : Ashmit Patel / Samir Soni

Bigg Boss – Season – 5 : Mahek Chahal / Amar Upadhyay

Bigg Boss – Season – 6 : Niketan Madhok / Karishma Kotak

Bigg Boss – Season – 7 : Tanishaa Mukerji / Hazel Keech / Apurva Agnihotri / Elli Avram

But ” Bigg Boss – Season 8 “ surpasses all the other seasons. It has 5 participants who are my students :

Bigg Boss – Season – 8 : Karishma Tanna / Minissha Lamba / Aarya Babbar / Pritam Pyaare / Upen Patel

Bigg Boss – Season – 9 : Kishwar Merchant / Rimii Sen / Vikas Bhalla

Bigg Boss – Season – 10 : Rahul Dev

 

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WORKING STUDENTS in FILMS : 2016

In total 172 Hindi films got released in 2016. It is heartening that 125 actors trained by me have appeared in lead role in these films. This makes my success rate 72.60 % in 2016.

I am providing the complete list.

January = Films Released : 18 / My Students : 11

February = Films Released : 16 / My Students : 19

March = Films Released : 18 / My Students : 07

April = Films Released : 17 / My Students : 07

May = Films Released : 17 / My Students : 07

June = Films Released : 17 / My Students : 14

July = Films Released : 14 / My Students : 17

August = Films Released : 16 / My Students : 07

September = Films Released : 13 / My Students : 08

October = Films Released : 13 / My Students : 08

November = Films Released :  09 / My Students : 13

December = Films Released : 04 / My Students : 07

If anyone would like to cross check, they can refer to Vidur’s Film Diary from January 2016 to December 2016. They can get names of the films and release date also.

 

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MISCELLANEOUS STUDENTS : 2016

1 – TV = My 29 students worked in various serials on various channels in 2016.

2 – AD = My 40 students worked as Brand Ambassadors of various products in 2016.

3 – THEATRE = My 16 students appeared in various plays in 2016.

4 – REGIONAL FILMS = My 6 students did lead roles in regional  films in 2016.

Thus in total 91 students worked in TV, AD, THEATRE & REGIONAL FILMS. If you add 125 students of films , this number comes to a whopping  216. 01 more than 2015 .

 

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SPECIAL PROJECTS : 2016

1 – Did workshop with YAMI GAUTAM for the role of a blind girl in the film ” Kaabil ” in February 2016.

 

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100 CRORE CLUB : 2016

Till date 50 Hindi films have earned 100 crore or more at the box office. Out of these 50 films, my 47 students are there in 44 films. Only ” Ghajini “, ” Holiday ” , ” Ek Villain ” , ” M. S. Dhoni : The Untold Story ” , ” Shivaay ” & ” Dangal “ are the films, which have no students of mine. In this field my success rate is unbelievably whopping 94 % .

 

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LIST OF NATIONAL FILM AWARD WINNER STUDENTS

Till date my 10 students have won NATIONAL FILM AWARDS in different categories. Out of these 10 recipients, 04 are actors, 03 are directors, 02 are producers and 01 is screenplay writer. Prakash Jha won the awards thrice. 02 as director [ SONAL & GANGAAJAL ] and 01 as screenplay writer [ APAHARAN ].

1 – 49th NATIONAL AWARDS 2002 : Prakash Jha – Director SONAL

2 – 51st NATIONAL AWARDS 2004 : Prakash Jha – Director GANGAAJAL

3 – 52nd NATIONAL AWARDS 2005 : Saif Ali Khan – Actor HUM TUM

4 – 53rd NATIONAL AWARDS 2006 : Prakash Jha – Writer APAHARAN

5 – 56th NATIONAL AWARDS 2009 : Priyanka Chopra – Actor Fashion

6 – 56th NATIONAL AWARDS 2009 : Arjun Rampal – Actor ROCK ON

7 – 56th NATIONAL AWARDS 2009 : Jugal Hansraj – Director ROADSIDE ROMEO

8 – 58th NATIONAL AWARDS 2011 : Arbaaz Khan – Producer DABANGG

9 – 60th NATIONAL AWARDS 2013 : John Abraham – Producer VICKY DONOR

10 – 63rd NATIONAL AWARDS 2016 : Kalki Koechlin – Actor MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

 

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BATCHES : 2016

In 2016, Vidur Acting Institute churned out 07 Batches. [ 01 less than the previous year ] and 38 students got trained [ 05 less than previous year ] .

 

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AWARDS & ACCOLADES : 2014 to 2016

1 – Nagari Pracharini Sabha , Deoria conferred ” NAGARI SHRI ” Samman on September 14, 2014.

2 – Vishwa Hindi Sanstha, Canada gave ” SAMMAN PATRA ” on November 2015.

3 – M4U Entertainment , conferred  ” Top 50 Indian Icon Awards 2016 ” on July 29, 2016.

 

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Vidur’s Film Diary – March 2015


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           APRIL 01, 2015           06.00 P.M.

[ DECLARATION : In my film diary, since May 2014, I have started mentioning names of only those students, who respect me as their teacher and accept and regard my contribution in their journey of life. All the other students, who worked this month but are not mentioned here, are the ones, who refuse to acknowledge me in any way. I can sense their abhorrence to my personality. I am not a sweet-talker. So I know that somewhere they were rubbed the wrong way . I also feel their attachment to the people, who claim to be the re-incarnation of Constantine Stanislavsky and are sweeter than any sweet delicacy on this earth . Such students are free from any obligation from my side. GOD BLESS THEM ! ]

 

My journey continues without such students . It marches ahead without their support . It flourishes despite their criticism and false propaganda . For the full understanding of my body of work in 2013 – 2014 & 2014 – 2015, please watch the 05 video 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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 D. Rama Naidu :

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A Telugu and Hindi film maker of repute,  Daggubati Rama Naidu died on February 18, 2015 at the age of 79.

He was the founder of Suresh Productions and has a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most films produced by an individual, having produced more than 150 films in 13 Indian languages. He also served as a member of parliament for the Bapatala constituency of Guntur District in the 13th Lok Sabha from 1999 to 2004.

In 2012, Ramanaidu was conferred with the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India, the Padma Bhushan, in recognition for his contribution to Telugu cinema . In 2009, he was conferred with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest award for films in Indian cinema.

Krishna Kalle :

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A playback singer of Hindi and Marathi films of 1960s and 1970s, Krishna Kalle died at the age of 74 on March 15, 2015 in Mumbai . Posted a blog on her after her death . Here is the link of the same :

Remembering Krishna Kalle

 

 

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – March 06

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1 – Hey Bro …………………………………………………………… Maninder Singh

………………………………………………………………………………. Hritik Roshan

2 – Coffee Bloom  ………………………………….. Ishwari Bose Bhattacharya

3 – Dirty Politics ……………………………………………………. Darshan Rathod

4 – Badmashiyan – Fun Never Ends  …………………………. X

 

 

Second Week – March 13

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1 – NH 10 …………………………………………………………….. Anushka Sharma

…………………………………………………………………………….. Darshan Rathod

2 – Lucknowi Ishq ………………………………………………… Karishma Kotak

 

Third Week – March 20
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1 -International Hero …………………………………………………. Jatin Grewal

2 – Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend ……………………………. Divyendu Sharma

3 – Hunterrr ………………………………………………………………. X

4 – Black Home …………………………………………………………… X

5 – Dozakh In Search Of Heaven ………………………………… X

 

Fourth Week  – March  27
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1 – Barkhaa …………………………………………………… Priyanshu Chatterjee

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

……………………………………………………………………….. Ashok Beniwal

2 – Blind People ……………………………………………….. X

3 – Yahaan Sabki Lagi Hai ………………………………… X

 

 

In total …………… 14 …………….. films got released in March . Out of these ………….. 14 ………… released films ……….. 08 ………… films have …………… 11 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………. 11 ……… persons , ………. 09 ……… are actors . And the remaining …………. 02 ………… Darshan Rathod of Sanjeev Darshan fame,  is the music director of  ” NH 10 ” &  ” Dirty Politics ” . He appears twice .

 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Mrunal Jain  is playing an important role in  ” Bandhan …. Sari Umar Hame Sang Rehna Hai “ on Zee TV .

2 – Rohit Khurana is playing an important role in  ” Chatur Aur Chalak , Birbal Aur Viraat “ on Big Magic  .

3 – Kishwar Merchant is playing an important role in  ” Chatur Aur Chalak , Birbal Aur Viraat “ on Big Magic  .

4 – Tarun Khanna is playing an important role in  ” Bharat Ka Veer Putra …… Maharana Pratap “ on Sony TV .

5 – Ankur Nayyar is playing an important role in  ” Mahadev “ on Life OK .

6 – Manav Gohil is playing an important role in  ” Yam Hain Hum “ on Sab TV .

7 – Alan Kapoor is playing an important role in  ” Piya Basanti Re “ on Sony Pal .

8 – Rohit Shetty is hosting  ” Khatron Ke Khiladi – Season 6 “ on Colors .

9 – Nathalia Kaur is participating in  ” Khatron Ke Khiladi – Season 6 “ on Colors .

10- Hussain Kuwajerwala is participating in  ” Khatron Ke Khiladi – Season 6 “ on Colors .

 

 

My ……….………. 10 …………….….. students in ………………… 07 ……………. shows on TV .

 

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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Chandni Rav  is playing a role in  ” One Coin Please “.

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

3 – Adhir Bhat  is playing a role in  ” The Government Inspector “.

4 – Pratik Kothari is playing a role in  ” Master Builder “.

 

 

My …………. 03 ………….. students in ………… 04 …………. plays .

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Kareena Kapoor is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Vivel Soap ” .

2 – Tarun Khanna is the Brand Ambassador of  ” BOI”

3 – Kalki Koechlin is the Brand ambassador of ” Olay Day Cream ” .

4 – Alia Bhatt is the Brand Ambassador of  ” Caprese Hand Bags “.

 5 – John Abraham is the Brand Ambassador of  ” Sofit Soya Milk “.

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

7 – Jacqueline Fernandez is the Brand Ambassador of  ” Scholl Footcare & Hygiene Brand “.

 

My ………….. 07 …………… students in …………… 07 …………… commercial campaigns .

 

My 11 students appeared in 08 films , 10 students in 07 TV shows , 03 students in 04 plays and 07 students appeared in 07 Ads also . Thus total number of students working in the month of March, 2015 comes to 31. It was 27 in July 2014 and 20 in August .

31 is a good number considering the fact that I have eliminated names of so many students . It is more that the numbers of July & August 2014 , when I used to include all my students .

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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 31 students .

May God bless them and they shine in their chosen field .

 

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