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 – November 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           DECEMBER 10, 2013          06.10 P.M.
Month of November 2013 will always be special for me . In the 24th year of my acting training career , I gave one more star to the Indian film industry in November 2013 . Urvashi Rautela is my latest student to hit the box office with her debut film ” Singh Saab The Great “ and join the film world .
November will also be known for Krrish 3 , a Hritik Roshan film , a Diwali release , which brought cheers to the Hindi film industry . It is the new member of 100 Crore club of Hindi films . It earned 100.00 crore in just 4 days . It finally earned 243.24 crore in India and more than 300.00 crore worldwide . It has become the highest grosser of Hindi film industry till date . It is another feather in my cap as it has 03 of my finest students .
” Satya 2 “ disappointed . ” Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela “ earned handsomely at the box office . It is the latest entrant in the 100 crore club of Hindi films .
” Singh Saab The Great ” was a moderate hit andGori Tere Pyaar Mein was not so successful .

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Obituary :

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Reshma  : 

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Popular folk singer of Pakistan , Reshma died in Lahore on November 03 , 2013 . She was only 66 at the time of her death . She was suffering from throat cancer .

Born in Bikaner , Rajasthan , she along with her tribe migrated to Pakistan after partition and settled in Karachi .

She sang many famous numbers for Hindi films also .

Subhash Ghai used her voice in the film ” Hero ” [ 1983 ] , which featured one of her most famous songs , “Lambi Judai ……………………… “.

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

 

Reshma Ji !! ………… Lambi Judaai …. !! http://wp.me/ptyXI-3bC

 
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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – November  01

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1 – Krrish 3 …………………………………………………. Hritik Roshan

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

…………………………………………………………………. Vivek Oberoi

Second Week – November  08

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1 – Satya 2 …………………………………………………. Amal Sehrawat

………………………………………………………………… Mrunal Jain

………………………………………………………………… Darshan Rathod

2 – Huff , Its Too Much ……………………………….. X

Third Week – November  15

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1 – Ram Leela ……………………………………………. Priyanka Chopra

2 – Rajjo ………………………………………………….. X

3 – Kand ………………………………………………….. X

Fourth Week  – November  22

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1 – Singh Saab The Great ……………………………. Urvashi Rautela

………………………………………………………………. Alan Kapoor

………………………………………………………………. Asseem Merchant

………………………………………………………………. Dhaval Gada

2 – Gori Tere Pyaar Mein …………………………… Kareena Kapoor

………………………………………………………………. Imran Khan

……………………………………………………………… Punit Malhotra

……………………………………………………………… Shekhar Ravjiani

Fifth Week  – November  29

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1 – Bullett Raja ……………………………………….. Saif Ali Khan

…………………………………………………………….. Jimmy Sheirgill

 

In total …………… 09 …………….. films got released in November . Out of these ………….. 09 ………… released films ……….. 06 ………… films have …………… 17 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………. 17 ……… persons , ………… 13 ……….. are actors . Among the rest ………. 04 ……. Darshan Rathod of Sanjeev – Darshan fame is the music director of ” Satya 2 “   and Shekhar Ravjiani of Vishal-Shekhar fame is the music director of ” Gori Tere Pyaar Mein ” . Punit Malhotra is the director of  ” Gori Tere Pyaar Mein “ and Dhaval Gada is the co-producer of ” Singh Saab The Great ” .

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Bengali : Rahul Dev  is doing a role in  ” Rongbaaz “.


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

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Ashok Beniwal is playing an important role in ” 24 “ on Colors TV .

2 – Gurmeet Choudhary is participating in ” Nach Baliye 6 “ on Star Plus .

3 – Sajid Khan is hosting ” Nach Baliye 6 ” on Star Plus .

4 – Samir Soni is doing lead role in ” Ringa Ringa Roses “ on Life OK .


My ……………. 04 ……….. students in ………… 03 ……………. shows on TV .

 

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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Jena Tida is  doing main lead in  ” Taj Express “.

2 – Neetu Chandra is doing lead role in ” Umrao ” .

3 – Bhavna Pani is doing lead role in ” The Scent Of A Man ” .


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

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Kareena Kapoor is the  Brand Ambassador of ” Boro Plus ” .

2 – Priyanka Chopra is the Brand Ambassador of ” Guess ” .

3 – John Abraham is the Brand Ambassador of ” Skybags Riviera ” .

4 – Hritik Roshan is the Brand Ambassador of ” Acer ” .

5 – Alia Bhat is the Brand Ambassador of ” IDEE Eyewear ” .

6 – Siddharth Dhawan is the Brand Ambassador of ” IDEE Eyewear ” .


My ………….. 06 …………… students in …………… 05 …………… commercial campaigns .

As an acting trainer / acting tutor I had a very significant and satisfying month . My 01 student made her debut as a leading lady .  My 17 students appeared in 09 films , 04 students in 03 TV serials , 01 student in 01 regional film , 03 students in 03 plays and 06 students appeared in 05 Ads also . Thus total number of students working in the month of November 2013 comes to 31 .

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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 31 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 .

VIDUR

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