Now before the shot same rehearsal for the director.
June 29, 2008
Now before the shot same rehearsal for the director.
June 28, 2008
Ekta and I met for the first time many many years ago, for same programme of the channel called ATN, that time Balaji telefilms was also not in the picture, Gautam Chaturvadi and me was doing some comparing programme called Top5, it was a brief meeting, then when Ekta started Balaji Telefilms, I was offerred a beautiful role by Swapna the Directed in suspence thriller serial " Mano Ya Na Mano " produced by Ekta for Balaji, I was surprised to know that the serial was to be shot in Ahmadabad, normal that time producers would shoot in mumbai to save money, but Ekta always thought big, she would do things which no other producer has done, And this began my association with Balaji telefilms, one after another I started working for Balaji, and I was alos very happy till " Kahani tari mari ", after "Mano ya na mano" for me it was "Kaun" with Mita Vashst directed by Anurag Basu, then it was " Bandan " a daily soap with Ritu raj, then " Ittihas " a triple role where I met Sanjay Memane ( now marathi films good cinematographer )for the first time, Ekta had casted me when " Ittihas " was about to begin, I had been to Jituji Bangalow for the muhurat , I had mustaches then Ekta had asked me to remove it , and when the serial started I was not included it the cast, I also didn't care much as I was too busy on television, and the after 450 episodes I was called agains to do this triple role. my track was with the three main ladies on whom the serial was based and smita Bansal who was opposite one of my three character, then came the serial " Karam " Directed by Swapna , the character was KK, and Swapna being my favourate director I enjoyed this serial very much, then came" Kesar" which became " Kuch Khona hai Kuch Pana Hai " directed by again Anurag Basu, we shot the Pilot episode in Shalini Palace Kolhapur, Anu took 19 shifts to do the pilot episode, again this was unheard of on television history, but being Ekta Kapoor, she only could do it. then I was casted for few episodes in "Kusum" I remember only Narayani Shastri from the lot, because she had come on the burning hot set, leaving her comfortable makeup room to see my performance, and I was surprised to see an actor trying to learn from the other, then Ekta called me home as she was casting for her mega serial for Sony television " Kahani Teri Meri " and that day Maratha Battalion was releasing at the Central plaza in Girgaon, Ekta took her sweet time to meet all of us, and my mind was completely in Central Plaza, she narrated the story and the character but my mind was not there, I rushed to the theatre and fortunately or unfortunately the show had started late because of power failure. I had been once for Ekta's Birthday party at Jituji " Krishna Bangalow", and I was the most uncomfortable person there , so left early. Now I haven't met her for ages, just keep reading about her in print, my association with Ekta and Balaji will always remain special and memorable.
Urvashi Dolakia famous as " Komolika ", one of the very pofesssional actors I have come accross, she was already a television star when she was playing this role, so she had a author backed role, and she used to play it well, the Director Gari Binder wanted her to play it similar to Komolika, so it became very predictable, I had a good rapport with her, I used to be amazed to see her do her own makeup, she took her own sweet time to do it, and after hours inside he makeup room she used to come out transformed into that character. She liked to be into her own world, only sometimes her twin kids came on the set she would be different, very happy and jovial. and sometimes would have Sher-o-shairi from her huge stock.
" Kahani Teri Mari " in which Manav , Sai, Rishi, Shamaji, Urvashi, Tina, Bunny, Manorama Aunty, Kavita. great cast and great people.
June 26, 2008
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assistant Shawan and Vijumama)
hilarous moment on the set of Most Wanted ( with Deepak Shikhe, Jay Pandia & Kadkol )
And Arra Arra Abba was a Humourous film from the word go, And played Tushar, who is a serious guy, but funny only in this song sequence ( still photo with Sadashiv Ambrapurkar, Dada Barde, Surekha Kudchi )
This is from "Sasar Mandir" very high voltage emotional drama, the Director Pitamber Kale made things easy with is knowledge and calmness ( still with Kale saheb & laxmi played by Mansi )
( still Most wanted with Ashok Saraf & Kiran Ronge )
Film Ghat PratiGhat still with Alkatai Atale & Rajan Prabhu
Sumo pehalwan in halad
Audience watch the shot of my " Kal Bhairav " in Kolhapur
Still from the golden jubillee film " Aai " with Nina Kulkarni, Medha & Mahesh
Madhu Kambikar's Surprise birthday on the set of " Mahima Khandobacha "
Production Manager Mr Kane sleeping on the set of " Kal Bhairav"
Recordist doing the same on the set, imaging the speed of the shoot.
Production Manager Kanemama sitting to pay cash after packup.
Director Manohar Sarwankar & Costume designer Prakash Nimkar smiles on the set of " Mahima Khaodobacha .
Director Reema jokes and I loose concentration before the shot on the set of " Arra Arra Abba "
Photoshoot of Arra Arra Abba with Sadashiv Ambrapukar
This is our funniest group of actors ever formed, this combination can never happen again, they will make you laugh till you fall down from your seat ( still from Arra Arra Abba - with from your left Vikas Samudre, Satish Tare, Teja Devkar, Vishal Jadhav & Sunil Huske )
This photo represents the exact mood of this gang, great moments are cherished for a life time, happiness is the key to success, the message these photographs convey is happiness, be happy and make the world a nice place to live.
there are many more these kind of photographs and again it is impossible for me to have all of them on this blog, just wanted to give you an idea, what happens behind the scene while shooting marathi films. from experienced actor like Ashok saraf & Shadashiv Ambrapurkar to a very fresh newcomer like Vishal Jadhav all become one when they smile. there is no star just a nice family atmosphere, I am lucky to have these moments freezed in the camera and can be shared with all of you.....