July 29, 2008
July 28, 2008
Standing behind him at the time of crises , which he was many a times, polities, ABCL, his illness, career downfall. She always took a back seat. Whenever I see her sitting next to Amitabh or Abhishek smiling in these award functions i don't why but I feel happy.
I was fortunate to meet her once when I did her serial called " Saat Phere " which she made for TV Asia in the US under her banner Saraswati Vision , she came on the set for the muhurat clap , then interacted with the cast and crew, she had given this serial to one of her old FTII friend Madan Bawaria, who was not good at handling kids and had problem with a child, then he replace that child with Sai Devdhar, as Debu Devdhar was the cameraman of the serial. This serial had Parikshit Sahani who played chess with me on the set, also Prajakta Kulkarni who had become known with the film Damini.
We couldn't see the serial as it was telecast in the US on TV Asia. and then Saraswati Vision was also not activity as it was also affected with ABCL disaster, I remember one day I got a called on behalf on the Bachchans for the celebration of holi at Pratiksha Bangalow. And I was in disbelief, and I still don't believe that, obviously I didn't go. That's it with the Great Jaya Bachchan, I am sure till she the support to the Bachchans, both Amitabh & Abhishek and also Ashwaria, they will always be unstoppable, and reach to such a pick where no family has reached.
July 21, 2008
I had gone for morning walk so while coming home picked up this news paper.
I feel print media and films is interrelated, both depend on each other, and if they coordinated and cooperated with each other bot will be benefited, as both have a common enemy and that is the television, and because of 24/7 news channels the news paper is affected, and because of movies show 24/7 the theatre business is affected, but the positive side is both theatre and news paper has its own charm and dedicated audience, and it is going to stay.
So back to the film " Most wanted " , it is making news, and print media is also helping it create an awareness, Rajan is working really hard to make it a success, and the confidence he show by announcing its sequel before the release of the first film is admirable. my best wishes to him and his hard working team..
July 19, 2008
July 18, 2008
My friend Satish Bapat from Poona, who is also playing an important part in this film, sends me this news paper cutting which has come in Sakal & Loksatta। Satish plays one of the seven criminal, he plays the character Paskal, who is from Goa , drinks all the time, an alcoholic with a good heart, Paskal loves cooking but gets irritated with the increasing demand from all the other gang member, he has an emotional side also, this film has a beautiful emotional scene when Paskal gets the news of his fathers death, and here the sad cum hope song " tya pahatechi me vaat paahe " sung by Shankar Mahadevan
This time Jay Pandia one of our lead actor in this film called " Most Wanted " not knowingly offered me his cigarette but I didn't crushed it but broke it, and asked my driver Geetish to apply it on the wind screen of my car, Jay was surprised, didn't feel that his cigarette was wasted because he too didn't know like many others that " Rubbing Tobacco on the wind screen of you car in rainy days helps water flow and doesn't allow the water to stay on it, which helps the driver to have a clear view while driving in rains.
I have been thinking a lot about these intelligent people who smoke, and if they are intelligent why do they ignore the health risk, and I myself found the answers to these question, it becomes extremely difficult to quit smoking as the nicotine goes into your blood stream, and like you get hungry same way smokers feel the need to smoke after certain period. and if they try to quit then the symptoms are hard to handle.
Again the question arises why do people feel like smoking in the first place, most of them start at very early age, like once Sunil Dattsab mentioned that carrying 555 packet was a style, yes most of them smoke as fashion & style and then get addicted to it, and when they realise it has already become too late.
I too get the urge to smoke when I have to do an intense scene, or when I need to concentrate and there is a chaos on the set and when it becomes difficult to think, I have found out this unique way of concentration without affecting my health, this has become like meditation, you hold an imaginary cigarette in your hand, hold it it as if it is real, take deep breath, inhale and hold it, then exhale slowly, you need deeper concentration and your mind is not ready to listen to you then take 10 imaginary cigarettes or a cigar and inhale all of it in one go, here we have a advantage which even smokers also don't have, that is no fear of anything , no money waste, on health waste. I would like to thank Photographer Sandy who has clicked these photographs, and made me think and share for the smoker friends , I too sympathise with them and am trying to help them quit and lead a health life, make family happy especially the spouse who has to live with the smell. and make their children proud. So friend Stop smoke and start breathing
July 8, 2008
July 4, 2008
" Khushboo " serial title song directed by Swapna, and today for this marathi film Written & Directed by Rajan Prabhu, Rajan even wrote its lyrics, which Shankar really liked,both Rajan and Swapna are my dear friends for long time.and both are extra talented, I am happy that genius like Shankar Mahadevan is associated with good and talented people like Rajan and Swapna.
I remember the time me and Swapna were shooting in Kolhapur in the shalini Palace and middle of the shoot some started a song called the " Breathless " sang by Shankar and we stopped the shoot and started dancing, never ever thought that the same Talented singer would sing for us one day.
I am sure this is a the beginning beautiful melodious journey, and many more mesmerizing songs will come on the way..
July 3, 2008
July 2, 2008