31 st oct mumbaii; MY daughter meghna ghai puri who has built up our film school whistlingwoods international as one of the biggest in the world and best in asia for the last 10 years , has invited me to attend PRE DIWALI RANGLOLI MUSICAL EVENT today being organised by alumni and present students and faculty of whistlingwoods at campus in film city mumbai . I am a proud father today . meghna is a brave girl heading the leading institute in india with full gusto ,passion and an assured smile in spite of facing legal issues and govt resistance to continue the same at the same land . she is strong and undeterred. i am glad that the spirit of alumni, present students , faculty is high enough to fight for fair justice wwi deserves today .
Celebrating diwali in campus which is under fire as now shows a commendable courage and hope for a positive result .
i am sure wwi will get fair justice finally .. coz it has been built up with honest bricks and a passionate mission .
in 1980s we had very few girls working in film project except actors ..today while making kaanchi i discover that my direction team is full of girls dominating the numbers of men around . who says women are not empowered ? these girls are power of my team of kaanchi hardworking ,aggressive , intelligent and support me to the core . and they are highly inspired by the lead character of kaanchi and love every bit of work in kaanchi .
and at times they party in evening admiring their own work and want me to stand by them .. so here i am arrested ..:}
TODAY I Got up 5 Am to reach to my edit room at audeus in andheri .. my team pranav , arindum and prashant are first to reach at 6 am .. they have started enjoying coming at 6 am for edit after a huge reluctance to come so early for work . they thought I am mad to ask them to come at 6 am for the job . but now they have realized how creative work can reach to its excellence with early energies of rising sun . I tell them ‘
“ I work best when whole world is sleeping “ …
We had tackled a tough scene in edit suit with so much ease that it turned out to be brilliant ..
I trust mornings than evenings .. which becomes darker and darker .. A half lit life and half people around ,
But this evening was too half lit in my office at audeus to celebrate the birthday of my other asst director archan chauhan ..a sweet girl with six other girls and boys .from unit . whishing her ‘ happy birthday ‘ ..
..though it was a NIGHT … :}
MUMBAI . last night it was indeed a great moment for me on the stage when i gave away ‘hridaynath award ‘ to amitabh bachchcan on the stage and to honour him with a shawl and a maharastrian cap on 76th birthhday of hridaynath mangeshker , the music legend and brother of lata mangeshkar . Lataji could not come to attend the event since she was not well . i really missed her at the event jaya bachchan who accompanied amitabh ji was happy on my short speech on the mike with a remark ” short n sweet “
i smiled . i have learnt my way to be short and sweet thru SMS culture of communication these days ..every thing today is speedy .
the highlight of event was 99 YEARS OLD MAN dadaji gadgil who sposonsored the event and was very active on the dias sitting next to amitabh bachchan sahib who impressed his audience with his deep HINDI and promised to learn marathi next year . .
today sunday was no holiday for me but work whole day . watching the edit of my underproduction movie “KAANCHI ” .. a happy day indeed .
A picture for my memories album ..
Sunil Gavaskar & Shahrukh Khan.. two big stars from their fields .
Sunil has never forgotten to wish me on phone or in person on my birthday 24th jan and on my wedding anniversary 24th oct , even when he is out of india most of the times …since 27 years .. what a real friend he is .. love u sunil .
and shahrukh who loves to give me pleasant surprises .. he would always land up in my parties without informing me ..
and makes me believe that we met last week only .. he is a charmer to the core ..and i love him without expressing to him .
was happy to see jaya bachchan and aishwarya bachchan on my wedding anniversary have been my friends since jaya was jaya bahaduri from same film institute pune and ashwarya was ashwarya rai , my leading lady in “Taal” .. and to day we have beautiful bonding unsaid n unknown …