Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 14 (ANI): Bollywood actor Shekhar Suman on Sunday expressed his views on the making of the city for filmmakers in Uttar Pradesh and asserted that the “film city in Uttar Pradesh is an extension of Mumbai’s film city.”
The actor has also met UP Minister Sidharth Nath Singh and proposed a film academy that will be focused on the correct pronunciation of different languages, which are efficiently used by actors in the industry.
“The film industry and people in Bombay have congratulated and sent greetings to Yogi Adityanath for initiating such a project and this talk was going for so many days in UP and Bihar. The good thing is that now we are working towards the direction of its making, which is a matter of happiness for all the industries, as all the film industry people, whether it be in UP, Bihar, Mumbai or Kolkata, are a part of the same industry,” he said.
The actor also called on a comprehensive effort to get all the industries together.
Suman further said that “there was a need for a relevant studio where all the movie-related things should be available. I also had a thought about an academy and I feel that for every actor, the most important form of communication is language and I have observed that somewhere or the other, the level of languages is declining, be it English, Hindi, or Urdu and the importance of using a pure form of language was lacking for some time.”
“That’s the reason why an actor says some words in the wrong pronunciation, which is not good and some of the people don’t even know if something is being pronounced wrongly, but one, who has an eye for diction will come to know,” he added.
“Senior actors like Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan have worked on their pronunciation a lot, it is one of my wishes that an academy should be there which focuses on language, especially pronunciation. It should be almost like a finishing school which should give the teachings of correct pronunciation and correct diction that is very essential especially for an actor – and I would like to be associated with a related project. It is just the beginning and I wish to meet the CM and will see how it goes.”
As there were parallels drawn between Mumbai and Hyderabad’s Ramoji film city, when it was in the making, the 58-year-old actor was asked how he looks at the comparisons between UP’s film city in the making and an already established film city in Mumbai.
Responding to the same, the ‘Professor Ki Padosan’ actor said, “UP’s film city project is an extension of the Bombay film industry, and it will create a bond in between the film industries and it’s not that people from Mumbai’s film industry will be established there. Mumbai’s film industry’s actors will remain here, as this place has been the hub of cinemas.”
“As the saying goes, ‘the more the merrier’. It will be good if these film cities are in great numbers, it will be better for people and to shoot films. People were called here to shoot the films, but the place is for the ‘rich’ and things are costly here. If these artists are working in a state subsidy of a studio, that will generate a good effect on their budgets. If a budget receives a positive impact, the difference between its profit and loss is quite low when the film reaches the market.”
The matter of a film city in UP has been in talks for the last three months, and the work related to this project is also in progress.
When asked about how long will the film city project take, Suman said, “I am not aware at what pace it is going, however, the pace at which I have seen the advertisements, debates on TV and the discussions over it, I feel the project will continue at its own pace and it will surely be completed in the proposed time.”
Earlier this week, the UP government led by Chief Minister Adityanath held discussions with producers, directors, actors, and other experts related to the film industry regarding the proposed world-class film city in the state.
The UP government has said that 1,000 acres of land for the film city project has been identified in Gautam Buddh Nagar district by Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) where the Infotainment Zone will be set up with all world-class civil, public and technological facilities. (ANI)
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MUMBAI: Actor Radhika Madan informed her fans that she got vaccinated against the coronavirus on Wednesday, and also urged everyone to register for the same with a social media post. Taking it to her Instagram handle, Radhika shared a picture of herself getting vaccinated at a dispensary.
In the caption, she wrote, “One step at a time #Vaccinated”. She further urged everyone to get themselves registered for their shot and while adhering to all the precautions and discipline at the vaccination centres. “Wear double mask, sanitize your hands, maintain distance and don’t panic. Don’t forget to get a good night’s sleep the day before and stay well hydrated #FightCorona,” Radhika concluded.
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How excited are you to be back on screen with Alt Balaji show Hai Taubba? How did you bag the role?
Balaji is like a family to me now, working with them since a long time is like working with your loved ones.
Hai Taubba is a story, which has all the emotions which one could feel, and after doing a few grey shades / character I am really excited to play this emotional one which has the same sex love story.
What does your character look like in the show Hai Taubba? How relatable it is?
I am playing Nitin’s character who is a masculine physiotherapist, looks like a strong alpha man but from inside he is really very emotional, falls for a taxi driver Amit. We will see an unsaid love story between them and the separation will make people cry.
You have done TV shows as well, how different was doing a show for OTT platform?
Yes, I have done TV shows as well and I felt, life gets monotonous while doing TV. And the content we created on web now a day really satisfies the hunger of creative minds. We play a lot of character in a short span of time and explore a lot.
How was the experience working with the co actors?
It was fun working with all of them. When you go outdoors for work, you enjoy more and spend a lot of time together while working and shooting, so you make friends, which is a good part of it. Even chilling in Goa after the packup was a great fun. Overall have some good memories of screen as well.
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MUMBAI: Hansal Mehtas directorial ‘Omerta’ was released three years ago on Tuesday. He talked about the film and said Rajkummar Rao’s performance stands tall among their projects together. Hansal shared the poster on Instagram of the film and wrote: “3 years of #Omerta. A film I’m super proud of. A performance by Raj that stands tall in our work together.”
‘Omerta’ is a biographical crime drama that had Rajkummar essaying Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, British terrorist of Pakistani descent. The film revolves around the 1994 kidnappings of Westerners in India.
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Singer Payal Dev sets the stage on fire with the super energetic song ‘Dil De Diya’ for Salman Khan upcoming movie ‘Raadhe’ featuring Jacqueline Fernandez. The song is composed by Himesh Reshammiya, sung by Payal Dev and Kamaal Khan, music produced by Aditya Dev and lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed.
Sharing her experience about singing this song exclusively with The Sunday Guardian, Payal says, “It’s an honour to sing for Himesh Reshammiya and we have previously collaborated on movies like ‘Happy Hardy’ and ‘Heer’. I’m a fan of his compositions which are unique and sure-shot hits. When he reached out to me for ‘Dil De Diya’, I was super excited as working with him and Salman Khan is always challenging and fun. The song is such a vibe that it gives a nostalgic feeling every time I hear it. When I got to know this song is for ‘Raadhe’ I was over the moon to be part of such a brilliant album. I am a huge fan of Salman. Post recording the song, he heard the song and really liked my voice and versatility. I’m thankful to Himesh and Salman for giving me this opportunity.” Currently, the singer is judging a singing reality show, IPML on Zee TV.
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NEW DELHI: Nushrratt Bharuccha and Abhishek Banerjee were recently seen in ‘Ajeeb Daastaans’. The duo shared great chemistry on-screen in their film and Nushrratt revealed the reason behind the same. She shares, “It was truly a blessing that Abhishek Banerjee was cast in the ‘Ajeeb Daastaans’ alongside me. I have given so many auditions at his casting agency since the time I started my career, he would enact the scenes with me as my co-actor and give me the necessary critique. I could easily discuss my character and story with him.” Nushrratt adds, “He was like a bouncing board for me literally, where I could easily bounce off my ideas on how to enact a particular scene and he would also improvise along with me. While shooting for Khilauna, I could put in extra effort in my character with his help, because I could easily run my thoughts through him, and I knew he would give me honest feedback.”
JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ LAUNCHES YOLO FOUNDATION
MUMBAI: Jacqueline Fernandez, on Tuesday, announced the launch of her ‘You Only Live Once’ foundation to create and share stories of kindness amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Taking to her Instagram handle, Jacqueline announced the launch of the YOLO Foundation; an initiative to create and share stories of kindness in these challenging times.
In the caption, Jacqueline wrote, “We have this one life, let’s do whatever we can to make a difference in this world!! I am proud to announce the launch of the YOLO Foundation; an initiative to Create and Share Stories of Kindness.”
She further added, “In these challenging times, the Yolo Foundation has partnered with several NGOs to help in whichever way we possibly can. Watch this space to know how you can contribute and make a difference to the lives around you #staysafe #spreadlove #helpothers”
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