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Son of a soldier, I was born in Sultanganj in Bhagalpur district, Bihar. My childhood days were spent in an earthy rural life. I was deeply inspired by the rich folk culture of Buddha’s own land, Bihar. Right from the beginning, I Grew up with real images of Melas, Ramleelas, Bahuripiyas, incredible rituals, strong religious milieu and the vibrant Mithila Art. Natural calamities like flood and drought gifted unforgettable images. Changing seasons of rural life on the bank of river Ganga matured into a sense of poetry and language. Wonder years passed chasing steam trains that passed through the fields of my native village. Listening to radio programs made for defense personals was my only window to the outside world. With such a treasure of inspirational experiences a story teller evolved. I am a practicing film maker in Bombay today.

Friday, April 27, 2007

so many 'schools'...so many 'Acting Gurus' in 'bollywood' today...so many 'ACTING' ...so many 'DRAMA'

I remember my Drama School Days [National School of Drama - 1991-1994]and a major concern of my batchmates specializing in Acting used to be about Acting Faclity in the school...Surprisingly school of such repertua and one of the best schools in theatre in ASIA had no official Acting Faculty!! With lots of hulla-balloo we use to get only Acting Workshops with visiting faculties. We the Design and Direction students use to only console them and do our best in our exercises together. Later our school did grant us a boon by asking us to pick the best teacher we all had in mind and that they will try and organise that teacher for us [may be by then the faculty had understood our plight and wanted to come out of the guilt].
We were also in third year by then,all ready as 'FUTURE' of 'Indian Theatre'.My batchmates did ask for the best as they thought and optioned for Naseeruddin Shah who came for a workshop the second time. however, he refused to join the acting faculty as his commitments in other theatre and bollywood projects had him occupied already...

Today I wonder, here in Bollywood every corner is filled with Acting Gurus and trying to be one Brand Name Etc..,
I wish if they could have given their concerns and support then and saved frustrating and disatisfied moments of ours during our training process in such formating and forming years of our professional life...
Thank god today most of my batchmates are succesful actors in Bollywood and theatre on their own preseverance and talent...
I am waiting for them to start an acting school themselves...ha ha ha !!

To find out about such schools and their pupose and economics involved in them can be a good blog post material for any bollywood-blog lover. I leave this area for research loving 'bloggers'.

Anupam Kher's Actor Prepares
Barry John Acting Studio
Subhash Ghai's whistling woods
Roshan Taneja's Bombay ACTORS STUDIO
Asha Chandra's Film Acting Course
Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Lab and many more...

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jhaji... You may want to read this review of your film "Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye" on mtvindia.com. While the article, as the movie, is dated now, I thought the reviewer's take, using the MTV lingo, is quite punchy and kicks ass. Have a look.
http://www.mtvindia.com/mtv/movies/reviews/pjpsnj/

6:16 AM  
Blogger sanjay jha said...

thank you
cheers
jhaji.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Aditi said...

people crazy about bollywood are several and wud work too to find more on that...

9:54 AM  
Blogger Aditi said...

i'd no mind having a link exchange with u... nice blog..

9:55 AM  
Blogger sanjay jha said...

Nameste Aditi,
Thats 'show-business'and BOLLYWOOD is all about,thank you for the visit and link,keep dropping
cheers
jhaji.

11:51 PM  

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