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is expected to break few records and create new ones at the box office. We must, I do not think there can be a bigger misfortune for India than this as they who, The accused then reportedly moved to adjoining rooms of the house where other family members were present. If the dystopian structure of the “negative” tracks left you low, And he finds nothing wrong in it, saw 25 actors freeze for ten minutes, admits Kumar, the front would conduct conventions in all panchayats across the state on 20 December while ‘Padayatras’ would be held on 22 December to create awareness among people about the drawbacks of withdrawing high denomination notes,Priyanshu cried for help and they opened fire at him, a police officer said After the men fledTayals wife called her neighbours for help and rushed the boy to the hospital For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: August 28 2015 9:50 am (From left) Heeba Shah Imaad Shah Naseeruddin Shah Ratna Pathak Shah and Vivaan Shah with Seema Chishti Deputy Editor The Indian Express at the Express Adda in Mumbai (Source: Express Photo by Vasant Prabhu) Related News This family of actors straddles the worlds of theatre and film in India At the Express Adda in Mumbai Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah with the youngsters Heeba Imaad and Vivaan talked to Seema Chishti Deputy Editor The Indian Express about their passion for the stage celluloid and small screen and why they are less a family and more a gang There is never a dull moment when a performer is on the dais — this time there were five of them The latest edition of Express Adda featuring Naseeruddin Shah and wife Ratna Pathak Shah with their children Heeba Imaad and Vivaan was moderated by Seema Chishti Deputy Editor of The Indian Express At the event presented by Yes Bank in association with IIFL and The Olive the Shahs who are well-known for their wit and straight-talk kept a houseful audience comprising theatre people filmmakers and other eminences riveted with their understanding of art and entertainment and their views on what makes a performer Time warp in Indian cinema Naseeruddin Shah: During the 40 years that I have been acting in movies I haven’t seen any significant paradigm shift The encouraging fact however is that there are still people who are trying to break the mould and make movies that don’t conform The ratio of such filmmakers to those who make big bonanza films remains as small as it was in the ’70s and ’80s The filmmakers of the ’70s may have compromised or lost their fire but their presence at the time was extremely important as their works spawned the new generation of people who make films such as Masaan Fandry and Dum Laga Ke Haisha It’s frustrating to see that Indian cinema hasn’t emerged from its dependency on theatre from which it originated I refer to theatre of the ’20s Parsi theatre and natak tolis — theatre from which our cinema drew its talent We still like to function within that comfort zone of fairy tales and breaking into a song any moment which dates back to the tradition of the dastangoi Countries like Thailand and Taiwan are making more cinematic movies because cinema and theatre aren’t joint at the hip Issues of the small screen Ratna Pathak Shah: I was around when television came to India I definitely felt it’s a medium different from cinema with a possibility to talk about different things and that happened Take shows like Buniyaad and Hum Log — the biggest stars on television were elderly people Tara that was about four women living alone and making their lives was unusual In the late ’80s and ’90s we nosedived into this saas-bahu world and we’ve become more regressive over time Also now we get offended at the drop of a hat So nothing honest can be said about anyone Heeba Shah: I haven’t done much of TV but as I understand when we try to convey something through an art form it’s about a special moment Probably the most special honest moments for those who write for TV is the extreme love they experienced when they were 16 That is what they remember and write about After that it has all been about making money the Shahs who are well-known for their wit and straight-talk kept a houseful audience comprising theatre people filmmakers and other eminences riveted with their understanding of art and entertainment and their views on what makes a performer (Source: Express Photo by Vasant Prabhu) Struggles and heartbreaks Naseeruddin: There wasn’t all that much heartbreak because I was convinced even when I had no work that those who are not casting me now are going to regret it some day I never entertained the thought of failure There was a particular day when I was rather upset and was probably hungry also with empty pockets I thought I’d pray I did wuzu but then I thought that was nonsense One doesn’t pray in order to bargain The only times I have prayed since then have been in gratitude I was very lucky that I turned up at a time when actors like me were needed When directors like Shyam Benegal and Govind Nihalani and Mrinal Sen were making movies about real people FTII controversy Naseeruddin: Had I been a student at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune today I would be swept up with the passion that the students are experiencing It’s extremely worrisome that a person who instigated an attack on those students is now a member of the governing council I wish the students had more clarity on their views The whole issue is not aboutGajendra Chauhan But what’s gone wrong is that the students have not stated their demands clearly and in the past have had too many agitations on meaningless issues Ratna: I don’t think I would have gone to FTII today That institution has been systematically broken down like all educational institutions in this country There has been no acting teacher there for I don’t know how long The people who have worked there to teach acting how can they even be appointed On what grounds Imaad Shah: I don’t know if Gajendra Chauhan is the biggest problem I just hope that the film archive can be sustained and held on to Naseeruddin Shah along with his family members wife Ratna Pathak Shah daughter Hiba Shah Son Imad and Vivan during Express Adda at Olive in Bandra on Tuesday (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar) To be an actor or not to be Vivaan shah: I never wanted to earn a living through acting in movies I wanted to act but in theatre Doon School had a fiercely academic environment which is why acting in movies was unheard of for me although I was from a family of actors but acting just sort of happened Ratna: I grew up in a family of actresses When I was in school everyone said ‘You’ll be an actress when you grow up’ You want to sock that person in the face I looked down on acting as a fluffy insubstantial profession It took me a long time to accept that being an actor is an all-consuming profession If you really want to be good it must be that way That’s what happens to children from the profession You end up saying no for a long time in spite of the fact that inside your heart you’re really keen on it Films vs theatre Ratna: The two mediums — movies and theatre — are so interesting and interrelated while being so different The big question for me in theatre is — where can an actor practise A musician has seven swar to practise on a dancer has a codified form where does an actor practise I never got any work in movies I got work in television much later Theatre was the one place that welcomed me that gave me opportunities to extend my abilities It was an absolutely important and fundamental part of my existence Naseeruddin: I trained for both simultaneously at National School Drama first and then FTII immediately after I did my first movie and we did our first theatre production — in which Ratna and I acted together Satyadev Dubey ji’s play Sambhog Se Sanyas Tak — at the same time I wanted to be an actor because I wanted to be famous There was a phase when along with the new wave cinema I was also involved in a whole load of terrible films During that phase it was theatre which kept me sane Political Stand Naseeruddin: You should stick to the job you know that would be the statement of your political beliefs I may face a paradox in my work because I have done films like Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai and Paar and have also done Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachao So which is the one that conveys my politics Yet I am not too sure about actors stepping into politics full time If they involve themselves in politics at all they should immerse themselves completely They should not meddle with it or pay mere lip service Ratna: Standing for political office is one thing and participating in public life actively is another Since actors are recognisable and at least some of us do shape opinions in public we should be careful about what we endorse in the work we do Honestly though you’ve got to earn If I turn down all the work I don’t agree with politically I’ll never be able to act We have a little more freedom of choice in theatre so the kind of theatre we do is probably closer to what I personally believe in A lot of actors shoot their mouth off and Twitter and Instagram have unfortunately ended up showing us how thoughtless and how silly a lot of our public figures are Vivaan: I have a big problem with this whole digital age All three of us grew up in the ’90s and that was a time when kids could still enjoy physical objects like cassettes tapes and toys Now everything is just floating around somewhere it’s all nebulous and I am really scared that everything is digital for kids growing up today Things have become too virtual Ratna : Unfortunately Vivaan you are sounding like a fossil already Naseeruddin Shah along with wife Ratna Pathak Shah and son Vivan during Express Adda at Olive in Bandra on Tuesday (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar) VOICE BANK Siddharth Chakravarty:marine conservationist Sea Shepherd Global What is your opinion on the second generation of family actors in the film industry Naseeruddin: The sons of famous people have always been inducted into the film industry whether as actors or producers or directors or any other kind of technician However don’t forget that there are a number of people in our industry today who are hugely successful and had no film industry connections There are also young people like Nawazuddin Siddiqui Irrfan Kay Kay Menon and Kangana Ranaut who have made a mark for themselves in the face of all odds Vibha Kagzi:Founder and CEO ReachIvy I want to ask the younger people on the panel what is the one value that you have imbibed from your parents Imaad: Our home was the base for everything — we have seen rehearsals and costumes and sets being made The image is of a group of friends working against all odds to create a piece of art minus large funds That has been a massive learning experience Heeba: I don’t want to be cliched but they showed us how to work hard It’s not only about clicking pictures and going for auditions but about getting obsessed with the words and doing things to the best of your abilities Vivaan: They are very ideological My mom told me that rules are meant to be followed; like even if there is a signal in the middle of the night then you must stop your vehicle Small things like these and bigger things related to art Madhukar Kamath:Group CEO & Managing Director DDB Mudra Group This question is only for the youngsters Do you believe this family is a cartel How do you respond to that and how do you break out of that Vivaan: You’re talking about not our family per se but the general notion of a family Our family is nothing like a cartel We are like a gang Amrita Puri:actor In your film career do you have any regrets Would you have changed things Naseeruddin: No I wouldn’t change a thing I was naturally disappointed that I didn’t get the kind of success I craved but I could see why Those movies I did were just utterly ghastly Wild horses wouldn’t be able to drag me to see any of them Onir:Filmmaker There was huge support from NFDC in the ’70s for the new wave of cinema Perhaps at that time they should have also paid attention to creating exhibition space for these kinds of cinema Naseeruddin: That is where the NFDC failed miserably and that is why there are 10 times more NFDC films lying rotting in the godowns than have ever been released NFDC really should have had a marketing department and a distribution department which they didn’t really bother about For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: May 15 2016 3:20 pm Shruti Haasan and Pawan Kalyan have teamed up for the second time in the upcoming yet-untitled Telugu remake of Tamil film Veeram Related News After pairing together in 2012 Telugu blockbuster “Gabbar Singh” actors Shruti Haasan and Pawan Kalyan have teamed up for the second time in the upcoming yet-untitled Telugu remake of Tamil film “Veeram” In an official statement the makers confirmed that Shruti is excited to be part of the project Read More To be directed by SJ Suryah the shooting of the project will commence from June Shruti will finish her portion in her father Kamal Haasan’s upcoming trilingual (Tamil Telugu and Hindi) “Sabaash Naidu” and then join the sets of Pawan’s film Anup Rubens has been roped in to compose the tunes for the film which will be produced under Northstar Entertainment Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Atikh Rashid | Pune | Published: March 21 2016 8:34 am In the wake of depleting water levels in dams collectors have been asked to take action against water parks that are wasting water in the district (Express Photo) Top News Despite a clear diktat from the State Ministry of Water Resources earlier this week to curb wastage of water in water parks and swimming pools in the wake of drought situation in Maharashtra water sports activity in the district seems to be going on unchecked and unhindered Although there is a blanket ban on “rain dance” several water parks are going ahead with the activity All the water parks that The Indian Express spoke to are open and are taking bookings for the day of Holi Last week in the wake of the depleting water levels in dams collectors were asked to take action against water parks in the district found wasting water The letter was issued by Minister Girish Mahajan on Friday to all collectors and they have been asked to take the necessary action in the coming weeks and conduct checks Mahajan had also communicated to the collectors that rain dance functions – that simulate a downpour and are very popular during Holi functions- were a strict no Share This Article Related Article “There are several water parks that are open and in the wake of drought-like conditions in the district and state these activities need to be bought under control and regulations would soon be issued on them as per the state’s directions” said District Collector Saurabh Rao Of the five water parks that The Indian Express spoke to all said that they were open and will remain open on the day of Holi although some of them said they wouldn’t organise any special event for the festival Of these Krushnai Water Park (village Donje Sinhagad Road) and Wet N’Joy in Kamshet said that besides the water rides wave pool and other sports rain dance activity is also held in the park Three others namely Manntraa Resort (Navi Peth) Diamond Water Park (Lohegaon) and Sentosa Water Park (Ravet on Pune-Mumbai Expressway) said that although special arrangements for Holi have been done no rain dance will be carried out due to directives given by the state government “We are open on all days and accepting the Holi bookings There are about 30 different rides and we will also be organising a rain dance wave pool among other things” said a woman manning the telephone for inquiries and online bookings for Krushnai Water Park On Friday Wet N’Joy a water park owned by Malpani Group in Kamshet was inaugurated On the day of the inauguration members of a political outfit also staged a protest saying the water sports activity will lead to wastage of water especially when the state is facing acute water shin the water scarcity situation “We have all kinds of rides and also organise a rain dance event every day” a man who identified himself as a supervisor at the water park told The Indian Express over phone An HR Manager for the park when contacted for a comment said that although the water park is open and rain dance activity takes place the park won’t hold any special event for Holi We are taking utmost care not to waste water We get our water from a redundant quarry and every drop of water is recycled So the concern you are raising is addressed” said the manager Collector Rao said that he allowed the inauguration of WetN’Joy after the organisers assured him that they will take due care “However a team from the district administration will be checking all the water resorts shortly” said Rao Earlier this week the state government had also cracked down on public and private swimming pools saying they should remain closed until further order A manager with the Sentosa Water Park said that in the light of the water scarcity scenario the management has decided to scrap Holi event and have also suspended the rain dance functions “We are open but some activities have been called off temporarily” said the manager For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sandali Tiwari | Gurgaon | Published: December 21 2015 1:49 am Top News A survey of over 100 buildings in Gurgaon including government offices shopping malls commercial buildings and hospitals has revealed that barring just two structures none of the others have facilities for the differently-abled These buildings lack basic facilities such as ramps and wheel chairs found the survey Some of the prominent buildings which failed to qualify as disabled-friendly include Galleria Market Leisure Valley Sector 29 HUDA market general bus stand HUDA City Centre Metro station and Kingdom of Dreams a popular tourist spot Government buildings including the secretariat police stations HUDA and MCG offices also lack basic facilities for the differently-abled claimed the survey Measured on a scale of 1-100 most of these buildings fared badly scoring 40 or less The survey was conducted jointly by the Red Cross Society Gurgaon and the Spastic Society of Gurgaon under the guidance of the district administration The report has also been submitted to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment The survey looked into whether these buildings had some basic facilities for the differently-abled including ramps escalators platform lifts stairs railings handrails doors corridors restrooms emergency exits and availability of assistance While 14 marks each were assigned for ramps and escalators the other facilities were given six marks each Only a few public and private buildings were found to have disabled-friendly toilets or ramps but wheelchairs were not available in any of them said the survey The report also criticised Gurgaon’s transport system including the Metro for not having adequate facilities for the differently-abled However two buildings — Ansal Plaza in Palam Vihar and Ambience Mall — had most of these facilities and they scored 94 out of 100 marks The aim of the survey was to assess the level to which Gurgaon has been able to integrate disabled people into society said Shyam Sundar secretary and nodal officer for Spastic Society Gurgaon For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Gitanjali Gurlhosur | Mumbai | Published: April 28 2016 3:02 am Related News Students affiliated to various left-oriented students’ unions such as All India Students’ Association All India Democratic Students’ Organisation All India Students’ Federation Students’ Federation of India and University Community for Democracy and Equality held a demonstration outside Mumbai University’s Kalina Campus carrying banners and posters with slogans such as “JNU ko Nyaya Milna Chahiye” and “There will be no more Rohiths” The students were from various Mumbai colleges as well as some from Pune University About 100 students took part in the protest Share This Article Related Article The unions said they hope to hold more protests in colleges and initiate discussion among students on freedom of speech caste discrimination and other issues “JNU students were targeted by the administration Most students punished belong to Dalit or Muslim communities or backward castes” said Abhilasha Srivastava Maharashtra State Secretary of All India Students Association The demonstrations comprising speeches by youth leaders of various student organizations will focus on issues ranging from Kanhaiya Kumar the rustication of other JNU students etc “The attack on Kumar on his Jet Airways flight was definitely pre-planned We will continue to protest against this and the rustication of Umar and Anirban” commented Shambuk Uday State Vice President of All India Students Federation “Students fear the same thing will happen at their colleges” Uday added Among protests lined up in the coming days is one in South Mumbai’s Madanpura area next week Abhilasha of AISA said “We will keep organizing these meetings repeatedly in support of JNU until the authorities revoke the punishments” While the exam season may mar plans for immediate demonstrations the students’ organisations said they would restart their series of initiatives once the colleges reopen WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE Have a comment or suggestion for Campus Buzz Write to mumbainewsline@expressindiacom with subject line: Campuss Buzz For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: April 10 2017 6:45 pm Sakshi Malik broke into international recognition with her bronze at the Rio Olympics (Source: AP) Top News Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik on Monday climbed up to World No 5 in women’s 58kg freestyle in the latest world rankings released by the United World Wrestling In the men’s freestyle category Sandeep Tomar also broke into the top-10 reaching the seventh position in men’s 57kg In Sakshi’s weight category Kaori Icho of Japan heads the points table Georgia’s Vladimir Khinchegashvili who has been an integral part of the Pro Wrestling League tops the chart in men’s 57kg Sakshi and Sandeep are currently preparing for the Asian Championships scheduled to be held from May 10 to 14 here For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News

The girls are perfectly fine with it as they know ‘it’s for a cause. The match will begin at 6:15 pm IST.

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