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Guru of Acting Roshan Taneja was dubbing for MedialexiconEdu Documentary

Guru of Acting Roshan Taneja was dubbing for MedialexiconEdu Documentary

Professor Roshan Taneja, veteran Indian Guru of acting a Documentary is being made for which he dubbed as well. This Documentary is based on his life, and Journey as Guru of “Acting.”. Medialexicon Edu has launched their website with a unique kind of Audio – Video Capsules which is based on Film Industry. Renowned celebrities who are masters in their respective field have given their contribution to make this dream come true. Roshan Taneja has been teaching acting in India for over 50 years and is also the part of MedialexiconEdu he said, “The documentary has all the experience that I taught at the time of teaching. It’s all about my journey as how it started and where I am now. The documentary is beautifully presented by Janendra Baxi as he has done a very good job.” The documentary also stars Jaya Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Subhash Ghai, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Anil Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Rani Mukherjee, Juhi Chawla, Tusshar Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Gulshan Grover and many more.

Actor Tom Alter who has also given his voice over in the Documentary for Roshan Taneja, he said, “Professor Roshan Taneja is a very great personality who has given lot of talent and has given birth to many gems in the Bollywood industry.”

Director Jainendra Baxi said, “Roshan Taneja is a mentor and he is the person who had inspired many of Bollywood stars which are ruling today’s Entertainment Industry. This documentary is just a piece of paper on his life, as he is a complete book. I felt great to get this opportunity to do something on his life.” Producer Rohit Taneja & Sidhart Rohira along with Shweta Rohira was also present at the studio.

Roshan Taneja is the person who set up the acting training department in Films and Television Institute in India, Pune in the year 1963. He has taken acting training from the Neighborhood Play House School of Theater, New York. It has been 50 years that he has been giving training to the aspiring actors in film industry. Right from his first student Shri. Subhas Ghai & Asrani to Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor who established themselves in the film industry. His students have won 24 National Awards and 77 FilmFare Awards for Acting. has made a tremendous Audio – Video on various sections of industry like Direction, Editing, Music, Singing, Choreography, Cinematography, Action & Stunts, Technology, Acting many more this will help others who want to know about film industry and their different section.



He has always taken India to the world whether it is through his dance classes or through his shows and performances, but this time Shiamak gave something very special to his students. Bringing out the essence of India, Shiamak Davar shot a video with his dancers at places that define India to the ethereal music of our Indian National Anthem.

He tweeted it and posted the video on Republic Day as a surprise to all his students across the country.

Shiamak Davar ‏@Shiamakofficial Jan 26 -My dance team and me wish all a happy republic day –

‘Even through my style of choreography, I include elements of Indian folk and contemporary because those movements come naturally to us, they define who we are. In my dance classes globally, it is our culture that brings us together and Republic Day was a reason to celebrate this global harmony. Our national anthem is beautiful, and history glorious…. this was just a little something I wanted to do’ said Shiamak.


No Make up for Rajat’s film.

Ankhon Dekhi is a humorous film about a man’s journey.

The film is shot in the narrow lanes of Shahjahanbad, Delhi.

Rajat has hemmed the project from scratch. He has written, directed and acted in the film. Rajat has looked into the casting of the film largely.

While casting for the film, Rajat mentioned it to the cast, beforehand that there will be no make-up personelle or vanity vans.

Rajat was keen to keep it as real as possible and hence did not want to loose the element.

A lot of actors Rajat spoke to were not comfortable with this. The reasoned with him and did not come on board for the film because of this reason.

However Rajat was very sure of the vision he had for the film.

The film has even been shot at real locations houses and narrow lanes in Shahjahanabad, Delhi

With no make up – hair personelle, it was a tight team of cast and crew. The strength of the team was 40-45 people odd.

Says Rajat Kapoor “It is terrible what actors do to their faces with make up- hide the beauty of their faces under layers of it. We decided that we did not want any make up for this film- and that was made clear to all the actors when they came to audition. Some actors, in fact did not agree to the clause, so unfortunately we had to let them go..”

He further adds “Not having make up and hair professionals on the set did many things -it brought a sense of real to the film- which was very crucial for us, it gave a certain freedom to the actors.. and additionally it saved a lot of time – which was great for the shoot..”


Varun Dhawan’s fan Comes down to India from Ukraine

Recently Varun’s fan from Ukraine came down to India just to meet him.The girls name was Nastya. Varun was shooting for a brand when he first met her. As the girl from Ukraine could not speak or understand Hindi or English there were some people with Nastya who would tell Varun what she was saying. All she could say was I love you a couple of times which embarrassed him to some extent. An insider says that it was a thrilling experience.

Varun was so surprised to see that she had all pictures of him from promotions,advertisements,film material. A source says when he saw this he could not express in words inhe invited her for the trailer launch of main tere hero.

, Varun says , “Yes, I had invited Nastya for the trailer launch. She came for the event and I made sure that she was comfortable. She really liked the trailer. In fact, she had brought some chocolates and a local dress — striped shirt and pants — for me. You certainly feel good when your work reaches beyond boundaries in such a loving way.”



Usually during award functions, TV actresses prefer to showcase their dancing skills on popular Bollywood numbers or through contemporary dance forms. Recently when Shilpa Shinde was asked to put up a performance for SAB ke SATRANGI Parivaar Awards, Shilpa chose to stick to the traditional Indian classic dance form – Kathakali.

Shilpa, who is currently playing the character of a Catholic girl named Mary D’mello in SAB TV’s popular show ‘Lapataganj – Ek Baar Phir’, will be once again seen dressed in bright and colorful South Indian attire.

When contacted, Shilpa replied, “Dancing on Indian Classical forms is very difficult and challenging. It is very different from the usual Bollywood song and dance numbers. A lot of attention is required in getting the right expressions. I performed on ‘Desh Mera Rangeela’ from the movie Fanna. My performance brings out the authenticity towards the Indian culture. The best thing about performing an Indian classical dance form is that it improves your concentration levels at the same time acts as a work out regime for you. I am sure viewers will love my dance performance.”

We hear that lot of preparations went in from Shilpa to get the act right, from getting the right steps to the frequency of the song, to get the expressions right as a South Indian dancer.

Catch Shilpa Shinde performing in ‘SAB Ke SATRANGI Parivaar Awards’ on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm only on SAB TV!!!


Sandip Soparrkar found himself in Samba-Bihu fusion Dance Controversy

Internationally acclaimed dancer choreographer Sandip Soparrkar is always surrounded with controversies, last was regarding his performance at the Royal wedding in London and dating Britney Spears during choreographing her Music Video Womenizer. Each time the nibble footed dancer steps on the floor it creates ripples world over, this time too Sandip Soparrkar found himself surrounded with yet another controversy. Sandip Soparrkar and his team of dancers were in Guwahati, Assam to dance for Rohhit Verma fashion show. The creative dancer choreographer mixed live Bihu music and song and danced the traditional Brazilian Samba to it. Little did he realise that this fusion dance which he created did not go down well with a few cultural organisations in Assam. There were people on the streets asking for an apology from the organisers and the choreographer for hurting and insulting Assamese culture with such a fusion.

The local people ripped the Samba- Bihu Fusion apart calling it Bollywood dance and saying it was disrespectful to the North East Indian culture. The controversy and anger of people grew even more when Sandip Soparrkar refused to give an apology for what he had created. Sandip Soparrkar said “My dance was a blend of authentic Bihu Music and traditional Samba dance, i did not change the bihu music to fit samba dance nor did i change samba dance to fit into bihu music, they both were used in its pure form, they just blended in so well, it was not a bollywood dance at all like some people are saying.”

Looks like Sandip Soparrkar’s efforts to take Bihu globally were not taken well with the people of Assam and it will be long before his efforts will be recognised by the cultural police.


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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