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Tete-e-tete with film director Ramesh Katheria

Ramesh Katheria is a new entrant to the Hindi film firmament as a director. Hailing from Kanpur (UP) he migrated to the Mecca of Hindi films Mumbai in 2014 to make his mark as a director. I had the privilege of meeting him at the office of Leo Media Publications for this write-up. He is a simple down to earth man with high ambitions and aspirations to soar high in the Hindi film industry and earn name and fame and win universal recognition as a director to reckon with. He runs a training institute for aspiring actors and many students from his institute have today become big actors in Bollywood. Interestingly Ramesh is a Law Graduate (BA.LLB) from Kanpur.

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What aspired him to enter  the Indian film industry?

‘In my childhood I had the aspiration for Dance. But did not have the sources and had to continue my studios. Somehow I did matriculation. To make both ends meet owing to paucity of funds, started giving tuitions to the 10th standard students to earn and to keep the bonfire of my house burning.  My aspiration to become something in my chosen career in the film industry took me to Delhi where I had the opportunity to meet a known film director Mr. A.K.Sharma  and was lucky to get a break as a Choreographer.

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Later met Ms.Raman Cheema, the Makeup artist, who took me to Chandigarh to meet Mr. Rajesh Sharma a film director who gave me a break as an Assistant Director in his Punjabi film. In the year 2005 floated my own film production house as J.K.Films India and released 2500 Music Videos. “U.P. to Bihar” was my first album as a director, second was  “Aye Shama Tu Chale” and my third Album was “Deewana” for which I had entrusted the Music composing of a song to today’s highly popular Music Director Ankit Tiwari, the “Aashique 2”, “Singham Returns” and “Mr X” fame. With pride I wish to state I was the person to give the 1st break to Ankit  Tiwari who was a mere keyboard player for his own Jagran programmes in Kanpur U.P. and today he is the most popular and sought after Music Director.

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Which is your first assignment in Mumbai?

I was given the opportunity by producer Aaradhana Gupta to direct her horror film “HARRAA” The Revenge of Death. Which is the first of its kind Bhojpuri film in the Bhojpuri Film Industry. It has been a long struggle from 2000 in Kanpur to 2014 Miumbai to make my mark and fulfill my aspirations and ambitions as a director.It give me pride that during the making of HARRAA The Revenge of that I also choreographed all the songs myself since it was my childhood aspiration for dance.

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I feel proud that my first assignment as a Horror film director has found an entry in 50 International Film Festivals – The New York City International Film Festival, United States, International Film Award Berlin, Germany, Sydney Film Festival, Australia, Toronto Film Festival, Canada, The Los Angeles Horror Film Festival, United States, Warsaw Film Festival Poland and Moscow Film Festival, Russia.

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When the writer met Aradhana Gupta, producer of the Horror film HARRAA The Revenge of Death, she gave me to understand that while she gave Ramesh the first break as a director she felt sure that he will make it as an Independent director, but surprisingly, according to Ramesh Katheria who gave the 1st break to Ankit Tiwari he was not sure that Ankit will conquer the hearts of the film fraternity as a Music Director to reckon with.

HARRAA The Revenge of Death is scheduled for 2015 end release and it is the hopes of Aradhana Gupta, the producer and Ramesh Katheria, director that the film will be received well and the audience will acceptit as a good horror film. This is Ramesh Katheria who has directed the Bhojpuri horror film and in one word it will not be out of ;place to stress he is Ramsay of Bhojpuri.

Mehmood Ali – the multi-faceted personality

Movie-O-Graphy is hereby introducing a multi talented person Mehmood Ali. Equipped with a strong track record of distributing over more than 150 films and producing over seventeen films which includes Bollywood Movies as well as Indian Regional Cinema, his Company Pen N Camera International which he had floated in the year 2004, has a strong network of offices spread across the major cities of World Mumbai & Delhi (India), Kualalumpur (Malaysia), London (UK) and Hokkaido (Japan) and portfolio includes numerous Marathi, Punjabi and Bhojpuri Films too.

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As a writer he has written for many films like SAAZISH, KAUN HAI JO SAPNO MEIN AAYA, JIGYASA, BAZAAR, SITAM (all Hindi), TV Serial HAA HAA HAA (Hindi) and BABUL PYARE, SON OF BIHAR, DON (all Bhojpuri), VIJAY DENANATH CHAUHAN (Marathi), KASA KAY MUMBAI (Marathi).

His Company Pen N Camera International, releases Indian Films in Domestic & International Territories across all platforms and over the years, the Company has expanded its role from Film Production to Film Distribution, Film Exhibition, Event Management and also International Distribution.

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Mehmood Ali has done many National and International live shows with big star cast and promoted Bollywood in UK, Malaysia and Japan..

He has produced films like Munna Pandey Berozgar,Son Of  Bihar  & Don (Bhojpuri). Further to this Mehmood Ali  is associated with many big projects like Chocolate, Shukriya, Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Dil Diya Hai, & Ooops a  Desii  (Hindi), Anuranan (Bengali), and ventured into films distribution from Malaysia, Grow with National and International films distributions.

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His Company besides having released many films across various International Territories also distributes film titles across the globe in various media such as Theatrical, Home Video, Satellite Television, Cable, Terrestrial Television, Digital Distribution, Free Television, Air Borne Rights IPTV, VOD and TV Formats. The company’s library certainly includes internationally appealing content ought to reach out to the ethnic as well as non-ethnic population across miles.

Mehmood Ali was honoured  with the  Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award on 3rd June 2015 at Hotel  Sea Princess Juhu for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema as a Producer.

Archana Dange the multi-faceted persona

Meeting a celebrity is a gratification indeed, but when you meet a celebrity of the persona of the genus like Archana Dange, so sweet, alluring, attractive, gorgeous, enigmatic, bewitching, voluptuous, you get captivated. I had the opportunity of meeting her at her palatial Hiranandani Complex apartment.  Archana Dange is gifted with the qualities to become a film celebrity, but it was her aspiration to groom new comers..

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Archana Dange floated her own Event Entertainment and Management Company in the name and style of Vighnaharta Entertainment, a unique Entertainment and Event Management Company of which she is the MD on 29th January 2002, which also happened to be the time she was born, and held her maiden show “Magnificent Sonu” featuring the most popular and sought after singer Sonu Nigam. The show which turned out to be an incredible success not only amazed the film industry, but also the Event Management Companies. 

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This artistically inclined entrepreneur who hails from Ahmednagar, near the holy town of Shirdi and who has inspired many people to dream life-size, is a Law Graduate and practiced in Mumbai.  Archana is the only woman who accomplished success without the aid of any Godfather or mentor. She is gifted with a pleasing personality and was floored with many offers for films and television serials, but she declined, since it was her aspiration to dabble into something unusual. She cut her 1st Album Tera Hi Nasha under her own banner Vighnaharta Entertainment.

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Through Vighnaharta Event Entertainment Company, she has organized many events for top business houses and interestingly her banner Vighnaharta Entertainment spells Hit & Success and she firmly believes that Event Management is Time Management. She is the fervent disciple of Lalbagh Cha Raja and is indebted to the Lord for the blissful blessings which mean a lot for her in her professional career and that’s precisely the reason why she chose to name her company Vighnaharta Event Entertainment Company.

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 Vighnaharta Event Entertainment Company conducts Artist management, with which it  changes the face of music industry in their own way and  works on behalf of groups or artists to promote the their careers and run their business affairs.

Vighnaharta Entertainment is a supreme platform to provide and exposure to the efforts of institutions, professionals and organizations in contributing towards the socio-economic growth of the country and making the Indian youth more employable and generating employment Vighnaharta Entertainment with its originality and creativity is the company to guarantee that events will not only be successful but also prestigious and highly memorable ones. Following the era of, has the up to the minute details of annual corporate awards functions, get-togethers and musical programs of playback singers and its highly experienced and friendly yet professional hospitality team is on hand to answer all corporate hospitality questions. The distinguishing features of the services of Vighnaharta Entertainment are Innovation, flexibility, transparency and cost effectiveness.  Working within agreed parameters, the Entertainment Company monitors every step to ensure the smooth running of a client’s event and ensuring excellent organization and attention to details.

Archana Dange followed up the commercial success of Vighnaharta Entertainment company with socially responsible events presided by politician luminaries such as former BJP President L.K. AdvaniFormer Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and Deputy Chief Minister representing NCP, Chaghan Bhujbal. Vighnaharta Entertainment’s shows express the extremes of intense emotion. Popular playback singers such as Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh, Daler Mehndi, Suresh Wadkar, Kailash Kher, Jagjit Singh, Kunal  Ganjawala, Anup Jalota, Sunidhi Chauhan, Pamela Jain, Arnab Chakraborty, Nayan Rathod, Ravi Tripathi, Abhijeet Sawant, Amit Sana, Swapnil Bandodkar, Rahul Vaidya, Prajakta Shukre and many more playback singers from  Bollywood, Indian Idol and other talent shows have participated in the events.

Vighnaharta Entertainment has productively organized events for various blue chip companies such as Videocon, Varun Industries, Neoteric Infomatique Pvt Ltd., Bosch Rexroth(India) Ltd., Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Saint Gobein Glass Ltd., Abbott Pharmaceuticals Ltd., International Flavours  & fragrances India Ltd., L&T InfoTech,  Integreon Management Solutions, M.R.F., Metropolis Health Services Pvt. Ltd., Shantijeen Jain Jagruti Group Gujarat, Lions Club Of Mumbai Lakeside, Knowledge Works Global Ltd., Orinoco Marine Consultancy India Pvt. Ltd., and Five Star Hotels etc.

Archana Dange is the proud recipient of the ‘Best Event Management Company’ in Mumbai award by Brands Academy at their 16th Business & Service Excellence Awards ceremony held in Mumbai at Ramada Hotel, Powai. On 7th August, 2015, she was honored with the Business Leaders Summit Awards 2015 held at The Leela.

Indian Chess Grand Master and former World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand, honored the Event Entertainment & Management Company with the Business & Service Excellence Award 2014 – Best Event Management Company to Archana Dange and Prashant Patil after Brands Academy had conducted a comprehensive market study to identify the best professionals, businesses and service providers across several categories.

Dillzan Wadia is a Bollywood actor from Baroda GUJARAT

Dillzan Wadia is a Bollywood actor from Baroda GUJARAT and is well-known for his work in the movie Let’s Change which is on Narendra Modi Swachh Bharat campaign. He was also seen in Films like Bollywood villa, Sharfoshi and Phir ek Shazish.

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Dilzan wadia has struggled since childhood to get big into Bollywood. He left his hometown Baroda when he was just 14 and struggled a lot to get recognized in the industry, he also had few bad experiences in the industry, but somehow he had his hopes high and ability to keep moving. He is not a start son nor he has any godfather in the industry, he is by himself.

He might be the only actor who does everything by his own, from the story, Music, Direction, pri-production, production, shooting, post- production, media, distrusting and till the release at the theaters, every little thing is under his head.

Dillzan says I have never shot without tension and thoughts, while shooting I have 100 of things in mind, still I do well and give my best, though now I have my brother’s help who is soon entering as a Director and co producer in the next project and so I will be a bit relaxed, As I said before I have no godfather in the industry nor I am a star son and to establish and prove myself I had no option but to start my own production house.

Many a times if you are a star son or if u have a god father it becomes easy to get a break but that does not mean you will surely gain success, all depends on you and how much you are appreciated by public, if people like your acting you will surely Rock. I did not have any such godfather but I knew one thing if I get a good chance to prove myself I can definitely Rock.

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Talking about Four Pillars of Basement

My forthcoming film Four Pillars of Basement is a big film which is releasing on 6th NOV, is a Romantic, suspense, psycho thriller. I plays a security officer of a mall and assures that anybody who enters the Theaters will not come our regretting, My acting will be loved by everyone, well I won’t praise myself but I can tell you that the movie won’t let you down and as far as my acting is concern I will for sure get good comments from the public. Roles like sameer comes once in a life time and I am extremely thankful to god for blessing me with such a challenging role at an early stage of my career. I request everyone to see this movie.

About next project/ future

I and my brother Russy Wadia are working on our next project, It will be a Romantic Comedy which will likely have one of the best actors of all time Govinda. We are also talking with boman irani and sonu sood. The film will be Directed By My brother Russy Wadia.

Dillzan says I know salman Khan very well as we used to go to dance classes to Daisy Irani before 22 years, but till date I have not approached him. I and Russy recently met Govinda for our next project and if everything goes well we will soon announce the project.

Dillzan is also looking up to act with Bollywood icons like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh khan & Akshay kumar soon.

Ravi Jaswani – Brain Behind Digit 9.0 Marketing

Mr. Ravi Jaswani, the brain behind the Digit 9.0 Marketing Pvt Ltd., and Filmsofindia, needs no introduction. I had the privilege of meeting him at his plush office at the City Point, Andheri (East) Mumbai. Ravi is no stranger to the website marketing. He started his career in the year 2006 with Digital Marketing and in 2012  with Filmsofindia  the premier Bollywood website having latest Bollywood updates, Bollywood news, upcoming movies, hot photos, movie reviews, latest videos, celebrity photos.

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He is the first persona to float the Digital  Marketing Website under the name and style of Digit9 website which proudly  is amid the very few, wholly, digitally independent agencies in India with awards, global partnerships, global accreditations, clear vendor endorsements and acknowledged innovations in the company’s kitty. Today Ravi Jaswani’s Digit 9.0 Web Marketing Pvt Ltd  is rated among the 50 best digital marketing professionals. Digit 9.0 Marketing have also carried out Web designs for films Spiderman, Vicky Donor, Tere Bin Laden, Bhool Bhulaiya, Dirty Picture, Kahaani and Happy New Year etc.

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With highly professional team at service, Digit 9.0  Web Marketing Pvt Ltd have bagged the Best Digital Agency in the prominent Zee.ETC Bollywood Business Awards which has added one more Feather to his already decorated Cap. The company has also managed the social media campaign for various films like Delhi Belly, Force, Zindagi Na Milega Dobarra etc.,

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Digit 9.0 Web Marketing have also carried out the Digital Movie marketing  relatively smaller budget Bollywood movies like Kahaani and Kya Super cool Hai Hum which is indeed a household name on every computer.

The mission of the Service Team of Ravi Jaswani’s Digit 9.0 Web Marketing is to carry out the most inexpensive, luminous, productively pioneering communication, Marketing and Advertising Solutions for their Clients in the Digital universe and the agency stresses hyper creativity and analytical skills, combination of luminous stratagem, reflective creativeness, both merged with mind number analytical.

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