FILM STARS ABHISHEK BACHCHAN AND BHOOMIKA IN NOIDA FILM CITY

The shooting work of the feature film RUN is nearing completion. The last few scenes of this feature film being produced by the great showman of Indian film industry Boney Kapoor for Sridevi Productions‚ are currently being filmed courtesy Marwah Studios‚ in the national capital region. Boney Kapoor and the co-producer of this feature film Sandeep Marwah were personally present at the Noida Film City based Marwah Studios Complex last Sunday to buck up the renowned film director and cinematographer Jeeva. These scenes
Sandeep Marwah & Abhishek Bachan
featuring Abhishek Bachchan‚ industry’s new find Bhoomika and talented actors Mahesh Manjrekar and Goga Kapoor have indeed placed Noida into the history of Indian films. After giving brilliant and memorble performance in the recent box office hit ‘TERE NAAM’‚ Bhoomika appeared to be perfectly at ease and bubbling with self confidence while facing the camera. On this occasion Sandeep Marwah assured the members of the press and the large number of fans of the film stars that he is making all possible efforts to persuade the filmmakers to make use of the infrastructure at the Noida Film City to do their work. The Muhurat of the feature film RUN was performed last march at Marwah Studios in the presence of Member of Parliament Amar Singh‚ noted industrialist Subbarami Reddy and the producer of the feature film Boney Kapoor.

INDIA’S FORMER DEFENCE MINISTER IN THE ASIAN ACADEMY OF FILM & TELEVISION

Paying rich tributes to the Indian armed former Minister said that Indian soldiers are indeed the bravest in the world. Commenting on the national affairs he lamented that due to faulty policies taken by the government under external pressure and interior motives, the great Indian nation is now at the brink of disaster. He strongly advocated that conditions should be created in which every citizen of India may feel safe and secure and be able to lead a respectable life. He was confident that India will become strong, prosperous and truly a great nation of the world. He urged the youths to come forward to fulfil this dream.

CINE AND TELEVISION ARTISTE ALOK NATH MEETS THE STUDENTS

Alok Nath whose memorable roles in films like Taal, Hum Apke Hain Kaun and television serials like Buniyad, Janzeeren, Deevar and said that like in the other walks of life, dedication and hardwork are the key to success in the field of performing arts. He disclosed that he intends to continue to act until the artiste within him is alive. He mentioned that his role in Buniyad was his best performance to date Alok Nath promised to visit the academy from time to lend support to the training of actors

MEDIA & KARGIL

The faculty and the students of AAFT assembled to pay their homage to the martyrs of Kargil conflict. Lt. General P. D. Bhargava, PVSM (Retd.) who was present on this occasion said that Kargil situation had been created due to the void in the system as also due to the constant neglect of the armed forces. Subsequently a seminar chaired by Ms. Malti Sahay, Director, Directorate of Film Festival, Government of India, in which Ms. Vineeta Deepak, Producer Associated Press Television; Col. P.N. Khera, former head: PTI Television; Mr. Prem Chand Arya, Veteran journalist and former head of doordarshan news and Mr. Harbhajan Singh , President, Association of Small & medium Newspapers participated, very interesting facts came to light. It was mentioned that the new generation television professionals covering the conflict has neither the experience nor the training for covering the war. The armed forces were somewhat unprepared to bear the kind of pressure exerted by hordes of media professionals descending in that area. It was also pointed out that the coverage of an armed conflict of the TV network of the country at war and that for the other networks can never be the same as the professional judgement the individual producer will be influenced by the policy of the network to which he or she may belong. It was mentioned that media professionals have to follow the code of conduct in such a situation as well as help keep up the morale of the public at large. The speakers agreed that the India media had indeed helped the nation establish its credibility and to win the war both at the battlefield and the diplomatic fronts.

BONEY KAPOOR AT ASIAN ACADEMY OF FILM & TELEVISION

The renowned Mumbai film producer Mr. Boney Kapoor recently released the report on the research project on children and television, conducted jointly by International Film & Television Research Centre (IFTRC) and Asian Academy of Film & Television (AAFT), under the supervision of international repute Dr. Mira B. Aghi & Prof. Sandeep Marwah. Mr. Boney Kapoor hoped that the report will be useful to the television producer and desired that studies of this nature should be continued to be undertaken in the future to help produce good films and healthy TV programme. Noted film director Mr. Ashok Tyagi was also present on this occasion.

ACTING COURSE by A.A.F.T. ATTRACTS BRITISH NATIONALS

Speaking in a closing ceremony of a special acting workshop conducted by AAFT Director Prof. Sandeep Marwah. The queen of innumerous hearts film star Sridevi said, “Acting is a passion.” This workshop was organised for those British nationals, who have been selected to act in a feature film. This film is being produced by the British Institute trained film director. Sridevi, who is connected to Asian Academy of Film & Television, took special interest in this acting workshop. She came especially from Mumbai & explained the finer points of acting to the foreign student artists. Sridevi also presented the certificates to these students.

RATING SYSTEM FOR EVALUATION OF TELEVISION PROGRAMME UNHELPFUL

Speaking at the valedictory function for twenty-fourth batch of electronic media trainees of Asian Academy of Film & Television, the renowned social scientist, communication researcher and currently director, Centre for Media Research, Dr. N. Bhaskara Rao said that the satellite television boom has created unprecedented demand for good programmes. He, however, felt that there is a dearth of trained and competent film & television professionals in the country. He said that the ‘rating – system’ for evaluating television programme is unsuitable as it has a crippling effect on the talent. Such a system tends to limit the potential of a creative person. He stressed the need for thoroughly researching the subject before converting it into a film or a television show. Dr. Bhaskara Rao mentioned that as of now about 61 % of adult Indians watch television. Earlier speaking on the occasion, Dr. Nafees Siddiqui, Principal of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi, said that dedication, hardwork and above all maintaining disciple are key to successful learning of any subject. He wished and hoped that the training in this world renowned institution will keep pace with the changing demand on the media professionals. Bidding farewell to about sixty students which included nationals of Botswana and Yemen, some other distinguished speakers and Director of AAFT, Prof. Sandeep Marwah wished good luck of the would be film and television professionals. The twenty fifth session of the academy will commence from 27 September 1999.

Rare Films Shown At 2nd Global Festival of Documentary Films 2009

International Film And Television Club {IFTC} a wing of Marwah Studios- a creative enterprises organized 2nd Global Festival Of Documentary Films from 20th to 22nd November 2009. This three days festival showcased some of the most outstanding, critically acclaimed and awarded films across the World.

The list of films included THE GARDEN directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, SUPER MAN OF MALEGAON directed by Ahmed Khan, WE ARE TOGETHER directed by Paul Taylor, FOR LOVE OF WATER directed by Irena Salina, MORALITY TV AUR LOVING JIHAD-EK MANOHAR KAHANI directed by Paromita Vohra, SMILE PINKY directed by Megan Mylan, WORK IN PROGRESS directed by Krishnendu Bose, ANDHERI directed by Sushrut Jain, TEXTURE OF OUR SOUL directed by Deepak Gera, FLOATING LAMP OF THE SHADOW VALLEY directed by Rajesh S.Jala, BEGINNING FILMMAKING directed by Rosenblatt, THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN directed by Dilip Mehta, HARISHCHANDRACHI FACTOR directed by Paresh Mokashi and ROUGH AUNTIES directed by Kim Longinotto.

The second segment was for short films. More than 90 films have been received from 27 countries in the competition. Three best films have been awarded with Rs 50000/- prize.”We had footfall of more than 3000 people in three days which has not only made the event successful but encouraged us to start preparing for the festval for 2010.” said Sandeep Marwah, Festival President.”I am thankful to my all teams of AAFT,ASMS,ABS and AAFT School of Graphics and Animation for their sincere efforts.” added Marwah.

R N Lakhotia Released book at Marwah Studios

Mr. Sandeep Marwah ,Sanjeev Wadhawan & R .N. Lakhotia
The world record holder of Income Tax Books R N Lakhotia released the first copy of a motivational book “BELIEF” written by Tariq Marghoob from the platform of AAFT Asian Academy Of Film And Television.” Believe in your self and believe in God ,together it makes belief, be honest to yourself. ”said R .N. Lakhotia to the audience present in the auditorium of Marwah Studios. Giving many examples from his own life Lakhotia won the hearts of all.

“My purpose of writing book is to pass on the fresh energy to youngster who all should be motivated to hard and honest work” said Tariq Marghoob, the writer of book “Belief”.
“I am always ready to get associated with works which ends up motivating youngster and lead them to build better India” added Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios.

On the same occasion a new issue of quarterly magazine Nature and Wealth edited by Kamal Bhatia was also released by Dr. Sanjeev Wadhawan CEO of Biolife Care Remedies Pvt. Limited. Others who were present in this function included Dean AAFT, Kannan, Satish Anand Dean Acting, Associate Dean AAFT, Lalit Kumar, renowned actor Adil Rana, Seema Gupta

The Real Munna Bhai Raj Kumar Hirani Visited AAFT

Best known for his super hit films like Munnabhai MBBS and Lage Raho
Munna Bhai the National Award winner and FilmFare Award winner director Raj Kumar Hirani visited Asian Academy Of Film And TV at Noida Film City.I am amazed to see the facilities provided for education and training of film and TV at AAFT , said Raj Kumar Hirani while talking to the Director of the Academy Sandeep Marwah.Raj Kumar Hirani is planning the next schedule of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s forthcoming film Three Idiots with Amir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Madhvan, Boman Irani in Delhi and Noida.