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Subhash Ghai birthday special: 5 facts about the director that everyone should know

Subhash Ghai is a renowned Indian film director, producer, as well as, screenwriter. He was born on January 24, 1945.

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Subhash Ghai is a renowned Indian film director, producer, as well as, screenwriter. He was born on January 24, 1945. Some of his most famous works are Hero, Pardes, Ram Lakhan and Taal, among others. The director will be turning 77 years old tomorrow.

On the occasion of Subhash Ghai’s 77th birthday, here are 5 facts about his life, that everyone should know:

Early life

Subhash Ghai was born in Nagpur. His father, by profession, was a dentist. Ghai finished his graduation in commerce from Rohtak, Haryana. Later, he graduated in Cinema from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.

Subhash Ghai came to Bombay after graduating from FTII. Since he was not famous, he was not allowed to even enter any studio. Then, he took up reading to find the solution to his problem. He read books such as Dale Carnegie’s how to win friends and influence people.

He received his first role a year after getting selected in a United Producers Filmfare talent contest.

His acting career

Ghai started his career in Hindi cinema as an actor with small roles in films. He appeared in films like Taqdeer and Aradhana. He also appeared in Umang and Kalicharan as the main lead.

His career as a director

Subhash Ghai’s career as a director began with the film Kalicharan. Over the years, he established a name for himself. With Dilip Kumar, he directed films like Vidhaata and Karma. He also directed Saudagar, for which he won the Filmfare Award for the Best Director. Till now, Ghai has directed over 15 films.

His career as a producer

After serving super-hits like Hero, Khalnayak and Pardes, Ghai took a break from directing and turned producer. He produced films like Aitraaz, 36 China Town, and Apna Sapna Money Money. He returned to direction after a break of three years, with Black & White and Yuvvraaj.

As a mentor

Subhash Ghai founded his own film institute, Whistling Woods International, in the year 2006. The institute, located in Mumbai, aims at training students in various courses like cinematography, production, animation, direction and acting.

Ghai is also on the Board of Advisors of India’s International Movement to Unite Nation (IIMUN).

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Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone’s Deewani Mastani gets featured on Oscars’ official Instagram handle, Ranveer Singh reacts

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh praised her wife and actor Deepika and said mesmeric.

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Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone’s fans can’t keep calm as her song Deewani Mastani, from the Bajirao Mastani movie directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, got featured on The Academy’s official Instagram handle. Padukone’s husband and co-star Ranveer Singh reacted to the clip and called it mesmeric.

The Academy, taking to its Instagram page, paid a tribute to Bollywood actor’s song Deewani Mastani on Thursday. The Deewani Mastani song, sung by Shreya Ghoshal, from Bajirao Mastani and directed by Bhansali, also features Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra.

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Sharing the clip of the actor dancing to the song, the Academy official page wrote in the caption, “Deepika Padukone performing Deewani Mastani, sung by Shreya Ghoshal, from the movie Bajirao Mastani. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.

Reacting to the clip shared by the Oscars on its Instagram handle, Bollywood star Ranveer Singh praised his wife and actor Deepika and said mesmeric. A social media user said the beauty of Deepika in this song, I don’t think any other actress would be able to pull this off like her, this will go down as one of the greatest of all time in Hindi cinema.

In March 2023, Padukone showcased a performance of the Oscar-winning song “Naatu Naatu” from the film RRR at the 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The song, composed by MM Keeravaani, created history by becoming the first Telugu song to be performed, nominated, and won at the Oscars.

During the introduction of the act, Padukone stated that the next song had an irresistibly catchy chorus, electrifying beats, and killer dance moves that made it a global sensation. This song plays during a pivotal scene in the movie RRR, which is about the friendship between Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem.

She said apart from being sung in Telugu and depicting the anti-colonialist themes of the film, it’s also a very popular song. It has millions of views on YouTube and TikTok, and people are dancing to it in movie theatres worldwide. Moreover, it’s the first song from an Indian production to be nominated for an Oscar.

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Amitabh Bachchan says angioplasty reports fake news, attends ISPL match in Mumbai

He was witnessed having a conversation with cricketer Sachin Tendulkar at the stadium.

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Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan said angioplasty reports were fake news as he attended an ISPL match in Mumbai on Friday. On the same day, it was reported that Big B was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital and underwent an angioplasty.

Bachchan was seen attending an ISPL match in Mumbai last night and was accompanied by his son Abhishek Bachchan. He was witnessed having a conversation with cricketer Sachin Tendulkar at the stadium.

A video shared on Instagram by Viral Bhayani showcased Big B smiling and greeting paps. On being asked about his health by one of them, senior Bachchan said he was doing good and was heard saying fake news.

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Big B recounted his experience at the ISPL finals match. While expressing his sadness over the defeat, he recognized the better performance of the opposing team. He gave credit to the opposing team and declared his determination to return with greater resilience in the next season. Tigers from Kolkata emerged victorious in the first-ever ISPL competition, defeating ‘Majhi’ Mumbai in the final on Friday.

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He also shared his experience of getting mobbed outside the stadium and said he was stuck at the entrance gate for over an hour. The crowds were so enthusiastic that they didn’t give him even an inch to move. Compromised security eventually got them through, but by the time they made it to their seats, their batting innings were over and they knew the score was dismal.

Earlier, it was reported that Bachchan had been admitted to the hospital. The actor was admitted to the hospital after claiming to be out of breath, and it was said that he needed to undergo heart surgery.

It was also reported that he became ill and was admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. There, he underwent an angioplasty. He went to the hospital for a general health checkup since he was uncomfortable while attending events, the doctors then advised him to have the operation so he was brought to the hospital today, as per the earlier report.

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Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan groove to Naatu Naatu song at Anant-Radhika’s pre-wedding ceremony, internet goes crazy

Khans of Bollywood came together after years and treated their fans with an electrifying and fun performance at a gala event of Ambanis.

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The Bollywood actors, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan set the dance floor on fire on the second day of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding ceremony on Friday night in Gujarat’s Jamnagar as they aced the hook step of ‘Naatu Naatu’ song from ‘RRR’ movie starring Telgu actors Ram Charan and NTR Jr.

Khans of Bollywood came together after years and treated their fans with an electrifying and fun performance at a gala event of Ambanis. While SRK and Salman wore black kurtas and pyjamas for the event, Aamir went with a green ethnic outfit.

The video from the event has been shared widely on the internet. A video shared by the SRK’s fan wrote, “Fire on the floor as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan dance to Naatu Naatu at the pre-wedding celebration of Anant Ambani.”

In a video shared on X, actors Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, and Shah Rukh Khan attempted to do the hook step of Naatu Naatu song but failed to do so. Instead, they performed the iconic hook steps from each other’s famous songs. The viral clip showed Salman, Aamir, and Shah Rukh performing Chaiyya Chaiyya from Dil Se, the towel step from Jeene Ke Hain Chaar Din from Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, and Masti Ki Pathshala from Rang De Basanti.

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On day second, it was the integration of celebrations of Indian culture and animal conservation efforts that gave the wedding celebrations a deeper dimension and emphasised the Ambani family’s dedication to both regional customs and global challenges.

On the day first, Anant and Radhika’s pre-wedding celebration featured a variety of entertainment events, such as Cirque du Solei performances.

But everyone’s hearts were won over by Rihanna’s drone show, which was the event’s high point. This also marked her debut performance in India.

Several Bollywood luminaries attended the event, including SRK, Salman, and Aamir. The guest list also included Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Ibrahim Ali Khan, Ananya Panday, Aditya Roy Kapur, Rani Mukerji, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt, among others.

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