GUEST LECTURE SESSION WITH DREAMGIRL DIRECTOR RAAJ SHAANDALIYA AT ACTOR PREPARES Writer turned director of the recent Ayushmann starrer Dreamgirl, Raaj Shaandaliya delivered a guest lecture at Actor Prepares with the Diploma batch actors. Before his directorial debut he was known for his work as a writer popular television shows such as the Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Comedy Circus, Comedy Nights with Kapil and others. In his interaction with the actors Raaj shared his experience from his journey of being a writer to a successful director of one of 2019's most successful
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GUEST LECTURE WITH ACTOR ASHWINI KALSEKAR Actor Ashwini Kalsekar delivered a guest lecture at Actor Prepares last week with the Diploma batch actors. A powerful performer, known for her roles in blockbusters such as Simmba, Andhadhun, Golmal Again, cited her journey from her days as a professional Kathak dancer to her first film and then as a regular feature in blockbuster films and TV shows. The Guest Lecture series at Actor Prepares is offered as a part of the curriculum in
TIMES FRESH FACE 2019 IN ASSOCIATION WITH ACTOR PREPARES Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares and Times Fresh Face teams up for the 12 season of Everyuth Times Fresh Face 2019. As the Acting Institute Partner for the event, the two national winners at the grand finale will win a scholarship into the Diploma in Film Acting at Actor Prepares and be trained by the best acting coaches. Everyuth Times Fresh Face is an annual college-level event that gives young students, across 10 different cities in the country, a chance
SACRED GAMES STAR KUBBRA SAIT AT ACTOR PREPARES Popular actress Kubbra Sait visited Actor Prepares for a Guest Lecture with the actors training in the Diploma Programme at Actor Prepares, Mumbai. The Sacred Games star interacted with the batch and spoke to them about her journey from Bangalore to Mumbai and how she transcended from being a host at event to featuring in films, tv and web. Having appeared in films like Sultan, Ready and City Of Life, she shot to fame with the character Kuckoo in Netflix India's first original show Sacred Games, her performance as the
ACTOR PREPARES ALUMNI KIARA ADVANI STARS IN BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2 Riding fresh on the super success of her film Kabir Singh, Actor Prepares Alumni Kiara Advani has announced her next project Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 alongside Kartik Aryan. Anees Bazmee who has directed superhit films like Welcome, Singh is Kinng and Ready has been roped in to direct Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The film is scheduled to hit theatres on 31 July 2020. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is the sequel to the 2007 Indian Hindi-language comedy psychological thriller film directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan and Paresh Rawal and was also a huge commercial
MASTERCLASS WITH THE MASTER OF COMEDY ANEES BAZME Cult director and writer Anees Bazme conducted a Masterclass for the actors and writers at Actor Prepares. It was an honour and priveledge for our students to be interacting with a filmmaker of his stature and to learn from his journey, starting as a child actor in movies like Kitaab and Naseeb, to being a successful writer in the 90’s with iconic films like Swarg, Shola aur Shabnam, Bol Radha Bol, Ankheen and then reinventing himself as a master of comedy with blockbuster
ACTOR PREPARES ALUMNI ZOA MORANI STARS IN ZEE5 ORIGINAL Zoa Morani, an Actor Prepares alumnus features in the Zee5 original comedy drama Bhoot Purva. The series revolves around a middle-class Indian family, a ghost and the God of Death, Yamraj himself. Zoa plays the leading role of Angelina, the love interest of the ghost. Watch the trailer for Bhoot Purva here: After completing her training at Actor Prepares, Zoa made her acting debut in Shahrukh Khan's production Always Kabhi Kabhi in 2011 and had thereafter been signed by film director Shyam Benegal for his next film. Her
Ishita Dutta, a prominent actor in film and tv and an actor prepares alumnus, has two reasons to rejoice. Two of her films Blank and Setters are slated to release on 3rd May. While Blank is an action film starring the superstar Sunny Deol and debutant Karan Kapadia, Setters is a crime thriller with an ensemble cast of impressive actors like Shreyas Talpade, Aftab Shivdasani, Vijay Raaz and Pavan Malhotra. Dutta was raised in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand and studied Media Studies in Mumbai. She completed her Diploma in Acting at Actor Prepares and since
On Sunday, 7th April, Actor Prepares' Diploma Programme (Jan – Mar '19 batch) had their Graduation Ceremony mark the culmination of their training. Two time National Award Winner, four time Filmfare Award winner and Padma Shri awardee, Manoj Bajpayee graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. In his address to the actors and their family and friends present in the audience, Manoj sir, applauded their courage and efforts. He also motivated them by citing examples from his own journey and encouraged them to continue to work hard and keep their passion alive. The highlight of his address
Amongst the most eagerly awaited films of 2019, Student of the Year 2, features Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Actor Prepares alumni Ananya Pandey. Student of the Year 2 is an upcoming Indian teen film directed by Punit Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar of Dharma Productions. This film is the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster Student of the Year, directed by Karan Johar, that launched the careers of Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and another Actor Prepares alumni Varun Dhawan. One of the anticipated highlights of the film will be the guest appearance by Hollywood legend Will Smith. Student of the Year 2 is set to release on 10 May 2019. Watch the trailer below