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Only talent and destiny sell in the industry, not nepotism: Sanjay Gandhi

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Only talent and destiny sell in the industry, not nepotism: Sanjay Gandhi

Sanjay Gandhi has been part of the industry for over three decades and has been a part of films like “Black Friday”, “No Smoking”, “Gulaal”, “Udaan” and “Hate Story 3”, to name a few. The actor feels that the industry is always on the lookout for new talent and believes that it’s not nepotism but talent and destiny that plays an important role in shaping one’s career in showbiz.

“I believe nepotism is there, but it’s only twenty percent. If you know about the history of Indian Motion Pictures, you will know that be it Rajendra Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Pran, Manoj Kumar, Dharmendra and Rajesh Khanna, all these actors were outsiders. Raj Kapoor was the only lucky actor whose father was Prithviraj Kapoor and he was able to make it to Bollywood easily. But his talent made him a star and not his father. If you look at the current scenario, if nepotism was given importance, then Uday Chopra would have become a superstar. Tusshar Kapoor is such a brilliant actor, his sister Ekta Kapoor, would have signed him for all the Balaji Motion Pictures. Amitabh Bachchan was an outsider but he became a megastar, in case of nepotism, his son Abhishek Bachchan should have been a superstar by now. But that’s not the case here, right. Only talent and destiny sell in the industry, and not nepotism. The industry is always on the lookout for new talent,” he said.

The versatile actor also asserted that all those people, who are outsiders and have made nepotism an issue, should never forget where they came from and also remember their loyalty.

“All these people who have made nepotism an issue, just ask them who they are. Kangana Ranaut is an outsider and she will always be an outsider, why? Because she is not from Mumbai or Bollywood, she is from Himachal Pradesh. But is she loyal to the makers who gave her a break? Just ask all these people who are always talking about nepotism, are they loyal to their directors, producers, writers or co-actors? And I want to ask, why did they never speak about exploitation earlier. Why now? That means they were waiting to get into power and then take revenge. If they can’t be loyal to others, how can they expect others to be loyal to them. Anyone and everyone who is successful in the industry they always get the attention. Rajesh Khanna was India’s first superstar, but people stopped casting him later in his life not because of his attitude, but because his films stopped running at the box-office. Even today there is no bigger superstar than him in the industry, so if his films were working, people wouldn’t have bothered about his attitude.” he said.

Sharing his journey from Delhi to the glittery entertainment world in Mumbai, he said, “I am an outsider. I came to Mumbai thirty years back, and I knew no one. I only knew one actor Kanwaljit Singh and when I came to Mumbai he introduced me to director Akash Jain and asked me to assist him in his movie ‘Gopalaa’, so that I can understand the know-how of filmmaking. Then I joined Mazhar Khan and assisted him in ‘Gang’. Then I realised that I came here to become an actor and met Makarand Deshpande at the Prithvi Theatre and he asked me if I knew any play. So after a couple of days, I went to him with a 50-minute monologue by Nirmal Verma called ‘Dedh Inch Upar’. He was shocked that I knew it so well. So the next day onwards we started rehearsing. And there were so many people who used to come to Prithvi Theatres then like Anurag Kashyap, Sanjana Kapoor, Prashant Narayan, Vijay Morya, and Aashish Vidyarthi. I am so thankful to Makarand Deshpande that because of him we could form a theatre group called Ansh. So that’s how I started.”

He concluded by saying that everyone’s journey is unique but nepotism does not make one a big star. He also confessed that once an actor becomes successful in the industry instead of having gratitude towards the people who made them what they are, they forget them and that’s not correct.

“I just want to mention that parents struggle so that their kids can have a brighter future. So Yash Johar made an empire for Karan Johar and similarly Yash Chopra made it for his son Aditya Chopra. This is the basic rule. And how they want to run the business that’s up to them. But if you want to work for them, you need to show some loyalty too. Loyalty is missing from people these days and that’s the biggest problem. All the struggling actors or even the established ones, their attitude changes soon after they get work. And it changes drastically once they taste success. These people have three faces, one they show when they want some work, second when they get the desired work and third they show once they get success. So I will just end by saying that don’t talk about nepotism, talk about talent and destiny, be loyal to the one’s who stood by you and you will be successful,” Sanjay signed off.

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Nikki Tamboli chooses Sidharth Shukla’s team for further tasks. Says, ‘that I can understand better under his guidance’

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Nikki Tamboli chooses Sidharth Shukla’s team for further tasks. Says, ‘that I can understand better under his guidance’

 

Nikki Tamboli who has made wonders with her appearance and performance in the Bigg Boss house has won millions of hearts. But one such senior who Nikki always looked upto was Sidharth Shukla. Their camaraderie on-screen was very much visible and adored by the viewers of the show.

Sidharth Shukla is always seen supporting Nikki Tamboli. He has been taking stand for her and has admitted that Nikki is one of the strongest contestants of BB14. Sidharth has always encouraged Tamboli in tasks and has been a keen observer of her personality.

In a recent episode of Bigg Boss 14 where freshers had to choose their favourite seniors for an upcoming task, Nikki Tamboli chose to go in Sidharth Shukla’s team stating, “Mujhe aisa lagta hai ke agar vo mujhe samjhaye toh mein better samajh paugi.”

Their chemistry was much loved by Nikki and ‘Sidhearts’ fans so much so that hashtag #SidNik and #Sidboli had ruled the trending list on Twitter for quite a long time. Well! As these two collaborate again, surely their fans can’t wait to see more of #SidNik on screen.

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Salman Khan complimented Nikki Tamboli, said “you aren’t hesitant to face anything in the house, may it be your friends or even if standing alone. And the public is liking that in the show.”

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Salman Khan complimented Nikki Tamboli, said “you aren’t hesitant to face anything in the house, may it be your friends or even if standing alone. And the public is liking that in the show.”

The most controversial show of the country has been far more exciting post this week. Nikki Tamboli who is one of the most popular contestant of the show took the viewers on a rollercoaster ride may it be in fights or putting forth her opinions or taking a stand for herself. She never stopped showing the real her and entertaining the viewers.

In this ‘weekend ka vaar’ episode of BB14, super star and the host of the show Salman Khan was seen praising Nikki Tamboli on her entertaining personality. He quoted, “Iss gharmein aapki baatein bohot hoti hai. One way or the other aapko koi figure out nahi kar paa raha. Aur aapka kamal ye hai ke aap kisi bhi waqt sabka samna karnese katrati nahi ho. Chahe aapke saath koi dost ho ya phir aap akeli khadi ho. Aur ye baat bahar sabko pasand aa rahi hai.”

This surely would be a good news for all the ‘Nikkians’ as Salman Khan himself complimented Nikki Tamboli also with the audience loving her personality outside is a big relief for Nikki Tamboli fans out there.

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The creative mind behind superstar wardrobes, like Sunny Leone: Hitendra Kapopara becomes the first celebrity stylist to receive accolades on international platform

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The creative mind behind superstar wardrobes, like Sunny Leone: Hitendra Kapopara becomes the first celebrity stylist to receive accolades on international platform

Have you ever wondered how these celebrities, who we look up to for fashion goals, are so on point with their looks always?
Yes, some of us are well aware that it’s their stylists who put in the artwork of fashion to create ‘vogue masterpieces’, and one such great celebrity stylist is Hitendra Kapopara.
His sense of fashion and style has garnered him all the recognition in the Fashion and Bollywood industry today.

Hitendra Kapopara makes history, becomes the first Indian celebrity stylish to feature on an international platform. Take a look at his journey here.

Hailing from Gujarat, Kapopara had always dreamt of becoming a part of the fashion and music industry. While one should chase his own dreams, Hitendra made sure that he does fulfil his parents’ ambitions, and completed his computer engineering degree along with his fashion designing course. His fascination towards art and music drove him to the city of dreams, Mumbai, where he finally gave his all to fulfil his passion. Though corporate job was on his mind, he happened to meet Bhakti, a then renowned fashion designer, who gave him his first break. Hitendra became an assistant designer to Bhakti and worked for many brands, music videos, tv shows and magazine editorials.

Hitendra’s drive for becoming a stylist and his great work was appreciated by everyone in the industry. He soon became a favourite of many and styling Sunny Leone was his biggest step towards a successful career. Georgia Adriani, Esha Gupta, Ada Sharma, Daisy Shah, Nora Fatehi, Zarine Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Tushar Kapoor etc. are now added to his list of clients. King of the styling realm now, Hitendra has made many fashion statements through his work and even styled the superstar Mr Amitabh Bachan for a jewellery shoot.

That’s not all, never wanting to stop chasing his dreams, Kapopara also fulfilled his childhood passion of music. He has his own production house Hitendra Kapopara films , where he has produced many music videos and ad films. Currently, he’s working on films, web series and songs. Looking back at his journey, Hitendra says, “My journey has not only been adventurous, but also inspiring to me. Every time I feel low, I remember how far I’ve come in my life. I believe in enjoying every moment and continuing with my hard work. Time is never the same for anyone and my journey so far is my biggest motivation”.

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