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Shots are called by a few interconnected families with a few rare exceptions: Ram Sampath

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The insider-outsider debate has opened a Pandora’s box in the Hindi film industry, with many voices coming to the fore. Music producer AR Rahman and sound designer Resul Pookutty spoke about facing rejection in Bollywood post their Hollywood stint. Now, music producer and composer Ram Sampath, who has given music for films like Fukrey (2013) and Delhi Belly (2011), opens up about favouritism in the industry and how only a select few have the final say in a film’s final fate.

“Bollywood is essentially a bunch of clans and as a music composer, you end up working for one of them because they are the ones who get to make the movies. Unlike the West where there are studios, professional executives, a pipeline to launch trained talent and a pride in the systems that nurture future stars from all fields and reward the truly meritorious, here the shots are called by a few interconnected families with a few rare exceptions,” he says. Having composed music for memorable advertising campaigns and pop songs, Sampath felt the need to take a leap into Bollywood because “having a few successful Bollywood films under your belt makes life much more tenable as a professional.” He shifted gears with Khakee (2004), but was hounded by requests from producers to copy songs.

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“I cannot recall a single enjoyable experience of working with producers in Bollywood outside of Aamir Khan. Everyone else either has some horribly draconian contract that takes away all your rights before you have played a single note, or are constantly shopping for third party music behind your back, or have limited budgets and unlimited changes. To top it all, one has to deal with a lot of egotistical non-musical people talking rudely and with entitlement while evaluating creative work which becomes a soul and spirit destroying process,” he shares.

His wife, artiste Sona Mohapatra, recently tweeted about his plight, mentioning some films that became the final nail for Sampath. “I ended up paying the price for wanting to compose both the songs and the background score for the films but the demands are never-ending when you take up such projects. Getting a ‘Laila’ shoved down my throat in the last film I scored, Raees, despite the initial brief from the producers being to make a dance song like my own, ‘Aisa Jadoo Dala Re’ which was a super-hit, was a blow. Despite presenting many original dance tracks, no one could take a stand to choose one and despite three years of hard toil on that film, the only song to be promoted hugely in the airwaves was a ‘remake’,” he says.

 

He talks about the gaps in the demand-supply in the film industry, which he says nullify the scope of any kind of fairness. “Everyone is expected to be servile and ever available. While it is legally the filmmakers’ right to choose whomever they please, the sheer degree of arrogance, ineptitude and illiteracy in the top brass make the process especially frustrating. Most of the time is spent on pandering to the stars or paying attention to marketing and promotion rather than crafting the best possible film,” he says.

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Two decades of working under deadlines took its toll on Sampath, who developed physical and mental health problems. He says it is important to not succumb to false perceptions. “Mental health is a silent epidemic. I think it’s crucial that we allow the next generation some room to breathe because the pressure to succeed is unrealistically high. True innovators only develop in a culture that allows you to fail without shame,” he says. The composer, who started working at the age of 16 to support his family, has now found solace in various other activities. “With Sona’s help, I have been much more focussed on living a well-rounded life. I am not much of a gym person but my personal trainer Dev Ghosh has inspired me to embrace a Spartan lifestyle and it has done wonders for my health. I have also realised that as a creative person, I should not restrict myself only to music. I have always had a deep interest in literature, art and cinema, so I have started writing,” he says.

 

Sampath is now working on independent music projects with various collaborators. “The independent music scene is bursting with new talent and now is a good time to revive the music scene outside of Bollywood,” he signs off.

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Gaurav Chopra’s adorable lullaby for his little prince will leave you emotional

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Gaurav Chopra and wife Hitisha Cheranda welcomed a baby boy on September 12 in Bengaluru. He has been sharing a lot of pictures with his baby boy and it’s super cute. However, recently he shared a video of himself holding his little prince and singing an adorable lullaby for him. Gaurav Chopra had lost both his parents recently but he became a father as well during this time. The actor is thankful to God for this gift but also misses his parents. Along with his video, Gaurav also penned down a long note where he spoke about embracing fatherhood and also remembered his father. He wrote, “Both of us are two weeks old today … Our #princeChopra and me , the infant #daddy ..both learning .. this is the #lori I sing to him ..he’s kind enough to ignore the lack of rhythm and tune .. and falls asleep each time … sometimes both the infants : him and me fall asleep ..he loves to wriggle and snuggle into my neck ..” Also Read – Gaurav Chopra’s adorable lullaby for his little prince will leave you emotional

“Had mentioned this song in a previous post .. had improvised this for a scene in #uttaran , its originally from #kabhikabhie ..Hope you’re kind enough to ignore the besuri singing as well..??? Tomorrow it shall be a month to my father passing away …While I take baby steps to become a daddy ,he guides and mentors me from within .. If only …Sending out love and wishes and asking for blessings ,like always …” Take a look at his post here: Also Read – Gaurav Chopra shares the FIRST picture of his baby boy, and it’s super cute!

Gaurav Chopra spoke about the feeling of becoming a father for the first time in an interview with Bombay Times. He said, “I am so happy that we have got the baby home now. Hitisha, her parents, grandmother and I take turns to look after him. Hitisha’s friends, and my brother and bhabhi decorated the entire house when we brought him home from the hospital. It was an emotional moment and I missed my mother the most. She would have been ecstatic if she were here to see her grandson.” Also Read – Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, Nia Sharma, Bigg Boss 14 — here are the TV newsmakers of the week

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Mandar Chandwadkar aka Mr. Bhide’s social media account gets hacked

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SAB TV’s popular and longest show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is riding the success high as it recently completed 3000 episodes. The show is a nation wide success and there’s no one who doesn’t know the characters of the show. But recently one of the popular characters of the show Mr. Atmaram Bhide played by Mandar Chandwadkar’s social media account was hacked. He took Palak Sindhwani aka Sonu’s social media account to make the announcement to his fans and followers.

Palak who play Mr. Bhide’s daughter Sonu posted the video informing everyone about Mandar’s account getting hacked. She also wrote, “*URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT**Hello, everyone, This is to inform you that I’m not operating my Instagram id since last 4 days , I.e., @realmandarchandwadkar so if anybody is receiving messages from my id, consider that it’s been hacked, please spread the word! I’ll inform you once I’ll get access to my Instagram id, till then take care, I’ll update you all soon.

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Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 29th September 2020 Written Episode Update

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Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 29th September 2020 Episode starts with Riddhima checking the teddy. Vansh comes and says did you see Ishani, she isn’t in her room. Ishani thinks I may get caught. Vansh sees the teddy and says Ishani, come out. Aryan worries. Ishani comes out. Everyone comes out. Vansh scolds Aryan. Aryan asks why do you always accuse me, I gifted her the teddy, I didn’t know she will do this, maybe Riddhima has helped Ishani escape. Vansh says because I know Riddhima can never do this, I reached your room and got your blank cheque, why did Ishani give this to you. Dadi slaps Aryan.

She says you were making Ishani run away, why are you taking revenge, I would have ousted you from the house. Vansh asks her to calm down. He says you would have ruined our family respect, its good Riddhima saw you and stopped, go and get ready, its time for the rounds. Ishani sits in the mandap.

Vansh asks Riddhima to have juice, she didn’t have anything since morning. She asks did you know. He nods. She thanks him. He says let me thank you, you saved my life and today my respect, I would have lost Ishani today, its my mistake, I failed to keep an eye on her, thank you so much, why do you look so worried, is everything fine, I don’t believe in keeping favors. She recalls everything and says I wanted to tell you something, about my past, when I was out of the house…. before marriage… Vansh stops her. Ye pyaar hai…plays….

Vansh says it was your past, we are married now, we are together and it matters to me, you also learn to live in present, you will be happy. Pandit says its time for kanyadaan. Dadi says Ishani’s dad isn’t alive, Vansh and Riddhima will do the kanyadaan. Ishani thinks I will ignite fire in your life. Pandit says Riddhima didn’t wear any suhaag sign. Riddhima says sorry, I forgot to wear it. Vansh says its fine. He takes the sindoor and fills in her maang. Kabir and Anupriya look on. Kabir says so much happened and its not affecting her, how. Vansh makes Riddhima wear the mangalsutra.

Pandit does tilak to him and gives the gathbandhan cloth. Vansh and Riddhima tie the gathbandhan cloth for Ishani and Angre. Riddhima recalls his words. She recalls their marriage. Ishani and Angre take the wedding rounds. They perform the rituals. Vansh sees Riddhima. Anupriya says I think Riddhima forgot the past and moved on, she has fallen for Vansh, what will we do now. Kabir says my pawn has gone blind in love, she has to come back to me at any cost. He vents anger on himself. Riddhima asks Dadi not to worry. They see Vansh shouting on the call. Vansh says you should send the file to Khurana by tomorrow. He goes. Riddhima says he looks worried. Dadi says he stays angry when he is hungry, it was Ishani’s marriage, he didn’t find time to have anything, did you have anything, you both are same, like kids, caterers would have gone, wait, I will make something. Riddhima says I will cook something for us, don’t worry. Kabir says time has come…. He gets angry.

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