Saturday, September 08, 2007

Apna Asmaan - Now In Theatres Near You

Sometime back I have blogged here about my acting in a movie. The movie has now got released under the name Apna Asmaan अपना आसमान। Yesterday was the premier of the film at PVR Saket, New Delhi. The film also has Rajat Kapoor (remember the pedophile character in Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding) and Anupam Kher in some interesting scenes.

This is a film is directed by my ex-colleague from Mudra Communication, Kaushik Roy. Kaushik belongs to a family of film makers (he is the nephew of the legendary Bimal Roy - of Madhumati fame. (The director of Do Bigha Zameen, Madhumati, Devdas etc) That by the way is a photo of Kaushik trying to throttle me on the sets. Irrfan and Shobna (My God, she has pretty eyes) have played the lead roles. In one of the scenes, Irrfan is taunting his young colleague that he is "an M-B-A ... Mediocre But Arrogant, as in the novel".

Times of India says, "This one is a must for all parents who push their kids too hard."
Check out this photo from the shoot. Never published before on any site.

More about this film on other posts. Will try and get an interview with Kaushik for the blog. So watch the space for more.The story of Apna Asmaan was inspired by Kaushik's younger son Orko, who is mildly autistic and has just recently completed his first exhibition of paintings. Orko is a fabulous artist and you will see many of his paintings in the film. In fact the film opens with a shot of Orko drawing animals. He loves to draw buffalos.

Left to right: Kaushik Roy, Harsh Kulkarni, Abhijit Bhaduri, Irrfan (green kurta), Mini (who is the chief camera person Barun-da's daughter) and Abhishek.

5 comments:

Nabomita said...

Hi Abbey,

Congrats for Apna Asmaan.Heard about the movie from a friend I will see it soon.

Regards
Nabomita

Nabomita said...

My friend liked the movie, I will see it soon

Nabomita said...

I wish to share this link. It shows Kaushik's collection . A must read for his fans .
http://us.indiantelevision.com/exec_life/y2k7/apr/16apr/collectors_item.htm

Regards
Nabomita

Smita said...

oh cool! i have been meaning to watch this movie when its out....Will definitely watch it now...how was the acting experience?

Abhijit Bhaduri said...

Thanks Nabomita and Smita for writing in. Acting in a film was a grrreat experience. Will write about that soon.