Caught under BollyCurry's scanner this week is a
man who apart from being a remarkable director, is also a screenwriter and
producer par excellence - Subhash Ghai. Known as the "Showman of Hindi
Cinema", Ghai has been known to break subsisting trends and set his own
unfamiliar with the fact that Ghai initially started off his career as an
actor. He played small roles in a few movies including an appearance in the
popular film Aradhana
(1969), followed by lead roles in
two others. His directorial debut came in 1976 with Kalicharan
was a breakthrough hit at that time.
During the period between 1980s and 1990s, Ghai
climbed the ladder of success with movies such as Vidhaata (1982),
Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991).
His directorial venture Khalnayak in
1993 was equally successful as it was controversial, courtesy the hit item song
"Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai". He is also credited to having introduced
talented actors such as Jackie Shroff, Mahima Chaudhary and Anil Kapoor to the
Indian cinema world.
Akin to Yash Raj Chopra, Ghai has also been known
to present his actresses with a beauty that leaves the viewers enthralled. Be
it Mahima Chaudhary as Ganga in Pardes (1997), Aishwarya
Rai Bachchan as Mansi in Taal (1999),
or Mishti as Kaanchi in Kaanchi (2014), Ghai's
simple portrayal of his leads connects the audiences on a far deeper level emotionally.
Subhash Ghai is a renowned Bollywood personality
and a brand in himself. With regards to his various accolades, he has won the
Filmfare Best Director Award for Saudagar
Best Screenplay for Pardes
National Film Award for Best Film on other Social
It has been noticed that Ghai keeps himself on
hiatus for few brief periods, busying himself with producer duties, after which
he makes a spectacular comeback with a directorial brainchild. The mastermind
is responsible for setting a high benchmark with the nature of movies he's made
and BollyCurry acknowledges his genius for the same.
Did You Know?
- In 1982, Ghai launched a production company named after his
wife - Mukta Arts.
- Whistling Woods International
Institute, a state-of-the-art film, television and media arts institute located
in Mumbai, India, was a dream project of Ghai's who finally set it up in 2006.
Rahman used the words "Jai Ho" for the Oscar winning film Slumdog
Millionaire on the suggestion by Ghai.
- He favors
to making passing cameos in his directorial ventures.
Despite his latest venture,
Kaanchi, being a letdown, we are sure Ghai has the potential to overcome the
stakes with his next endeavor. BollyCurry wishes him success for all his future
projects and may he forever keep the entertainment level high for us viewers.
Writer: Pooja B.
C. and Jenifer Y.
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