Posted On Friday, August 03, 2012 at 08:37:38 AM
Playing it right
Abrood of theatre actors from the city, namely, Radhika Apte in Shor In The City and Siddharth Menon in Peddlers did well for themselves in Bollywood. Now, your diarist has got to know, it’s the turn of the dynamic playwright Nipun Dharmadhikari to debut on the silver screen.
This diarist was privy to the information that the founder of the Natak Company has written the script for an upcoming Bollywood film to be directed by Rohan Sippy.
The film will be an official Indian remake of the French film Apres Vous, starring Ayushman Khurana, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Pooja Salvi and Abhishek Bachchan in a cameo. And this diarist can guarantee that Sippy must have been floored by the sardonic sense of humour often found in Nipun’s writing.
Suresh Kalmadi is our reference point for a ringmaster of an international sporting event, and by that we are greatly impoverished.
Besides being at the centre of controversy during the Commonwealth Games, he made appearances only to offer media bytes at the more glamorous sporting events, before disappearing.
Compare that with chairman of the Olympic organising committee and one of the greatest living sportsmen, Sebastian Coe. Our mole in London tells us there isn’t a busier man about town than Coe.
He covers six to seven venues a day, dropping by to chat with judges, runs an eagle eye over facilities, watches a bit of the action and fixes whatever needs to be tweaked. No word for the media, no posing for photographers. Now that’s the sort of Olympian focus we need to cultivate.