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Adieu Sadhanaji

Adieu Sadhanaji
Sadhana Shivdasani, or Sadhana, as she was famously known in Hindi cinema, passed away quietly on Friday Christmas day December 25 at the Hinduja hospital in Mumbai. She lived and died a recluse. Luckily, she had a nephew with her when she passed away. I remember the one time that I managed to interview her. She was reluctant to talk and after a few questions quickly excused herself saying she had to rush to the bank. Sadhana was the ultimate enigma. No wonder, director Raj Khosla repeatedly cast her as the mystery woman in Woh Kaun Thi, Mera Saaya and Anita. In the late 1950s and throughout 1960s, Sadhana excelled in roles that required a naturalistic approach. This, at a time when Indian mainstream cinema required exaggerated drama. Says Sanjay Leela Bhansali, "Sadhanji preferred mellow drama to melodrama. Her performance in films like Bimal Roy's Parakh, Dev Anand's
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Warner Bros. and Jyotin Goel join hands to form 'Bird Idol'

While animation movies are hugely popular Overseas, they have, with the exception of one or two movies, never really found their niche in the Indian market. But Hollywood giant Warner Bros. and veteran Jyotin Goel hope to bring animation movies in the spotlight with Bird Idol, their first collaboration. Coming from a background of working with big-name stars such as Sanjay Dutt and Juhi Chawla, some might believe that Jyotin took a risk by entering an unproven medium in India. But Jyotin is quick to refute such claims. He believes that there is a huge, untapped market for animation movies in India, as seen by the success of foreign animation films that release here. Bird Idol, he promises, will prove to be a game-changer and will open up a new market for Indian films. Says Jyotin, "Bird Idol is a laugh-out-loud riot, combining international quality animation with pure, unadulterated comedy.
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Warner Bros. and Jyotin Goel join hands to form 'Bird Idol'

While animation movies are hugely popular Overseas, they have, with the exception of one or two movies, never really found their niche in the Indian market. But Hollywood giant Warner Bros. and veteran Jyotin Goel hope to bring animation movies in the spotlight with Bird Idol, their first collaboration. Coming from a background of working with big-name stars such as Sanjay Dutt and Juhi Chawla, some might believe that Jyotin took a risk by entering an unproven medium in India. But Jyotin is quick to refute such claims. He believes that there is a huge, untapped market for animation movies in India, as seen by the success of foreign animation films that release here. Bird Idol, he promises, will prove to be a game-changer and will open up a new market for Indian films. Says Jyotin, "Bird Idol is a laugh-out-loud riot, combining international quality animation with pure, unadulterated comedy.
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