THE SHOW­MAN TURNS 72 TO­DAY

Film­maker Sub­hash Ghai on his 72nd birth­day says that he used to party with Bol­ly­wood on this day but that has changed now

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Film­maker Sub­hash Ghai (left), who turns 72 to­day, shares that stu­dents of his act­ing school have spe­cial plans for him on his birth­day.

“My birth­day has al­ways been spe­cial for var­i­ous rea­sons. All these years my friends and fam­ily mem­bers have given me many spe­cial mo­ments. There was a time when my birth­day was cel­e­brated by the en­tire film in­dus­try. I used to party with ac­tors, di­rec­tors and pro­duc­ers,” rem­i­nisces Ghai.

As he moved ahead, Ghai says that guests at his birth­day par­ties changed. Along with per­son­al­i­ties from the film in­dus­try, there were fi­nan­cial ge­niuses, stock ex­change pro­fes­sion­als too.

Later, when he started his film school, the guest list also saw aca­demi­cians, teach­ers and prin­ci­pals of var­i­ous col­leges.

“It feels won­der­ful when you’ve cel­e­brated your birth­day for 70 years and most of the times you’ve had some­thing new to cher­ish. My stu­dents have turned my birth­day into the an­nual alumni day of the in­sti­tute, and from what I know, this year they have some sur­prise for me. I’m look­ing for­ward to that and a lot of other things that we will an­nounce soon,” he adds.

How­ever, Ghai says that he has cel­e­brated birth­days with­out any pomp, cer­e­mony and friends. But he feels blessed that phase of life is over and he has so many well wish­ers around him now, who shower him with love and re­spect. “Life is a cel­e­bra­tion. One must move for­ward with a lot of pos­i­tiv­ity and en­ergy,” he sings off.

There was a time when my birth­day was cel­e­brated by the en­tire film in­dus­try. I used to party with ac­tors, di­rec­tors and pro­duc­ers

SUB­HASH GHAI, FILM­MAKER

PHOTO: SHAKTI YA­DAV

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