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A DAUGHTER’S LOVE: M S Shinde and Achla in their Dharavi room
Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; February 12, 2011)
Mumbai: He cannot get over the fact that he has ended up in Dharavi’s slums. M S Shinde, the man who has edited over 100 hit films, including Sholay, Seeta Aur Geeta and Sagar, has been living in PMGP Colony, Dharavi, for the last six months.
“I want to get out of this place,” said the 81-year-old, lament evident in his voice. His daughter Achla, who takes care of him, said: “We were forced to come here when our building in Parel (where Shinde lived for 48 years) collapsed. The building’s owner refused to help us and we had to apply to Mhada, which granted us this 160-sq-ft room.”
Shinde recently had femur surgery and has a cataract operation scheduled for next week. Clearly, his magic in Bollywood hasn’t helped him much financially. It has also been a question of time: he got a princely sum of Rs 2,000 for editing Sholay, a film with one of the best technical quotient in Bollywood. “I worked with Sippy Films on a salary of Rs 2,000 (per film) all my life. I didn’t mind the salary because they allowed me to take up work outside,” he said.
Incidentally, Shinde and Achla were collecting their belongings from the site of the building collapse on the day Sholay marked 35 years. “Although my father has won awards for the film, he was never invited to any of its celebrations. We stayed at the building site for a More >
By Nilanjana Nag (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 01, 2009)
If our favourite Tinkle character Suppandi were to don a Bollywood avatar, who do you think would fit the bill? Ranbir Kapoor, perhaps? Animation and VFX veteran Biju D, who is all set to direct a stereoscopic 3D animation on Suppandi, disagrees. “The work doesn’t end at finishing the voice-over for Suppandi,” Biju says. “The character would demand a lot more. Bollywood stars may not be able to give me that kind of time.”
The filmmaker wants to cast a theatre person to do the voice-over for Suppandi, someone who is lean and very energetic, like Suppandi’s character. Samir Patil, the CEO of ACK Media, the developers of 3D technology for this film, intends for it to appeal to adults too, the ones who grew up reading Tinkle. And how does the creator of Suppandi, Uncle Pai react to the venture? Samir says, “Uncle Pai has had a cataract operation recently and hence is unavailable. But being an innovator at heart, he is very excited about one of his favourite characters coming to life on the big screen.” The film is set for release in November 2010.