STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Actor and producer Rahul Roy, who shot to fame with the movie ‘Aashiqui’, on Wednesday visited Jammu to inaugurate Talent Makers-the first acting school.
The actor, who was in awe for the beauty of the city, while talking to reporters after inaugurating the acting school, said “I am mesmerised by the beauty of Jammu and Kashmir. The State has so much to capture.
“Locations, especially the mountains, lakes and hills in the State are so beautiful,” said the Bigg Boss Season 1 winner, adding with a promise of identifying, training and grooming raw talent and transform them into a breed of disciplined actors for the next generation, Talent Makers has stepped in Jammu.
Roy said, “I was a normal Indian boy with no link to media industry but my dedication got me where I am today. I began my acting career with the 1990 blockbuster ‘Aashiqui’, a Mahesh Bhatt production as the lead actor and decided to never look back and thanks to the loving audience who kept accepting me in different roles.”
When asked about purpose of his visit, he mentioned that Rajesh Padha, Director of Talent Makers, is a dear friend and a very talented personality of Jammu who wanted to bring a platform for the talented youth of the State by bringing the expertise from Mumbai to Jammu for various professional acting courses.
Rajesh Padha said, “We have introduced a four-month Professional Training Course along with a two-month part time, a two-month adult weekend workshop and a two-month children weekend workshop for the people of Jammu who wish to make a career in acting with special faculty and exclusive grooming sessions by experts directly from Bollywood.”
Earlier, Kavinder Gupta, who was the Guest of Honour at the inauguration of Talent Makers, appreciated the fact that now the talented artists from Jammu will not have to spend thousands and thousands of rupees at big cities like Delhi, Mumbai for learning camera facing techniques and other technical guidance as same will be available at their hometown that too with affordable pricing.
He congratulated the people of Jammu on opening of the first ever acting school in Jammu which will also serve as a connecting tool for many fresh faces to be cast for national television or cinema.
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