Thursday, 23 February 2017

जश्न ए रेख़्ता और मैं 2017

जश्न ए रेख़्ता और मैं



जश्न ए रेख़्ता और मै



मेरा पहला सफर रेख्ता के साथ तीन साल पहले एक मुशायरे में, शिरक़त से हुआ जहाँ मै, मरहूम निदा फ़ाज़ली जी  सुनने को  गयी थी !

पिछले साल रेख़्ता में volunteer  बन , रेख़्ता के साथ जुड़ने की मेरी ख्वाहिश को ख़ुदा ने भी मंज़ूर किया और मुझे volunteer के तौर पर जश्न- ए -रेख़्ता 2016 का हिस्सा होने का मौका मिला !

 और फिर इस साल 2016  नवम्बर जब रेख़्ता की तरफ से volunteers के लिए requirement का ऐलान हुआ, तो एक मर्तबा फिर से मौसिकी, शेर ओ शायरी के अब्दिबी लोगो को सुन ने के अवसर को मेने हाथो हाथ लिए !


 फिर शरू हुआ final confirmation का इंतज़ार और मेरा बार बार Rekhta team को twitter पे और  Tanvir को email कर के परेशान करने का सिलसिला और फिर 3 नवम्बर  को जब मुझे रेख़्ता की तरफ से email मिला तो लगा जैसे मन माँगी मुराद मिल गई !


और इसके साथ ही शुरू हुआ बेचैनी भरा इंतज़ार final confirmation ka.और मेरा Tanvir को बार-बार reminder email भेजने का !

 इस बार Email के  मुताबिक़  मुझे information desk की जिमेदारी दी गई थी ! 17 फरवरी दोपहर 3 बजे जब में IGNCA पहुँची तो लगा शायद बुहत जल्दी पहुंच गई हूँ क्युकी अभी तो सब व्यवस्थाये ही चल रही थी !


 पर फिर कुछ ही वक़्त में सभी volunteers को रेख्ता की तरफ से जिम्मेदारी मिल गई, और हम सभी volunteers (Abhishek, Hira, Wasi, Huma, Shahna) आपस में दोस्त भी बन गए, मैने  और Shahna ने एक टीम बना ली और साथ साथ काम बाँट लिया !


 श्याम के 6 बजते बजते हलचल और तेज हो गई और फिर मेरी ही आँखों से सिर्फ 2 फुट की दुरी पर Gulzar Sahab और Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Sahab जी से गुजरे ! उनके आने के कुछ देर बाद शरू हुआ जश्न !

जिसमे Gulzar Sahab और Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Sahab जश्न का उद्घाटन , फिर  AMAAN ALI और  AYAAN ALI की musical evening.

फिर दूसरे दिन Gulzar Sahab और  Javed Siddiqi Sahab discussion, Abdul Bismillah, Ali Ahmad Fatmi, Alok Rai and Manager Pandey- Hindustani zindagi ka naqsh- nigaar- PremChand, Sufi performance by child prodigy Khanak Joshi, Urdu Storytelling for Children with Kamal Pruthi, thertre ke bule hue rang - M S Sathyu, Nadira Babbar, Salim Arif and Saurabh Shukla, duraaye naina banaye batiyan khusro ki karishma kaaari- Gopi Chand Narang, Book realse Gulzar Sahab, Dilli jo ek Sheher tha- Irfan Habib in conversation with Rana Safvi, Performance by Vidya Shah with Danish Husain, Fill Screening- Mandi, Mushira- Abhishek Shukla, Azhar Inayati, Bharat Bhushan Pant, Farhat Ehsas, Gulzar Dehlvi, Liaqat Jafri, Moien Shadab, Shakeel Azmi, Shakeel Jamali, Sheen Kaaf Nizam, Vikas Sharma Raaz, Wasim Barelvi, Prasoon Joshi in conversation with Faridoon Shahryar, Shamim Hanfi in conversation with Dipa Bagai, Ghazal performance- Amrish Mishra, Kumar Vishwas in conversation with RJ Sayema, Urdu ka aadalti lehjza- Justice Aftab Alam, Salman Khurshid, Tahir Mahmood and Justice T S Thakur, Urdu Suron ka Mausam e Bahar- Annu Kapoor with Rumy Jafry.

क्या क्या नहीं था जो आपके दिल और दिमाग पर तरी उस नशे को भूलने ना दे !  Dastangoi, Mushira, Baitbazi, Urdu Bazar, Khuli Mishit, Qawali, Qhazal performance by ably challenged children, discussion on usage of Urdu in Legal matters, importance and impact of Urdu in Indian films, and above all the closing with Sufi Music by Hans Raj Hans भी ना  जाने कितने ही जाने मानी अज़ीम हस्तियाँ नज़रो के सामने थी और चल'रहा था उनका कभी ना खत्म होने वाला जादू !

 तीसरे दिन की शाम होते होते इस जादू से मैं और मेरा वज़ूद पूरी तरह सराबोर था, इस दौरान कुछ जाने पहचाने दोस्त और चेहरे भी मिले  जैसे – Rana Safvi ma’am, Mithlesh ji (#Mbaria), Ashish Sharma, Ashish Jhangra, Ishaan, Shachhi, Rakhi,  Atif Khan,  Mariam Karim-Ahlawat ma'am,  Udita Garg, Yaseen Anwar, से मुलाकात हुई !

  इन  तीन दिनों में ना जाने कितने हज़ारो लोग जश्न ए रेख्ता में शामिल होने आये और जश्न में  होने वाले सभी  कार्यकमों का आनंद लिया, ग़ज़ल गायकी हो या बैत-बाज़ी क़व्वाली हो या चर्चा ना जाने कितने ही दिल को लुभाने और आनंदित करने वाले कार्यकम

 और फिर वक़्त आया अलविद कहने का, इस दौरान team रेख़्ता के Tanvir, Dhamender, Parwaz Sir , Deepa, Haider Sir Priyanka ma'am aur Sanjiv Saraf Sir के साथ जुड़ा अनकहा दिल का रिश्ता कुछ और मजबूत हुआ, और दुआ करती हूँ, ये रिश्ता वक़्त के साथ और मजबूत हो !

 रेख्ता team को जश्न ए रेख़्ता 2017 के लिए बुहत बुहत मुबारकबाद, दुआ है रेख्ता ऐसे ही जश्न और करता रहे !



जश्न ए रेख़्ता के जश्न की कुछ झलकियाँ























Friday, 10 February 2017

Kesari Dawat at Bon Barbecue

Happen to see the Gurpreet Tikku jee’s Lohri Festival pictures floating all across the Facebook recently. Which in turns left me tempting for such fun, masti and mouth watering food ( being food lover).

Hence, I started my plan of action in order not to delay or miss any such opportunity coming up. So, without wasting any more time I called up a common friend (Shwetabh Mathur) and ask for Gurpreet Tikku jee’s contact number.

But to my Hard luck when I spoke with Gurpreet jee came to know that festival was on 13th January 2017 and now it’s over but as it was great event so pictures and the fun is still there on Facebook
However, it was not the complete disappointment as Gurpreet jee gave me a commitment that soon they are coming up with another amazing event and I can certainly be part of it, hence I became the member of Mister Tikku group on Facebook in order to keep the track of updates about coming up events.

And soon my wish was granted when Gurpreet Jee announces the next event Kesari Dawat at Bon Barbeque on 03 February 2017.As the name say’s Kesari Dawat so the dress code was something to be in Kesari (Orange Color) 


So, on 03 February 2017, I was all set to go to Bon Barbeque and also forced Shwetabh Mathur to pull with me ( even when he has to rush from his training and come all the way from Faridabad)
As the time was for 8 p:m and the final start of the event was from 8.30 p:m. We both manage to reach around 8.15 p:m. Once entered we were greeted with a great bundle of energy and happiness none other than Gurpreet jee and Gurleen Jee.



Once settled we were offered with the amazing starters and drinks, which we both enjoyed respectively myself being vegan and Shwetabh a non-vegan. 















The ambience of the restaurant was completely music with the effect of live music singing. It felt as if the love and music were floating in the air and intoxicating all of us.








This all followed with the Gurpreet Jee presenting the Mister Tikku momentum to owner of Bon barbeque and this was again followed by lucky draw where some people won the gift hampers, but sadly even after praying hard ( like a kid) I didn’t get the one L L




Taking about the food it was amazing and so was the ambience, especially for all non-vegan people as the non-vegan varieties of food items are many but for vegan people like me, choices are limited.
Also, one this which I and Shwetabh happen to witness the arrangement glitch of cleanliness and hygiene, restaurant authorities have to keep these important things also in mind.







Overall this was an incredible experience and if asked I will give the rating of 3.5

Thursday, 9 February 2017

ये गम मेरा..


जीने को कहता है..,ये दिल पर क्या करू के ये गम मेरा..,
हर पल महसूस करता है..,दर्द ये दिल हमेशा ये गम मेरा..,

रुलाती है बीते पलों की याद..ये गम मेरा..,
कभी हँसता है खुशी में हर पल..,अब साथ है ये गम मेरा..,

समझ के भी सब नासमझ बना देता है..,ये गम मेरा..,
ना समझा कोई इस दिल की, जाने कौन समझेगा..,ये गम मेरा..,

दिए थे तुमने ही तो..,उस दिन मुझे ये गम मेरा..,
नॅम हुई है आँखे उस रात से मेरी..,और ये गम मेरा..,



कभी सहमा,कभी रोया..,कभी हंसा.., ये गम मेरा..,
कभी सहलाया मुझे.,तो कभी कभी संभाला ये गम मेरा..,

हर मायूसी पे दी लड़ने की हिम्मत मुझे..,बस गम मेरा..,
ज़िंदगी का आईना.., मुझको दिखाया इस गम ने..,

एक अटूट सा रिश्ता है जिससे.., सदा रहता है साथ ऐसे..,
सांसों में दम जब तक है...,वादा है रहेगा..,ये गम मेरा..,

 ..
दीप 

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Questionnaire with Actor Raj Sharma

So, for this month  instead of any writer, an Actor from Indian Film fraternity "Raj Sharma" 


        I am basically an actor who does theater in Delhi now acting into films. Born in Delhi did my basic schooling from school south Delhi. At school level only, I started singing the patriotic songs in school functions and always took part in extracurricular activities like singing dancing acting. In school days, I use to perform in local Ram Leela as a dancer or an actor like Lakshman & other roles including vanar sena also. Thereafter I also worked in Karol bagh Ram Leela that time it was one of the biggest Ram Leela of Delhi...... In 1993 I was introduced to a Delhi university theater group name Natya Kutir where I did my first stage play BAKRI written by Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena..... After this play got to know about Mandi house theatre culture where I joined Delhi's best theatre group of that time Act one art group in 1993 there I have done plays like Gagan Damama Bajyo, Mujhe Bhi Chand Chahiye, Jhini Jhini Mehki Mehki Silli Silli these all plays written by the legend Mr. Piyush Mishra & directed by Mr. N K Sharma. In between took a break from theater and worked in wimpy's as an operation crew after a break done other play Khel Khel main written by Mr. Piyush Mishra & Mr. Ritesh Shah. In 2007, I joined Asmita theatre under director Mr. Arvind Gaur worked with him about 3 years nd done lots of theatre production, as well as street, plays in all over India the plays Like : Operation Three Star, Mote Ram Ka Satya Greh, Unsuni, Lehron Ke Raj Hans, Ram Kali, Court Marshal, Ambedkar Aur  Gandhi, Rakt Kalyan , Ek Mamuli Aadmi etc etc. In 2011, I came to know about the auditions for the kingdom of dreams I gave an audition nd got selected for their Bollywood musical Jhumroo their director Mr. Vikrant Pawar took me as the father of main lead this was 2011, then in 2013 I got selected for my first film pk nd journey still continue. I love to read books and my other passion is driving.
 
1.       How did you first get involved in with acting, are you an imaginative person?
From third standard onwards only I started with singing and dancing on stage. Yes, I am an imaginative person and at times lives in my own dreams.

2.       What do you find most challenging about your acting?
Comedy is the most challenging thing into acting as it is not easy.

3.       What do you do when you are not acting?
    Love to spend time with my family.

4.       Where do you see yourself in the next 6 months, and 5 years down the road?
I am very happy whatever I am doing in terms of my work has been appreciated. Hopefully, in future, I will become a good actor with more feathers added to my Cap
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5.       How do you keep coming up with material/content for your acting?   
I always work hard and my creativity to my work so become a good actor.

6.       What’s the best thing an actor can give to his viewers?   
Be humble and Entertainment is the best thing what else.

7.       Please share something about your journey till date?
I started from Ram Leela then started professional theater from mandi house a group called Act one that was 1994 nd till 1996 I did lots of stages plays.

8.       Under whom and where you got the training of acting?
I didn't have any degree in acting I just did theater with various groups, different directors but I would say Shri N .K. Sharma is my mentor teacher. I learned acting from him after that I would love to take the name of Mr. Vikranth Pawar who polished my skills and there is Mr. Arvind Gaur who always encourage me to try for cinema.
9.       What inspired you to be an actor?
Actually, from my childhood, I saw my father he was a different personality.His aura gives me a strength to do something different that is the reason I became an actor, I love stage and love to perform.

10.   What role would you like to play? 
My dream is to Mogambo the villain or the joker from Batman these both encourage to do something different.

11.   Do you have a preference for theater or film?
I cannot live without stage but one has to earn as well in order to survive and sustain, so I want to do cinema

12.   What would you do if you couldn't act anymore?
If given the chance may be iIn future, I would love to direct a film

13.   Who are your favorite actors or actresses?
14.   Om puri, Ranjeet, Gulshan Grover, Ranbir Kapoor, Piyush Mishra, Manoj Bajpai, and and the list is never ending.

15.   If not an actor, what profession you would have chosen to occupy?
I don't think I could not able to do anything else. However I might had a small business of water purification, which I did in past during my struggling days.