Udaipur Speaks

Why Udaipur, why?

ranbir smoking in udaipur

In the recent days I read in newspaper that the Bollywood’s hot celebrity Ranbir Kapoor had been found guilty for smoking at a public place. Also he had been captured by the young photographer of the UB team and the same photograph spread all around and was used by the other print media too. In continuation to the issue, a petition had been filed in the session court for executing the offence of smoking at a public place. The court had issued summon to Ranbir Kapoor which were acknowledged by the officials later from his residence at Mumbai.

Friends, my concern is not this particular case nor I am interested to dig deep into the matter or wish to know the further developments. Similarly I am not interested to enhance your knowledge about what Ranbir did when he visited Udaipur for the shooting of a film. My concern is why such small thing catches the eye of public when the act is taken by a celebrity.

It is not only with Ranbir, it has happened several times in the past. Whenever a celebrity commits such small offence they face an un-necessary court case, which has no use at all except creating hype for the celebrity and putting a light on the person who actually filed the petition.

Now, taking a round corner, the celebrity must avoid doing such things at public place. There is a reason behind this. A celebrity becomes a role model for many of his fans and when his fans see him in front of them doing such activities; they adopt it quickly. They must understand and accept this fact that they are wrong at such points. I am not at all supporting a celebrity or encouraging anyone to do something wrong and which is actually an offence. A celebrity is also human and he might also go wrong.

Coming back to the point and let me put some more light on the topic. Have you ever wondered how many court cases are lying pending in the court as of date? How many new cases are filed in Session Court, High Court or the Supreme Court every day?  How long does it take for a court case to come to an end except those which falls under Fast Track Court? Yes, at this point many of us are speechless. By filing an un-necessary petition in the court we are just increasing the burden on our law system. Think there would be many such cases which would be filed every day. Thus a precious span of time is been invested to take decisions on such issues.  Think again, if I am not wrong. Why the case is filed against a celebrity only? If law & order are equal according to the constitution of India then I definitely would like to ask you, why petition is not filed against everyone who

  • Do not obey the traffic rules.
  • Drive ruthlessly and put other’s life in danger.
  • Are involved in eve-teasing at public places.
  • Even don’t dare to smoke at public places like Court and Hospital.
  • Spend their evening at Fateh Sagar to make their day and after enjoying their food they dump the garbage in the lake. Even when the dustbin is a few steps away from them.
  • Irritate the foreign tourists by misguiding them for their personal profits.

Why so? Tell me. Why there isn’t someone who could file petition against all such group of people who are polluting the system everyday in front of our eyes; and of course they are in thousands. Yes, it is true that when the problem comes on our head we simply tend to ignore rather than accepting it. When the same is committed by a celebrity, it surely reaches to the court. Let’s be ourselves, be genuine, be careful, be helping to the society, be honest and after all be human. So that no one could dare to raise a finger on the citizens of Udaipur and ask us: Why Udaipur, why?

Happy Weekend!!


Ranbir and Deepika to Shoot in Udaipur

Yes the news about Ranbir and Deepika shooting for their upcoming movie in Udaipur is true!!!

After shooting the part of their movie -“Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwani” in Manali, The cast and the crew of this movie starring Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor will be shooting the film sequences in our beautiful City of Lakes – Udaipur. They will be reaching in Udaipur in the first week of May and shoot for nearly 20 Days. The cast and the crew will be staying in the 5 star Hotel Oberoi Udaivilas and will be shooting in the hotel. Adding to our excitement they will also be shooting a song sequence near the Lakes.

Lets be hopeful to spot them while they stroll in the City… !!! 🙂 Are you Excited  ???

Source: Times of India


The ‘Real’ Rockstar

The Real Rockstar Movie Poster

Bollywood is a world full of dreams. Bombay, the birthplace of the INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY, has changed to ‘Mumbai’. There was a time when ‘Bollywood’ implied only to the big names viz. Khans, Bachchans Etc. But now a new trend has emerged and the surging number of new faces clearly showcase it. Gone are the days when you needed a ‘Silver spoon’ in your mouth to get in the industry. Also B-wood has moved from making movies inspired by ‘Freedom Fights’ only. It seems crystal clear that movies based on mere ‘Real Life’ or even “Personal incidents’ find a room and with this formula working, makers do come with stories that the audience can relate to themselves.

A simple story written by an ordinary man catches the attention of the Big Name Holder and that’s when the ‘Day Dreaming’ comes into play. But as we say ‘Char Din Ki Chandini, Phir Andheri Raat’, the Helmsman is forgotten. All that remains is the Popularity Tag! And here comes to our so much anticipated Ranbir and Nargis starrer directed by Imtiaz Ali.. Well Yes! You got it right. It’s ‘Rockstar’ all the way through.

Imtiaz Ali the director of ‘Rockstar’ was on a visit to Subhash Ghai’s well known Acting Institute. It was there that he met the scriptwriter Muazzam Beg, The ‘real’ man behind ‘Rockstar’ story. After Imtiaz’s first meet with Muazzam, he was invited over for a next meeting. “I was invited to Ali ji’s place and after exchanging few conversations, he asked me to narrate him my script. At first I was quite hesitant but then I thought may be I can crack any opportunity.” Says the ‘Money Hai toh Honey Hai’ writer Muazzam.

“I began writing the script from the perspective of a local guy who is determined and ambitious.  The script had elements of love and music. ‘Rockstar’ is my piece of work and therefore very close to my heart. Often, ‘An Artist’s Work Portrays Himself’, so does mine. Much of the script was based on my personal experiences and struggles” says he.

“A production house approached me and decided to make my dream of seeing my story on the big screen come true with John Abraham playing the lead. After 2 months, the project was put on hold and soon was called off. As for me I took a break from writing and other things kept me busy for a long time.”

“The very idea of letting Ali ji take my story was heart ripping. Moreover they haven’t given me the due credits. I want people to atleast know that this was my piece of work.” says the writer who also visited Udaipur while the time he was writing this story.

A Post by : Aditi