Deviating from his usual norm of announcing new movies, 'showman' Subhash Ghai who recently turned 71, preferred to have an austere janamdin jashan by dedicating it to his 500 plus enthusiastic gen-next ‘alumni’ of his Whistling Woods premium academy.
“We are still in the process of finalising the scripts and the cast which should be possibly over latest by June,” revealed Ghai, as he mingled with his special guests, TV Channel chiefs, Raj Nayak (who delivered an amazing keynote address to the students) and Subhash Chandra Goyal. Except for Jackie Shroff and Gulshan Grover, and a handful of movie-directors, the ‘A-List’ stars were conspicuous by their absence. Apparently “they were unable to make it that evening for various genuine reasons.”
The highlights of the musical event were the live performances by awesome pianist (singer), Adnan Sami and noted singer Sukhwinder, and master percussionist Shyam Edwankar.
The reclusive Jackie who stayed right unto the fag end of the latenight party confided, “Ever since I lost my elder brother, Jai Hemant, in a drowning tragedy decades ago, my mentor Subhash-ji has always been my badaa bhai”, sighs the style-icon Shroff, who celebrated his birthday yesterday.