the sangeet sandhyas or so called Big fat wedding ceremonies were also diffrent.i entered this wedding shows later.I was very much afraid to enter this segment.There were no much event management companies that time.and if they were there,they use to manage the events..and not govern them.I think Rekha Trivedi and Vandanji were the first choreographers who thought of me for the wedding event.but still the main attraction was live band in sangeet.people use to come with a mind set that they are going to enjoy a Sangeet.dancing on a Medley was ment only for last 30 mnts.New songs were appriciated...
When I entered this industry, the pattern of live shows, concept shows and sangeet was totally different.
Let me go in flashback..
When I entered this industry, to see your name in newspapers was a miracle. I used to see the Ads in different papers, some names I remember... Jituraj, Rajiv Vaishnav, Shrikant Rao.... The live show industry, especially Auditorium shows industry was ruled by some big names like Orchesta Kalakar (Sudhir Sinha), Gunjan(Prabhakar Desai), Zankar(Vinod Gidh), Pramila Datar, seven colours, but saw Gunjan and Zankar mostly because of my brother Shrikant Rao.
somtime we wonder why our efforts are not recognised..but sometimes unexpected things works so fast...
it took 4 years for me to do reaearch and read about history of Mumbai.and the show ,once upon a time in Mumbai clicked so well that we did 110 shows..hige appriciation..huge fame..
same thing i did for Gujrat.I read arou d 168 books..sepent 78 full days and nights in Gujrat in 3.5 years and launched the show...once Upon a time in Gujrat. .but this show ended in just 28 shows..felt very bad for it..surprisingly Gujjus in Mumbai are not interested in there legacies..
and now i started a new show...
After a grand success of once upon a time in Mumbai City, Here we present a unique show which takes us to a journey of great Bollywood stars from Gujarat - Unique history of different districts
Hindi film songs by Gujarati film stars
- Produced by Mahendra Shah
- Conceived and presented by Prashant Rao
- Total 67 days stay in Gujarat
- 178 books as a reference
- 200plus knowledgeable people's interview
And the result is a three-hour entertaining show.
I'm feeling blessed that Vision Foundation of India has selected me as one of the brigadier of their valued association.
In a matter of time The Prime Minister of India 'Shri Narendra Modi' will ignite this mission with us.
Mission & Vision:
Our association have a massive target of 1 million free eye surgeries under the leadership of eminent personalities of India.
It's a humble request to you all to talk to all economically deprived people about it. Inform your servants, employees, also your people from your hometown to come together & send it's details to the Vision Foundation...
Deepak borkar ..recognised but undiscovered yet…
why I should talk about him?
I don’t know…but I feel…before I say good bye to this industry someday at least I must pay my gratitude to some of the stars of my industry …
Life is changing so fast that we are forgetting our own kids mobile numbers…who will remember the name of a musician who was sitting in the last row on the stage…we remember “once more songs”…we remember the shayri…we remember the singers and the anchor….but we never remember even the faces of musicians….
He was Born on 2nd September...
Ajay Madan says, “To present Music as it is.....is a challenge !”
Ajay Prabhakar Madan , popularly known as AJAY MADAN in live shows industry...I met him several times but recently when we met for a concert in Willingdon Sports Club, we had a talk with him in length. Ajayji is one of the famous name in live shows industry who is a femous guitarist and conduct the entire music orchestration.
Ajayji born in Girgam,Mumbai and had his schooling at Aaryan education soc.school.
His Father was music lover..But he never learned music..as a passion he use to play flute. He was a member...