The New Role

After starring in over 250 films in a career spanning three decades,actor Jackie Shroff has now moved to teaching the craft of acting.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: April 10, 2012 3:56 am

After starring in over 250 films in a career spanning three decades,actor Jackie Shroff has now moved to teaching the craft of acting. Shroff has partnered with the Indira Group of Institutes to start an acting school in the city at the Indira College campus on the new Pune-Mumbai highway. Shroff said,“We aim to model the school on the Film and Television Institute of India and the National School of Drama. A few months back,while speaking to Tarita Shankar (chairperson of the Indira Group of Institutes),the idea of starting an acting school came up. All I could offer was my experience of having worked with 150 directors in over 250 films.” The course of six months will begin from July this year and admissions will open this month. Director and National Award winner Anant Mahadevan,who is on the advisory board,said,“The admissions will be based on an audition and an interview. The course will be a bridge between professional and amateur actors.” The short duration of the course,feels Shankar,is perfect for actors to learn and understand the craft. “It will feature film appreciation,scene studies,voice and culture movement,audition techniques and facing the camera. In addition,students will also be a part of a play and a short film that will be produced during the course,” she said.

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