Ashish Vidyarthi delighted the winners of the mid-day Premiere Nights contest during the screening of his film, Bollywood Diaries held at Cinepolis at Fun Republic. He personally greeted fans and posed for selfies while interacting with them.
Raima Sen posing with mid-day contest winners. Pic/Nimesh Dave
Hard Kaur, Daboo Ratnani, Mika Singh were among the host of Bollywood guests who attended this glittering event.
"The film is part of a journey of the dream of people in the nooks and corners of India. Bollywood is a huge jackpot as seen by millions. Even though we may have settled in life and achieved something, yet there is something in us which we want to see in Bollywood. It is a story of belief, wanting to fulfill one's dream and prophesises that it is never too late to begin," mentioned an euphoric Ashish.
The actor plays a family man hailing from a small city, having done and achieved all the right things in life usually expected from an ideal husband and a father, but now realises it is time for him to chase his unfulfilled dream, a lifelong hidden desire to act in a Bollywood film, and turn it into reality.
Salim Diwan plays a middle class youth in the film and is the sole breadwinner of his family. He said, "The average youth will relate to my character that secretly yearns to fulfill his Bollywood dream. The film also shows how far my character can go to achieve his dream".
Raima Sen, who also plays a key role in the film that released this week, says, "My character is that of a sex worker in Sonagachi, Kolkata. She is duped by a wannabe film director promising her a break, which ultimately shatters her film dreams."