ZINDAGI NE EK ZINDA DIL INSAAN KO KHO DIYA. 87 KE UMAR MEIN , 87 KE HONE KE PAHELE MASHOOR DIGDARSHAK RAVI TANDON KA DEHAANT....

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ZINDAGI NE EK ZINDA DIL INSAAN KO KHO DIYA. 87 KE UMAR MEIN , 87 KE HONE KE PAHELE MASHOOR DIGDARSHAK RAVI TANDON KA DEHAANT....

I was a little boy in Amboli village which was close to the Filmaalay Studio where a huge set was irected for the shooting of ," Leader " being directed by Ram Mukherjee , now better known as the father of Rani Mukherjee - Ali Peter JOHN

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I used to sneak into the studio even though the guards threw me out most of the time . I didn't know who Ravi Tandon was , but I was aware of Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala who I had seen entering the studio in their cars .

And suddenly there was a commotion in the compound of the studio . There was talk about an assistant director slapping the great actor Dilip Kumar .

The commotion lasted for an hour and came to a stop only when the producer S Mukherjee intervened and brought peace between the young director and the legendary Dilip Kumar and the assisitnt's job was saved.

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The assistant's name was Ravi Tandon who later went on to be one of the better known directors of Hindi cinema .

In his thirty year old career he directed several big films like Majrooh , Khel Khel Mein and many others . He had the ability to make films on every kind of subject and had a firm grasp on the medium , which impressed actors like Amitabh Bachchan , Sanjiv Kumar and Rishi Kapoor to work with him without any problems.

Most of his films appealed to the audience and naturally were hits at the box office . He once told me , " I am not a great director , but I know how to visualise a scene , write it out with the help of some good writers and shoot .

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I also have a fair knowledge of music and I know how to deal with the stars who are mostly simple human beings who success and some directors and producers turn into paper gods and spoil them .

I have made so many films , but I have not had any problems with the stars or the star system . I treat every one equally , I see to it that every one is paid well and is paid in time . If you want to know the secret of my success , this is the only secret "

Some time in the 80s Ravi Tandon's daughter Raveena Tandon was accepted as a big star , and strangely with her rise as a star began the fall of Tandon as a director . He could never direct his daughter in any films .

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Tandon had tried his talent as a director of films as a producer and also as a producer of TV films .

He was not active for the lost several years and had ideas to make films , but couldn't put his ideas into practice .

I once asked him about the slapping incident and he laughed and said , " that is the joke of the century . True I had a scuffle with the legend , but I never could even think or dare to slap him .

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That story was the creation of some people who don't like good things happening . I am shocked that people still remember me as Ravi Tandon who slapped Dilip Kumar and completely ignore my work as a director "

Ravi Tandon who died at the age of 87 will be remembered just for the film he made with stars like Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan .

UNKO AUR BHI KAAMYAABI MILNI CHAAYIYE THI . LEKIN KYA KARE ISS TAQDEER KA YA BHAAGYA KA ? KISINE SAHI HI KAHA HAI KI KISI KO ZAMEEN KISIKO AASMAAN NAHI MILTA

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