He still lives

"Jogger's Park" and "Mumbai Matinee" have completed their initial weeks of success. It's unfortunate that the talented director Anant Balani didn't live to see his works come across so well. As a mark of respect, it was thoughtful of the "Ek Din — 24 Ghante" (Concept Productions, with Nandita Das in the lead) team to have observed a one-minute silence for the director, during the film's first print celebrations. Sudhir Mishra has stepped in to direct Balani's unfinished "Chameli" that has Kareena playing the lead. With his first two films winning appreciation, perhaps the other two will also follow suit.

(Compiled by Ranjani Govind)

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