Bollywood villains Shakti Kapoor & Mukesh Rishi launch Director Ramesh Modi’s painting exhibition "Dialogue with Silence"

By S B Sharma

Actress Mamta Patel
Actress Mamta Patel

Jyoti Kothari and Priya Bhattacharya
Jyoti Kothari and Priya Bhattacharya

Mumbai, June 1, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Famous bollywood villains Shakti Kapoor and Mukesh Rishi today opened a painting and photo exhibition ‘Dialogue with Silence’ by Bollywood director Ramesh Modi. The event saw launching of Ramesh Modi’s book on poetry “Khamoshiyan.” Two Music albums ‘Sai hain Dulhare Mere’ and ‘Chalo Kamakhya Ke Dar Pe,” from ‘Ramee Music’ were also launched.

Ramesh Modi, Shakti Kapoor and Mukesh Rishi
Ramesh Modi, Shakti Kapoor and Mukesh Rishi

Reshma Modi, wife of Ramesh Modi, who is also an actress by her own right, stood shoulder to shoulder with her husband and said that she is very proud of him.

About his interest in paintings and poems, Ramesh Modi said that he used to paint and write poetry when he was in school. When he came to Mumbai, his friend encouraged him to display them at the Bengali Art Club. His paintings, which had a poem on the bottom, were a hit. On photography he said that, he once clicked the photographs of his village swallowed up by river Brahmaputra. When he got the films washed in Mumbai, the studio asked him who shot the pictures. Afraid that the pictures were bad, Ramesh Modi said that it was shot by someone in his village. The studio owner said that they were were good photos and Ramesh Modi got a boost in his confidence, although did not get credit for the photos. He said that he couldn’t pursue his hobbies for a long time after entering the Hindi Movie industry.

Shakti Kapoor said that Ramesh Modi began his career as an assistant directer to  K.C.Bokadia. Later he went on to direct his own movies and television serials.The event was attended by actress Mamta Patel, Singer Priya Bhattacharya, Director Ravi Tondon, Singer Sudhakar Sharma, writer Archana Johari,Rajesh Johari, Jyoti Kothari, Ishan Modi, Champshi bhai, Samay Modi and others.

The exhibition will run from June 1 – 3 June 2012, in Vagad Banquet Hall at Adarsh Nagar on Jogeshwari Oshiwara link road in Andheri West,Mumbai. On 2nd and 3rd, the exhibition will run from 11.00 AM to 8.00 PM.