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Workshop by Alumna Deepna Kumar at AAFT

October 26, 2022
Workshop for Acting Students by AAFT Alumna Deepna Kumar

Noida: Acting is the most interesting discipline, but its also hard to crack the nut. You need to know the unwritten rules and regulations of acting career to make it big in the industry. Who can be better than our own alumna Deepna Kumar who has worked in the industry for now ten years and can guide better to current students,” said Dr Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios introducing the guest to the students.

“Acting, in Industry, is ruled by the casting directors. It is necessary to be in touch with these Casting Directors who have ready information of the requirements of different production houses in Mumbai and other cities for the trained actors,” said Deepna Kumar former Casting Director at Yash Chopra Film Production House.

Casting directors sometimes do prefer all those actors who have better knowledge of industry and of different disciplines of film making. Keep yourself always alert and active. Keep on involving yourself into different film and television activities to be seen by known producers & directors,” added Deepna also familiar with film production. It was a very interesting interactive session.

Deepna Kumar is associated with films like Dhoom 3, Dishoom, Kill Dil, P.O.W. Band, Ratri Ke Yatri, Guilty, Kashmakash, Sub Kaushal Mangal, Dhavni Bhanushali & Nikhil D’ Souza: Vaste, Puncch Beat, Ragini MMS, Class of 2017, MTV Warrior High, Chintu Ka Birthday, Bewakoofiy, and many other projects of Hindi Film Industry.

Later Deepna Kumar was honoured and presented with Life Membership of International Film and Television Club of Asian Academy of Film and Television.

Fifth World Record of Sandeep Marwah Approved by Unique Book of Records

July 30, 2021
Fifth World Record of Sandeep Marwah Approved

New Delhi: Another unique and extra ordinary contribution of Dr. Sandeep Marwah has been given the approval by the management of Unique Book of World Records and presented the certificate of World Record recently.

We are very happy to note that no film, television, media or sports organization in the Word has so far contributed so much in a such a short period of time this massive contribution to the promotion of sports and media,” said representative of Unique World Records while handing over the certificate to Sandeep Marwah.

The record says that Sandeep Marwah and his team “covered Queens Baton Relay during XXIX Commonwealth Games in 2010 right from the Indian Wagah Boarder to Nehru Stadium the venue for the opening of Games covering 28 states 5 Union Territories, 20,000 Kilometers, 300 events, 900 cities, and clicked 10,000 pictures, 1000 hour of film making, 102 radio programs, 102 short films in 102 days” and created a World Record.

“We are happy that we could contribute so. The additional benefit we received that the 102 short films covering everyday movement of Queen’s Baton were broadcasted in 196 countries for 102 days in prominent news channels. I got the opportunity to be one of the 900 people who walked with the baton to cover the distance of 20,000 KM. The opening film of Games at Nehru Stadium was also prepared by Marwah Studios. 72 students from Asian School of Media Studies were part of the media coverage team during all the days of Games in different stadiums,” expressed Dr. Sandeep Marwah on receiving the award.

AAFT Acting Course is A Real Matured One- Sandeep Marwah

April 8, 2021
Acting Courses at Asian Academy of Film And Television

Noida: “Acting is a prominent field of Cinema industry that has a crucial role to play for making a film connect with the audience. Those who wish to work in this domain must focus on enhancing their presentation and communication skills to become competent for portraying the required emotions. Courses at AAFT are  now matured enough in all these 27 years of education and training,” said Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT School of Acting in a seminar talking about acting courses at AAFT.

One can look forward to join a diploma in acting or a full-fledged degree program after completing studies till 12th . This helps them to develop skills through which they can learn the craft of performing as per the script requirements. Vocational training instills confidence in the aspirants to perform in front of the cameras.

“Students learn to improvise their performances and bring the character to life through their presentation. Other crucial aspects and soft skills necessary for interacting with the audience and media can also be learnt though varied exercises that are organized during the coursework,” said Satish Anand Dean Acting AAFT.

AAFT School of Cinema offers a wide range of industry-oriented acting courses in Delhi NCR. Students here get an opportunity to learn from renowned celebrities and industry experts. This helps them to understand the demands and expectations prevailing in the industry. Its state-of-the- art infrastructure, which includes own film studios, shooting floor, film sets, etc., lets students gain practical knowledge required to become a proficient actor,” added Lalit Kumar HOD Acting AAFT

Education programs help students to develop emotional appeal of the character through which audience can connect to it and feel it. This helps them to scale up the ladder of success in this industry by delivering fluid performances and create a distinguished mark for themselves in this field.

Joint Convocation of Two Batches of AAFT

January 27, 2021
Convocation of 106th & 107th Batch of AAFT

Noida: “The Pandemic has disturbed the pattern of education almost for a year. Practical courses, especially where there is a skill development, were hurt badly. Though best of the arrangements have been made in delivering education and training in last few months of pandemic, I can understand there may be urge to know more,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios on the  Convocation of 106th and 107th Batch of AAFT.

“Remember a formula of success which I have learned in 40 years of my working in the industry. Whatever discipline you have specialized this tested formula from A to G is the real guru mantra. A- stands for Ambitions and Attitude, B stands for Belief and Boldness- means Confidence, C will remind you of Commitment & Communication, D will provide you Dedication, E means Enthusiasm -the key to success and F calls for Focus. If you remember this you will be a winner,” added Dr. Sandeep Marwah motivating the students.

The convocation took place at Marwah Studios keeping all the norms of social distancing. Director AAFT Albeena Abaas and Dean AAFT Yogesh Mishra along with other Directors and faculty members also shared their experiences. Students were presented with the prestigious diploma of Asian Academy of Film And Television in a formal way.

UNICEF Day Celebrated at AAFT University

December 12, 2020
UNICEF Day Celebrated at AAFT University

“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, UNICEF has helped reduce child mortality all over the world by working to reach the most vulnerable children, everywhere,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media And Arts at the celebration of UNICEF Day at Marwah Studios, Noida Film City falls on 11th December.

“What we can do is to provide best of the education and environment to the young students to grow better. They must possess the feeling of nationalism, oneness and compassion. To be a big man you need to be human first,” added Dr. Marwah addressing young students.

UNICEF has covered six points this year to highlight: they are-1. to ensure all children learn, including by closing the digital divide, 2. to guarantee access to health and nutrition services, and make vaccines affordable and available to every child, 3. to support and protect the mental health of children and young people and bring an end to abuse, gender-based violence, and neglect in childhood, 4. to Increase access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene and address environmental degradation and climate change,  5. to reverse the rise in child poverty and ensure an inclusive recovery for all and 6. to redouble efforts to protect and support children and their families living through conflict, disaster and displacement.

Awardees of 13th GFFN Now Members of International Film And Television Club

December 10, 2020

Marwah Studios International Award For Excellence in Cinema

Noida: “We are proud to announce that all the awardees of Marwah Studios International Award For Excellence in Cinema 2020, are now the prestigious members of renowned International Film And Television Club of AAFT,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios while presenting the awards.

The Marwah Studios international Award For Excellence In Cinema was recently constituted on the occasion of 30 years of Marwah Studios in Noida Film City. Marwah Studios is the promoter of Noida Film City since 1986 the day of its inception.

International Film And Television Club was formed in 1993 to promote film and television business in India and abroad. Broadly speaking International Film & Television Club Aims at a). Promotion of good films and television programmes through screenings, retrospectives, seminars and symposia, b). Interaction and development of contacts between film makers and television professionals both nationally & internationally, c). Circulation and exchange of films and television programmes at national and international level, and d). International exchange of films and television professionals.

Twenty nine film makers of twenty one countries recipient of the Marwah Studios international Award for excellence in Cinema at 13th Global Film Festival Noida 2020  includes Sahra karimi, Shajia sojaei and  Mohibulla Hamidi from Afghanistan, Pouran Derakhshandeh and Behrooz Chaihel- Iran, Prabhakar saran- Panama, Aida Begic and Faruk Loncarevic- Bosina & Herzegovina, Mike berry and Karl Bardosh- USA, David Canovas- Spain, Romail Gulzar and Peter Ferris- UK,

The Marwah Studios international Award for Excellence in Cinema awardees also includes  Karma Tshering- Bhutan, Maria Mercedes Coroy- Guatemala, Gabor a Forgacs and Jeno Hodi – Hungary, Akrom Isakov – Uzbekistan, Rani Bleier and Dan Wolman -Israel, Naveen shalaby- Egypt, Richard yaw Boatang- Ghana, Effie Bachtsevana – Greece, Chaai Yeewei – Singapore, Adam Dawla- Germany, Joel Calero- Peru, AMB Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen – Nigeria, Nariman Mammadov – Azerbaijan and  Yassine Samih from Morocco.

Safety and Security of Film Personal Discussed at 13th Global Film Festival

November 30, 2020
Security and Safety of Film Personal Discussed at 13th Global Film Festival Noida 2020

Noida: “Safety saves sickness, suffering and sadness. Every accident is a notice that something is wrong with men, methods or material. We must investigate and then act. Do not think because an accident has not happened to you that it cannot happen. Prepare and prevent, do not repair and repent. The pandemic has brought some new norms to our living habits, we have to include them now in our system,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios in a webinar to discuss security and safety of Film personal during 13th Global Film Festival Noida 2020.

“The most interesting thing in the industry is there is no fixed rate, there is no rate list and with every film you have to depend for your own remuneration. How difficult it is, no security of what you are going to get after so many years and even after so many films,” said Panchi Jalonvi renowned writer.

Amreeta Roy renowned film maker expressed in details the prevailing conditions of the industry and the ruthlessness of managers, cleanliness problems, unorganised way of shootings, decisions in haphazard manner etc. which still exist. Shelter is another very big problem here she added.

“Industry status has not been utilised fully. Right from transport to shooting locations, refreshment brakes, timings for the people, timely payments ample has been done but a lot to be done. Covid 19 has done some wonders to the system.  We have to institutionalize the system to convince government to support the industry,” said Mukesh Tyagi a popular member of the industry.

“There are enough rules and regulations which every member of the industry supposed to know when he joins industry in any capacity. The systems and procedures are old in nature needs rectifications,” said Ameet Mehta Legal advisor to Association of Film workers.

“New rules and regulations have already brought down to practice in every shooting, production and where post production is taking place. The industry has just opened  and every one moving according to new normal. We have immediately adopted and adapted the norms of pandemic also. Large funds have been collected from good people and distributed to the most needed people of the industry. We are busy and over cautious about the current situation,” said B.N.Tiwari President of FWICE- Federation of Western India Cine Employees while answering many questions.

Peter Ferris an actor and film maker from London UK also spoke about the methods and conditions at UK film industry. Anoop Bose Film Maker and Lawyer, Ravindra Singh Rajawat film maker, Reyhna Pandit actor also contributed to the discussion.

The event was supported by International Film And Television Club, International Film And Television Research Centre, International Public Broadcasting Forum, International Children’s Film Forum, International Women’s Film Forum and AAFT University of Media And Arts.

Music Recital by Rajinder Prasanna at 6th Global Literary Festival

October 8, 2020
Rajinder Prasanna at 6th Global Literary Festival Noida 2020

New Delhi: An electrifying performance by Rajinder Prasanna was the most fascinating part of 6th Global Literary Festival Noida 2020 on web when the whole World was associated to the festival via different means and modes of social media on the last day of the festival.

The intimation of the festival was sent across to almost million people all over the World, More than 60 countries were participating in a well-designed 12 main and 12 sub events during three days of the festival. Around two hundred thousand people visited the festival where more than seventy thousand viewed the programs.

Sandeep Marwah founder of Noida Film City and President Marwah Studios presented one of the most prestigious Atal Bihari Bajpayee National Award For Promotion of Art And Culture to Rajinder Prasanna for his untiring contribution to art and culture especially to music.

Present on the occasion in the capacity of Chief Guest H.E. Armen Martirosyan Ambassador of Armenia to India said,”Art and culture is the straight link to the heart of people.We must learn to respect the art and culture of other countries. It is another way to learn about people of the country,”.

Rajendra Prasanna is an important figure in the world of Indian music and culture. He is foremost exponent of Bansuri & Shehnai and a celebrated artist recognized for his unique ability to perform on two instruments at a topmost level. It is indeed a very rare skill in the field of Hindustani music. He hails from Benaras and comes from a traditional family of musicians of renowned Benaras Gharana. He preserves, exercises and performs the old traditional music and arts of India which has been retained with his family since many generations.

Felicitated with Grammy Award certificate in 2004, Rajendra Prasanna became an international personality. He has performed across the globe, including appearance at renowned festivals and venues in many different countries of Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australia such as Edinburgh festival in UK, UNO headquarters in Switzerland and WOMAD festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne recital centre, Opera de Lyon (France) etc.

6th Global Literary Festival Is A Real Platform For Poets

October 2, 2020
A Poetry Session at 6th Global Literary Festival Noida 2020

New Delhi: “We are definitely over and above all those who are still thinking of organising a program online. We have informed more than 6lakh people about the 6th Global Literary Festival Noida 2020, 60 countries are participating and supporting the festival and more than 200 writers, poets and artists will get an opportunity to express themselves in three days from 17th to 19th September,” said Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT University of Media And Arts & GLFN.

“The purpose is to spread the word of love peace and unity through art and culture. Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art,” added Sandeep Marwah to start a poetry session by renowned poets of the nation.

Well known national writers and poets like Bhawna Tiwari, Malvika Hariom, Ashok Pankaj, Shashikant Yadav, Suresh Awasthi expressed themselves through their work of art. The poetry session was well appreciated by audience. Senior writer and poetess  Dr. Rama Singh not only read her poems but also Moderated the program.

Sushil Bharti, Festival Director extended thanks on behalf of Asian Academy of Arts. The event was designed by International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry and supported by AAFT University of Media And Arts.

AAFT University Paid Gratitude to The Makers of Film Zanjeer

July 19, 2020

     IFTRC Research on Feature Film Zanjeer at AAFT University



New Delhi: The pioneer film university of the country AAFT University of Media and Arts in association with International Film And Television Research Centre conducted a webinar to pay gratitude to the makers of feature film ZANJEER, one of the most successful films of Indian film industry.


Studying film through its makers is always a rare commodity in a film school. The pain of producing and directing the film can only be seen in the eyes of producer and director.  Hit and flop films should always be the part of the syllabus of young film aspirants,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of the University initiating the powerful webinar in AAFT School of Cinema.


Zanjeer in real was the turning point of the career of now so called the Masiah of Indian Film Industry- Amitabh Bachchan. The film was produced and directed by then the most popular commercial film maker Prakash Mehra who went out of way to cast Amitabh Bachchan even after two mediocre hits and 11 flop films. Film Zanjeer is evaluated as “The Birth of A Super Star”.


Well-known writer, critic and eminent scholar of Asian Cinema Aruna Vasudev expressed that the film is made to see again and again. The gripping story is the key to success.


Special invitee on the occasion Rakesh Kumar a well-known film director known for his films like Khoon Pasina, Mr. Natarwarlal, Do Aur Do Panch and Yarana with Amitabh Bachchan and Suryavanshi with Salman Khan narrated and unfold many stories of making of Zanjeer. “Amitabh Bachchan is one of the finest actors cinema has seen,” said Rakesh.


The guest of honor and first assistant that time known director Sushil Malik popular for his films Imaandar with Sanjay Dutt and Jaan Ki Kasam with Sumit Sehgal and Rohan Kapoor also recounted stories on creation of Zanjeer. “It is life time certificate to work with legend Amitabh Bachchan,” Malik added.


Film Director Ashok Tyagi now Secretary General of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry introduced and paid vote of thanks to the speakers of the day.