Chandan Arora is an Indian cinema personality who is serving as a director and editor in Bollywood. Chandan obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bombay University in 1991. His subject was “Business Administration and Management”.Arora is fluent in five languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, and Marathi. Chandan started out as an assistant director in the year 1989. Later, he was an assistant of Kishore Kapadia, a cameraman.

In 1994, Chandan got a job at Star Movies India where he held the position of an associate producer. His debut Bollywood movie was Mast. In 2001, Ram Gopal Varma entrusted him with the task of editing his film Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. Chandan earned fame when he was the editor of Company (2003). Critics consider the movie as the most realistic adaptation of Mumbai underworld crime scene in the history of Indian cinema. With Ajay Devgn and Vivek Oberoi in the lead roles, Company won seven Filmfare awards in its 48th edition.

In fact, Chandan also won a Filmfare for the category of Best Editing. In 2004, Ram Gopal Varma decided to produce Chandan’s directorial debut “Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon.” With Antara Mali essaying Chutki who aspires to be like her idol Madhuri Dixit, MMDBCH got a decent feedback from the reviewers who termed the flick as an honest work. In 2005, Chandan came up with Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh. This movie deals with the insecurities of a husband who feels inferior to his wife when it comes to the issue of height.

With Rajpal Yadav playing the role of a spouse who is shorter than his wife (Rituparna Sengupta’s character), the motion picture got positive reviews from the audience. They marked out Rajpal’s performance as the best element of the movie. In 2007, he supervised the final cut of R. Balki’s Cheeni Kum which featured Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu. In 2010, Chandan directed Striker in which Siddharth acted as the protagonist. Striker discusses the story of a carrom player who resorts to the game to settle scores with the local goon who took his hard earned money.

However, it flopped at the Box-Office which led Chandan to focus on the advertisements. In 2013, Chandan edited Krrish 3 and Nagraj Manjule’s Fandry. In an interview, he prefers to work with the upcoming directors. Fandry is Arora’s first Marathi project, and it dealt with discrimination against Dalit families. Chandan has also revised Aamir Khan’s Raakh which got screened in the USA as a part of the celebrations of 25 years of its release. His last project was Sunny Deol’s Ghayal Returns.

Amit Pawar Hindi Actor

Amit Pawar

Amit Pawar was an Indian Film Editor. He earned his fame predominantly by his work in the Hindi Cinema. However, he also worked frequently in Marathi movies and tried his hand one in Tamil Film Industry. He was born on the September 11, in the year 1972. His native city is the metropolitan, Bollywood city of India – Mumbai, Maharashtra. Being born in the city of films and dreams, he always wanted to make a career in the Indian Film Industry. His area of interest was mainly filmmaking. With basic theoretical knowledge and a lot of experience which was gained by working as Assistant on sets, he embarked his journey as a Film Editor. At the age of 38, on the 20th of February in the year 2010, he passed away in his hometown – Mumbai, India. Having lost his life in his residence at such a young age left the entire Film Industry and his acquaintances shocked and in mourning. The reason of his death was not revealed by the family members. Amit started his career in the year 2003 with the movie Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hu. Being from a background with absolutely no reference to the Film Industry, it was very difficult for him to break in the circuit. He did his first movie officially as the Film Editor at the age of 31. Although the film didn’t do much business, his skills were noticed by some dignitaries in the industry. He received multiple offers in Marathi Film Industry. In the subsequent years from 2004 to 2007, he did Marathi flicks like Supari, Yanda Kartayya Aahe, Dombivali fast, Majha Navra Tujhi Bayako and Saade Maade Teen. He also did a film in the Tamil Film Industry called Evano Oruvan. The appreciation and recognition he received from his work in Marathi flicks, bagged him another mainstream Bollywood project. In the year 2008, he did another Hindi film Mumbai Meri Jaan which garnered a lot of attention. Hangama (2009), Harishchandrachi Factory (2009), Ringa Ringa (2010) and Kshanbhar Vishranti (2010) are some other films he edited before passing away. In his short longing career in the Film Industry, he created a mark for himself in editing. Apart from receiving several nominations for his impeccable work, he also received a few awards. He received the highly celebrated Filmfare Award for Best Editing, just before his death, in the year 2009.

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