India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma on Friday attended the 12th convocation ceremony of popular film institute Whistling Woods in Mumbai. He, along with legends Salim Khan and Asha Parekh, was the chief guest of the ceremony. On the occasion of the 75th birthday of filmmaker and Whistling Woods founder Subhash Ghai, the institute organised a grand convocation event where the chief guests honoured the students of the 2019 batch for their stellar performances.
At the event, Rajat Sharma threw light on the journey of filmmaker Subhash Ghai and encouraged the students to learn from his struggles. He praised Ghai for his contribution towards honing the talent of struggling artistes through the Whistling Woods institute, and to the Indian cinema in its entirety.
Rajat Sharma also shared an anecdote about Salim Khan -- about how the legendary scriptwriter came to Mumbai with a dream of becoming an actor. He goaded the students to learn from him and keep dreaming.
"If one of your dreams doesn’t come true, start dreaming another one but never stop dreaming," he said, adding, "if Salim Khan had become an actor, who would have written scripts of iconic films like Sholay and Deewar."
Yesteryear actress Asha Parekh also spoke at the event. She said, "Sometimes there are highs and lows, so you have to be very stern and make up your mind and have very strong willpower to achieve your dreams!"
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