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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian film maker has attempted a world record by finishing a 74-minute feature, loosely based on Terri Schiavo's protracted right-to-die battle that gripped the United States in 2005, in 2 hours and 14 minutes.
Engineer-turned-director Jayaraj's "Atbhutam" (Wonder) tries to capture the drama of mercy-killing in the last hour-and-a-half in the life of a US-based Indian-born playwright suffering from pancreatic cancer.
"I felt the power. When we started at 11.46 a.m., the whole crew was in a trance ... a kind of invisible energy, and we were just flying one from one sequence to the other," 45-year-old Jayaraj told Reuters by phone from the city of Hyderabad.
"And just before the last shot, when my associate said 'one shot left', that's when I realized my dream is finally going to come true."
The record-breaking attempt has been forwarded to the Guinness Book of World Records with authentication letters from Ramanaidu, himself listed as the most prolific producer with 110 films, and an official from the Andhra Pradesh state government, who were present for filming.
Jayaraj opted for an Oregon hospital as his setting since the state's 1997 "Death with Dignity Act" made physician-assisted suicide legal.
Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman brain-damaged for 15 years, and her husband fought a protracted legal battle that gripped the United States before her feeding tube was removed in March, 2005.
Jayaraj approached studios in the United States and Britain five years ago with a story on mercy killing inspired by a euthanasia plea on behalf of an Indian chess player and muscular dystrophy patient by his mother who wanted to donate his organs.
"I originally wanted to make the movie in less than 10 hours. They all discouraged me since the producers couldn't imagine a movie getting completed in such a short time," said Jayaraj, who produced the movie, filmed in December, himself.
The Schiavo saga reaffirmed the multiple award winning director's belief his was an idea whose time has come.
"The Schivao story where we had a husband supporting euthanasia and the patient's parents opposing it, inspired me to do the story again," he said.
"Atbhutam" portrays the dilemma of the playwright's attorney wife, who supports his wish to die, and his old parents who were unaware of such a thing until they meet him in the hospital.
Jayaraj, a veteran of 26 films including "Atbhutam," has won critical acclaim for his brand of experimental cinema.
He avoided multi-camera shoots for his world record attempt and instead used three separate cameras which he moved from one setting to the other.
"We'd planned things, including the lighting, in such minute details, that within a couple of minutes of canning one shot, the lighting for the next scene was switched on and the floor was made ready," said S. Kumar, the film's director of photography.
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Her father says that she had slipped from steps in their apts..and was not good last..night...then her father gave her some some medicine to recover her headaches or pain..in the morning..she was not quite making moments and admitted in the hospital..doctors examined her and said she's in coma,blood clot..they removed the blood clot..and but not quite sure and chances're riduculous that she might survive or die they can't say anything in btw these hrs and 24-hrs..
p.s. she had previously attempted suicide last yr..and now media says..is it a suicide attempt again,anything happend,????
anyways..Lets hope aarthi to get well soon from coma and live her life.
Arti Agarwal in a critical condition
February 16, 2006
Film star Arti Agarwal is admitted in Apollo Hospital today morning (16th Feb 2006) due to head injury. Doctors treated it as emergency case as they found clotting of the blood in head and operated on her. Later on they admitted her in ICU. Doctors said that her condition will be critical for the next 24 hours.
About Arti Agarwal
Arti Agarwal made her debut in Hindi with a flop film Pagalpan. Her debut Telugu film Nuvvu Naaku Nachav created sensation and she had uninterrupted run till Nenunnanu film. She acted with almost all top heroes of Telugu film industry. She took a deliberate break after Nenunnanu film and went back to her home place New Jersey . Her last hit film was Sankranthi. Arti Agarwal is currently acting in Andala Ramudu with Sunil as hero. Shooting of songs for this film is pending. Arti Agarwal's younger sister Aditi Agarwal is also an actress.
We wish Arti Agarwal a speedy recovery. Arthi Agarwal is fighting for life at the Apollo Hospital. She was admitted to the hospital last night for head injury. Sources say that she is in the ICU. Now all manner of specualtion is doing the rounds as to whether it was accidental injury or is it a suicide attempt or is it something else at all. Of course, the gossips are not very edifying. Arthi, it may be recalled, had famously attempted suicide some time back. Stay tuned for more.
Arthi in hospital, speculation mounts
IndiaGlitz [Thursday, February 16, 2006]
Arthi Agarwal is fighting for life at the Apollo Hospital.
She was admitted to the hospital last night for head injury. Sources say that she is in the ICU.
Now all manner of specualtion is doing the rounds as to whether it was accidental injury or is it a suicide attempt or is it something else at all.
Of course, the gossips are not very edifying.
Arthi, it may be recalled, had famously attempted suicide some time back.
Stay tuned for more.
read here in telugu
Sources claim Keerti wanted to start a chain of beauty parlours across the country and even host a talk show on television as she had given up her acting career and wanted to do something constructive with her time. She wanted her husband to help fund these projects and start the business as soon as possible. Unfortunately, Sumanth, unlike his well-to-do star uncle, is still working hard to make it big in the industry. Ironically, this will be the second divorce in the Akkineni family. Actor Nagarjuna separated from his first wife, Lakshmi, daughter of film producer Ramanaidu.
When we tried contacting Sumanth for his version, the actor refused to comment on his marital status. Keerti meanwhile has taken off to Bangalore to spend time with her mother who lives there. Her sister-in-law Shilpa Reddy says she has nothing to do with the issue but concedes, “Nothing has been decided as yet.” The latest rumour doing the rounds is that Keerti allegedly wants to give the marriage another shot but her husband Sumanth is keen on a separation and is not willing to forgive and forget.
Siddharth has always been a ladies man.The young hero has played love-lorn youth in films like Boys, Yuva and NVNV.
But in his next Chukkallo Chandrudu, he is the one who will be chased.For there are three heroines pencilled to play the female leads.
Sources say Sada and Charmee have already been signed while another heroine will soon join the ranks.
The film is made by Creative Commercials and also stars ANR and Waheeda Rehman. Siva Kumar, an one-time associate of Mani Ratnam - is the director.
The movie will hit the floors later this month.
The blockbuster Telugu movie Mass directed by choreographer turned actor Lawrence Raghavendra will speak in Tamil. The movie starring Nagarjuna and Jyothika ran to packed houses in Andhra Pradesh and Lawrence became a director to reckon with there.
Meanwhile efforts are on to dub the movie in Tamil. Titled Veeran in Tamil, the dubbing work for the movie is currently on. Veeran is expected for a release next month.
Based on the response to the film, Lawrence might accept to direct a movie in Tamil, says sources close to him.