'Mughal-E-Azam' for a social causeBy Manisha Deshpande
11/16/2004 12:00:00 AM
21-year old Bunty, the son of Mumbai distributor, Dinesh Gandhi, discovered an apt way to celebrate Diwali. Bunty teamed up with his management friends from H.R. college friends to organize a special show of MUGHAL-E-AZAM for senior citizens at Eros theatre. Nine of the HR College students decided to make it part of their project and organized the unique event by inviting senior citizens from prominent Old Age Homes like Missionaries of Charity, Byculla, Salvation Army, Byculla, King George's Memorial, & J.J Dharamshala, Bombay Central to watch the special show of the film. "We thought what better way to celebrate Diwali than to brighten up and add colour to the lives of many, whom the society owes the most," says Bunty.
The special screening was held at Eros on November 12 and the 120 senior citizens who enjoyed the event were escorted in special buses organized by the students. "It was a pleasure to see the faces of those old people lit up with happiness and joy," says Dinesh Gandhi, who personally looked into the arrangements for the show and ensured that it was a success.