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SKDF is Controversial: RE: documentary on Satyendra Dubey : Minnie Vaid

SKDF: RE: documentary on Satyendra Dubey : Minnie Vaid

From: “S K Dubey Foundation” <foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org>

To: “‘Sucheta Dalal'” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, “‘Minnie Vaid'” <mvaid@vsnl.com>
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Subject: RE: documentary on Satyendra Dubey : Minnie Vaid
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 19:36:29 +0100

Hi Sucheta,

It is disappointing to learn that you also believe that the foundation is controversial. For last three years, I have donated thousands of hours to sustain the fight and to keep the fight alive, only to hear this from respected members of society. I only have two hands and limited hours and therefore not able to reply to thousand of baseless emails, resulting in some people spreading vindictive rumors. The foundation has always been transparent and foundation’s tax-returns are available at the website. Based on the advice of board members and lawyers, I was told that keeping the website updated with the latest tax returns is all that is required. Therefore, it will not be reasonable to blame the foundation.

Minnie knows how we have worked together for more than one year to come to a stage from where it seems that the documentary will be a reality. I have been working hard to raise funds for the documentary for last one year. We will complete the documentary and will also distribute it worldwide. Once again, these are the same people (who have created obstacles before) raising baseless allegations and yet again trying to thwart a sincere effort. I leave this to you and others what to make out of it.

The foundation is funding the documentary and once again I have distributed the budget via foundation’s yahoogroup and other electronic groups, keeping it transparent. I have also attached it here for those who are “concerned” about the transparency.

As I mentioned before, I am writing this email to make foundation’s stand clear and to stand beside Minnie who has been very brave to come out and help the foundation. Neither I nor Minnie will have time to reply to every individual email.

Regards,

Ashutosh


From: Sucheta Dalal [mailto:suchetadalal@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 4:35 PM
To: Minnie Vaid; foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org
Cc: letters@tribuneindia.com; Sucheta Dalal; corruptionfree06@yahoo.com; vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com; atalb@chetu.com; Shailesh Gandhi; Sudhir Badami; shadikatyal@yahoo.com; darak786@gmail.com; vishalk@gmail.com; corruptionfree04@yahoo.com; sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com; yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.com; vijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in
Subject: Re: documentary on satyendra dubey : minnie vaid

Hi  everybody

Minnie Vaid is a friend, former hostelmate and colleague. Personally, I think her documentary on Satyendra Dubey  will probably be the only lasting thing to come out of this now controversial foundation.

It is such a pity that Minnie’s efforts — partly at her own cost — have been dragged into the mess. For this I blame those who are in charge of the foundation and have not been very transparent in the past.

It is now upto all of us to ensure that Minnie is able to get the funding (raised from people around the world who were horrified at Satyendra Dubey’s death and humbled by his courage) to complete her film.

We must also ensure that it is widely distributed and seen by everybody who cares for the truth — even if it means getting on to a more non-controversial platform.

I hope Dhananjay takes note of this and makes the effort to respond to Minnie’s email. His changing stance on the controversy over funds does no credit to his brother’s memory. He must come forward now and vouch for what Minnie has said in public and also ensure that her film is out in the public domain in the quickest possible time. If anyone has Dhananjay’s email ID please forward my email to him.

best

Sucheta

Minnie Vaid <mvaid@vsnl.com> wrote:

dear all,

i am the film maker who is making a documentary on satyendra dubey and am appalled that it is being called ” cheap and politically motivated” by people who have not bothered to clarify the matter with me.

let me introduce myself….i am a documentary television journalist with 22 years experience in the print and electronic media….i have worked with the Times of India group, India Today group, Business India group and Star Plus….i have a reputation as a committed and good film maker and would like to preserve the same…..

here are the facts as i know them….

1) i had approached skdf after checking their website on the Net and wrote to ashutosh aman who was listed as the person to contact…..two years ago. I discussed the possibility of doing a documentary with him and also sent him a detailed brief and rough cost of  a 1 hour documentary…..that cost was roughly US 18,000 dollars.

a whole year passed and he told me skdf was not able to generate that amount, following which i submitted a proposal for a half hour documentary , with absolute basic costs, and sent the proposal for Rs 4,05000.

Out of this amount i have received Rs 2,20,000 for the shoot which begins this 23rd Sept…..i hve personally not charged skdf ONE single rupee for the work done by me over 2 years, researching and calling up people in Bihar and Delhi, for the film.

In fact, last year, i attended satyendra”s sister Kusum”s wedding in shahpur, sivan,bihar, and shot a few scenes on my personal handicam,which i will be using in the film also.

I HAVE NOT CHARGED SKDF AT ALL FOR THIS EXPENSE.

2) since i am a journalist of repute, i could have got funding for this film on my own, after approaching shekhar gupta of the Indian Express, whom i know professionally and personally and it would have been much quicker to do so.

But, i wanted the film on skd to start with the words…..” the family and friends of skdubey and the SKDF presents…..” and that is why i ahve been working, without encouragement from anyone and without payment, for the last 2 years, on this project. I hve also refused other lucrative offers of films in the last 4 months so that this film could be completed before the 3rd death anniversary on nov 27.

it is certainly not motivated by any “cheap or political” agenda……i would like to get a reply from those who have alleged this, without checking with me or my credentials.

3) what skdf has done with their funds collected so far and how they have spent or  ” looted” it, is not my concern and i have no knowledge of the same.

i am only and have always been, interested in making a great film on skd since i read the express articles 3 years ago.THAT IS MY ONLY AGENDA and pl note that my fee for the entire project is less than what i will be paying the technicians for this film, and it is a quarter of what i normally charge for direction of a half hour film.

i have not billed skdf for any of the expenses i have personally incurred while researching and doing pre-production of this film….i will post the entire budget break-up of the total amount of the film, ie Rs 4,05000 (four lakhs and five thousand, only) for anyone who is interested.

my mobile no is 98200-71666 and email id is mvaid@vsnl.com.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUERIES ABOUT THIS FILM, PL DO ME THE COURTESY OF ASKING ABOUT IT, BEFORE MAKING ALLEGATIONS ABOUT MY FILM OR MY CREDENTIALS.

I HAVE NOT BUILT UP A FLAWLESS REPUTATION OVER 22 YEARS TO HAVE IT QUESTIONED BY PEOPLE OVER THIS  ONE FILM.

pl also check with dhananjay dubey who has been in touch with me over 2 years and who addresses me as Didi, and who has met me personally in mumbai….he will answer all allegations on whether i am ” exploiting the soul ” of his brother satyendra.

i would like a reply to this mail before i leave for the shoot on sept 21.

minnie vaid

708 B Sunshine bldg, Raheja Vihar, Powai, Mumbai 72

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September 19, 2006 Posted by | Ashutosh Aman Mishra | Leave a comment

Re: documentary on satyendra dubey : minnie vaid

Re: documentary on satyendra dubey : minnie vaid

Date:  Mon, 18 Sep 2006 12:55:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: “shadi katyalsearch” <shadikatyal@yahoo.com

Subject: Re: documentary on satyendra dubey : minnie vaid
To:  “Sucheta Dalal” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, “Minnie Vaid” <mvaid@vsnl.com>, foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org
CC: letters@tribuneindia.com,  “Sucheta Dalal” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, corruptionfree06@yahoo.com, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, atalb@chetu.com, “Shailesh Gandhi” <shailesh2@vsnl.com>, “Sudhir Badami” <sudhirbadami@gmail.com>,  shadikatyal@yahoo.com, darak786@gmail.com, vishalk@gmail.comcorruptionfree04@yahoo.com, sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com, yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.comvijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in

Dear Sucheta,

You have got the response from Mr. Amman and he has
ignored as ussual all the necessary accountability.

It is unfortunate that Ms. Vaid is getting involved in
this project not that we are against such a
documentary but as long SKDF and its board is involved
and there is still a dark cloud over the Foundation,
she may like to work independtly.

We are quite sure that contributions will come for
such a documentary from all sources but I doubt if 
anyone is interested to send any funds to SKDF
accounts in USA.

The reply to your letter should indicate you that why
anyone should furnish any contributions to a private
held party. The SKDF is not a Tax Free Foundation. Mr.
Amman also have written that SK does not mean
Satyndera and thus therre lies the truth. It is more
or less for personal glory. It is shame that name of
the Martyr had been so badly abused and yet instead of
walking away or giving full details, Foundation is
asking for funds.

Regards
shadi

___________________________________________

 

Date:  Mon, 18 Sep 2006 15:28:38 -0700 (PDT)
From:  “shadi katyalsearch” <shadikatyal@yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: documentary on Satyendra Dubey : Minnie Vaid
To: foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org,  “‘Sucheta Dalal'” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, “‘Minnie Vaid'” <mvaid@vsnl.com>
CC: letters@tribuneindia.comcorruptionfree06@yahoo.com, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, atalb@chetu.com, “‘Shailesh Gandhi'” <shailesh2@vsnl.com>, “‘Sudhir Badami'” <sudhirbadami@gmail.com>, shadikatyal@yahoo.com, darak786@gmail.com, vishalk@gmail.com, corruptionfree04@yahoo.com, sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com, yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.comvijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in

This letter is the indication of real person who have
done all this for his own glory. Notice the
haughtyness and disrespect for all and everyone.How
could man be so busy on one side to reply anyone and
claim he has spent thousands of hours. Was it done for
the family or the nation, No it was a personal
ego trip and that is why Foundation is a personal and
not public who donated.

For the Filam maker Ms.Vaid our advise is to stay
calear of this personal foundation and donot get your
self with such egocentric person. He has refused to be
accountable and you may endup holding the bag.

regards
shadi
--- S K Dubey Foundation
<foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org> wrote:

> Hi Sucheta,
> 
>  
> 
> It is disappointing to learn that you also believe
> that the foundation is
> controversial. For last three years, I have donated
> thousands of hours to
> sustain the fight and to keep the fight alive, only
> to hear this from
> respected members of society. I only have two hands
> and limited hours and
> therefore not able to reply to thousand of baseless
> emails, resulting in
> some people spreading vindictive rumors. The
> foundation has always been
> transparent and foundation's tax-returns are
> available at the website. Based
> on the advice of board members and lawyers, I was
> told that keeping the
> website updated with the latest tax returns is all
> that is required.
> Therefore, it will not be reasonable to blame the
> foundation.
> 
>  
> 
> Minnie knows how we have worked together for more
> than one year to come to a
> stage from where it seems that the documentary will
> be a reality. I have
> been working hard to raise funds for the documentary
> for last one year. We
> will complete the documentary and will also
> distribute it worldwide. Once
> again, these are the same people (who have created
> obstacles before) raising
> baseless allegations and yet again trying to thwart
> a sincere effort. I
> leave this to you and others what to make out of it. 
> 
> The foundation is funding the documentary and once
> again I have distributed
> the budget via foundation's yahoogroup and other
> electronic groups, keeping
> it transparent. I have also attached it here for
> those who are "concerned"
> about the transparency. 
> 
> As I mentioned before, I am writing this email to
> make foundation's stand
> clear and to stand beside Minnie who has been very
> brave to come out and
> help the foundation. Neither I nor Minnie will have
> time to reply to every
> individual email.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Ashutosh
> ____________________

______________________________

 

Date:  Mon, 18 Sep 2006 17:10:44 +0100 (BST)
From: VB Singh” <vijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in>
Subject: Re: documentary on satyendra dubey : minnie vaid
To:  “Sucheta Dalal” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, “Minnie Vaid” <mvaid@vsnl.com>, foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org
CC: letters@tribuneindia.comcorruptionfree06@yahoo.com, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, atalb@chetu.com, “Shailesh Gandhi” <shailesh2@vsnl.com>, “Sudhir Badami” <sudhirbadami@gmail.com>, shadikatyal@yahoo.com, darak786@gmail.com, vishalk@gmail.com, corruptionfree04@yahoo.com, sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com, yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.comvijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.indhananjay1dkd@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Respected Madam,

 

Email ID of Dhananjay is dhananjay1dkd@yahoo.co.in

 

You are aware how Kalyan Panda, misused SKDF to ruin my career and put my family members in trouble. You know what agony my family and me are undergoing in our lives for being working honestly and sincerely.

 

He is trying to gain cheap popularity by using the name of Satyendra Dubey, whereas his attitude towards other whistleblowers is hostile. You are the best judge and may advise Dhanajay and Minnie accordingly.

 

Regards,

VBS

____________________________________

Date:  Mon, 18 Sep 2006 08:35:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Sucheta Dalal” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: documentary on satyendra dubey : minnie vaid
To: “Minnie Vaid” <mvaid@vsnl.com>, foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org
CC: letters@tribuneindia.com, “Sucheta Dalal” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, corruptionfree06@yahoo.com, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, atalb@chetu.com, “Shailesh Gandhi” <shailesh2@vsnl.com>, “Sudhir Badami” <sudhirbadami@gmail.com>,  shadikatyal@yahoo.com, darak786@gmail.com, vishalk@gmail.comcorruptionfree04@yahoo.com, sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com, yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.comvijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in

 

Hi  everybody

 

Minnie Vaid is a friend, former hostelmate and colleague. Personally, I think her documentary on Satyendra Dubey  will probably be the only lasting thing to come out of this now controversial foundation.

 

It is such a pity that Minnie’s efforts — partly at her own cost — have been dragged into the mess. For this I blame those who are in charge of the foundation and have not been very transparent in the past.

 

It is now upto all of us to ensure that Minnie is able to get the funding (raised from people around the world who were horrified at Satyendra Dubey’s death and humbled by his courage) to complete her film.

 

We must also ensure that it is widely distributed and seen by everybody who cares for the truth — even if it means getting on to a more non-controversial platform.

 

I hope Dhananjay takes note of this and makes the effort to respond to Minnie’s email. His changing stance on the controversy over funds does no credit to his brother’s memory. He must come forward now and vouch for what Minnie has said in public and also ensure that her film is out in the public domain in the quickest possible time. If anyone has Dhananjay’s email ID please forward my email to him.

 

best

Sucheta

________________________________________

 

Minnie Vaid <mvaid@vsnl.com> wrote:

dear all,

i am the film maker who is making a documentary on satyendra dubey and am appalled that it is being called ” cheap and politically motivated” by people who have not bothered to clarify the matter with me.

let me introduce myself….i am a documentary television journalist with 22 years experience in the print and electronic media….i have worked with the Times of India group, India Today group, Business India group and Star Plus….i have a reputation as a committed and good film maker and would like to preserve the same…..

here are the facts as i know them….

1) i had approached skdf after checking their website on the Net and wrote to ashutosh aman who was listed as the person to contact…..two years ago. I discussed the possibility of doing a documentary with him and also sent him a detailed brief and rough cost of  a 1 hour documentary…..that cost was roughly US 18,000 dollars.

a whole year passed and he told me skdf was not able to generate that amount, following which i submitted a proposal for a half hour documentary , with absolute basic costs, and sent the proposal for Rs 4,05000.

Out of this amount i have received Rs 2,20,000 for the shoot which begins this 23rd Sept…..i hve personally not charged skdf ONE single rupee for the work done by me over 2 years, researching and calling up people in Bihar and Delhi, for the film.

In fact, last year, i attended satyendra”s sister Kusum”s wedding in shahpur, sivan,bihar, and shot a few scenes on my personal handicam,which i will be using in the film also.

I HAVE NOT CHARGED SKDF AT ALL FOR THIS EXPENSE.

2) since i am a journalist of repute, i could have got funding for this film on my own, after approaching shekhar gupta of the Indian Express, whom i know professionally and personally and it would have been much quicker to do so.

But, i wanted the film on skd to start with the words…..” the family and friends of skdubey and the SKDF presents…..” and that is why i ahve been working, without encouragement from anyone and without payment, for the last 2 years, on this project. I hve also refused other lucrative offers of films in the last 4 months so that this film could be completed before the 3rd death anniversary on nov 27.

it is certainly not motivated by any “cheap or political” agenda……i would like to get a reply from those who have alleged this, without checking with me or my credentials.

3) what skdf has done with their funds collected so far and how they have spent or  ” looted” it, is not my concern and i have no knowledge of the same.

i am only and have always been, interested in making a great film on skd since i read the express articles 3 years ago.THAT IS MY ONLY AGENDA and pl note that my fee for the entire project is less than what i will be paying the technicians for this film, and it is a quarter of what i normally charge for direction of a half hour film.

i have not billed skdf for any of the expenses i have personally incurred while researching and doing pre-production of this film….i will post the entire budget break-up of the total amount of the film, ie Rs 4,05000 (four lakhs and five thousand, only) for anyone who is interested.

my mobile no is 98200-71666 and email id is mvaid@vsnl.com.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUERIES ABOUT THIS FILM, PL DO ME THE COURTESY OF ASKING ABOUT IT, BEFORE MAKING ALLEGATIONS ABOUT MY FILM OR MY CREDENTIALS.

I HAVE NOT BUILT UP A FLAWLESS REPUTATION OVER 22 YEARS TO HAVE IT QUESTIONED BY PEOPLE OVER THIS  ONE FILM.

pl also check with dhananjay dubey who has been in touch with me over 2 years and who addresses me as Didi, and who has met me personally in mumbai….he will answer all allegations on whether i am ” exploiting the soul ” of his brother satyendra.

i would like a reply to this mail before i leave for the shoot on sept 21.

minnie vaid

708 B Sunshine bldg, Raheja Vihar, Powai, Mumbai 72

September 19, 2006 Posted by | Ashutosh Aman Mishra | Leave a comment

Family Drama Or Tamasha Of SK Dubey Sacrifice

Date:  Mon, 18 Sep 2006 10:44:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: “R Singh” <corruptionfree04@yahoo.com>
Subject: Family Drama Or Tamasha Of SK Dubey Sacrifice
To: “Minnie Vaid” <mvaid@vsnl.com>
CC: “Sucheta Dalal” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, corruptionfree06@yahoo.com, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, atalb@chetu.com, “Shailesh Gandhi” <shailesh2@vsnl.com>, “Sudhir Badami” <sudhirbadami@gmail.com>, shadikatyal@yahoo.com, darak786@gmail.com, vishalk@gmail.comcorruptionfree04@yahoo.com, sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com, yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.comvijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in

Family Drama Or Tamasha Of SK Dubey Sacrifice 

 

Dear Minnie Vaid,

This is my message to which you have responded.

It will be a biggest shame and disgrace for this country that SK Dubey’s sacrifice and initiative to end corruption in our Civil projects is trivialized.

Since you are a generalist you have access to much more material on SKDF, in some places people refer to SKD as Bhagat Singh of Bihar. IE has over 100 stories on SKD.

Let me explain SKDF was meant to dilute and destroy National Highway Scam. We always suspected for three years that idea of film is “Trivialize & Downgrade” the sacrifice for SKD. SKDF deliberately sabotaged investigations and never wanted to raise real charges made in SKD letter of Nov.11, 2002.

A person of your stature can get bank loan or get funds from creditable sources not ones who even sold SKD “Kaffan”.

Get a copy right of script, if you have a good script you will get funding in crores or colaboration and do a professional job. Don’t involve political agents and dirty people SKDF.

We don’t need Rs.2 lakh or Rs.5 lakh tamasha. Do a serious job.

I am just posting few important lines from SKD letter.

“A dream project of unparalleled importance to the Nation but in reality a great loot of public money because of very poor implementation at every state.”

“But in reality, they are getting most of the work done through numerous small petty contractors (main contractors are supplying only a few critical equipment & materials) at 50-60 per cent of the price quoted by them and the rest 40 per cent of contract price is being pocketed by them without much effort. In the process, the main contractors are working just like commission agents.”

“However, when it comes to the actual execution of works, it is found that most of the works (sometimes even up to 100 per cent) are being sublet or subcontracted to small petty contractors who are not at all capable to execute such big projects and ensure the quality of construction”

“The entire mobilisation advance of 10 per cent of contract value (which goes up to Rs 40 crores in certain cases) has been paid to the contractors within a few weeks of award of work but there has been little follow-up to ensure that they are actually mobilised at site with the same”

“The curriculum vitae of professionals are invariably being fabricated and manipulated by consultants to get approval, as the NHAI officials are not asking for any documentary proof in support of the qualification & experience claimed. Instead they are abetting this crime.”

”The contractors are getting customs and excise duty exemptions on most of the road construction equipment. However, because of laxity on the part of NHAI, the contractors in many cases are buying equipment on behalf of or for other parties and appropriating a portion of the excise/custom duty exemptions in their pocket.”

It is a serious matter so don’t trivialize it. 

Ravinder Singh September18, 2006

 

Killing & Selling Of SK Dubey Body & Soul

Dear Shadi,

Thank you for alerting me to this latest development about continued exploitation of SKD who have not yet accounted for crores in donations already swindled.

It is a shame that IITians had failed to come forward to protect the legacy of SK Dubey who single handedly challenged the “Corruption” and “Loot” in India’s largest public works of national highways.

Like we see in Animal Planet where even lions abandon their dead for vultures to consume, SK Dubey’s body and soul were sold out by human vultures in Kalyan Panda, Atal Bansal and Ashutosh Aman Mishra.

The only testimonial of his great sacrifice for the country that ought to have inspired the coming generations was not even put up on Sham organization SKD Foundation home page, founded to “Cover Up” greatest loot in India.

A letter that ought to be “Bible” to all nationalist organizations in the world has no place in SKDF.

Agents of the cover up operation are active again to further tarnish his image by coming out with “Cheap and Politically Motivated” documentary. The “Loot on Grand Scale” is replaced with his sacrifice “To go back to his roots”.

Consequently we get even 10 to 100 times bigger scams in SEZs.

Madhur Bhandarkar or some reputed filmmaker should take up this important project and make a reality-based film.

Ravinder Singh

September17, 2006

____________

Minnie Vaid <mvaid@vsnl.com> wrote:

dear all,

i am the film maker who is making a documentary on satyendra dubey and am appalled that it is being called ” cheap and politically motivated” by people who have not bothered to clarify the matter with me.

let me introduce myself….i am a documentary television journalist with 22 years experience in the print and electronic media….i have worked with the Times of India group, India Today group, Business India group and Star Plus….i have a reputation as a committed and good film maker and would like to preserve the same…..

here are the facts as i know them….

1) i had approached skdf after checking their website on the Net and wrote to ashutosh aman who was listed as the person to contact…..two years ago. I discussed the possibility of doing a documentary with him and also sent him a detailed brief and rough cost of  a 1 hour documentary…..that cost was roughly US 18,000 dollars.

a whole year passed and he told me skdf was not able to generate that amount, following which i submitted a proposal for a half hour documentary , with absolute basic costs, and sent the proposal for Rs 4,05000.

Out of this amount i have received Rs 2,20,000 for the shoot which begins this 23rd Sept…..i hve personally not charged skdf ONE single rupee for the work done by me over 2 years, researching and calling up people in Bihar and Delhi, for the film.

In fact, last year, i attended satyendra”s sister Kusum”s wedding in shahpur, sivan,bihar, and shot a few scenes on my personal handicam,which i will be using in the film also.

I HAVE NOT CHARGED SKDF AT ALL FOR THIS EXPENSE.

2) since i am a journalist of repute, i could have got funding for this film on my own, after approaching shekhar gupta of the Indian Express, whom i know professionally and personally and it would have been much quicker to do so.

But, i wanted the film on skd to start with the words…..” the family and friends of skdubey and the SKDF presents…..” and that is why i ahve been working, without encouragement from anyone and without payment, for the last 2 years, on this project. I hve also refused other lucrative offers of films in the last 4 months so that this film could be completed before the 3rd death anniversary on nov 27.

it is certainly not motivated by any “cheap or political” agenda……i would like to get a reply from those who have alleged this, without checking with me or my credentials.

3) what skdf has done with their funds collected so far and how they have spent or  ” looted” it, is not my concern and i have no knowledge of the same.

i am only and have always been, interested in making a great film on skd since i read the express articles 3 years ago.THAT IS MY ONLY AGENDA and pl note that my fee for the entire project is less than what i will be paying the technicians for this film, and it is a quarter of what i normally charge for direction of a half hour film.

i have not billed skdf for any of the expenses i have personally incurred while researching and doing pre-production of this film….i will post the entire budget break-up of the total amount of the film, ie Rs 4,05000 (four lakhs and five thousand, only) for anyone who is interested.

my mobile no is 98200-71666 and email id is mvaid@vsnl.com.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUERIES ABOUT THIS FILM, PL DO ME THE COURTESY OF ASKING ABOUT IT, BEFORE MAKING ALLEGATIONS ABOUT MY FILM OR MY CREDENTIALS.

I HAVE NOT BUILT UP A FLAWLESS REPUTATION OVER 22 YEARS TO HAVE IT QUESTIONED BY PEOPLE OVER THIS  ONE FILM.

pl also check with dhananjay dubey who has been in touch with me over 2 years and who addresses me as Didi, and who has met me personally in mumbai….he will answer all allegations on whether i am ” exploiting the soul ” of his brother satyendra.

i would like a reply to this mail before i leave for the shoot on sept 21.

minnie vaid

708 B Sunshine bldg, Raheja Vihar, Powai, Mumbai 72

September 19, 2006 Posted by | Ashutosh Aman Mishra | Leave a comment