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Manoj Desai’s Heartfelt Apology To Vijay Deverakonda

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In a significant turn of events, Manoj Desai, a prominent figure in the Mumbai film industry and owner/executive director of the iconic Maratha Mandir and Gaiety Galaxy theaters, has issued a heartfelt apology to actor Vijay Deverakonda. Desai’s apology comes after he had previously criticized Vijay, calling him “arrogant” and even referring to him as ‘Anakonda.’ However, this apology marks a significant reconciliation between the two individuals, thanks to Vijay’s efforts to clear the air. 

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Manoj Desai’s illustrious theater legacy

Manoj Desai, a name synonymous with Mumbai’s cinema culture, recently extended a sincere apology to actor Vijay Deverakonda. This unexpected turn of events reflects Desai’s willingness to make amends for his previous remarks about the actor. Desai openly admitted, “I’ve only said sorry to 2 actors, Amitabh Bachchan & now Vijay Deverakonda,” underscoring the significance of this apology in his life.

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The rift between Manoj Desai and Vijay Deverakonda began when Desai criticized the actor, branding him as “arrogant” and playfully dubbing him ‘Anakonda.’ Vijay flew from Hyderabad to Mumbai, determined to resolve the misunderstanding. The actor met with Desai and explained that the viral video in question had been taken out of context. After watching the complete video, Manoj not only apologized but also extended his blessings for Vijay’s future projects, signifying the restoration of their professional relationship.

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Manoj Desai’s Legacy in Film and Theater:

Manoj Desai hails from the illustrious Desai family, with connections to famous filmmakers like Shubhash Desai and Manmohan Desai, known for iconic films like “Amar, Akbar Anthony” and “Dharam Veer.” Initially, Desai played small roles in films directed by his uncles. However, he eventually carved his path and became the owner/executive director of two of Mumbai’s most renowned theaters, Maratha Mandir and Gaiety Galaxy.

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Maratha Mandir 

Maratha Mandir, one of the oldest film theaters in Mumbai, opened its doors in 1958. Over the years, it has witnessed grand film launches during the 1960s and 1970s. Remarkably, as of 2019, Maratha Mandir had been screening “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (DDLJ) consecutively for 1230 weeks, a testament to its enduring popularity.

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Gaiety Galaxy

Gaiety Galaxy, also known as G7 multiplex today, is another jewel in Manoj Desai’s crown. What sets these theaters apart is their commitment to providing affordable ticket prices, even in the posh Bandra west area of Mumbai. This accessibility has endeared them to audiences seeking quality entertainment without breaking the bank.

Manoj Desai’s journey in the film industry includes a significant milestone as a producer. He proudly produced the blockbuster film “Khuda Gawah,” starring Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi. This timeless classic had its premiere at Maratha Mandir and was graced by over 20,000 people. Desai recalls the challenges of casting Sridevi and the film’s remarkable success, running for an astonishing 50 weeks. “Khuda Gawah” also stands out as a three-hour-long film that captured the hearts of audiences.

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Throughout his career, Manoj Desai has been known for speaking his mind. Whether discussing the challenges faced by theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic or celebrating the roaring success of South Indian films, he has been a steadfast advocate for single-screen theaters and the diverse range of films showcased within them.



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