No words can convey my frustration with something I am about to discuss. On a leading Hindi entertainment channel, a show has taken absurdity and nonsense to a whole new level. I am pointing towards a reality contest that requires children to show their acting prowess in order to bag roles in TV and movies. Children can be seen imitating adults, giving out precocious performances and displaying their dexterity in romantic acts. This needs to stop right now. I will honestly compare such things with a slow poison that, in marathon, renders the body hollow and devoid of vitality. I do not see actors and models in poor light but I am dead against the popular notion that being successful is being famous.
Such things, like a slow hammer, shift the orientation of children to the world of glamour and then fame becomes everything. Most starry-eyed reality-show contestants (mostly teens) come from middle class households. They can be commonly seen displaying insolence towards culture and education and are willing to stoop to obnoxious levels to gain small modeling and/or acting assignments. I think, anyone who has education and lives a debt free life with dignity is on a much higher pedestal. We must ensure that our compass of morality and thought must point in the right direction at all times, otherwise we all will be happily strolling towards our doom. As they say, a stitch in time saves nine.
Is it not akin to not taking required care of seeds in time and then fussing over shoddy crops?