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Thursday, January 14, 2016

A Stitch in Time

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?  


8 comments:

  1. Very well written. At an impressionable age, we are telling them its ok to be attracted to these fields. I too don't have anything against acting as a profession. But, misguided at a young age, these people don't even bother getting a good education. I have seen a few people on these reality shows, whose career is now Reality shows. They move from one show to another. Most of them dropped out of schools and colleges pursuing some dream and they now do this. Quite appalling!

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    1. Hi Preeti

      Thanks for reading.You are very right. I have also noticed that most reality shows have some common faces. Some people have made it their very profession. They do just anything for a bit of fame. That is sickening and as you aptly put it, appalling.

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  2. Very apt post for the current situation, Ankita! I haven't seen the reality show you are mentioning here but I watch reality musical shows without fail. Many years back, when the Hindi musical prog. 'saregama' started, Sonu Nigam was the anchor. Children like Shreya Ghoshal, Ghanjawala etc. participated in those shows and are famous singers now. But children came from home with their own dresses and simple make up (I suppose)and sang very well without any dramabaaz. Many stalwarts/music directors judged the show. They too talked decently. Sonu also was very good. Now, it is diluted to the current trend with glossy dresses, new movie promotions are there, the actors coming in horrible dresses, hugging the participants, dancing with them....hmmm...the dignity is lost now. But it will never change hereafter. Feel very sad.

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    1. Hi Sandhya

      Thanks for reading. I agree with you that dignity is completely lost nowadays. I too used to watch those shows fondly with my family but now, I feel sick even when I am watching the reality crap alone. Reality TV has given us a solid reason to feel sad.

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  3. This is atrocious. I didn't know about this show, not that am interested in watching

    I would blame the parents who would go to any length to incur that fifteen minutes fame for their children and for themselves indirectly.

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    1. Hi Maam

      absolutely, it really is. It seems people are willing to barter everything for 15 min of fame.

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