Wednesday April 1, 2020

Actor Anil Kapoor Feels That Social Message with a Dose of Entertainment is Necessary to Reach out More People

The show will be telecast on Rishtey channel from February 2

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Anil Kapoor. IANS

Popular Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who has come on board for a TV show which addresses the issue of sanitation, says every story reaches out to a larger audience much better when it is woven with entertainment.

At the launch of the show “Navrangi Re!” here on Tuesday, the National Award-winning actor said: “I used to visit Raj Kapoor uncle as a kid and he used to say something that I strongly believe in…that if we can offer entertainment with a social message, the cause and awareness on the issue reaches out a number of people. In the show ‘Navarangi Re!’, we have attempted to do that.”

The show is produced by Swastik Productions and it has partnered with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and BBC Media Action.

It features Aamir Ali, Vaishnavi Dhanraj, Sushmita Mukherjee and Raju Kher among others. Anil Kapoor is playing a special character in the story.

Anil Kapoor, Amritsar
Anil Kapoor. Twitter

On the concept of the show, Anil said: “I think cleanliness starts from home and then goes to the society and the world. We all have to work towards building an environmentally friendly world.”

Sharing anecdotes from his childhood, Anil Kapoor said: “I was born in Chembur and in our building we had proper toilets. That way, I would say that I was privileged. However, when during my summer vacation I visited my grandparents’ place in Delhi, the sanitation system was very different. There was no flush, no running water, and the whole system was bad. On many occasions, the kids of the house used to go out in the narrow lanes and defecate there.”

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“I am sure that even in present times, in several rural areas, things are not designed scientifically and people are not aware of the right sanitation. With the show, we are trying to teach people how to use safety tank, how to use flush,” added the actor, who recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The show will be telecast on Rishtey channel from February 2. (IANS)

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Ways to Turn Your Home Into an Entertainment Zone

Transform your home into an entertainment zone

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Give your home an entertainment-like makeover with fun games and thought provoking activities. IANS

BY PUJA GUPTA

As the lockdown period extends, days seem to be longer and monotony crops in. Most of us tend to hunt for new and exciting things to do. Watching TV, playing video games can surely beat time, but it’s not gratifying until there is more to do.

The key is to innovate and give your home an entertainment-like makeover with fun games and thought provoking activities.

Students and faculty at Vogue Institute of Art and Design share ideas that help you sail through the lockdown without even realizing it.

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Take part in the eold v/s new’ challenge

We are all creative in many ways; it could be artistic or functional. Explore your creativity through a challenge of remaking any of the old household items into a new design. For instance, a regular mirror can be made into a decor piece with the use of pencils around it. You could pull out one of your old winnows or baskets and paint it with exciting colours. There are many more items that can transform if you put some thought to it. Select an area in your home that can be used to display all your creations.

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Select an area in your home that can be used to display all your creations. IANS

Make your very own game zone

Games are one of the best ways to engage and build excitement.

Transform your bed sheets into a popular game of Twister. With the use of old swatches at home, form patch work with different colours in rows on your bed sheet. It’s a simple game of physical skill where the judge asks two participants to place their legs or hands on a particular colour of patch until they reach the end of the sheet

You can also make your very own dart game with the use of a cardboard on an old watch clock. Shape the cardboard in a circular form with an outer circle marking painted in green, inner circle marking in black and the centre in red. A needle covered with 4 toothpicks can be used as darts to hit the bullseye.

Turn your household routine into an activity

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You could place bed sheets like a roof by lining up chairs on the side of your bed, giving it a tent like feel at your home. IANS

Make your routine work exciting by converting it into a game. Create a chart that displays the tasks as per the time required to complete it. Be it cleaning the dishes, or wiping the floor, each task can be categorized as per the time required. The members in the house can be in groups and the one who doesn’t accomplish it on time needs to do the other set of tasks of the winning group.

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Initiate the newspaper challenge

Have piles of newspapers in your home? Host a challenge using newspapers as a mode of creative boards and marquee silhouettes and show your creativity. If fashion is not your forte, opt for the simplest forms that you have done during childhood like paper boats, or paper airplanes. Challenge your competitor to see how long it lasts in water or how far it can fly. It’ll be fun, try it!

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Give your room a makeover

Bored of the same look of your home? See if you can transform the most frequently used rooms with a new look. You could place bed sheets like a roof by lining up chairs on the side of your bed, giving it a tent like feel. You can also add a lamp on the side or fairy lights to add more sparkle. (IANS)