Rannvijay, who started out his journey as the winner of MTV “Roadies” and has since worked in a plethora of shows, has featured in films like “Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene”, “Mod”, “Action Replayy” and “London Dreams”.
Asked why is he not doing films that much, Rannvijay told IANS here: “There is a big thing that people say that ‘A film has come’. It takes an entire year to work in a film, then promote it and then it releases… But when I work (on TV) for six months, it shows for the next two years. It is just an illusion that films are big than other (mediums).”
For him, films aren’t necessarily priority. “If I have a hit show on the Internet or TV, then it is bigger than some films… Till the time there is no fun in a film or if I am not getting an interesting character or if it coming in the way of my other things, films won’t get a priority just because it’s a film that is only in our heads,” he added.
Rannvijay said he is doing good till the time he is balancing his work right. “I am doing a small film this year. I did Punjabi films and I just finished a web series… So, acting can happen in a one-minute Instagram thing, web-series, TV and films. Till the time I can do all of it in the right balance, I am good,” he said. On the work front, Rannvijay is currently seen on the 15th season of the youth based reality show “Roadies Xtreme” on MTV. He was here to shoot a task for it. IANS
Practice what you preach. Priyanka Chopra forgot the validity of this adage when at her wedding in December last year in Jodhpur she was seen enjoying a fireworks display.
Suddenly her reputation went up in the sky – at least for a while. Here was an actress who has privately spoken up about noise and smoke pollution caused by fireworks, and there she was enjoying the poison that she had condemned publicly.
A co-star-pal of Ms. Chopra commented, “It was her wedding. She was just having fun, some unthinking fun. I agree she should have been more careful with what she was doing. But it’s okay. No harm done.”
Actress-producer Pooja Bhatt spoke about the need for celebrities with a voice to make sure their private conduct doesn’t contradict their public image.
“I can only speak for myself… I have always been the same person in my personal and public space. The world today, and especially most of the youngsters, are two different animals in their personal and public space. There is no room for truth in most of the lives they share with people… ironic since this is a time of social media where apparently you let people see you for what you are and intimately… yet there is zero intimacy.. just carefully manufactured illusions of reality.”
Shabana Azmi, who has constantly voiced her strong opinion on social issues, admits it is imperative that the powerful voices in our society desist from dithering.
“My father Kaifi Azmi was a rare poet who practised what he preached whether it was on women’s empowerment, communal harmony or social justice. But it’s a tough place to bein because celebrities are judged more harshly than others and people are quick to nitpick. I am very informal with close friends and can be quite a maverick but social media is so all-pervasive that what’s fine in an intimate circle becomes public almost immediately. I think one must be mindful but it can’t be stretched to impossible limits.”
Industry spokesperson Ashoke Pandit sees an urgent need for celebrities to practice what they preach.
“The celebrity should be educated enough to comment on that particular subject. Once the comment is out in the public domain, the celebrity must abide by it. He has a responsibility towards the society as people follow them. Moreover they should follow what they preach. One should be very careful when one has to comment on sensitive issues.”
Actress-environmentalist Dia Mirza feels an imperative need for actors to maintain an equipoise in their overall conduct.
“I personally believe that if one consciously believes in a value system and has outwardly expressed this, then one would also need to consider the importance of reflecting those very values in their personal choices to the best of their ability.This should hold true for all of us. Whether or not we are in position of power.”