Current Issue
Organiser Home
Editorial
EXPOSE
Reports
Comment
The Moving Finger Writes
Media Watch
Thinking Aloud
Bookmark
A PAGE FROM HISTORY
RETROSPECT
Kids Org.
News Round-up
Readers’ Forum:
INTERESTING PEOPLE
PERSPECTIVE
Kerala Newsletter

Previous Issues
September 04, 2011

August 28, 2011
August 21, 2011
August 14, 2011
August 07, 2011

July 31, 2011
July 24, 2011
July 17, 2011
July 10, 2011
July 03, 2011

June 26, 2011
June 19, 2011
June 12, 2011
June 05, 2011

May 29, 2011
May 22, 2011
May 15, 2011
May 08, 2011
May 01, 2011

April 24, 2011
April 17, 2011
April 10, 2011
April 03, 2011

March 27, 2011
March 20, 2011
March 13, 2011
March 06, 2011

February 27, 2011
February 20, 2011
February 13, 2011
February 06, 2011

January 30, 2011
January 23, 2011
January 16, 2011
January 09, 2011
January 02, 2011

December 26, 2010
December 19, 2010
December 12, 2010
December 05, 2010
November 28, 2010
November 21, 2010
November 14, 2010
November 7, 2010

October 31, 2010
October 24, 2010
October 17, 2010
October 10, 2010
October 03, 2010

2010 Issues
2009 Issues
2008 Issues
2007 Issues
2006 Issues

Organiser
About us
Advertisement
Circulation
Contact us

Subscribe


August 21, 2011




Page: 6/42

Home > 2011 Issues > August 21, 2011

Interesting People
From Pitamah to Major Uncle

By Rajan Khanna

HE appeared for the first time on the screen as Bhishma in the television serial Mahabharata and ever since has created a niche for himself in the tinsel world and an everlasting place in the hearts of millions. I went to meet Mukesh Khanna to know his views about the role of cinema and television in the process of nation building. In his inimitable style, he expressed his pain and anguish about the eroding value system in the society, but, at the same time opined that if more and more efforts are put to retain and rejuvenate our ancient heritage and cultural values, we can take our nation on the path of glory with more speed and vigour.

Remembering the impact of the serial Mahabharata on the national consciousness, he told that even non-Hindus were influenced by the good-for-humanity messages emanated from the greatest of the epics. He emphasised that in order to inculcate the moral values in young generation, T.V serials and films depicting the lives of national heroes should be made. He disclosed that he was observing the children watching foreign- origin films like Superman and Batman and he wanted to make the same with an Indian super-hero who could catch the imagination of the younger lot; the production of the serial Shaktiman was the result of those thoughts. He told that so many messages like environmental protection, keeping the personal hygiene and respecting the elders, were disseminated through the Shaktiman serial.

At present, Mukesh Khanna is playing the role of Major Uncle in a specially made for children serial “Hum Honge Kamyab”. The said serial is based upon the lives of the great men and women who have served their motherland and is planned to be shown in various schools at different places. He told that he is planning to produce the animated and 3D versions of the very successful serial Shaktiman. Besides, he is envisaging to make more movies for the children and it can be very well imagined that when released, the said movies will help create better citizens.

Mukesh Khanna was perturbed about the quality of the sop- operas being telecast nowadays; he maintained that most of them are highly negative in content and are offering poor quality of entertainment. He said even the print and the visual media is full of negative news, though, he praised the role of media in uncovering the various scandals which have engulfed the country. He stressed that so many positive developments are also taking place in the society; the same should be highlighted by the media and the endeavour would certainly motivate other people to contribute their might in the noble cause of nation-building.

He contended that parents are not spending adequate amount of time with their children and consequently the latter are getting deprived of the valuable parental guidance. According to him even changes are required in the education system where more and more emphasis should be laid on reinforcing the Guru-Shishya tradition.

Mukesh’s family – in the aftermath of the partition—had migrated to Mumbai from Multan (now in Pakistan). When told about their ancestral temple in Dipalpur tehsil in Okara district of Pakistan and the highly neglected state of the same, he said, it is meaningless to expect from the Government of India to take initiative and talk to the Pakistani government for the upkeep of the Hindu temples in that country. He maintained that the people themselves should take the cudgels upon their shoulders and take steps for the maintenance of the places of heritage which have been left behind in Pakistan.




Previous Page Previous Page (5/42) - Next Page (7/42) Next Page


copyright© 2004 Bharat Prakashan(Delhi) Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Designed and Hosted by KSHEERAJA Web Solutions Pvt Ltd