NEW DELHI — Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan believes that in today’s time, politeness and obligations which were very prominent in the past as far as celebrities’ public appearances were concerned, are long gone.
Sharing his thoughts on his blog, the National Award winner expressed that “the art of public appearance has taken on a select different engagement. Guided and conducted by efficient managers of the talent”.
“Artistes now get paid considerations, for their presence. Paid for speeches and visits and so on. That is a given matter now.”
“Politeness and obligation of the past does not reflect in today’s time. And there is an instruct for those that manage them to negotiate the value of the presence… Nothing wrong. But there are some that refrain from it,” the “Wazir” actor added.
Sharing that most politicians and talented people in the west undergo the same treatment, Big B added that the source of earning increases “when retired public figure is invited to functions and events for their very experienced views on any particular subject or faith”.
“It is delicate and sensitive, but also practical and in the times of today,” he added.
Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days
KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.
Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.
Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.
Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.
According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.Follow @gorkhapost