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.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.