“When a dog bites a man, it’s not news, but when a man bites a dog, it’s news.”
In Bollywood, whoever bites is breaking news. Whether it’s Rakhi Sawant’s tantrums on Valentine’s Day or April Fool’s Day, a tattoo on Amrita Arora’s butt or Saif Ali Khan’s hand, Mallika Sherawat’s or Aishwarya’s revealing short dresses Jodha Rai royal jewels, news channels and page 3 sections of newspapers have devoted most of their manpower, time and space to Bollywood gossip.
I have grown up reading Hindi newspapers like Amar Ujala, Dainik Jagran Y Rajasthan Patrika. There were days when I struggled to read the color Sunday edition of these regional dailies. Out of four pages, that is, an entire sheet of the newspaper, only a quarter was devoted to such gossip and the remaining three quarters were for intellectual or socio-spiritual articles, short stories and series by budding or established writers, poetry, and children’s books. . including section chacha chaudhary cartoon series, jokes, puzzles and many more games. It was entertainment enough for my innocent mind. It was the same for TV Channels or Channel Quite. Wednesday and Friday Chitrahar and the Sunday night movie was everything we used to know about Bollywood. Yes, there was Filmfare and Filmikaliyan too, but DD gave us a lot to talk about all week.
That’s where today’s news channels and newspapers are capitalizing. We strive to learn the views of the personal lives of celebrities. We want to be like them and, to a certain extent, follow them, sometimes blindly. Now we don’t talk, we don’t share our thoughts and emotions; there is no outlet for our urge to express. It’s just one-way traffic. We have become a garbage for all informational garbage. We are just listening. It’s a good habit, to be sure, but what about the expression? But when we hear 24×7 silly news about Amitabh Bhachan’s superstitious ritual of marrying Aishwarya Rai to a Banyan tree to save her child from her. Manglik effect, it is too much to digest.
India is a country that is still in its nascent stage of development. It is a period of transition and too much is happening too fast. Here is Kalahandi and Colaba too. These places differ like light and darkness. India can afford it, but Bharat can’t. Bharat still needs krishi darshan, fauji bhaiyon ke liye, yodo namak, chalien hum school and jachha-baccha tika-karan karykram. We need to improve the living conditions of more than half of our population and for this mass, Bollywood is nowhere, not even in their distant dreams. They want an average quality of life and Bollywood gossip is of no use to them.
The media must understand their social responsibilities: there is much more to black ops and Bollywood. There are many channels totally dedicated to Bollywood news. So the so-called news channels must stick to the hardest news. The current trend is an insult to journalism and reporting. For this!