Filmmaker and visionary of Whistling Woods International, Subhash Ghai recently attended the prominent FICCI Frames Media and Entertainment Industry Conclave. The legendary director was a speaker among many of the top personalities like Ashish Kulkarni, Mukesh Khanna, M. Srinivasan, Rajiv Chilaka, Nishit Takia, and Nina Jaipuria who gathered to discuss their opinions on the most crucial issue currently prevailing that India needs Kid’s Content.
Subhash Ghai commenced the discussion with his strong viewpoints that today’s children lack the knowledge of their own Indian culture and values. Children are the future of our country and the journey from a boy to a man is influenced by many people around him like his parents, school teachers, friends and the most impacting one, Cinema. A young toddler has the most broadcast vision as it is ready to think beyond any limits. The content which prevail currently make a child go away from his own culture and allows him to grab values of other countries.
id’s today are aware about foreign superheros like Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, but little do they know about our Indian heroes who were in Mahabharat or Ramayan. These days it seems the younger generation believes its uncool to talk or believe about our culture… and because of this action must be taken to change this stigma. Our directors, writers, distributors and all those who are behind the camera should see this change hitting the new generation and make moves to create influential work that will help today’s kids understand that our culture is in-fact one of the coolest and most beautiful cultures in the world.
Subhash recalls an incident…
Once he asked an MBA graduate student whether she was aware of who the father of lord Rama and he student had no answer to give. This moment left a big thought in the director’s mind that how the generation is lacking the knowledge of their own superheroes which are huge in large numbers in our vast history.
Concluding the discussion on a positive note, the director shared that Whistling Woods has already initiated their bit in educating the youth by introducing creative art (dance, drama, poetry) in 110 CBSE Schools and the number is still counting. He ended up supporting a strong statement made from his co-panelist Nishit Takia that after Make in India we strongly need one ‘Make an Indian.’