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“Bas chal raha hai…” an overwhelmed Shashank Vyas pens poem on the pain of migrant labourers!

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“Bas chal raha hai…” an overwhelmed Shashank Vyas pens poem on the pain of migrant labourers!

The world came to a standstill when the deadly coronavirus hit it in the late 2019. As soon as the WHO announced the outbreak as a pandemic, our country braced for the first phase of a 21-day nationwide lockdown. But while, the lucky ones, got to stay in the luxury of their houses, there was a huge part of the country, on the road, fighting for survival, not just from the coronavirus, but from hunger, thirst, no transport, and mostly from the lack of support.

Call it unfair or injustice, the plight of migrant labourers is something that you cannot look away from. And “Balika Vadhu” star Shashank Vyas has voiced his opinion on the matter with a beautiful poem.

Shashank shared the poem on his Instagram page and titled it “Bas chal raha hai.” The video features images of the migrant labourers with a voiceover by the actor.

The poem starts with, “Dhoop tez hai lekin chal raha hai, dekhe the kuch sapne, vishwas bhi tha mann mein, lekin ab bina kisi ummeed ke chal raha hai. Himmat tut rahi hai, saansein phul rahi hai, lekin phir bhi bina kisi sahare chal raha hai…”

Talking about his emotion behind the poem, the actor said, “I felt for them. In my ac room having all the luxuries around, I was thinking in the same house, in one room, one has all the luxuries, but in the another room, one has nothing, not even good or water. Looking at the labourers like that I was in pain. India is our home, we all are part of a big family and we just left that one big sector on road to walk.”

“I am questioning humanity. I saw pictures of a son carrying his mom, pregnant women, kids…

How can we all just sit at home do nothing about it. I was feeling so helpless that I penned down my feelings. The basic question is ‘Why they are on roads?’, and even after coming on roads why no transportation has been provided to them. What will those kids learn from this? Lack of humanity. I feel those labourers should be taken under confidence by stating them they don’t need to panic, secondly, basic groceries should be provided to them by making different teams added by social workers and volunteers,” he added.

You can watch Shashank’s beautiful poem here https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAaYTAFp9VG/?igshid=oalvg010eyvw and tell us what you think of his rendition.

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Take this pandemic as an opportunity to create and reboot yourself: Gunjan Utreja

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Take this pandemic as an opportunity to create and reboot yourself: Gunjan Utreja

While this pandemic gave us time to spend with our family, locked up at home has been a little hazardous too. But actor-TV host Gunjan Utreja feels that people should take this pandemic as an opportunity to create and reboot themselves.

He feels that this pandemic and the ongoing lockdown can certainly affect one’s mental health, and the best thing to do at this time will be to talk to their family members, meditate or seek professional help.

“Mental health is an issue and I have been very vocal of the same. I have been suggesting everyone around me to start focusing on deep breathing and if possible eventually find your way to meditation. It will help us not only during this pandemic but also in life.

I would also like to urge everyone around to talk to your family about your feelings. They are our best friends. One can also confide in professionals for help. And don’t look at this pandemic as barrier. Take this as an opportunity to create and reboot your self,” he said.

These days social media platforms are flooded with videos by celebrities doing their household chores, workouts, etc. And Gunjan feels that audience loves “authenticity” and in a way social media helps celebs showcase the same. However, he added that people will connect to the stars more if they show their real self.

Here’s what he said, “Gone are the days when people loved mystery around an actor. Today people not only love you for your craft but also love you for who you are. Social media has broken the barrier. Audiences engage with their favourite stars on daily basis. So the more real you are the more they connect with you and want to watch your content. People love authenticity and social media helps them showcase the same. Now an actor is not dependent on magazines and newspapers to express her / himself. This is a new normal.”

Asked about the first thing he will do once the lockdown is lifted, Gunjan said, “I would like to go hug the man who picks up garbage from our home every morning. I believe all the people who have been working tirelessly to keep our surroundings clean in this pandemic are no less than heroes. They too deserve equal respect and appreciation.”

Gunjan has recently featured in a music video titled “Judaai”. Sung by Moin Sabri, the video also stars newbie Aaira Dwivedi. His chat show Chalk and cheese on JioStudios/Jio Cinema is also being loved by everyone.

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Fans surprise Mohsin with sweets and treats

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Fans surprise Mohsin with sweets and treats

Who doesn’t know Mohsin Khan? The television heartthrob, who plays the role of Kartik Goenka in “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai”, is known for his on fleek fashion sense and well, just being the man of every girl’s dream. No wonder his fans keep showering their love every now and then.

Recently, his fans surprised him with a lots of sweets and treats. The actor credits the baker-cum-choreographer and his wife living in the next building for fulfilling the wishes of his fans.

“In the next building there lives a guy who does some home baking. He is also our choreographer on-set, Himanshu Gadani. He and his wife Eve, both do the baking. So they get all this prepared at their  place. He then leaves it my building’s watchman, who sanitises it, and then I get it home. Himanshu takes orders online and even delivers the messages from my fans. It’s so lovely that this way even their precious messages reach me.”

The actor is grateful to his fans for showering love and praises on his on-screen character Kartik.

“I’m forever obliged to all of the people who have accepted me as Kartik in their lives for four years now and inshallah I hope this love and these wishes continue. I wish and I pray with my family for everyone and hope that phase ends soon followed by a better tomorrow for all of us,” Mohsin signed off

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Shivin is the new Charlie Chaplin in town

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Waking up from my afternoon nap, Shivin Narang’s new Charlie Chaplin look was the first thing I saw. And oh, even though he tried to copy a comedian, that cute smile can still take anyone’s breath away.

Check out the photos below to believe me.

Shivin rose to fame for portraying the most caring brother of the world in Star Plus’s drama “Ek Veer Ki Ardaas… Veera”. He was last seen playing the character of Rudra Roy in Jennifer Winget-starrer “Beyhadh 2”. The show went off-air amidst the nationwide lockdown.

The actor recently came in news after he injured his hand at his home. He had to undergo a two-hour long surgery for the same. He is doing fine but still a cast on his hand.

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