Is India Aping the Western Obsession with Celebrities?

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Rituch said:   1 decade ago
Ya I do agree that India aping the western obession with the celebrities, especially the childerns and the youth. Whatever their favrouit star does in his film for promiting his film like the adult sences, action they perform, the dress they wore in the film, the kind of language they use is really influence the fans. For example now the girls like to wore the jeans, shotrs tops, mini skirts instead of wearing the suits and sarees. Not only girls but also the boys of today stop wearing kurta pyjama and runs towards the jeans which has wore by shahid or akshay in so and so film. People stop spesking national language and started speaking that language, from which we want to get rid of before independence. So its a humble request to all indians not waste the hard work of thos people who have given their lives for making our natin independent.

Mouni said:   4 years ago
Fortunately or Unfortunately its true. Movies and celebrity lifestyle have major impact on many people's life. Movies are not only for entertainment, some movies date back to centuries and show us what our historians did, some takes us through present events, educate us. We come to know recent trends through films. Its not that bad to follow or mimic western culture until we absorb good out of it. We shouldnt forget our culture but ofc we should understand every culture has its own negatives. For eg, even now women's feelings are disregarded, can't get to wear dresses they like, can't get to chose their life partner. Some people don't reveal their true interest in men/women with fears of getting insulted/assaulted. But we can't say we should completely follow western culture and date a bunch of people in a year and do whatever we can.

Shivam said:   7 years ago
According to me, what I believe is that some part is aping whereas some are not, you can see the movies like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, all these are Indian originated, they are not copied whereas you may see movies which are totally copied, if the things are good there is no problem in coping but the thing is who will decide that whether a thing is good or bad; the sensor board who banned UDTA PUNJAB, for showing true Punjab; the people should decide what they want, all these producers make film to earn money; so to conclude it depends on us, it's in us that we are so much obsessed by foreigners and in doing so we don't value ourself; the nation is from us; do what you want to do; take a step; initiate something; don't copy anyone and do what you want to do.

Megha rathore said:   1 decade ago
. Great. We ppl are so very good with blaming thing, we blame politicians for our poverty, we blame weather for mahangai,

Always problem begins with I. Nt with third person.

When we blame karn johar fior kank. We simply ignore. Our great kings for having extra marital afairs. Paswan cultur. Having a no of wifes.

Boss. Its nt western culture that is effecting our society. Or celibs exposing it to us. Its olways been us.

Drupadi was in sari. She got insulted. Its nthing like. Influence. Its like what one self like. He/she adopts it. Its nt the celibs ho make ny body do ny thing. Pl doing ditto kindo of things are simply apps.

And one mr thing clothing iz about cmfort. Culture n customs are encraved on hearts. N soul. N are reflected in life nt through cloths//plz///.

Monu said:   2 years ago
I read all opinions from different mindsets one thing which I noticed is culture, tradition, etc.

First, we need to understand what it's really mean and how do they affect our life.

People are saying our culture what culture are we talking about India is not one particular religion based country. Our country is the substance of culture and tradition from all religions. In nutshell our country is secular there could not be one specific cult.

Now, as far as the matter of development with culture concern we should look at china for instance. All cultures which exists in the world today none of them are bad.

Being modern doesn't mean to forsake our culture instead of this we should remove bad customs from our culture with the help of modernism.

Prasenjit said:   1 decade ago
well I don't believe India is aping the Western Obsession.It is 21st Century the era of globalization and we people still stick ourselves with our cultures and values. if a person follow an western trend we say he does not have culture. it is not right as every nation has his own culture and everyone has his or her own rights. Instead of thinking of critisising others we should thinking of how to boost up our economy and think of development.

It is the thinking of us that helps the politicians to make use of controversial topics of religion and other things for their own benefits. So we must use our diverse population in order to understand one another and live in peace and harmony.And stop thinking about criticising others.

NIta said:   1 decade ago
I have same view for karan Johar. Till now what all movies he launched are not with a inspiring message. We can take example of "kabhi alvid na kehna". I felt it very worst out of his worst movies. He is really making youth obsessed towards western culture as well as ruining the Indian culture which is full of lessons and inspiration for other countries too. In globalized world, it does not mean that we have to forget our limitations and obsessed by western culture. We all should try to take good ideas from western culture not the bad. But some Bollywood people are messing up Bollywood and Hollywood in wrong direction. It is really dangerous sign for our coming generation.

Ankur said:   10 years ago
I don't think that India is aping the western countries. Western countries are all developed countries whereas India is developing country. So during the phase of development it has to pass through all the facts and technology that already have been developed in western countries. For example if I talk about LCA aircraft, though it is not as advance as western country have but its also not the copy of the US, france etc. India has its own brains, own technology though weak. So I don't think India is copying some other country. Moreover, there is nothing wrong in looking at others before taking next step. Its seem that India is copying but actually not.

Aditya said:   1 decade ago
First of all, Bollywood making films for business and to entertain us, and why we take the wrong part from the movie ? as we all know good and bad is always in the opposite direction, take it from Ramayana & Mahabharata is it our Indian culture ? If somebody think that movies and Information Technology are spoiling our culture, there will be always good and bad factor, thing is we need to learn the right one.

India is a developing country and India exports a huge amount of business from them so called western, if we are talking about to stop following western then we should stop everything. India will stop developing.

Fahim said:   1 decade ago
I don't think that our obsession with celebrities is inherited from the western culture. We Indians have been obsessed with film stars and celebrities ever since the history of Indian film industry. We have been immortalising our stars cause we the poor peaple believed that the heroes are fighting for them. We wants the thing in films only to be true. We always want to do what our favourite heroes had done in films. This all was there even before we were much aware about western and foriegn films. Our mausis or aunties would tell how dying they were to see Rajesh Khanna or some other actors at that age.

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