TAARE ZAMEEN PAR
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, two of the undisputed leading actors of Bollywood, visited our school on the 11th of July, 2017, for the promotion of their upcoming film Jagga Jasoos. As the news anchors prepared for the session, everybody waited with bated breath and the atmosphere was electrifying! Once they took the stage, they awed everybody with their humility and friendly demeanour. It was amazing to see how down to earth these exceptionally talented stars were.
Ranbir talked about his own school days, the pranks he played in school, drilling holes through his desk to drinking Pepsi with a straw while apparently “paying attention in class”. When questioned about the gender bias in Bollywood, both in terms of roles and renumeration, Katrina admitted about the disparity and hoped there would be more women oriented films. She said that women should definitely demand respect in their workspace.
Dancing with a few of our own, Katrina and Ranbir showed off their “jalwa” and the volunteers came off the stage elated, after all it’s not everyday you get to shake a leg with Katrina Kaif to the famous “Kaala Chashmaa”. We also got to hear Vasant Valley’s very own singing stars belting out tunes from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Ae Dil Hai Mushqil.
They also partook in an interactive quiz with the students, answering general knowledge and some feisty questions about Bollywood, giving the audience a hearty laugh. This interaction with the stars generated a lot of excitement which will be remembered for a long time.
Sahil Armaan Kumar, 11