Amarkant Dubey ‘cooks up’ his role in ‘Ziddi Dil Maane Na’


Mumbai, Sep 25 | ‘Ziddi Dil Maane Na’ actor Amarkant Dubey has opened up about his role of a cook who is a big foodie and how he relates to his on-screen character.

“I am a big foodie too. The character is Punjabi. As I have done a lot of work in the field of voicing, I didn’t face any problem. I really like the character. I believe every day we get to learn so as and when the scene is performed, I get into the character. If the director likes the scene, I feel happy,” he said.

He further shared about the role of his character in bringing twists to the story. “In the serial their academy is for commando training. There is a mess in the academy and ‘Baba Dilbagh’ is in charge and a chef too. He is old and working for 16 years in the mess. Whenever they want to twist the story, they bring ‘Baba Dilbagh’. He’s a comic relief. I have certain restrictions Sudhir thought before giving me the role. As I stay in the mess, I don’t have to walk much,” he added.

Nowadays, there are good roles for actors of all ages, even those who are over 50 years old. He commented on the same: “People say that in my age bracket, there are a lot of artistes who have stopped working so there are not many artistes of this age. If I get work, I will do it. I can do all sorts of work. I have done a lot of negative roles. I did positive ones as well.”

He talks about his age-old association with the producers Seema and Sudhir Sharma and concluded: “The sponsored programmes that I used to write for radio, I used to direct for an ad agency in Worli, and Sudhir came there for voicing. Sudhir had come to Mumbai just then. Then we had a good tuning. I had a sponsored programme for which I wrote and directed 100 to 150 stories. There as a hero, I used to take Sudhir. Then Seema came and they got married afterwards. My association with Sudhir is from that time. Sudhir respects me.”

Source: IANS

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Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal  74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.

There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.

  • So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
  •  Are B schools ready to deliver and prepare the future business leaders to cope up with the disrupted market ?  

These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.

While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.

However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.

  • Management institutes should ensure that students are intellectually engaged, self motivated and adapt to changes fast. In one word ‘VUCA ready’.
  • B Schools should encourage students to participate in national and international competitive events, simulations of business scenarios.
  • Institutes should have the right mix of faculty members with industry exposure and pure academics.

The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.

It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.

After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.

Author Name : Nirmalya Pal


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