Nafisa Ali “is nervous to face the camera” as she makes a comeback in films


By Ekatmata Sharma
New Delhi, July 28 |
Veteran actress Nafisa Ali Sodhi is all set to make a comeback in films. The actress can’t hold her excitement to be back on screen after a decade. “I am so excited. But, I am also nervous as I am facing the camera after so long,” Nafisa told IANS.

The actress took to her Instagram page on Wednesday and revealed her comeback.

She wrote, “Reading a film script after ages. off to Mumbai to act after years with my cancer in remission. I am so looking forward to a creative medium.”

A cancer survivor, Nafisa fought her battle with the disease with courage and vigour. “A lot of changes have happened in my life. It gives me hope. Hope is very important in life,” said Nafisa.

The 64-year-old actress entered the Hindi film industry in 1978 with her debut film ‘Junoon’ directed by legendary filmmaker Shyam Benegal. Nafisa played the role of an English girl Ruth Labadoor with prominent actors like Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Shashi Kapoor, and Shashi’s wife Jennifer Kendal who played Nafisa’s mother in the film.

With a career spanning over 40 years, Nafisa was last seen in ‘Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster 3’. “All these years I was offered many movies. But, when I read this script and I liked the role,” said Nafisa.

The actress is known for her roles in ‘Major Saab’, ‘Life in a Metro’, ‘Guzaarish’, ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’, among others.

An effervescent Nafisa informed, “I am in high spirits and looking forward to doing this role. I have taken it up for motivation.”

“I am going to Mumbai on Friday for the shooting. I am not allowed to reveal anything about the project as of now,” signed off Nafisa.

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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