Rishabh Arora talks about what was it like to play a child-like character in ‘Mumbai Diaries 26/11’


Mumbai, Sep 18 | Actor Rishabh Arora who was seen in films like ‘Ghayal Once Again’ and ‘Machine’ is currently seen in the web show ‘Mumbai Diaries 26/11’ which is being well received by audiences. Helmed by director Nikhil Advani and Nikhil Gonsalves, it also stars Konkona Sensharma, Mohit Raina and others.

Rishabh is seen playing a pivotal role and on talking about the same he says: “I am essaying a character named ‘Vasu Paul’. He is a pure hearted and simple person. I was informed by Nikhil Advani sir during a table read that Vasu is just someone who has been bullied all his life and has been thrashed by people around him.”

Adding about the preparation for his role he said: “I found a glimpse of Vasu while prepping for the audition. I went back to my childhood. There were people in my life whom I have seen in front of my eyes getting insulted. Vasu Paul is a small child fit in an adult body. He isn’t someone who is dumb he understands everything, but he is just very kind person.”

There are many films and documentaries made on the 26/11 attacks, but Rishabh shares how ‘Mumbai Diaries’ is different.

“I still feel it’s a very wide topic and a lot more can be made on it. I mean so much happened not just at one place simultaneously it kept on happening at different corners. And what happened in the hospital was never shown and what doctors and medical staff went through was never covered in any series or in a movie.”

Sharing about his working experience with Konkona Sensharma and Mohit Raina he says: “Vasu Paul was never in a frame with Dr Kaushik Oberoi (Mohit Raina) or Dr Chitra Das (Konkana Sensharma) but I was there with them in table reads and even during shoots we had lunch together. We spoke and they are just absolutely brilliant.”

Rishabh feels elated on working with Nikhil Advani and shares: “I have been very fortunate enough to work with the senior actors and directors of the industry. Sunny Deol, Abbas Mustan and now Nikhil Advani and Nikhil Gonsalves. They have so much experience that they bring the best out of you. Nikhil sir is someone with whom you just listen and stay focused. The best part of Nikhil Sir is that he gives you freedom to play the character.”

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 Campusutra.com  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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