SSR fans demand #BoycottPavitraRishta2, troll Ankita


Mumbai, July 13 | Soon after reports emerged announcing Ankita Lokhande is back to shoot for the new season of the TV show “Pavitra Rishta”, fans of Sushant Singh Rajput have reacted sharply on social media. The news has agitated Sushant’s fans who say they won’t accept any other actor in the role of Manav, a character originally essayed by the late actor. The hashtag #BoycottPavitraRishta2 has been trending on Twitter on Tuesday.

Ankita Lokhande is back on the sets of the show that had made her and her rumoured ex-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput a household name 12 years ago. While the actress reprises her role as Archana, actor Shaheer Sheikh has been roped in to play Manav Deshmukh, the character originally played by Sushant and later by Hiten Tejwani.

Sushant’s fans, however, are agitated fans claiming they would not watch the show, which no longer features Sushant as Manav.

“No one can replace this gem. No one has the guts to replace his character or him. He is with us. He is alive in our hearts. We will keep fighting for his honor. OUR MANAV ONLY SUSHANT #BoycottPavitraRishta2,” tweeted a fan of Sushant.

“No one will be able to take Sushant’s place. @itsSSR. Pavitra Rista serial was popular for Sushant, not for any Natunkita. OUR MANAV ONLY SUSHANT#BoycottBullywood #BoycottPavitraRishta2,” tweeted another fan.

“Manav is not a name. It is a emotion of millions…That emotion which directly connects to Sushant. So we can’t accept this Manav 2… Let’s Boycott..OUR MANAV ONLY SUSHANT #BoycottPavitraRishta2,” wrote another fan.

Netizens also commented on Ankita Lokhande’s tweets, trolling the actress for being a part of the second season of the show just a year after her rumoured ex-boyfriend Sushant’s death. Fans also alleged that the makers of the show are cashing in on Sushant’s death for publicity and monetary gain.

“#BoycottPavitraRishta2 OUR MANAV ONLY SUSHANT stop making money on d name of tribute. Plz don’t play wd our emotions. Don’t take advantage on a dead person. If u really respect him thn raise ur voice 4 his justice, not ruining his memories. He needs justice not ur so called tribute,” a fan commented on Ankita Lokhande’s tweet where she has expressed gratitude to Ekta Kapoor for “Pavitra Rishta 2”.

“Lol aren’t you the one, who said there is no Pavitra Rishta without Sushant #fakeanikta,” retorted another user.

“Only problem is her Manav keeps changing. Love toh… situational hai,” expressed another user.

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 ?
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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.

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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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