Rishi Kapoor has not too long ago battled most cancers and emerged victorious and like all warrior, he refuses to take a step again in relation to combating the good struggle. After coming back from the US, the distinguished Bollywood star has raised a number of pertinent factors on our nomenclature system, the place everything from roads to flyovers to airports are named after politicians, lots of whom, fact be instructed, have contributed diddly-squat to the nation (we aren’t speaking about legendary names right here, however the present crop or their speedy predecessors). Chintuji provides how in doing so, our artistes, lots of whom are world-renowned and have made India extraordinarily proud on international platforms, preserve being dealt a step motherly hand.

“I really am upset when I think about how our government treats our artistes. We are the nation that is known worldwide for cinema, music and culture. But look at how our icons are treated. Does the government recognize our icons as much as other nations? All the new roads, flyovers, airports are so far named after politicians. Why not name these after artistes?” Rishi Kapoor not too long ago instructed IANS.

The veteran actor added, “We have icons like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Allah Rakha, Lata (Mangeshkar) ji. (I am) not saying this because they are my family but can you overlook the contribution of Raj Kapoor and Prithviraj Kapoor in the business of entertainment? They are celebrated worldwide but not in my country. Why so?”

While in the US, the Bobby star had noticed how a number of of their big-name artistes have been both honored whereas they’re alive or posthumously, with public locations being named after them, which in flip helps the youthful technology keep abreast with the nation’s creative and cultural historical past.

“In the US, there are places named after Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and many more artistes, and the young generation (of America) is well aware of their contribution. Here, everything is named after politicians. We have achievers like astronaut Kalpana Chawla. She is an inspiration for many youngsters. How well versed are our kids about her? Politicians are only changing names with an agenda. Our artists are not honoured enough in their lifetime. Unless we make these names popular and put them on public places like airport, roads, school, colleges, how will the next generation understand the contribution of these icons in their respective filed?” questioned the legendary actor.

Well, definitely a number of legitimate factors have been raised by Rishi Kapoor. Hope our flesh pressers and bureaucrats are listening. Stay tuned to BollywoodLife for all the newest information and updates.

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