Director Amole Gupte has always cared for children and the filmmaker also worked with children in his movies like Stanley Ka Dabba, Sniff, Taare Zameen Par. In a recent interaction with a leading daily, Amole has shared the reality behind children’s TV show.
I’ve been crying myself hoarse on the issue of children being forced to participate in reality shows for years. But to simply blame parents’ ambitions for this cruel and inhuman practice is absurd. Parents, who pressurise their children to excel on reality shows, are as much victims of a system that fosters and encourages unrealistic ambitions, as the other perpetrators of this criminal treatment of children.