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Awaaz or Goonj??

Few months back Abhishek Bachchan's movie Big Bull was released and as usual he got trolled.

I've seen Guru, I've seen Yuva, and recently I've seen Ludo as well.

In all these movies Abhishek Bachchan has given complete justice to that character and has done a remarkable job.

But unfortunately, he gets compared with his father and that’s where things go wrong, may be because he is yet to create a unique “Positioning” for himself.

And the Nepotism debate has put fuel to the fire.

As a parenting content creator, I have developed this habit of looking at everything from Parenting perspective and I did the same with this Nepotism issue also. Here’s my take…

On one hand wherein all established actors are defending themselves for supporting their children, I felt that there is one aspect they are missing out on.

The label of Nepotism was given, when the person was “Undeserving” and not otherwise.

E.g. No body tags Farhan Akhtar or Aamir Khan or Hrithik as “By product of Nepotism”. Because all of them Positioned themselves for something “Unique”…offered a “Differential Proposition” to a audience.

As a parent it is but natural that one ends up supporting the child in all possible ways, but while doing so it is important that we help our children understand what they really want vs what are they capable of doing vs what is really needed. And when we miss out on that not just the child suffers defamation but also parents feel the heat.

In the family, there is often a so-called attempt done to “Inspire a child” by telling him/her to be like someone so called “Successful” in the family. And then unknowingly the child enters the “comparison” path.

Now if the child is genuinely interested in that field then things work out fine but if it is not, then this constant comparison definitely leads to bigger emotional issues.

It would be unfair to say that only parents are responsible for this every time. Because often children also accept family business or legacy profession as an easy and comfortable option.

To sum up, I would like to share a quote by the Mr. Javed Akhtar; "Awaaz yaad rehati hai… Goonj Nahi"

As a parent let us help our children realize and “VOICE OUT” their actual talent and interest.

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