Ardhsatya web-series maker Kanu Priya urges people to “surrender” to COVID-19

Actress and celebrity host Kanu Priya who recently directed and produced the successful supernatural fiction show Ardhsatya for the OTT platform Watcho, has a unique take about how people should deal with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sharing her viewpoint on social media, the soul-searching actress says, “COVID-19 is not a fight. Its a journey of surrender.” Elaborating on what she means, she explains how people need to look within for real solutions. “Surrender to the higher self and accept our mistakes.”

Kanu Priya remarks that humans are used to fighting for survival in moments of crisis. We come together, stand up for each other, and feel we have won the battle. The actress feels, “we are all doing it wrong. We are quarantined. We are sitting at our homes with family. Our core has got corrupted which can only be healed by sitting in stillness and alone. Others can’t make us see our darkness. We know about it, but we are not learning our lessons.”

“We don’t need to be together in this battle. The enemy is not outside. Doctors, nurses, police, house-keeping staff and others were doing their job earlier too. But now we have made them Gods and saints. We have put them on a very high pedestal. Appreciating someone’s work, and giving them a God’s status, are two different things. Instead of messiah complexes, we should be finding the real reason for this pause.”

Kanu Priya feels this issue will not go away. “COVID-19 is not a collective fight, it’s an individual battle and till the time we do not accept that, we will not allow our inner demons and darkness to come out,” she analyses.

“It’s not going to be easy to face our inner self, hatred, fears, karmas. But I can assure you, there’s enough light for your darkness to go away. Because deep down, beyond our darkness is our Godliness. It wants to emerge now. Give it space. Clear it up. Let the light shine.”

For the record, before the web series Ardhsatya, Kanu Priya has been known for her international hit shows include Awakening With Brahma Kumari, Subah Savere, Mann Ki Baat and Evening Live Show. She’s been an integral part of the entertainment industry for over 25 years.

Kanu Priya is also the founder and CEO of Noida-based media company Gul Guncha Arts and also runs the Actor Unveiled Acting Academy. A truly multifaceted lady, she believes in using the power of mass media to bring a global change in the world.

Boom time for actors to work and earn more, says casting director Ahana Mohammed

“The market for casting in Bollywood films, short films and television serials has grown manifold after the dominance of internet,” says the Indian film industry’s leading casting director Ahana Mohammed.

Ahana Mohammed at work.

The lady who has been in the business of casting actors and actresses for many top projects and assisted in arranging select key artistes in movies like Bang Baaja Baaraat, Yaariyan, Grand Masti and Agneepath, feels its boom time for her business.

 

A mass media graduate in advertising and marketing, the sought-after casting director has a rich experience of nine years in the business of casting and artist management. Along with handling the casting for film, television and music artistes, she often manages a lot of models for the fashion circuit as well.

at an event

“We have around 500 Bollywood films being made every year and almost the same amount of television serials, daily soaps and entertainment programmes across the wide spectrum of TV channels. The best part is that now there are even a whole lot of short films and music videos to be tapped on the internet. It’s never been a better time for actors to get work, expand their horizons beyond movies and earn more,” analyzes Ahana. She makes it a point to add that inspite of this boom, “the film and modeling industry has a tremendous potential for growth.”

 

“Earlier advertising was restricted to print media and television. But that has changed over the last three years. Online advertising is fast catching up and many companies are now allocating almost half of their publicity budget to internet advertising. Thus the market is expanding rapidly and so is the need for established as well as newer faces,” concludes Ahana.