Bollywood is a world in itself. This glamour industry is dominated by talented actors who have the ability to draw crowds of millions, often becoming the epitome of their on-screen persona in real life. Actors in the film industry are not just responsible for entertaining the masses but also, rather unintentionally have become role models for millions of people around the world.
Bollywood heroes are expected to be good looking, well-groomed, and articulate individuals. But, with increasing social and political tension around the world its imperative that these stars use their influence and power to promote social responsibility.
The image a Bollywood actor portrays to the world is crucial. With such vast fan following, the stars need to take up the responsibility of creating a positive message for society. They can use their massive fan base to raise awareness about social issues such as poverty, pollution, and education. They can use social media to reach out to a wider audience and make a difference. Recently, actors Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhasker used their social media platform to raise awareness about the impact of Air Pollution on human life.
Moreover, actors should also be a part of social activities and charity events. After all, being socially responsible isn´t just about voicing your opinions. It´s about taking a step towards making a difference. Actors such as Salman Khan, who runs his own NGO, Being Human, and Priyanka Chopra who is a UNICEF global goodwill ambassador, are examples of stars who are using their celebrity status to raise awareness about social causes.
However, the problem is often actors prioritize their work over everything else. It becomes a challenging task for actors to balance their stardom with social responsibilities. With a busy schedule and work commitments, they have very little time to get involved with social activities. In such situations, their influence can still be used for good if they are mindful of their on-screen portrayal.
The films that actors choose and the characters they play in the movies have the power to make a difference in society. There needs to be more emphasis on realistic stories that promote values and morals. A film like Taare Zameen Par had a major impact on society because of its simple yet powerful message that children with learning disabilities also deserve a chance to succeed.
Bollywood heroes are an essential aspect of society. They have the power to influence millions of people through their work and personality. Instead of being too consumed by their stardom, they need to use their position to create a positive impact on society. By embracing social responsibility, Bollywood heroes can become true role models that will inspire the next generation to make the world a better place.