‘Wel­fare of child ac­tors is cru­cial’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Work­ing un­der stren­u­ous con­di­tions and a strict time sched­ule is noth­ing un­usual for TV ac­tors, but ac­tor Ravi Dubey feels that while grown-ups can ad­just to this, oth­ers should make ex­tra ef­forts to cre­ate a com­fort­able en­vi­ron­ment for child ac­tors.

“I think it’s very im­por­tant that we as ac­tors should make the en­vi­ron­ment com­fort­able for child ac­tors and be as con­sid­er­ate as we can be. We need to be their friends and pro­tect them from the harsh con­di­tions in which we shoot in,” says Ravi, who is cur­rently shoot­ing with Delissa Mehra, in the daily show, Ja­mai Raja.

Ravi, who has worked with child ac­tors, em­pha­sises on keep­ing a child’s ed­u­ca­tion as a pri­or­ity. “Chil­dren need their ded­i­cated amount of sleep, their ed­u­ca­tion needs to be pri­ori­tised. When par­ents get their kids into act­ing, they must be very clear about the pros and cons and they must pri­ori­tise them,” he says.

While it may seem that child ac­tors do not play a very sig­nif­i­cant role in daily shows, Ravi feels oth­er­wise. “Chil­dren at any point of time raise the energy level on the sets and add value to the show,” says Ravi .

I think it’s very im­por­tant that we as ac­tors make the en­vi­ron­ment re­ally com­fort­able for child ac­tors Ravi Dubey, ac­tor


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