Amole Gupte slams Blue Whale fad
Filmmaker- actor Amole Gupte is disheartened by the latest teenage obsession — the Blue Whale Challenge — a game that involves 50 deadly tasks and urges teenagers to commit suicide by the end of the challenge. He feels that when teenagers start feeling isolated, they end up playing the game. “They are lonely. That’s why they want a virtual world of their own. When you are a kid, and you feel isolated, you opt for things such as these,” says Gupte, who directed the recently released children’s film, Sniff. The filmmaker blames the parents, as he feels that they don’t have time to take care of their children. “Families have to inculcate a value system in the kids, and only then can the kids learn that stupid challenges like these are not a cool thing at all,” adds Gupte, who has directed childrencentric film Stanley Ka Dabba (2011) and wrote Taare Zameen Par (2008).