Amole Gupte slams Blue Whale fad

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal

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).

PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT

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