A summary of Arnab Goswami’s vision of television news programs in the Republic gives a clear idea of the chain’s philosophy: ultranationalism.
All that Narendra Modi’s government is great. The government can not be criticized unless it is in a state led by a political team that is not the Janata Bhartiya Party.
But even Goswami can not continue to inform the nation about the issues he considers familiar. Every Saturday night, patriot and nationalist Anupam Kher are allowed to attend their people talk shows.
Every week Kher spend an hour with a celebrity, many of his friends and collaborators during his long film career and feel comfortable in his presence.
So far, six people have appeared in the series: cricket player Kapil Dev and Kangana Ranaut actors Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Kamal Haasan.
According to the loose format and allows a sense of intimacy is described in the slogan of the broadcast Kuch Kuch Dil Se … dimaag is, each actor is interviewed elsewhere:
Rawal at a hotel in Ahmedabad, newly arrived from a visit to Sabarmati Mahatma Gandhi ashram, Kumar on Padman sets, Ranaut at his home in the suburbs of Mumbai.
With the majority of his guests, the 62-year-old actor explores his professional experiences and self-help tips. Ranaut discussed his speeches and statements about nepotism in the film industry in Koffee with Karan Karan Johar, while Kapil Dev talks about his life after retirement.
With Anil Kapoor, Kher’s true self slides a bit. In a brief bizarre comment, he praises its CEO Arnab Goswami and how the strong anchor revolutionized the news industry in India.
Akshay Kumar, who is in the best episode of the series, was originally published to prove his nationalism. “What were your earliest memories of the country?” “What does it feel like when people criticize the military these days?”
Kumar refuses to take it too seriously, said the opportunity is 70% successful and remembers his childhood.
The only one who is allowed to criticize the government is Kamal Haasan, who is loosed in Tamil Nadu government to censor his films.
Despite being asked repeatedly by Kher if he gets involved in politics, Haasan said he does not have to participate in elections for politics or talk.
The most openly ideological episode of the show features actor and deputy Paresh Rawal Bharatiya Janata Party. Kher and Rawal are friends of a long time and have now won to share the same right political tendencies.
Both love the politics of Lal Bahadur Shastri and Jayaprakash Narayan and feel that Modi is the direct descendant of these unconditional. Rawal Kher and I hate all criticism of India in the foreign press, and that’s why Rawal named Arundhati Roy with a provocative tweet. In people, Rawal has the opportunity to defend himself.
There was nothing violent about his suggestion, Rawal said. His suggestion of using the novelist Booker Prize winner as a human shield was a “message of peace”.
Both actors have shaped a narrative around which Modi reveals to be a semi-god. Rawal has seen Modi no blow or shame, to be with two seemingly signs of a force of nature and a true world leader.