Dream come true

How often does one see a beloved fictional character come to life in India?

Published: December 5, 2013 3:10 am

Dream come true

How often does one see a beloved fictional character come to life in India? Never,some may say. But Disney is giving fans an opportunity to live their favourite Disney fairytale through the Disney Princess Academy. Apart from getting a chance to meet the various princesses,participants in the age group of 4 and 12 years old will also have the opportunity to attend a grooming workshop where they will be taught the secrets of being a princess. “Our princesses are timeless and personify values that kids love and parents trust. We hope to provide our fans with an opportunity to live their Princess dream and meet their favorite characters,” says Roshini Bakshi,managing director,Licensing and Retail,Disney UTV. On being asked why the leading male characters of Disney stories are not part of the Academy,she explains,“With time our princesses have grown to be independent. Any charming prince is not needed to come to their rescue.” The event will be held on January 22,next year,at Inorbit mall. Enthusiasts need to register by December 21 to participate in the academy.

Manasi Deshpande

Bridging the generation gap

The star cast of Marathi film Thoda Tuza Thoda Maza,which has been directed and produced by Anil Kakade,were recently in the city to promote their film. Starring actors such as Vikram Gokhale,Ajinkya Deo,Varsha Usgaonkar,Sulbha Deshpande,Nikhil Kakade,Natasha Poonawala and Vilas Ujavane,the film is about bridging the gap between two generations. “The film is a reflection of how society and people are today. You often see parents and children having two contrasting opinions,” says Kakade,whose son Nikhil debuts in the film.

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