Exploring reality star extravaganza
Even amid many controversies and criticisms, the contemporary reality
star extravaganza still ravages on. The budding youth, no longer
consider of following tedious aesthetic academic course programmes to
achieve their burning ambitions. Their dream is to perform amidst the
spotlight at a major talent show. The talent shows have become a
platform to nurture, develop and harness young talent. Having said that,
whether the system has the capacity to produce and sort out so called
gifted, talented, and authentic 'reality idols', still remains a
Star Sri Lanka Histhank
With the sheer purpose of analyzing the contemporary trend, the
seasoned actor Mahendra Perera has woven a new tele-drama series with
the hope of creating a very analytical discourse about the reality star
Speaking to the media Mahendra Perera noted, "The reality star
concept did create a big buzz amidst people in last few years, many
controversies were raised. But the drama is not about critically
ridiculing the reality idol concept. It is about making an in-depth
analysis on the current trend."
The drama titled as Star Sri Lanka Histhank will be telecast on
Rupvahini from July 29 at 8.30 pm.
Almost every television station is engaged in a hectic rat-race to
produce so called flamboyant idols. The weekend nights are swarming with
whimsical, fancy reality shows. Is it possible to carve idols at such a
rapid pace? Do they cater to the rich aesthetic senses of the modern
television viewer? Have the reality shows become a ridiculous farce or
do they still have the capacity to give a hand to the young talented,
artistic souls who aspire to showcase their unique talents to the rest?
Such questions always ponder on the minds of intellectual television
Therefore creating such a drama will provide the ideal medium to
discuss the positives and the negatives of the current trend.
Except for few seasoned actors, the drama will feature a whole new
cast. Many of the youngsters were students who have undergone training
at Mahendra Perera's aesthetic institute. Ronee Leech, Priyankara
Perera, Pubudu Chathuranga, Nilmini Kottegoda and Gayan Wickramathilaka
are few seasoned campaigners who will be featuring in the drama.
The script for the new drama was written by Deleepa Abeysekara while
the production was done by Jayalath Peiris.