PSHE KS3 & KS4/GCSE: Lives of children working in the Bollywood film and television industry (pt 1/3)

Kaajel Patel, a 20-year-old art student from Leicester, travels to Mumbai in South India to follow the lives of three girls who all work within the television and film industry

She starts with Afsha who is only eight years old and has already had success in child roles.

Kaajel finds out how these girls cope with the pressures of fame, the competition and she sees how the glamour on-screen contrasts with their everyday lives.

She sees how these young girls manage their busy working lives around education, auditions and friendships, and how their work is supporting their families to give them all a better life.

This clip is from the series Children at Work: Bollywood.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used as a stimulus for students to create a role-play of an interview between a child actor (Bollywood or not) and a TV host about their lives before and after becoming famous.

Alternatively, the role-play could be a discussion between a child who wants to be an actor and one who already is, discussing the pros and cons of acting as a career and being a child actor.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching PSHE at KS3 and GCSE. This topic appears in Edexcel, AQA, KS3 and GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland, and SQA National 4 and 5 in Scotland.

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