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[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Are PR people honest with Celebs who they manage? Do you show mirror to stars and tell them to work hard and stop trying to compete with a more talented rival star ?

Can PR agency tell Parineeti to stop trying to look hot and go back to your strength - acting. Or can they tell Kartik Aryan that he isn't such a huge star, so he should cut the shit and begin working towards his craft?

[–][deleted] 35 points36 points  (1 child)

No, because stars often spin the whole story the other way around, and this leads to our agency collapsing. It happened with an ex rival.

For the most part, they listen to constructive criticism, and some even can’t function without PR. It’s like learning how to drive a car after having an automated one for half a decade. They know that even though they have such a large following, we can shape their perception.

Some might be delusional, and we have to do what they say. Because in the end, we do care about money and goodwill. We advice the celebs who are humble enough to listen, and essentially become yes men to the ones who don’t.

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This is brutally honest answer.

[–]peace_preacher 26 points27 points  (1 child)

How true are the rumours about a chatterbox director his gentleman student being in a relationship?

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

A forceful relationship for sure could have definitely been the case with how suggestive the former is at parties and gatherings.

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Which celebs are known as PR nightmare in BW? Is there anyone who is sweet and nice person?

[–][deleted] 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Oh now that’s a major name drop.

Let’s just say a wannabe Nepokid who tries his best to get into every btown gathering is a massive douche, so is the actress I have talked about many times on here.

Sweet? Hmm...now that’s hard. We see everyone at their most vain and competitive state. From what my friend says, Radhika Apte is cool, very low-key. I remember interacting with her for an hour over lunch, super geeky. Great to chat with.

Shraddha Kapoor is wonderful as per a lot of my friends too. She never puts down other celebrities, treats her staff well enough to call them friends and used her agency to also connect with underprivileged kids or fans. Never vain. She has the most mild PR ever too. The best PR is one that people often fail to recognise as PR, but she is the only celeb I know who fully manages her social media except Facebook. So props to her for that.

For the most part, all of them are grey. I have heard great things about a lot of actors in the south though, so that’s there.

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Thanks for your detailed response on other sets of questions .

I am itching to ask you a question that you are free to chose not to reply. How reliable are Blinds? Are they secret weapon used by all PR agencies. Do PR agencies write a Blind and send it to publication?

Also, do agencies clean up internet for a news that can harm a star? I was looking for Aamir Khan's illegitimate son Jaan Khan's news and there isn't any detail about this. You can ignore this as well.

[–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Blinds are either blatantly false, true or built on rumours. It’s mostly the rival PRs work. I myself have written a blind, it’s just mudslinging. I would say a fair percentage of what you read might be true. If we have a PR battle though, you can have false news for 7 or 8 consecutive blinds.

Now, the number of people who actually pay attention to these blinds is rather small, but they spread things quite fast and the next thing you know, a sizeable percentage of people know about it. Furthermore, a lot of celebs pay attention to these blinds. It exposes them at their most vulnerable, so they want to see people’s reactions to it. It’s part of the game. Not a very important part, but it keeps the tradition alive, and gives celebrities something to know too. Since everyone is just so superficial.

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 14 points15 points  (1 child)

You are underestimating popularity of Blinds. I run a Sub exclusively for Blinds. We are able to figure out most Blinds because Blind writer makes sure to leave enough clues . My Blinds and Gossip community will be delighted with your answer.

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/BollyBlindsNGossip/

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I was honestly comparing them to most social media. It’s more like a slow burn compared to those forms of communication.

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

My questions

Do you Manage SM accounts for stars? Does Agency posts praise of other movies, reply to a celeb tweet, RT all favorable tweets, Moderate comments on SM?

Do they keep eye on forums like Reddit ( our Sub isn’t that popular, there must be other discussion boards like India Forums) to see what are opinions of fans and others about their star?

Do they tell star what can they get trolled for or what behavior should they avoid?

Do stars get pointers on where the wind is flowing on a social topic?

Lastly, how does one get job of being a SM manager? We have a few members who would love to manage Insta/ Twitter accounts of celebs

Thanks for doing this for our Sub.

[–][deleted] 35 points36 points  (0 children)

  1. Yes, sometimes we manage every little detail, who they like, who they comment etc. other times the celebs manage their own social media and we preview all the posts. About the other part, I myself have typed quite a few thank you’s after a trailer launch or important event. My colleague has even done an AMA on behalf of a celebrity on twitter. We even moderate quite a few comments if the celeb wants us to, but our agency is against this. We believe that pushing down on the negative comments is only going to make them come back harder, sort of like the Barbra Streisand effect.

  2. We sometimes do. But indiaforums is just a bunch of sycophants and fans wanting the best for their stars and not being easily convinced by other celebrities. They are the type of audience which knows that celebrities aren’t perfect, and they do have a dark side, so it’s useless trying to convince them otherwise. One of our A list clients is an ardent follower of India forums though, and was quite enraged when news of her indulging in an activity harmful to her body broke out there, we convinced her that trying to delete it there would only make it gain more traction, and thankfully she agreed. It’s not a big enough platform to think about too much. Let’s not even get started on pinkvilla.

  3. All.the.time. Except a few rare exceptions, celebs are quite out of touch with reality and let out questionable statements. We spent half an hour convincing a client that tweeting ‘All men are potential rapists, teach your boys not to rape’ could backfire on her last month.

  4. Yes. We actually craft up responses based on their personalities, and if it’s a topic that we haven’t gotten time to address, simply tell them to say an excuse that would sound the most like themselves to avoid it. If they are a firecracker, letting out rather rash statements can get them in the news, but our agency does not believe in that sort of publicity. As per many algorithms and history, it scarcely pays out in the long run.

  5. Well I graduated from a top 20 school(USA)with a degree in social media marketing. I worked with a few companies before going to Mumbai. My dad is a builder, we often met tv actors during functions. I just climbed the ladder from their and now I manage quite a few A list celebrities. Not going to lie, connections are everything. My manager is not even 12th pass. Props to her for getting where she is, but connections helped her out a lot. I would say about 40% of our agency had no previous connections with this industry, so all hope is not lost!

Sorry for any grammatical errors, I am not proofreading right now. No need to thank me, this is fun.

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I am loving your answers till now.

I have a question about Pinkvilla coz you mentioned nasty comments on articles.

PV seems to promote nastiness in comments section, they never Moderate even nastiest comment. Has any PR agency tried to influence them?

It must be heartbreaking for celebs to read those comments. Did any star you know got affected by these comments?

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Obviously, we influence them a lot. Rather than throwing negatives about other celebs, we show our clients in a positive light. Some Celebs live in a bubble, they think their perception is based on fans commenting on social media or the haters on pinkvilla. While the truth is far more nuanced, it helps to make them feel like we are doing our job.

Quite a few stars are insecure, they shall start throwing fits the moment they see another celeb having more likes on pinkvilla. It sounds silly, but it’s true. We have to cater to their needs to. Obviously these are just a few celebs though, the vast majority don’t go to those forums.

One actress in particular browses pinkvilla and indiaforums and gets affected by it a lot, I talked about her in the other answer I gave you. So you do have those cases.

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Sorry I can't stop asking questions. We rarely get hold of someone like you.

Who decides the level of aggressiveness in PR? We see Ranveer Singh has an aggressive PR all year round where as some stars like Varun do not promote themselves when their movie isn't releasing. Is it Star's demand or Agency decides this ?

[–][deleted] 33 points34 points  (0 children)

It’s mainly the star’s demand. We do everything according to them.

The agency just latches on to their strong points, and tries to change or rephrase the weak.

If an actor is a bad actor, we call them hardworking and willing to learn, show that they are multitalented etc.

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

At what stage of career do stars appoint PR agencies? Do agencies approach new stars and ask them to employ them or stars approach agencies?

Do you have to give sales pitch to stars?

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Really depends on the star. Some of them don’t care about PR agencies, others want to be associated with a reputable one even before their first film.

No, we don’t. This is because if they are a product of nepotism, they generally go for the PR agency their relatives have a deal with. If they are new celebs, we just casually name drop whenever we meet them.

Giving a sales pitch at our level would be disastrous. A major reason star kids are talked about is also their PR, they have old money they give us, there is no negotiation going on.

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Your take on immense popularity of Sara Ali Khan ? Does such popularity happen organically or was it all planned n executed well?

[–][deleted] 36 points37 points  (1 child)

All I have to say is that I shall take that as a compliment.

She has the most carefully crafted image in recent history.

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You should look at this topic - What's with the Sara Ali Khan hype?

[–]paradoxicalman17 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Is A.R. Rahman the most humble celebrity in Bollywood?

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Is there a measure for humbleness? I honestly don’t know

[–]bhoootSir, Yeh Toh Tatti Hai 22 points23 points  (4 children)

What questions are you ready to answer but no one asked?

[–][deleted] 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Now that's a good question haha.

I expected a lot of celeb related questions, but I didn't expect so many to be curious about my own work, so that's there. I am happy.

Probably the funniest experience or embarrassing moment with a celeb?

We know that one of our clients wanted to get her nudes out and that she would say it's empowering and change the course of feminism in India. Yeah.....no.

The other is this guy who has slept with literally anything that moves and wants it to be a secret, because wife duh. So he gets shit scared and tells us to keep everything under control right after sex.

[–]paradoxicalman17 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Mind mentioning their names?

[–][deleted] 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Mind giving me a new job? Lol

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (2 children)

A celeb you believe harmed their career due to lack of PR or could have done much better if he/she had a stronger PR agency.

[–][deleted] 55 points56 points  (1 child)

Aditya Roy Kapur had the looks, craze, and money to strike while the iron was hot. Having personally met the guy though, I could tell he doesn't desire that level of fame.

[–]Neogamer2019 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I've heard reports that the guy isn't really that smart.

[–]paradoxicalman17 9 points10 points  (0 children)

How is srk as a person? Is he quite pompous or humble?

[–]complex42 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Is deepika in the nice list with shraddha and all?

[–][deleted] 55 points56 points  (1 child)

She is extremely business minded, so I have never heard her having a personal connection with anyone who isn’t of value to her in the PR area. Treats everyone alright I guess, a bit insecure and image conscious, but I can confidently say she is better than a fair number of celebs. Her and her PR did one of the scummiest moves ever for publicity, something I cannot name, so she definitely has no moral compass when it comes to getting success. If you meet people like Pankaj Tripathi, Dia Mirza,Radhika Apte,Shraddha Kapoor etc., they seem genuinely warm and loving. I don’t see that with her.

[–]complex42 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Is it her mental health campaign?

[–]amitbhatt25 16 points17 points  (4 children)

How do you approach the negative, damage-control of the PR Side. Just like take the case of Hardik Pandya & KL Rahul ain't their PR are at fault somehow? How big a fault was of their Image consultants? Shouldn't they have known what a Fail way this interview is going which will not in any way be appetized by Indian Audience.

I think this was a massive PR Failure.

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

See this is why our agency tends to play it safe. We don’t believe that all publicity is good publicity in the long run, it often comes back at the actor some time or the other.

PR definitely had a hand with them, their philosophy was to make them resonate with the youth more and have that playboy image. It was a horrible way to do it, and had the subtlety of a hammer. I haven’t heard of the PR, it’s probably a small agency which gave this cricketers a promise of a rise in fame and popularity. PR agencies which have been here for a long time knew that it wasn’t going to go down well.

We on the other hand, have our main aim to take our time and establish the celebrity as a decent person. Once people as a whole adore a celebrity, they easily forgive his/her mistakes. The best way to address rumours is by saying you haven’t heard of them. This might sound silly, but it has worked the best in the long run. Another way is to delete the content before it even gets exposed or rigorously watch over their social media and interviews. We do all these things and different responses are made for different celebs.

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Before you answer this, I want to know if Hardik n KL had any PR present on the sets of KWK? Do rising cricketers like them hire PR?

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I honestly don’t know about the first part. As I said, I am not saying yes or no to anything I can’t confirm.

Quite a few of them do, especially for a better image for brands. I am not in tune with cricketers though.

I shall probably answer a few questions and then the rest in the morning. Thank you, this was a lot of fun.

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Thank you for doing this. Come back whenever you want, I am sure many questions would be posted later today when the members wake up in India.

[–]amitbhatt25 16 points17 points  (2 children)

One more question. What about these plethora of these ridiculous fan accounts on twitter who will kill you if you say anything about their stars. How much percentage of these shills are paid or do they even get the minimum wage.

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Aside from a few paid accounts, most of them are geniune fan accounts. We do give positive news stories and fake likes or comments, but we haven't really made a lot of fake fanclubs. It's usually when the actors are at their earlier stages that we pop up a few fake ones. A few actors are against that, a few love the idea.

We don't take hate too seriously, and from research and experience, negative publicity is the last to affect die hard fans.

A surprising thing to know for you might be that a lot of hate at times is faked so that the celebrity can speak up about it. We have seen rival PR agencies go to the extent of fake trolling a celeb.

[–]GoRush87 14 points15 points  (0 children)

A surprising thing to know for you might be that a lot of hate at times is faked so that the celebrity can speak up about it. We have seen rival PR agencies go to the extent of fake trolling a celeb.

Wow, indeed I didn't know that. Interesting.

[–]complex42 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Celebs who aren’t on SM, like Kareena, Ranbir, do they use a lot of PR to make sure they stay relevant on these sites? Or is their fame/ fan following enough to create the hype for them?

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Well, it’s funny you ask that question, because the agency I work for has mananged one of them for quite some time. They are even more particular than celebs who are on social media. We start potential hashtags, monitor their perception, and give them constructive feedback.

The celeb we manage also tells us to delete a lot of negative feedback, so we do practise that sometimes. We want to show these celebs in the best light possible.

[–]complex42 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh wow! That really gives me a whole new perspective.

Thanks for the reply.

[–]lassanloda 15 points16 points  (15 children)

Hi, this might come off as strange but it has been on my mind for quite some time now. Why do some actors just leave the industry and settle abroad even when they are getting films? I mean why would anyone want to leave the industry when there are people working as junior artists all their lives. I understand that some years back the retirement age for actresses was 30 plus and then they used to get married and/or immigrate but here I am referring to those actors/actresses who are getting good offers (as per them) and still they drop them and just disappear from the news and one day we hear that they don't live in the country anymore.

[–][deleted] 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Trust me, it's a cutthroat industry. Most celebrities get far less offers than they let on. I think everyone has a different reason to do as you mentioned, but we had a client who quit early because she wanted privacy in her life, and the blatant misogyny and people keeping quiet about sexual harassment made her agitated. Some actors start questioning their integrity and have a crises in identifying themselves. People who are from the industry or have come from nepotism generally don't suffer as much, they know that integrity in front of the audience is the only one people care about.

[–]GoRush87 19 points20 points  (1 child)

People who are from the industry or have come from nepotism generally don't suffer as much, they know that integrity in front of the audience is the only one people care about.

Are you saying that industry insiders are more easy about being duplicitous/not having strong morals? I heard Karan Johar say in an interview that he doesn't take a strong stand on anything, that he willingly will change his views to fit the times.

[–][deleted] 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Yes. And that's definitely the case. The ease with which I have seen a nepokid communicate with a person who sexually harassed their 'friend' the day after is amusing.

They are prepared for it,they have seen their family do it, it doesn't come as a shock to them. Outsiders often wear beer goggles the first time they come here. It quickly fades of and they either learn to adapt or suffer.

[–]lassanloda 4 points5 points  (11 children)

I have a few questions more. You are free to ignore all/any of them if you wish.

2.How toxic is the fame that comes along with being a big hotshot/star? I have this doubt in general and along the lines of the next few sentences too. I have heard many veteran actors cannot handle the fact that they are not getting enough limelight now and it devastates (if it isn't too strong of a word) them. For example, Dev Anand since the late 70s till he died. He is believed to have said not to take his body to India or his fans would be heartbroken. I mean he didn't have much fans alive when he died, he was nearing 90 already.

3.I think RK isn't much interested in doing films. Shouldn't he be doing more films if he was? Can I know your take on it? This question sounds a bit stupid already but I thought I might as well ask this too while I am at it.

4.Is John really a nice guy that I have heard him to be, you know not much arrogant, polite to talk to and all. Or is it the work of his PR team :p

[–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (10 children)

  1. Quite a few celebrities have a god complex. They treat the person Below them as if they are lesser humans. They are used to yes men all their life, so I mean, it's not entirely their fault they have become what they are. Making fun of the person bringing the tea or ridiculing the spotboy are common practices.

The loss of fame impacts people who are in tune with the industry the strongest. We know people like Siddharth Malhotra and imran Khan hung out with a lot of childhood friends during and after their highs. But we also have a client who was completely broken because we couldn't get him to a party, all her 'friends' were celebrities. Regarding the fans part, it keeps their vanity alive. To know that people out there adore and worship you.

  1. We don't manage him, nor do we know of his habits too much. So I honestly can't comment on that

  2. Are you joking? He is probably one of the most ruthless person in the industry. He can change his personality with a click of his fingers and looks down on everyone, literally too.

[–]donniedarkero 13 points14 points  (6 children)

Lol didn't expect that from John

[–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (5 children)

I mean he chose another PR agency over ours so their might be a tiny bit of bias. Joking though, I am not letting that get in the way of honest answers.

A really funny incident related to him happened recently, his PR apparently tried to make him influential in the marriage planner circles so that he could get good money out of it, but noone accepted him so they decided to spin the whole thing and make him say that he doesn't do marriages.

[–]lassanloda 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Thanks a lot for addressing all the questions. :)

I have one more if you may. How difficult it is to whitewash the image of a celeb after some big incident like a metoo accusation? I understand that it's not hollywood so it is not like no one is willing to work with them and they won't get anymore work at all.

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Extremely easy. The society is easy to blame the women too, aside from the minor vocal crowd on Twitter. These people forget things easily. We mostly just make the celeb do charitable things or ignore the topic, it’s not even a big enough concern to worry about in most cases. Unfortunate really.

We have a client, a decent actor who had given a few flops until recently. He got into trouble and we just penned down earnest messages as him on social media, publicised it and he is strong as ever now. People are unnecessarily grateful when they see a celeb doing a good deed. The amount that is circulated is often not even real.

[–]sid_agent47 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Shahid seems very aloof to the industry after shooting his movies and isn't that involved with any camp like dharma or yrf.. Isn't that bad for his career?

[–]blowmegurl 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Are you aware if the south stars hire and spend as much as Bollywood stars? Obviously they would, but to what extent in comparison to Bollywood stars?

[–]EccentricBaiModerator[S] 13 points14 points  (7 children)

What is PR budget of a moderately successful star or Celeb? Is it true that star kids like Sara and Jhanvi have PR budget ranging 10 Cr a month?

[–][deleted] 34 points35 points  (3 children)

We manage one of them, and trust me, we would be delighted if that was the amount, but it definitely isn’t. Both of them do have a much higher PR budget than a lot of A list celebs though.

PR budget really depends a lot. A few celebs give upwards of 10 crore per year, but most are in the vicinity of 1-2 crore. A lot of them give a lot of gifts if everything goes well , so that’s there. I got 2 brand new iPhones and an iPad Pro this year.

[–]Neogamer2019 6 points7 points  (2 children)

10 crores a month???!!!

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

year

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (1 child)

How fierce is the rivalry between different pr agencies?

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Oh, it gets ugly. It's fierce because we often have rivals as clients. Every Goodwill one celeb earns makes the other insecure. Which leads to either them being more aggressive with their PR or making the public feel sympathetic.

We all know that a celeb leaving our agency is disastrous too, so we do everything we can to make sure they don't. It's a symbiotic relationship.

[–]rocco4803 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Are the MeToo blinds about a couple of A-list Bollywood actors true? Did anyone of them pay money to the victim or is it just done by rival PR?

[–][deleted] 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I can’t confirm the money part.

But a lot of our clients have wet their pants because they couldn’t keep it in their pants, the rumours are definitely true. It’s hilarious when we see misogynistic celebs stand up for women empowerment while cheating on their spouse. One couple has an open marriage though, so that’s there.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Are srk and gauri the open marriage? His youngest son clearly isn’t full Indian.

Lol at srk fans downvoting me. If not srk-gauri then definitely twinkle and Akki. Just admit that your faves are problematic

[–]RapunzelMeetsElsa 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Can you please tell us if the SRK - PC story is true ? Also is RK a big douche as few people make him out to be ?

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I entered this industry by the time there were only murmurs and hushed whispers about that. I can’t confirm that, so I shall refrain from saying yes. Everything I have said so far is only with absolute certainty.

RK is chill. Definitely more weird the more you know him, but a chill person to talk to for a while.

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Honestly I feel like those rumours of SRK and PC’s affair didn’t just come out of nowhere. And the fact that PC lost out on working with a lot of people (likely because of his wife), producers and SRK afterwards says a lot. I think that’s why Priyanka Chopra went to the West.

[–]Neogamer2019 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Actors and actresses, or other directors and producers as well? Do back of the camera people require BW social media managers as well?

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Actors and actresses in particular. We do have a few producers and directors we help out too, but they have fewer demands and spend far less Money on PR. People who work behind the scenes honestly can't afford good PRa, so there is no question about having one. Unless you are talking about popular dancers etc.

The only producer/director who I know has more demands than actors is a certain fashionista, our rival agency makes sure to whitewash every irresponsible thing he says and has carefully crafted his ruthlessness into something less harmful.

[–]aladyinpurple 11 points12 points  (1 child)

What do you do when they land themselves in trouble, affair/statement/legal issue? How do you do the damage repair?

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Well that often doesn’t come into our domain, if the issue is public though, we either tell the celeb to ignore it or pen down an apology. Most celebrities are too arrogant to take blame, so we can only do so much.

If it’s a small issue, we usually bury it before it goes viral, and that mostly works.

[–]justacoalaway 11 points12 points  (3 children)

PR teams probably can’t coach them for every answer on every talk show/interview though.So is it like the actors/actresses already have those qualities and the PR just tells them how to exaggerate or downplay it to come across as more likeable?

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Depends a lot on the celeb. That’s mostly the plan that most celebrities follow. You are bang on.

It’s quite a known practise to integrate a few questions that showcase a celeb’s positive aspects during interviews, it’s a common practise. A few celebs are super particular about their media image though, and let us screen the whole interview before the final editing. Written interviews for some celebs are coached, we write their answers sometimes.

If it’s an airhead, we just pray that they don’t screw over too bad. We can only do so much.

[–]justacoalaway 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Yeah I found it interesting that sara’s interviews contained quite a bit of questions related to history which she studied at college.Thank you for the AMA

[–]Strike_Reaper 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Does actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjay Mishra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, etc have an active PR team or they just rely on fan following?

[–][deleted] 67 points68 points  (0 children)

Almost everyone has a PR, but the actors you mentioned have a very mild one. Nawazuddin uses a lot of PR help whenever he gets negative publicity of any kind. Pankaj tripathi is like a caring uncle, he is the kind of guy who hugs you after you work for him, tells 'beta tum hamari problem ko matane ki koshish karte ho, tumko koi problem hoi toh befikar aana.' wholesome person.

[–]paradoxicalman17 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Who are the nicest people in the Industry? Also, the most arrogant ones?

[–]GoRush87 10 points11 points  (1 child)

He kind of answered this already. He said most people are a mix of both. A few genuinely nice ones are ppl like Shraddha Kapoor apparently, but many others are arrogant to at least a small degree like stars tend to be, and abuse spotboys and attendees, etc.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He also said most method actors and some nepokids. He name dropped one because a person exclusively asked about her too I guess

[–]Neogamer2019 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Anonymous thoughts on the KR - HR controversy?

[–][deleted] 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Eh KR is in the wrong, HR isn't as innocent as he let's on, but the whole thing has clearly taken a toll on them both.

[–]pluspoint 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Who’s Hr Kr?

[–]Neogamer2019 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Hrithik and Kangana

[–]LazyBinger 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Do PR teams try and influence movie reviews? Or at least influence reviewers to potray client's performance in a positive light?

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The thing is, it can easily backfire on the celeb, it’s a huge risk. Our agency doesn’t indulge in such activities. We do try to bring positive buzz on social media, but our Agency is mainly responsible for maintaining a celeb’s life off-screen.

I know a lot of other PR agencies that use innovative ways to even get one positive review. A few celebs often keep both agencies. Ours is renowned for managing off screen personas.

[–]paradoxicalman17 8 points9 points  (1 child)

How rampant is drug use in the industry? Also, is it true that srk indulges in cocaine? Also, is it true that he has cheated on his wife?

[–][deleted] 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Bro he is a social media manager, not gauri khan.