Stepping into starry shoes!

Stepping into starry shoes!

Mock interview

The final year journalism students of BMS College for Women organised ‘Mock Interview Week’, a unique class activity, recently.

This activity was conducted to give students an insight into interview seeking skills. Various celebrities like Rakhi Sawant, Ramya, Kiran Bedi, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kareena Kapoor-Saif Ali Khan, Yograj Bhat, Yeddyurappa, Shreya Ghoshal and others were chosen as subjects for the interviews.

Students played the roles of both the interviewer and interviewee in the fun-filled event. They gave interesting names to their shows like Cinethareyara Jothe Sihimathu, ‘Smile with Shwe’, Mukhamukhi, ‘Autograph Please’, ‘Talk Show’, ‘Voice of Youngistan’ and College Campusalli Bhat. The participants made it all the more interesting by getting into the character of the celebrity and imitating their gestures, dressing style, way of speaking etc.

The students chose different formats for the interviews. Many of them took ideas from popular interview based TV shows like ‘Simi Selects India’s Most Desirable’, ‘Koffee with Karan’ and ‘Autograph Please’. Few interviewers tried to pose and act like the popular anchors on TV channels while some experimented and presented their own ideas.

Students not only enjoyed the whole experience but also learnt a great deal from the activity. Manjula V N, who played the role of B S Yeddyurappa, said it was highly challenging.

“It was a challenging activity as I had to research a great deal about Yeddyurappa. I tried to get as much knowledge as possible about his personal life, career and achievements,” she said.

Hajira Kulsum, who played the role of Shreya Ghoshal, said, “It was a great opportunity to play the part of my favourite celebrity.” Pooja and Deepika, who played the hot Bollywood couple Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan respectively, said, “We had to work hard as we played the roles of Kareena and Saif Ali Khan. We practised for 15 days and watched lots of TV shows to brush up our skills and learnt many things about them. We had worked on our chemistry too.” Lathashree M P said that the activity increased her confidence level and reduced her stage fear too. She felt it was a great change from the routine theory classes.

“This week was a great endeavour as students not only enjoyed this activity but also learned about the techniques, preparation, research, camera presence and body language required for conducting a successful interview,” said Rupali Mahajan, a journalism lecturer.