How To Be A Star ?

The Love of Nature

The Love of Nature

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
-Albert Einstein
Ever tried look up at the stars at night? You will immediately feel a sense of immense peace and a deep connection with the cosmos. This is natural because we are a part of the cosmos and the cosmos a part of us. Creative people like writers and actors have a heightened sense of this feeling of oneness with nature.
Some of India’s most flamboyant and successful superstars of their times were in love with nature, particularly the mountains. Many of them loved the mountains and this showed in the number of movies of theirs that were shot high in the Himalayan valleys and meadows.
They would every so often shoot at breathtakingly beautiful locales of Kashmir, Sikkim, Nepal or other spectacular Himalayan locales. There were a number of contemporary film luminaries of the Indian industry in the 1960s and 70s who were passionately in love with nature and this showed in their expressive performances.
People to this day hum the songs from the movies of these too maestros because they identify with the sheer joy experienced by the protagonists in experiencing nature up close and personal. Youngsters thinking of making a career for themselves in the movies or the ones who are already there would do well to connect with nature. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life and the stresses of city life, it is good to spend time by yourself walking in the mist, breathing in the crisp air of the mountains, feeling the goodness of mother-nature seep into your bones.
Or you could head to a sea side town where you could go for an early morning jog on the beach, the fresh air invigorating you and clearing your head of all negative thoughts. Remember the movie Sagar and how beautifully it captured the various moods of the sea at different times of the day. The sea has that magical effect on people with the whole environment of palm tree ringed beaches, people walking barefoot where the sea meets the land.
There is an interesting analogy about why actors need to retreat to nature. By nature of their profession, actors are like yogis, as they need to withdraw into themselves to truly be able to emote for an audience. What better place then, than the solitude of nature for both yogi and actor to delve into themselves.
It is perhaps for this reason that many actors are recluses and loners. They need the space to be able to deliver the goods, when it is really important. Not everybody who is an actor need be a loner, but taking out time to commune with nature would do a world of good to an actor’s craft.