1. Arunoday Singh's poem on Love and Hate
The UNESCO has declared 21st March ‘World Poetry Day’. The main reason behind celebrating this day is to support the dying art of writing and reciting poetry, and to educate people about the importance of poetry as expression and inspiration. We dug around and found that some of the popular actors on ZEE5 shows and web series have the hidden talent of writing poetry. Here’s a list of some of the favourite poems we found.
Arunoday Singh is a popular actor last seen in the ZEE5 Original Series The Chargesheet: Innocent or Guilty. he is equally popular as an Instagram poet. He writes poems in English and as much as people enjoy his words, they appreciate his handwriting too. In this poem he explains how love is always better than hate. This poem is apt for the divisive and violent times we are living in.
Watch a sneak-peek of his role in The Chargesheet: Innocent or Guilty
2. Sriti Jha's poem about a transgendered person
Videos of Sriti Jha, from Kumkum Bhagya, reading her poems have gone viral. She doesn’t shy away from talking about tough issues like LGBTQ rights in her characteristic sweet but strong voice. The poem ‘Chudiyaan‘ is about not following the gender norms and shedding the inhibitions society puts on people to be a certain way.
3. Sehban Azim's poem on Hindu-Muslim Unity
Sehban Azim gained popularity with his role as Malhar in Tujhse Hai Raabta. Those who follow him on Instagram would have seen some of his poems too. In this poem, Sehban says how India has been a secular country and quotes examples of Bollywood singer Mohammed Rafi and writer Premchand to prove his point. This is another important poem about unity that speaks the truth of the times we are living in.
4. Karan Jotwani's poem about following your passion
Karan Jotwani, seen in the Zee TV shows Qurbaan Hua and Aap Ke Aa Jane Se, is also a writer. He writes about his mental health and admits to using help for his battle with ADHD. In this poem, he talks about staying motivated by doing what your heart is really interested in. Karan’s words will motivate you to start living for yourself.
5. Anjum Fakih's poem for Ruhi Chaturvedi
Anjum Fakih who plays the role of Srishti in Kundali Bhagya wrote a poem about her co-star Ruhi Chaturvedi (Sherlyn) on the show. Anjum reveals how their friendship today began on a bitter note where Ruhi tried to rag her during her modelling days. She says now that memory is behind them and they are best friends.
6. Arunoday Singh's poem about self-love
7. Sriti Jha's poem about loving and liking
Bonus: Broken But Beautiful Poem by Priya Malik
This poem is the right balm for people whose hearts have been broken in love. This touching poem that lasts a little over 3 minutes acknowledges that there is a risk in falling madly in love with anyone. However, it lifts up spirits of people going through heartbreak and tells them that a broken heart can become beautiful again.
Watch the second season of Broken But Beautiful streaming on ZEE5.