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Chanting the FUN mantra

Vibe with Nikhil Chinnappa and Mini Mathur



SOUTH-BOUND: Here we come, theyyathom!

FUN MAKES the world go round for these two. "Put fun first," said the two TV icons Nikhil Chinnappa and Mini Mathur. They were in Kochi to host the Navy Queen ball. Said Nikhil about Kerala youngsters: "Kerala youth has a distinct fashion of its own. In fact, they will probably score over the rest because they have such strong family values and tradition. Their grounding is perfect. So they will not be afraid to try out things." Mini said that it was the literacy in Kerala that brings up responsible adults.

Respect each other

But the two don't see themselves as helplines for the young. Said Nikhil modestly, "I hope I am not a source of inspiration to too many people. I don't see myself more than or beyond a guy just having fun. But it is very important to show people to have fun in a positive way. You don't need drugs, alcohol or have sex with 20 different partners for it. But then you don't even need to be lectured about your responsibilities. Learn to respect each other."

Agreed Mini, "It is family values and the family that gives this sense of responsibility, and Vivan , my one-year-old son, will be free to choose what he wishes." A cool mom, Mini is an MBA who found her way into the visual media because, "You must do what you enjoy."

Nikhil believes firmly that "it is all about going out there and giving it a shot. "For me for every door that opened, four doors were shut. But it never put me down."

PRIYADARSHINI SHARMA

Photo: Shashi Ashiwal

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