What is the best thing that I love about my work? – I am into filmmaking so the best thing about my work is telling a story through visual metaphor. The real magic happens between “Action” and “Cut” of a scene and that is the purest form of storytelling which is very close to my heart.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? – My entire life revolves around my passion i.e. filmmaking. So I find pure bliss whenever I am involved in any kind of creative process. The adrenaline rush of creating something is like a healthy drug to me.
What is my greatest fear? – The fear of failure is my greatest fear and I am also very afraid of spiders.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? – Sometime I feel an inability to say ‘NO’, if someone asks for help. At times it doesn’t have nice consequence for me.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? – I really admire Martin Scorsese and Alfred Hitchcock (He will live forever in my heart)
What is my greatest extravagance? I am an ambitious and workaholic person. So at times I take irrational decisions with a lot of risks to achieve my immediate goal.
On what occasion would I lie? – Usually when a lie can save a relationship from falling apart
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? – The only thing I dislike about my work is the struggle to find a producer who is willing to invest money in a film. These days’ films with great content fail to find a space in today’s cinema, as everyone wants to watch senseless entertainment with double meaning jokes and some sort of nudity.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? – The happiest day in my work was when I had got a chance to shoot in Manila, Philippines. It was my first international shoot and I was very excited about it, especially as the crew was localities. Although there was linguistic barrier between us but still managed to shoot a pretty good film.
If I could, what would I change about myself? – I am an avid reader. But many a times I feel that I don’t know much about most of the things right now. So If I could, I would like a read and study as much as possible, just to get over the complex that “I don’t know anything”.
What is my greatest achievement in work? – When I came to this film making industry, I had no god father and people having a good professional background, always try to stop me from growing. I knew it will be an uphill battle. But after facing many challenges, I managed to setup my own film production firm- KRACTION FILMS PRODUCTION with zero capital. I didn’t have enough money to find an office space or hire someone to build my firm’s website or even do some business development. I taught myself everything and started cold calling to prospective from my rented flat only. Now 4 years later my company’s turnover is above 10 Lacs. I am really grateful to all the struggles and criticism I faced back then.
Where would I most like to live? I love mountains and love to be in a cradle of nature.
What is my most treasured possession?– My family and the people who work with me.
Without their support I could not have come this far. They love me for who I am. That is my most treasured possession.
What is my most marked characteristic?– I adorn a leadership quality and some sort of charm that everyone becomes a part of my family.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? At the garden area of Ansal Plaza Mall in South Delhi.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? At Parikrama Restaurant Connaught Place, New Delhi. It’s a revolving restaurant at 24th Floor. From here the one can see the entire Delhi.
What books influenced my life and how? Books written by Judith Weston are like my own personal bible. Her books cover practical methods and issues that come in a Director’s way. So it has helped a lot in my life and I always carry with me wherever I go.
Who are my favorite writers? – As an avid reader my choices of writers are pretty diverse. Judith Weston, Saadat Hasan Manto, A Pakistani writer, playwright and author born in British India, Muhammad Iqbal, a poet, philosopher, and politician in British India, Rumi, Grant Cardone to name a few.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? My National Anthem- Jana Gana Mana.. It gives me Goosebumps and somehow a patriot in me gives a huge smile.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? – I really admire Priyanka Chopra as she is really hard working and totally give justice to her character. Another interesting thing I love about her is that she always picks strong characters and is trying to change the mindset of people. That female oriented film can do well in cinemas and it’s not that girls are reserved to the cliché- “damsel in distress waiting for her prince to rescue her”.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? – My Mother and Father are my real superhero. They have always made me believe in myself and have always supported me in my decisions.
Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? I would recommend The Colonia for sure.
What role plays art in my life and work? – Art is a part and parcel of my life and work. My life is my work as filmmaking is my hobby since I was 12years old. Though that time it was me just clicking photographs and then making a slideshow video with text and background score.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, and partner in crime? My sister and cousins
Whom would I like to work with in 2018? – I would like to collaborate with great actors and technicians to make a feature film for parallel cinema. The film with great acting and having many layers.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? – I would love to meet with Leena Yadav, the director of the film “Parched”, Nila Madhab Panda and Martin Scorsese
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? – I am currently working on a film called “Berang- a saga of spiritual metaphor”
Where can you see me or my work in 2018? I am positive that 2018 is going to be a great year. It has been so far. I am planning to take my career and my film production firm to the next level. Till now we were primarily in Short and Ad filmmaking and now we are immersing ourselves to make Feature Films.
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” means to me? – Passion is the fire that reminds me every moment that no matter how hard the reality is, I can get through it. I can and I have that power to achieve what no man or woman has ever desired for. When you are truly passionate about something then you can never ever ever give-up. It never let you to retire.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? I would definitely recommend Mrs. Leena Yadav. I really admire her films and would love to know more about her.
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