My interview on therewillbetime (by Anirban B)

Posted on October 1, 2020


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You can go to any kind of journalism or mass-communication program you want to, but they can only teach you the tools and how to hone your craft.

The basic urge should be there within you.

I strongly believe that for any form of art, writing or otherwise – that unless you are naturally pre-disposed towards something, you cannot become something like that.

It’s like becoming say, a tennis player. You are naturally born with those genes that make you a good tennis player. Yes, somebody can make you a ‘better’ tennis player – but they can’t make a tennis player out of a non tennis player – that’s what I am trying to say.

So I feel that if somebody looks at films in a certain way, and already knows, to some extent, what to do – then I can help them and say you can do this and that and whatever. But if somebody doesn’t have that basic inclination of looking at a film – then you can’t do anything about it.

The full interview is here:

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