He wants his movies to do the talking. Meet Virender Goud, a budding filmmaker from the city,who aims to bring about a change in societyBhavneet Singh email@example.com
How did you get interested in filmmaking?
As a kid, whenever I saw a movie with my family or friends, I remember them praising the hero and how he works. But I wanted to be the person who makes the hero shine and hence I entered this field.
How has the journey been till now?
It has been a great journey uptil now. Not as smooth as I had anticipated it to be, but still it has been great. I am working on many projects right now and the future is looking great. It has been just two years into this field but I have learnt a lot.
What are the projects you are working on?
Currently I’m working on a project called project WASHCost. It is sponsored by the government of Netherlands. This is basically a series of documentaries based on the pattern in which we consume the water and how much is being wasted. We are educating people on ways to conserve it through movies. On the commercial end, I made the promo of the Atif Aslam concert which was supposed to be held in the city but it got cancelled!
What are the difficulties you faced initially?
It was very tough initially. As a person who wants to work behind the camera, you need to have a lot of skills and a chance to prove yourself. It took a few months before an NGO called Wassan gave me this golden opportunity. I have been working with them since then and I’m pretty happy.
What are your future plans?
Well, I would like to stick to a non-mainstream career. The only reason is that there are many people who want to make it big in the industry, especially in the mainstream cinema. I aspire to be a person who would make a change through the films that I do, like my first major project WASHCost. A change in the society through movies is my aim and I’m working towards it, because money is not everything in life.
Who are the people who inspire you?
There is no one in particular. I see around me, there are many people who have fixed idols and inspirations. It’s not the case with me. For me a person who is striving to make the society better is my inspiration. With due respect to everyone, according to me, inspiration for anything and everything comes from people around you and not the greats of a field because you can connect to them and understand their troubles better.
What is your advice for other aspiring youngsters?
Well, it is a challenging task. Considering the competition nowadays, it is tough to strike early. So, have some patience, wait for your turn, and once you get a chance, leave no stone unturned to make it big.