Jaspreet Kaur is an Indian film producer, the founder of KR Movies and Entertainment. It is an Indian film and television production house that produces and distributes movies and also online Web content.
Question 1. You studied engineering, what made you change your career?
The love for movies simply had affected my career choice. As teenager i never thought that movies could even be a career.. I worked in IT but there was always a sense of not belonging … Movies just drew me to them..infact it would be right to say that I didnt choose movies… movies chose me. Movies have been such a big part of my life. It’s a nice way to escape reality and ease my mood. Its like I’m happy … lets go for a movie, I feel sad… lets go for a movie… I am angry… lets go for a movie To me a movie is more than just a movie. It’s an experience.
Question 2. You are one of the youngest woman producer in Eastern India, did you face any troubles adjusting in the industry?
The film industry today is brimming with new and upcoming producers. There have always been and there always be constant challenges especially since I didnt have any specific training or any movie background. There is no set of rules that one can follow. So it was very essential for me to learn and understand the proper functioning of this system. This industry is chaotic but there is a rhythm in this chaos. Its an ocean but We can learn to swim the tide.
Question 3. People in the industry face many issues, especially girls and recently in #metoo movement many stories came out, did you went through any such incidents?
I would not say that the film industry had accepted me with open arms but yes, I do consider myself blessed to have not faced any unwelcome incident or circumstances. Though, not directly but indirectly I did hear about few incidents faced by acquaintances. The only problem which I faced was when people did not take me seriously as woman and young …Everyone close to me thought I was taking on too much myself, that there were too many odds against me. But then again, this industry has taught me to overcome all odds and never stop.
Question 4. All your movies so far have gained alot of appreciation and awards – how do you feel about that?
I m lucky to get so many awards. It’s a great feeling to be recognised and appreciated The support only encourages you to be your most efficient selves.
Question 5. How would you describe your journey so far?
Making films is one of the most rewarding and challenging endeavors you can be involved in. Whether you are at the beginning or middle or end of your journey, you will always try to figure out something and it’s this that makes my journey so wonderful and endearing. There have been several ups and down in my journey but then I truly believe that there will be plenty of people who don’t “get” your idea. But if YOU get it, that’s what counts.
Question 6. What according to you make a good cinema? Do you think it’s changing?
For me, personally, it has been a matter of great fulfilment to try to understand the dynamics of cinema and how it is different from other forms of human expression. There are various elements which help in creating a good cinema like character,plot, conflict, emotions, visuals, narration, etc. Therefore, it is these elements that helps cinema to be become more powerful and impactful today.
Yes, I sincerely believe that there has been a changing trend in the representation of Indian films through the years. The way movies were made in the 50s is completely different from the way it is done in the twenty first century. Most movies today generally like to deliver what the audiences desire. However, the changing patterns in movies are basically a result of the changing mindsets of the audience as well the bid to attract a world audience
Question 7. Tell us something about your upcoming projects.
I have finished the work for my bengali feature film chegu .. vinay pathak is acting in a Bengali movie for the first time. We are also working on a documentary on Irom Sharmila Chanu, the Iron lady of India who had been on a fast for 16 years as protest.
Apart from that M working on the development of a few Bollywood projects.