Not just an Indian film producer and he founder of KR Movies and Entertainment, Jaspreet Kaur is also a great inspiration for the youngsters

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.

She produced her first bengali film C/O Sir in 2013. And went on to produce a series of successful films like Bawal and Cholai. She is also producing the much anticipated documentary on Irom Chanu Sharmila. Her next project Chegu has already started making noise. It has won the Youth choice award in the UK asian film festival this March. She is also producing a book adaptation of Vanara: The Legend of Baali, Sugreeva and Tara by Anand Neelkantan in partnership with a major Bollywood production house.Her films have turned major heads time and again. Cholai premiered at Cannes film Festival 2016 and it was nominated in 6 categories at the Madrid Film Festival 2015 and winning the best supporting actress. Cholai also won 2 filmfare awards – Best Dialogues and Best Film(critic).Jaspreet has done it all. She has worked in companies such as Prime Focus, Reliance Media Works and also as a VFX producer.
She now handles operations, secures funds and works with multiple stakeholders at KR Movies. She is closely involved with VFX production, costume designning, art direction and post production. This superwoman has done it all and continues to surprise us each day. And we can’t guess what’s next.

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.

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