“You will do better than you thought you were capable of doing.”
– Eashita Bajwa
You are already in the field of social media. Are you planning to take this forward in the entertainment industry as well?
Social media is a platform for us to share our work with people everywhere around us. It is a platform to inspire and to get inspired. It brings to us great opportunities. People cast us after seeing our work as it helps in creating our work profiles. It’s like sharing your journey with others and being a part of theirs. It is not just what ends here but it even brings us together to stand for a cause & to raise voices against the odds.
‘The journey of a celebrity is always celebrated’- What is your view on this statement?
I think not just celebrities but every individual should celebrate their journey. Everyone’s journey is different, unique, and special. We all hustle, fight our own battles unknown to the world. It’s just that a celebrity’s journey is followed by so many people and can be connected with their own so there is a greater audience appreciation.
Share some of your experiences during the initial stages of modeling.
I always knew I wanted to be a model. So I started off when I was in Punjab and luckily my family has been very supportive. Being a freelance model and having nearly zero contacts, I started off with hope. And then things started falling in place when I moved to Bangalore. I started auditioning and got through a couple of them and that’s how my work profile started building up. Every day is a struggle and with every opportunity comes growth.
What are the positivities that keep pinching you every day to create something good inside you and how do you deliver the same logically and creatively?
My work has taught me one major thing that is PATIENCE. I believe in staying positive always. Whether you are on camera or off camera it is very important to be in the right state of mind. It helps you stay balanced and focus. Everyone has bad days and that’s okay. Apart from that one has to be a good person. You need to respect in order to be respected.
How do you feel when you walk the ramp and during photo shoots? Tell us something about your first project.
Oh! It’s the best feeling in the world when you get to do something you love. It takes a lot of hard work to put together a show and same goes to get “The shot” during photoshoots. I faced the camera when I was 16 for the first time, not everyone knows that. It was for a music video in Punjab. The camera is the first love I must say.
How do you see yourself as a professional and as a person?
I would rather say I’m a professional person. But I also make sure I have fun at work. I think people I work with can answer this question better than I can.
Do you feel liberal by your profession? What is your vision of India and how do you want to see it evolving for better?
I’ve been lucky enough to have support from my family but I come across so many people every day who tell me how their families are against their profession. All I have to say is people should start respecting art a little more. I’m someone who believes in doing something for myself but not everyone who is talented think that way or get to do that and that’s one of the major reasons people end up doing work they don’t like. No offense to anyone but one should never give up on what they love.
What message are you willing to convey to the coming generation of models?
If this is what you love and trust yourself then there’s gonna be no turning back. Work hard and have patience, a lot of it I must say. Believe in yourself and just keep going.
What new change would you like to add in the entertainment industry?
The entertainment industry is a huge industry and it includes a lot. I don’t think there’s anything in particular that I wanna add in it but just like a lot of people out there, I think people should be selected for a job based on their capability and talent more than anything. Nepotism is not completely wrong but yes just because someone has access doesn’t mean they are perfect for it.
According to you which generation is inclined towards you the most?
Youth.. because I think they can connect with me and my journey and are open to new ideas. And I’ve also come across people of other generation, the ones who loved something but due to some reasons couldn’t pursue it as a career.
It always seems impossible until it’s done’- What is your take on this statement?
Well! I’m still in my hustling period. But when you look around and look at all the successful people you’ll always find them saying it never just happened with the blink of an eye. They faced failures but they never gave up. One has to believe in oneself, one should never give up. Work hard and stay motivated, stay focused and you’ll do better than you thought you were capable of doing. Just keep going.
How can you describe your mission and excitement in one line?
I’ve always believed in myself. I very well know the path and the journey is mine. I’m thankful for all the opportunities coming my way and going with the flow. Working days are the best days. I’m a dreamer. I’ll just keep going. Keep working hard till I become an achiever.