“I am very hopeful of a great future!”
– RUP RANDHAWA
Your journey in the field of social media has begun. How are you planning to take this forward in the entertainment industry?
Yes, my journey in the field of social media has begun and has been great so far. Being socially active, especially in creative fields has always excited me since my childhood. I enjoy interacting with talented people in the community as well as my following audience. With their love and support, I am definitely planning to come up with some new projects in the future in the entertainment industry.
Do you feel the excitement with the new opportunities that are offered to you?
Definitely! I love the thrill and responsibility that comes with every new opportunity. It excites me a lot but at the same time, it brings more responsibility and new challenges. This builds more pressure to perform well. I always love dealing with creative challenges and that feeling of satisfaction when you do great in the end is incomparable.
‘The journey of a celebrity is always celebrated’- What is your view on this statement?
The journey of a celebrity is a mix of hard times and good times. It is definitely not an easy path. What people see is the end product but they do not see the hardships behind it. One has to keep strong to strive through the failures and low times in order to reach that level of ‘celebration’ which occurs to people as a celebrated journey.
We all had thrilling experiences in our lives- What was yours and how do you think that it has changed your way of life? Is your vision evolving?
My most thrilling experience was when I got called to work for my first music video project. I had applied for this opportunity a couple of weeks back and I did not hear anything from them. I gradually forgot about it but then the night before the video shoot I got called by the director around 8 p.m. asking me if I can be at the set at 8 a.m next morning to work in the music video with a very established singer/artist. I had to prepare myself in such a short window of 12 hours! Considering this was going to be my first music video shoot ever, I couldn’t sleep all night thinking about it. The feeling was a mix of thrill, pressure, excitement, nervousness, and hopefulness.
It changed my life in many ways. The appreciation I received for my work made me more confident, more and more people started knowing me, like me and connected to me on social media. This changed my vision and I started feeling responsible towards bringing value to the lives of all who invest their time in me.
What is the motivation that keeps pinching you every day and how do you deliver the same in society?
The desire of doing something better in my life and helping others learn from my skills and experiences in any way possible; is the driving force that keeps me going.
I deliver this to society through the proper use of my social media handles. I create content that brings value to others lives.
How do you see yourself as a professional and as a person?
When in a professional role I am almost the same as I am in person. Of course, there are some added set of rules and responsibilities that we need to abide by as a professional but that does not change the human aspect of me as a professional. I believe in being true to myself and to others and it gives me internal satisfaction.
What kind of Dilemma have you faced so far?
The only dilemma I have faced so far was making a choice between my higher studies and the job offer I had in hand at that time. Although I wanted to go for higher studies but then ended up deciding to go for the job (as a software engineer) and now I feel that it was a good decision. It made me practically independent and smarter than I would not have been otherwise.
If you are asked to recreate your fashion style and deliver a completely different message through it then what is the theme or social cause that you will choose to reach the audience?
Good and quite an interesting question. I think I am still in the process of identifying my inclination but I definitely feel that it would be related to spirituality, minimal living and helping save the planet. Something in this direction…
What do you think that today’s generation is lagging behind?
Personally, I feel today’s generation is actually very smart. I also feel that they are more independent and practical from a very early age than the past generations. But with the evolving technology and exposure, there is a possibility of youth getting distracted from their goals. Without proper motivation, one can easily get sidetracked. The only concern I see is to remain focused with so many distractions around.
What is the habit that you want to hold in yourself?
I have a habit of learning new stuff. I always read books/magazines/online articles or watch videos that help me learn something new. Be it any type of knowledge: general, creative, artistic, etc, long as I am not aware of it and it interests me I start learning it.
Do you think that the entertainment industry needs to make some vital changes in fashion and style sector? Mention those changes?
Fashion and style sectors are the domains that require one to be explorative. If you don’t explore new styles or trends you are stuck. New fashions and styles keep coming and going. So I think the entertainment industry is doing good and keeping in pace with fashion trends. There is nothing major as such that needs to be changed. To me, fashion is about being playful and open to new trends.
What are your skills and subjectivities that you feel can lead you in the race of being the next celebrity?
I don’t give up, I believe in working hard, I learn from my failures and I believe nothing is impossible if you have the determination.
According to you which generation is inclined towards you the most?
Based on my social media stats I can say that the people between the age group 18-40 are inclined towards me. But major chunk would be those which fall in the age group 20-35 years.
It always seems impossible until it’s done’- What is your take on this statement?
Anything is possible always. It may take lots and lots of hard work and patience to make it happen. But everything is possible if you are honest with your goal and always work towards it.
How can you describe your excitement in one line?
I am very hopeful of a great future!