“We can’t truly appreciate the destination unless we’ve made some memories down the path”
– Antara Bose
Your journey in the field of social media has begun. How are you planning to take this forward in the entertainment industry?
I intend to keep my channels content-rich, unique and relatable – I think those are the key drivers.
Do you feel the excitement with the new opportunities that are offered to you?
New opportunities are always exciting. They offer a chance to try something new, push one’s abilities, and showcase something exciting to the audience.
‘The journey of a celebrity is always celebrated’- What is your view on this statement?
As the saying goes, ‘it’s not always about the destination, it’s about the journey’. We can’t truly appreciate the destination unless we’ve made some memories down the path, left our mark somewhere, and influenced others to follow their dreams.
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?
There are probably way too many to single out one. However, I think those ecstatic a few minutes after you’ve finished a show is something that has always given me a huge boost. Yes, over the years, my focus has changed from only being a model to managing an entire ad campaign with my team – more behind the camera work, than in front of it.
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?
I’ve been lucky to have the right network, something a lot of people have to try hard to fit into; it’d be a shame to not capitalize on that. Just knowing that I’m probably luckier in this aspect, pushes me to aim higher. I’m pretty systematic when it comes to planning: I have my immediate goals and my long-term plans. I also share my ideas with like-minded people, more for criticism than feedback because I think it’s an excellent way to better whatever you’re doing.
How do you see yourself as a professional and as a person?
I think the former is very different from the latter. Professionally, I’m a borderline perfectionist, love networking, and more often than not, I am pretty impatient. On the other hand, when I’m off work, there’s nothing more than I like than lazing on my summer chair, reading a book and stroking my dogs for hours at a stretch.
What kind of Dilemma have you faced so far?
I’ve gotten myself involved in a variety of activities. While I love acting, anchoring and even modeling, I also have a feverish passion for writing. I often find myself debating which one I should give more priority.
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?
I’d like to show how modest fashion can be as equally alluring, and I mean without the unnecessary layering.
What do you think that today’s generation is lagging behind in – Motivation, determination or are they more involved in the lame discussions?
They definitely have a lot of time to engage in discussions that don’t yield any results. However, I think the main element that our generation is lacking is the will to stay focused. There are just way too many distractions.
What is that habit in you that you want to withstand?
Do you think that the entertainment industry needs to make some vital changes in fashion and style sector? Mention those changes?
I stand against animal cruelty and the use of animal products in fashion and beauty. It’s important for people to understand the torturous price an animal pays for a fur coat, leather shoes or a snakeskin handbag – something that’s only a vanity commodity for us. I’d like to see the industry steer towards ethical fashion.
What are your skills and subjectivities that you feel can lead you in the race of being the next celebrity?
I don’t shy away from experimenting. I think that’s vital if you want to grow.
According to you which generation is inclined towards you the most?
I think I’m old school. I’d definitely win the hearts of old souls.
It always seems impossible until it’s done’- What is your take on this statement?
If you know you’ve done it once, you should rest assured that you can do it again. The key here, however, is to not be over-confident (because you’ve achieved it once) and not going into a frenzy all over again (because you know exactly how challenging it was).
How can you describe your excitement in one line?
Pinch me ( I refuse to believe I’m not dreaming).