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Gaurav Kaushal on launching his production house Makshika Films – “Nepotism is real but if you’re determined no one can stop you”

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Most people think that unless you have strong connections or come from a certain lineage, it is almost impossible to break into Bollywood. However, every once in a while you come across a success story and let yourself be inspired. Gaurav Kaushal’s journey shows that if you are willing to work hard to achieve your dreams, nothing is impossible. After embarking on a career as a VFX artist about ten years ago, he finally realized his dream of having his own production house.

About the launch of Makshika Films, the enterprising producer says: “Recently, someone asked me if I came from a family of filmmakers. When I told him that I was from a middle class family in Delhi, he was shocked (laughs). having my own production house was quite a long time but it became a reality. It’s true that most production houses in the industry are owned by families of filmmakers. Nepotism is a reality but if you are determined, no one can stop you.”

Gaurav has hired young filmmaker Mihir Lath, who has worked as an associate with Shekhar Kapur in the past, to direct the Hindi adaptation of a French film whose rights have been acquired by the company. The female-centric film will be led by a prominent actress whose name will be revealed soon.

Talking about why he started the company, Gaurav says, “In this industry, I think a producer has to strike the right balance between creativity and business. Unfortunately, that rarely happens. A lot of people who s ‘sit in high chairs don’t prioritize the need to create good content.As a company, Makshika Films’ goal is to produce larger-than-life commercial films that would provide an immersive viewing experience to audiences .

Apart from movies, Makshika Films will also produce web series and other content. The company’s creative team is currently developing a show that will offer an in-depth look at the extent to which TV channels can opt for higher TRPs.