Harry Bhatti, who made his debut with Rabb Da Radio, a Punjabi movie featuring Tarsem Jassar, Simi Chahal and Mandy Takhar, is among the best directors in Pollywood as of now. He shares excerpts from his journey so far.
What will be the future of Punjabi film industry afterthings get normal?
Since the first stage of Covid-19, Punjabi film industry is somehow surviving. However, I feel the taste of the audience has changed, as it isnow addicted to web content, which is totally different from our films. Being a director, I think we have to create stuff according to the mindset of the audience.
From Rabb Da Radio to Yaar Annmulle Returns, how has your journey in Pollywood been so far?
It has been a beautiful journey. I have learnt alot.
What makes a good film?
First and foremost is a good script,then the rest follows.
Why are Punjabis popular all across the world?
For their sense of humour.
What is the most important quality of a director?
Capability of handling different situations.
What is your success mantra?
I believe that for long-term victories, short-term goals need to be set.
Are you comfortable working for long hours on the sets?
Yes; hard work pays!
What inspired you to direct films?
After completing MA in theatre from Patiala University, I started directing plays and songs, but my final destination was films. So, I am here and doing my best as a director.
What problems did you face when you were starting out?
If you love your work, you will enjoy every situation.
Will we see new projects after normalcy returns?
Definitely; our upcoming projects include Yaar Anmuley Returns, and one with Tarsam Jassar.
As a director, what is your biggest achievement till date?
I have received unconditional love from the audience. —Dharam Pal
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