A career in films is not always very long. Unless you are extremely talented and lucky, you cannot play a long inning here. Especially where it is believed that the industry (Bollywood) is a tough turf to manoeuvre for rank outsiders and star kids have it relatively easy. So to sustain in the industry as well as throughout their lives, our B-Town celebrities invest the money earned from the films into some other businesses and make a huge profit. Talking about Taapsee Pannu who recently started her new venture of a marriage organizing company named ‘The Wedding Factory’ also affirms that taking up this step won’t discontinue herself from film. Excerpts from a chat.
What ignited the spark in you to start a new venture or to make significant changes in an existing profession?
My event company is something that I happened to come up when I had my own time, which I took to slow down the process of signing films and do what I really wanted to do. I realized on the early stage that my profession as an actor is only one part of my life. In life you have your family, your career and you have yourself, these different boxes together makeup your whole life.
What about your career in acting?
I can’t let my acting career be my entire life, I need to grow as a person also. And that’s when I realised that there needs to be something else where I have to divert my mind. I can’t let it consume my entire life with my acting career. So I decided to come up with a new venture of a marriage organizing company.
Any support from people or from film fraternity?
A friend of mine named Farah who resides in Mumbai, she used to do this wedding planning and décor from 5 -6 years. I know her since almost 8-9 years now. I knew she was into this business and she also wants to start something of her own where she was looking for a partner. I was more than happy to join her because my sister was already into event management, and the good part was she loved doing all the works like handling events organizing etc. That's when I thought that I could work as a partner and all three of us can handle this very well. This is how we started our business.
If you can share something about your project?
We’ve recently finished our first wedding season and we’re already in profit! We kicked off this business with a word of mouth and that has really helped us out. I’ve been doing whatever I can do, like marketing of the company, to give any relevant information in media et al.
Any message to the people who are planning for wedding?
We understand the client's requirement and work backwards from their budget. From Engagement to marriage ceremony, we cater to all wedding related planning and décor services, including destination weddings. For all of you who are planning to get married, please do contact the ‘Wedding Factory’, I myself would pay a visit to your wedding if you want me to (laughs).
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