My films have achieved high ranks in film festivals. My writings have been overwhelmingly received by gracious people. Things are been creatively satisfying, thanks to my learnings from Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Pune. However...
There has been one dream which has never been fulfilled. Ever since my childhood, I wanted to go to Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune to learn acting. The only dream I saw and breathed. And it did come very close to achieve it when I reached the final rounds of selection multiple times, multiple years. But sometimes things don't happen the way we want. And that is fine.
I continued working in the theatre and worked intensively on self training and worked in various short films. Meanwhile, I spent my Sundays walking on the roadside of FTII, to be able to breathe the space which is divine for me. But the fact of not being formally trained in acting, always ate me inside.
Unless this opportunity came. An online acting workshop by FTII. I have seen this opportunity a multiple times on their website but I had never had enough funds to attend them. But this time, I couldn't see another opportunity slipping away. And hence I decided to not give up on this dream of being trained in a world renowned acting school. Hence, this fundraiser.
In the responsibilities of survival, family and responsibilities I could never create opportunities to do something for myself, which is not to complain about but a reality I accepted. But, now I feel the need to live this dream, to get formal training from a great institution like FTII.
I seek your help in raising this amount, and help me taste my dream. Any contribution from your side will be one step closer to achieving this dream. To all, who contribute or those who cannot but took the time to be here, I shall be forever grateful. Please share the campaign with your contacts. Your help cannot be measured in numbers.
Any amount raised beyond the requisite, shall go to a safe personal space which shall only be used for creative work aiming at returning back to my society.