The veteran and talented Director writes and shares his thoughts for Indianwikimedia

It’s a good day, a sunny day. I am not much of a writer, but I do have a couple of thoughts to share with the readers of Indianwikimedia.

I, Rohit Raj Goyal, love the Indian television industry and have been working in the space as a director for over a decade now.

I have entirely captained the ship of popular shows namely Diya Aur Baati Hum, Tere Sheher Mein among others.

Over the years, I have witnessed the changes and ebbs & flows in the industry. It’s grown manifold, without an iota of doubt. The reach has amplified, technology has seen an impressive advancement, experimentation in concepts has also been on a rise, though the basic conceptual contours remain the same.

The potential in the industry is amazing but the mindset has to be more evolved and enterprising

Having said that, the mindset is still embedded in the archaic age. Without sounding like a naysayer or a pessimist, I feel that experience doesn’t really buy much value in our TV industry.

A person who has worked and bettered his craft for ages is treated the same way like a novice who begins his work one fine whimsical day. Lack of training, no proper technical education means that the newer lot is not aware of work ethics.

The fast paced unorganized nature of the industry somehow negates the entire professional acumen of an individual.

Second major observation which I would like to share is that a show’s unit is not about team work or value for experience or seniority; it’s about that one person who is more popular or has more weightage.

Lack of training, no proper technical education means that the newer lot is not aware of work ethics.

Matlab… jiski chalti hai wahi raja hai…the entire show and its functionality revolves around that person and everything else gets compromised and everyone else is taken for granted. I mean to say that shows become individual centric, with more energy being spent on people appeasement rather than plot progression or production upliftment.

I feel, it’s wrong and it should change.

The potential in the industry is amazing but the mindset has to be more evolved and enterprising. I am hopeful that together we can make a difference and help the industry grow in leaps & bounds, in all parameters.

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