‘Bol­ly­wood was not too pro­fes­sional to co­or­di­nate with’

Ra­jiv Goil, one of the part­ners of RS Wind­lass & Son­stalks ex­plains why it’s more eas­ier to work with Hol­ly­wood as op­posed to Bol­ly­wood

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Ever won­dered from where those gor­geous cos­tumes on the hit show Game of Thrones (GOT) come from? Well, you would be sur­prised to know that they are pro­duced in In­dia — to be pre­cise in Noida and Dehradun. As you know, the Wind­lass fam­ily is the one re­spon­si­ble for pro­duc­ing the iconic black coat of Jon Snow in the hit show Game of Thrones. The com­pany has been in the busi­ness for sup­ply­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing pe­riod cos­tumes, props and of­fi­cial repli­cas to var­i­ous Hol­ly­wood pro­duc­tion houses. They have two fac­to­ries. One is in Noida, which was opened in 2005 and the other one is in Dehradun, which was estab­lished in 1991. We spoke to one of the part­ners of RS Wind­lass & Sons, Ra­jiv Goil, who tells us why they don’t pro­duce props for Bol­ly­wood, among other things. Ex­cerpts:

Your views on the kind of at­ten­tion that the com­pany got af­ter pro­duc­ing cos­tumes for Game of Thrones?

Not much has changed re­ally, we have been sup­ply­ing props and ob­tain­ing li­censes from ma­jor pro­duc­tion houses for a long time, but the suc­cess of GOT has brought more recog­ni­tion.

Any par­tic­u­lar rea­son for not man­u­fac­tur­ing li­censed repli­cas in In­dia?

In­tel­lec­tual prop­erty laws in In­dia are in­deed very lax, that is why we do not man­u­fac­ture many li­censed repli­cas in this re­gion, and there is much at stake in terms of our com­pany’s cred­i­bil­ity and fi­nan­cial com­mit­ment. The laws need to be much stricter.

And your com­pany doesn’t deal with Bol­ly­wood?

Bol­ly­wood was not too pro­fes­sional to co­or­di­nate with. Also, the film in­dus­try is not de­tail-ori­ented — not much of re­search goes into do­ing his­tor­i­cal pro­duc­tions. Of­ten, due to bud­get con­straints, they end up com­pro­mis­ing on qual­ity, which we avoid. May be, some­day there will be a change both in the au­di­ence and prod­ucts.

What are your fu­ture plans?

We will con­tinue to do what we have been do­ing for over seven decades and try to be bet­ter in our en­deav­ours to reach un­par­al­leled qual­ity and work­man­ship, while main­tain­ing the same eth­i­cal and honourable val­ues.

Also, the film in­dus­try (Bol­ly­wood) is not de­tail-ori­ented — not much of re­search goes into do­ing his­tor­i­cal pro­duc­tions RA­JIV GOIL, PART­NER AT RS WIND­LASS & SONS

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