The Quin­tes­sen­tial Film­maker

Amiek Singh Virk, 32, Pro­ducer, Nadar Films

India Today - - COVER STORY -

Pro­ducer Amiek Singh Virk al­ways wanted to be known as a film­maker in­stead of a “pro­ducer”. That is why he makes sure that he’s al­ways in­volved in the process of film­mak­ing. Virk who has suc­cess­fully pro­duced Bam­bukaat, La­horiye and Vekh Baraatan Chal­liyan un­der his ban­ner Nadar Films says, “As a pro­ducer I have to sign 20-30 cheques a day, study the eco­nom­ics, ne­go­ti­ate and make fi­nan­cial de­ci­sions. What­ever time is left, I spend on the set giv­ing my in­puts. My up­com­ing film Bhal­wan Singh’s orig­i­nal story is by Sukhraj but I’ve closely worked on the story and screen­play along with film’s di­rec­tor Param Shiv.”

OVER­COM­ING OB­STA­CLES Virk rose to fame in the past one year but it wasn’t easy for him to en­ter films. His real es­tate ty­coon father con­sid­ered film­mak­ing a risky busi­ness. “Films sounded un­cer­tain to him and I could un­der­stand his in­se­cu­rity. There­fore I joined him from 2011-2015 to earn enough and put that money into films,” he says. CEL­LU­LOID DREAMS Per­haps Virk has in­her­ited the ‘movie genes’ from mother’s fam­ily which boasts of names like vet­eran Pun­jabi film­maker Har­jit Singh, ac­tor Mad­hur­jeet Sarghi and his fa­mous Pun­jabi di­rec­tor brother-in-law Anurag Singh. Virk shares, “I had seen their strug­gle but that’s what mo­ti­vated me.”

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