Friday, November 09, 2012 17:17 IST
Sonal Sehgal was recently in New York, learning the craft of filmmaking at a film school there. She spoke to CS about her experience:
I've always been in love with films, whether it's acting or working behind the camera, which is where I started. Not many people know this, but I started out as an assistant to director Pradeep Sarkar. I have this hunger
to learn, and last year, I felt like taking a sabbatical from acting and going back to school.
After being caught in the rigmarole of working for so many years, it was so much fun being a student again! I was a little unsure at first, because it was a very grueling programme. Classes from 9 am to 8.30 pm
I wasn't even sure if I could any longer sit through a lecture of two and a half hours! But once into it, I loved every minute. It was a very hands-on programme. They teach you everything right from
loading film into a film camera, to lighting, to scripting, direction and editing your own film.
Life was hard as a student. I had to shop for my groceries, cook, do my own laundry, clean my own house. New York is an expensive city and you don't get house help easily like India. Plus, I had made a pact with
myself - if I go to a film school, I will truly live like a student again!
By arrangement with Mid-Day.com
- Friday, May 06, 2016 Teaser of Kaabil creates a flutter
|Fans of the Greek God of the industry, Hrithik Roshan, were in for a big treat and surprise when the makers of his next decided...|
- Friday, May 06, 2016 Here's what Vidya has to say on Hrithik-Kangana battle
|Vidya Balan has extended her support to "Queen" star Kangana Ranaut, who is going through a legal battle with actor Hrithik Roshan...|
- Friday, May 06, 2016 When Radhika had a panic attack
|Shooting for the psychological thriller, 'Phobia', proved to be emotionally taxing for Radhika Apte...|
- Friday, May 06, 2016 Sushant confirms break-up with Ankita
|After more than a month of speculation, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has broken his silence on split with Ankita Lokhande...|