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Indian budding filmmaker shares his experience of working in the industry  

During his visit to the alma mater, alumnus of Apeejay College of Fine Arts Kunwar Raj Singh interacts with current multimedia students on various topics

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As an institute, to have their alumni come back is a moment of pride. When alumni come on campus, they take the juniors through their journey, their work experiences, and the challenges they face in their professional endeavors alongwith the knack with which they deal with them. All of these help in boosting the morale of current students.

With this perspective, the PG Department of Multimedia of Apeejay College of Fine Arts (ACFA),Jalandhar invited its alumnus Kunwar Raj Singh, a budding filmmaker, to interact with students on various topics.

Kunwar Raj Singh, who obtained a degree in Multimedia in 2017, during his interaction with the ACFA students expressed, “I got this opportunity again to interact with this new batch of Multimedia students. Coming back to where you started from feels amazing.  Such conversations are what I used to look forward to when I was studying as people who’re actually working in the industry have so many insights of what are the real challenges behind being part of the film industry.”

He further added that he loved interacting with the new students, sharing his journey, daily struggles and challenges. Students had some very interesting questions to which he answered with what he has experienced by working all these years in the industry. “Looking forward to many more such interactions where I can help or motivate my juniors, “ he mentioned.

When Kunwar Raj  was in college, he had directed 8 short-films, which won awards at national and international level and two of his short-films were also nominated for Dadasaheb Phalke Award for two consecutive years. He also shared his achievements with the students and said that he has worked as an Assistant Director in four Bollywood films namely Baadshaho, Soorma, Romeo Akbar Walter and Attack. 

Kunwar Raj said that he has started his own production house named Filmy Boyz and he has directed 23 music videos till date and has also directed videos for Badshah, Bali, Foti Savan, The Landers and four commercial advertisements and will continue to direct more short films in the coming times.

On this occasion, Principal Dr. Neerja Dhingra said, “When students of our college establish themselves in their career and establish their name, the college feels very proud of them and Kunwar Raj has proved that if you have talent then the world surely recognises and appreciates your talent.” 

She also appreciated the efforts of Head of Department, Mr. Virender Saggu and Mr. Ankit, who had mentored Kunwar Raj with efficiency.

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.

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