Growing up, scoring good grades was our only mission. It’s a different thing most of us failed to get straight A’s that our parents wanted to see on a regular basis. But we managed to find our way to college where the same mission to excel—only more difficult and critical this time—was waiting for us. When we passed this test and landed the job our parents were eagerly waiting for, it was time to get married.
Every turn, every detour of our journey had been planned well in advance so that there wasn’t any room for failure. And where there are no failures, there are no dreams. Most of us dare to see a dream, when we are already crunching numbers, coding or making client calls from our work desk. By then you have a devil of insecurity and comfort sitting on your shoulder that keeps whispering “forget about what you want to do, and focus on what you have”. Some listen to the devil and get busy in their careers, while others gather enough courage to drop everything and start chasing their dreams.
Shubham Yogi was a lawyer before he became a director in the film industry. The switch between these two is a leap only a few can dare to take. But Yogi took it, from a well-paying job that promised comfort and convenience to the world of cinema where success never comes easy. The risks paid off, and today Shubham has many films on his resume, from short films like Uninvited, and Glitch to blockbusters such as Barfi and Jagga Jasoos.
Success didn’t come easily to Yogi, but he had his passion and dedication to help him. In conversation with Soulveda, Yogi shares his journey that has more downs than ups but a happy ending nevertheless.