Divya Khosla Kumar is one of the most celebrated faces in the Indian Entertainment Industry. She is a whole power-house of talent. She’s an inspiration for many. However, it is said that she has faced many hardships.
At the age of 16, she travelled alone to Mumbai with a suitcase full of dreams. She gave numerous auditions and finally got to work opposite to Akshay Kumar in the film, ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyoo’. Having completed a course in Cinematography and editing, she later shifted to working behind the camera and ended up directing many commercials and music videos.
We stumbled upon this picture captured at Victoria Terminus station, where Divya Khosla Kumar shot ‘’Let’s Go to Mumbai City’’ for Adnan Sami and international artist Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s brother. After establishing herself as a formidable director in the ad and music industry, she went on to direct two films Yaariyan and Sanam Re, both of which did encouraging well at the box office.
Reminiscing about her struggles as a young voice determined to make it big, says Divya Khosla Kumar, “When I came to Mumbai, I was working behind the scenes for 10 long years. Back then, music video budgets were insignificant and I had no assistant directors or art directors for most of the songs I directed. I remember a time where I was filming in Switzerland, running around and putting posters on the walls myself. When you are behind the camera, the hard work and dedication goes unrecognized, which is why I have so much respect for the unsung heroes and technicians on sets.”
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