Shiwani Sokhey, the Producer & Director of SS productions receives the Global Achievers Award 2021 for her significant contribution to the Film and Entertainment Industry. She believes in spreading growth and positivity around her. She is determined to produce good content and educate society. Here’s an exclusive interview with Shiwani Sokhey:
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Shiwani Sokhey. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters and married for the past 17 years. I am an entrepreneur dealing in multiple brands like Healing Crystals and clothings. I prefer work-life balance and try to keep equal preference to my personal and professional life. I love cooking for family and friends. I have worked with different industries and professions so collectively I am using my experience in producing good content. I believe in growth, change, and positivity. And make sure to give this to all around me.
What were the challenges that you faced initially and how did you overcome them?
I love challenges as it makes you more dedicated towards your goal. When I started my Production house I did not have many ideas about the field. I started learning, watching, and exploring new things. By the time I became more passionate about the work we all faced pandemic and world economic losses. I had no idea how to cope up with everything. I tried to make it an opportunity for myself and the team, we started a few online campaigns regarding awareness of the covid 19 situation. It worked well, many well-known people and platforms joined hands with us and we established ourselves as digital content creators.
What has been your most significant achievement?
There are a few milestones that we have achieved so far and much more to go. After the lockdown, we successfully released the first Punjabi movie Aape Pein Siyape in Cinemas as a Creative Producer. This is one of the films which later premiered on three different platform cinemas, TV and now on OTT. You can watch it on Zee5 now, it’s a family fun Drama. After the successful event. We are coming up with Hindi, Telugu, and Marathi cinema.
I am also thankful for all the love and appreciation I am receiving from the world of felicitations and awards. This means a lot to us, I am heartfelt thankful to Global Achievers Awards 2021 for recognizing us on a global platform.
How do you come up with new ideas?
Well, this is an interesting question. We are in a new era of technology, information, and digitalization. We have a lot to explore and learn every moment. Every second we come up with new ideas. We have to be careful about our thinking process of exceptions and materialization of an idea. I give myself a good amount of time before making it happen that what exactly we are giving to society. Having an idea is a simple job but making it happen is more challenging.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is having happy faces around me whether it is my work team or my family. They inspire me to do more. I don’t want to compare myself with anyone. I feel like a person we are all blessed with our unique powers so we just need to look more in our inner self. In our professional field appreciation gives Inspiration.
What motivates you?
Yes, there is always something or someone who motivates us. In this, our family plays an important role. My daughters are my biggest strength. They can see their world through their mother’s eyes. I always wanted them or anyone to understand that we can do anything and we are capable of handling any situation. Women have immense power to take care of everything altogether. We have a responsibility to teach our generation sustainable development goals.
What does a typical day look like for you?
My days are hectic usually and also get good breaks. My day starts with my meditations and some breathing exercises. It keeps me energetic, positive, and productive all day long.
I give time to writing and reading also. My work is related to people so I need to have a few meetings on a regular basis. Shooting days are fun. We explore new places and lifestyles.
I travel a lot. Love to explore new things. I try to go to the gym and walk daily at least 3-5 times a week. As I love cooking, I never miss the chance to cook something for my family. I also appreciate taking out time to care for myself and my time once a day.
Who do you look toward for advice?
I am a very stubborn person so it’s not easy to guide me. But I am a good listener too.
I respect experienced people in this field but everyone has their challenges. My family members are my inclusive approach, I discuss with them and usually get good advice. They are always standing with me. I also believe in my spiritual guidance.
How do you define success?
Success is a continuous process, failure is also a part of success if you don’t give up.
The time you start getting appreciated by your people to bring a remarkable change in society and other lives means you are working in the right direction. In this journey, you have to ignore a lot of things, people, and situations. We should focus on the well-being and betterment of our society in this tough time. Being considerate is more successive apprehension.
What are your growth plans for the next 12 months?
This is a very short period for me to analyze the growth level. We are working on a few projects from different film industries. I am excited about my upcoming south Indian Cinema Projects, which is very challenging for me. I am looking forward to more content that has been seen through OTT platforms successfully. We are making it more meaningful and informative for our viewers. We will launch the project soon.