Dreaming is what I do all day making bubbles in the air or sandcastles as I walk on the beach in the morning. The boundaries of what is real and what is surreal have diminished or probably never existed in the first place except in the mind which was always reflecting my past something that has gone by. As I go about making stories into digital content I feel as if I am at the right place at the right time as if things are just happening the way they should, seamlessly without any effort or strain. The virus situation has further added to the quiet serenity that seems to have decided upon my mind and soul. It is a feeling of fuzzy warm energy that seems to have surrounded me giving me a sort of a halo, a feeling of being protected by a higher force.
My friend Ashish keeps me occupied with further dreams as we try and crack the digital OTT code trying to build a system and method that will help us build and generate high-quality digital content at an affordable price, using technology and analytics data we can create a seamless process and structure that can churn content out with ease as we sign to tell our stories to the world at large.
Digital content is here to stay and the virus has opened up the digital space wide open with so much of binge-watching at home, new content is required every day as platforms load their stories for all of us to watch in our homes, this is the cheapest and most effective way to deliver content to the homes. One after the other OTT special movies are being announced and lunches with huge stars.
There is talk of training new writers to write more books that can be seamlessly made into an entertaining film. My head goes tizzy just thinking about the large unexplored opportunity and creative space that stares me in the face.
There is talk of the two-book deal and three-year lock-in contracts, I am learning about IPR and contractual obligations. All I want is now enough money every month to keep staying in this lovely hotel and keep writing my stories. Without this, I will go mad and insane, but yes I have well and truly sunk into this Bollywood space and my hotel is a testimony to that. It is the favorite of the Bollywood crowd and being in Juhu it’s close to Bandra and Lokhandwala. After three months of meandering and groping around OYO rooms and the other hotels in the city I have, I feel found a more permanent abode in room 562 of the Marriott. For I how long I am yet to find out, but one thing is for sure Mumbai has cast its spell on me and I wish to stay back here much longer much much longer. Till then I will keep making castles in the sand and then erasing them again to build new ones.