Mansi Bagla is one of the few women to have made a name for herself in the film industry within 3 years.
Mini is her pet name, but massive is her imagination and mega is her vision. The journey, she has said quite often, was a difficult yet fulfilling one, where she started from scratch and today has bankrolled and is producing two films- Forensic starring Vikrant Massey and Radhika Apte and Sirf Ek Friday tha launches Avitesh Shrivastava, Aadesh Shrivastava’s son.
Talking about her passion for films and about her drive to create films, Mansi Bagla, Founder of Mini Films said,
“I have always believed everything is fair in love and war and movies are that for me. I would go fight a war for something I love. I have had utmost confidence in my abilities and I am sure my work talks for itself. Movie making is like a game of chess, all pieces have their different skills but all play a crucial role to win- pawns, rook, bishop and the knight. Your team has to be sharp and everyone needs to play their part well. Movie making is a team game and this queen here ensures that there will never be a checkmate for her and her team.
She further added,
“I have no siblings, no mother, not many friends, I have been raised by my husband Varuns family ever since I lost my mother and I have pretty much made all my decisions by myself. My head is held high because I don’t have anything to hide. I sleep peacefully and that to me is success.”
Mansi has felt extremely safe and secure working in a male dominated industry. She said,
“It is ironic but the film industry is the safest place I feel. I was determined that I will achieve everything by using my good mind and vision towards cinema. I patiently waited for my time. I had confidence in myself. And I have genuinely met great men while on this journey.”
Mansi Bagla has gained ground with some of the veteran and top-notch directors in B-Town and they are supporting her vision. Bollywood Showman Subhash Ghai said,
“I always respect and admire those women who enter into film and tv productions with so much passion and love for cinema and it’s arts n crafts. This is what I found in Mansi Bagla, a passionate producer I met. I wish her the best of success with my blessings.”
Director Vishal Bhardwaj extended his congratulations to Mansi on her new project acquisition.
Director Vishal Furia said,
“I have seen some great inner strength and confidence in her when she makes her unconventional choices and decisions. She goes by her instinct a lot, be it for people or projects.”
Director Lloyd Baptista said,
“Mansi has the patience.persistence and determination that no other woman I know in bollywood has today as a new and upcoming producer in the second largest film industry in the world. She should be an inspiration not only to young women but even male producers who want to get into the industry. She has the ability, brains and energy to do more and more and mark my words- She will rise with the right intent.”
Producer Deepak Mukut said,
“Mansi has been a perfect business partner as she brings the much needed calmness in our duo. She is indeed a prime example for today’s women as she is headstrong, knows what she wants and doesn’t shy away from taking space. All these years of working with her have been a breeze and there is always that fresh energy in her like the first time whenever we collaborate. She is indeed the best business partner and friend to have.”
Actor Mahesh Manjrekar said,
“Mansi is full of life and enthusiasm and I love how passionate she is towards filmmaking. I am happy to be working with her in Sirf Ek Friday, she knows what she wants and how she wants it and that’s a rare quality.”
Author Ruskin Bond extended his good wishes, and blessings to Mansi and said he’s excited for their upcoming collaboration.
Mansi who has been a one woman army most of her life even stressed on the importance of women realizing their own potential instead of waiting for others to validate them. She said,
“Women can be so much more only if they realize the potential they have within them. Women have always been powerful, they don’t need to be empowered. Women are leaders everywhere- from the CEO’s of multinational companies and production houses to the housewife who heads her household.”
Mansi is currently basking in glory as she has been receiving a lot of appreciation and support form the industry and friends on her two projects one of which is completed. She signs off by saying,
“Everyday should be women’s day, we need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard.”