Sohanna Sinha, who is associated with popular projects such as Mahadev and Siya Ke Ram has quite a lot of experience in the industry. A wife, a mother and a creative -Sohanna is a mutlitalented woman. We sat down with her for a heart to heart explaining how she does it all. Here’s what she had to say:
What is the feedback you are getting for Siya Ke Ram?
I am getting a very good feedback for Siya Ke Ram. When Mahadev was on air, it took six months for people to like it, but for Siya Ke Ram, the feedback has been quick. People agree that we are showing Ramayan in a different perspective.
What is your level of involvement in the show?
My level of involvement in the show has been from day one. We have designers and stylists, but I approve of how my actors will look. I also work as the support system that every actor and actress need. The highlights of the show has been its grand sets, costumes jewellery. If you see the history of the production house, our shows are popular because we do not compromise with the styling of the show. When you see a costume drama and mythological shows on television, the first thing you see is the look of the show. We do not compromise with the budgeting. We try to do a lot of research as we want our actors to look very grand and different. We keep changing the look of the characters all the time. I personally as a producer do not believe that like life we don’t get ready in a uniform look, unlike in daily soaps. The actors are given costumes according to the mood of the character in that scene.
Your producer husband Nikhil Sinha is highly creative person, but still chooses to keep a low profile. Why is that?
Nikhil believes that his work should speak for him. He has never been a PR person at all. He has to be pushed to attend an award function and hardly gives interviews. He is least bothered about getting nominated for awards. He is a technician first and then a producer. Apart from producing, he is involved in everything – like make-up, costumes etc. He’s also doing direction.
You are into multi-tasking. How do you manage work, daughter and home simultaneously? And how do you stay so fit?
I have never planned my life, I was enthusiastic about what comes in my life. I would do anything and everything, but yes, I keep a lot of balance as I have a play centre, look at the office work and look after my children at home. It’s not difficult to work out that balance – it is how you prepare yourself mentally. I personally do not look upon someone as my inspiration, but as far as work is concerned I like the way Ekta Kapoor does all the work. Besides Ekta Kapoor I love the way my husband Nikhil Sinha works who is a highly creative person. I have grown with him personally as well as professionally. He is a perfectionist and it reflects in his work.