Vaishali Sarwankar, CEO of Carnival Motion Pictures comes with an enriching experience of two decades in international markets. She hass widely been associated with trading and investment before she took up the charge of one of the fastest growing production house Carnival Motion Pictures as CEO.
Coming from a very divergent field, Sarwankar has imbibed the new roles with ease. Talking about her established career in international markets to join a production house in India she says “For professional endeavours I have spent a brief period of my career in Singapore, but throughout I have missed something. And that something was homeland. Having spent my childhood, schooling and young days in Maharashtra, I missed the essence of the city and country. Another thing is I was always fascinated about Indian cinema, how they are made and their popularity across the world. So, when a production house like Carnival Motion Pictures approached me, there was no question of a second thought.”
Being a woman boss isn’t easy in a male-dominated industry, but she has taken it in her stride.
On being asked about her leadership style she says “I believe in collective leadership- everyone in the team contributes with their own unique set of skills and talent towards a set goal. My true desire is individual commitment and helping those around me to be the best version of theelves. For any kind of decision making and conclusion, I try to deep dive into the situation and analyse it in detail which has been working perfectly to manage the biggest challenges personally as well as professionally.”
Vaishali has taken the command and her first project was in full-fledged progress when the global pandemic Covid-19 hit the world. Like many others, the multiplex business was significantly hit forcing the closure of cinema halls.
Discussing about the situation she says, “I believe every challenge gives you another set of opportunities. While we could not release our movie on the desired date, we focused on other peripheral areas of our business that have the potential to flourish in future.
Her next movie slated to release is ‘Mere Desh Ki Dharti.’ It is a very contemporary and realistic story that will connect with viewers across age. It will mirror modern-day issues of society. It has every ingredient of a commercial movie with an underlined social message.