Phonsok – perhaps the only creative artiste from the Ladhak region with a strong will to be into the mainstream India cinema – was recently the guest of the International Film & Television Centre. Addressing the students of Asian Academy of Film & TV, Phonsok revealed that his joining FTII Pune was an accident rather than design. Talking about his time and life in the film industry, he advised the students to be prepared to race the trials and tribulations of the working life in the industry with determination.
Describing self pity as totally uncalled for he asked the students to strongly believe in whatever they decide to do in their life. Introducing the distinguished visitor, Prof. Sandeep Marwah said that Phonsok’ s latest documentary on terrorism is indeed worthy of the national award. Emphasing the importance of formal training in performing arts, Phonsok mentioned that he is proud of having been involved in the training of the superstar Anil Kapoor. Answering questions he said that he views the subject matter of his films from the eyes of a Ladhaki. He believes in usuing local idioms to convey his message to the national and international audiences he added. Phonsok concluded his meeting with the students by inviting then to work with him after completing their training. Phonsok was accompanied by Rahul Mittra of The Times Of India Group . Dynamic and dashing Rahul Mittra advised the students to catch every opportunity presented by life and to ever remain grateful to one’ s alma-mater to succeed in life.