Rohit Panda

MBA and Chartered Accountant from the United Kingdom with more than eleven years in corporate; currently part of the executive leadership team in a leading MNC. During my tenure as a Financial Consultant in London, I got a chance to work with a leading Film Production House and was immediately fascinated by the art of storytelling. There, I got an opportunity to interact with Carl Austin who was working on the screenplay of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer “Provoked”. I started working with him on weekends and was part of the project. From there the journey of my writing career began. In my spare time – Love reading, a little bit of stock trading and lots of people watching to understand their psychology including personality and social behaviour.

Sun Sign

Libra

Three things people don’t know about you?

I am part of Jagriti Theatre group. I am shooting my first short movie. And I never get tired of driving.

What’s your greatest fear?

To lose everything I have today.

What is your greatest achievement?

Chartered Accountancy course while working in London.

High point of your life?

Yet to come.

Low point of your life

2002 – 2003 – I was not sure what was happening in my life. Was stranded.

Which living person do you most admire?

Mr. Narendra Modi

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Batman

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Joker

Who are your favorite authors?

Jon Grisham, Paulo Coelho and Agatha Christie

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Firm, Alchemist, Rogue Lawyer, Many Life Many Masters, Evil Under The Sun

Is there a book you love to reread?

Godfather

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Jerry McGuire, Moneyball, Sholay, Godfather, Scarface

One Superpower you wish you had?

Read mind of others.

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

Enjoyed the journey and was not bothered about achievements.

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

India

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

Cinematography

Which book you wish you had written ?

Godfather

When and where do you write ?

Weekends and late nights. At home.

Silence or music?

Complete silence

One phrase that you use most often?

Time is limited. Use it wisely.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

No

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

If you enjoy the process then write. If you target fame; you might not achieve. If you enjoy it; you might.

Born in Bhubaneswar, Rohit is an MBA Finance and Chartered Accountant from the United Kingdom with more than eleven years of experience in Finance. Currently, he is working in a leading MNC in India at a managerial level. During his tenure as a Financial Consultant in London, he got in touch with a leading Film Production House and was immediately fascinated by the art of storytelling. His interest in observing people to understand their psychology including personality and social behaviour drew him towards the world of screenplays and he started spending his time after work and weekends learning about it. Soon he started scribbling down his ideas in his spare time and from there the journey of an author began.

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