Shashank Pandey is an emerging event management professional of India heading the recently launched Beatripin. In an exclusive interview with The News Kashmir Magazine, Shashank Pandey talks to Rameez Makhdoomi.
Tell us a bit about your childhood days?
Childhood was as pleasant as being under shade of a banyan tree was awesome experience. I was grown up in a joint family. Born and brought up in protected hands of parents, got the love and teachings from grandparents, uncle and aunt with Mom and Dad.I loved to play cricket, sing and study.
I was born in a small town Hajipur, Bihar. Studied there till 10th at Christ Church School and Patna Central school.
How was your academic life like?
Academic life was not only like indulging into studies. I was active in sports as well as took part in all the extracurricular activities. Played badminton for my District. I shifted to Delhi post my 10th and then prepared for Engineering college. Did my B.tech from Indraprasth university.
Where you inclined to event management since beginning?
Inclination towards event management was because of Atif aslam, I was a huge fan of him so always had a dream to produce one public show with him. This passion made me produce show with legends like Arijit, Atif, Mithoon and many more at a very young age of 20 years.
Conducted many shows and events with lots of singers and now Run agency which manage some good talent.
Who is your role model?
My role model is Dhirubhai Ambani . As I feel he is more realistic to me. And i can relate his childhood with mine. Except the fact of being raised In a joint family but I can count on economic condition and the spirit to do something or to start something of your own. In events I admire Ajay kanjani, one very experienced guy who taught me everything as a father and supported as brother whenever I needed. And I would even thank my Uncle for being there whenever I needed his support and he actually did everything possible for me to stay and be dedicated, successful in this industry.
A bit about Beatripin ?
Beatripin is not just a agency to us i.e. Shashank Pandey ( Artist management, Show Producer), Kinjal sanchania ( Creative Head,Fashion Stylist, Director) Anshul Sharma( Event Organiser, Social activist,Runs educational institute as well), its our baby which we want to grow and be at the best. The idea to start a agency was to be a consultant to the new comers who don’t know much about conducting shows and even produce and promote prominent, established as well as new singers. We have an expansion plan as well with this company but for now our focus is to Manage singers, Execute shows and do events solution.
What are your future goals?
Future Goals is to Produce the best of best shows. Work with all the international and Bollywood singers as well. Produce a world tour with Atif Aslam and Arijit Singh together. ( Wishlist )
How difficult is life in Mumbai as it is a challenging city?
Life was a but challenging.. Like people say you have to struggle but u get paid for your efforts. A bit compromise and sacrifice. But it’s the most inspiring city. Like people say it never sleeps. It reminds me of the poem written by Robert Frost. “miles to go before I sleep.”
What is the prospects of event management companies in India?
Event Management companies are opening day by day, but the focus it requires to be operated is missing. It depends that what work and to what extent you want to work. Its a full time career now a days in India where you can mix work with travel, fun and music. Its all about the consistency and approach you want to take it forward with