The name Shailendra Singh is synonymous with the words Sports Marketing Guru, Ad Whiz, Passionate Producer and Entertainment Maverick among others. Donning newer hats and delivering with panache, Writer-Director now brings to you, his latest short film Drinks, Drama, Dhoka, a shocking insight into the nexus between organ trade and Page 3, in simply shocking 20 minutes. Besides Writer-Director Shailendra Singh, Bhaktyar M Irani, Tanaaz Irani, Delnaaz Irani, Vaishnavi Dhanraj, Vikaas Kalantri, Munisha Khatwani, Siddharth Kannan with wife Neha and Shraddha Musale among others were also present at the launch of the short film, Drinks, Drama, Dhoka at The View, Andheri West.
This film launch comes at the same time when Singh celebrates his YouTube channel Long Story Short Films crossing 1,00,000 subscribers and 45 million views with just six short films.
Success is nothing new for Shailendra Singh. He was the man spearheading India’s first and largest Media and Communications Conglomerate, Percept as Jt MD. He is the inceptor of Sunburn and now Founder of Guestlist4Good, India’s first Entertainment-for-good Social Enterprise. He has been instrumental in winning over 40 global awards besides National Films Awards, 55th Filmfare Awards, V Shantaram Awards, Chicago International Film Festival, MTV Staying Alive Award, Stardust Award, IIFA Award, FICCI-BAF Awards, Golden Cursor Animation Awards, 13th Kerala International Film festival Awards, 13th Pusan International Film Festival – South Korea, 4th Asian First Film Awards – Singapore, Foreign Correspondents’ Association, Fifth Dubai International Film Festival – UAE, 33rd Toronto International Film festival,49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Greece, 7th Dubai International Film Festival, Indian Panorama Film Festival, Cine Quest Film Festival – San Hose CA, 28th Istanbul Film Festival – Turkey and 16th Annual STAR Screen Awards among others.
His contribution to cinema includes cross genre films of the likes of Pyar Me Kabhi Kabhi starring over 100 debutants, Malamaal Weekly, Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, Makdee, Phir Milenge, Page 3, Khudha Kay Liye, Ramchand Pakistani, Hanuman, Return of Hanuman, Jumbo, Kanchivaram, ? The World’s First Untitled Film among many others.
He has been the force behind the debut vehicles of Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta, Sushmita Sen, Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar, Boris Becker, Lalit Modi, Saurav Ganguly, Kapil Dev, Yuvraj Singh et al. What we have listed above are merely few feathers in Shailendra Singh’s already overcrowded cap.
Excited about Long Film Short Story with the same energy as his first project, Shailendra Singh reveals that the audience response has been overwhelming, with the reach speaking volumes about the content.
Next on the cards is... “more content. I’m developing more short films, world content. There are a few feature films in different stages. The idea is to give a break to as many talents as possible. We have so many amazingly talented people in India who deserve that first break,” avers the Starmaker, adding that there are some other events ideas in the works. Everything has to have a have a new, fresh, groundbreaking creative element to it. Otherwise, I’m not interested. I’m taking all my experience, skill sets, contacts, networks, goodwill I’ve generated over 30 years, combining it, and doing creative work that inspires me.” Touche!