He has already made four films and promises to make many more. Including one that is as big as Avatar in scale. We caught up with godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, of MSG fame, to know what drives him to make films and then call them superhits. Read the interview.
We Told Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh That His Movie Collections Are Bluffs, This is How He Responded
He has already made four films and promises to make many more. Including one that is as big as Avatar in scale. We caught up with godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, of MSG fame, to know what drives him to make films and then call them superhits. Watch the interview.
This is your fourth film. Hind Ke Napak Jo Jawab, we believe is a film on the surgical strike. How did you make a film so fast?
We made this film in 39 days. The company has four cameras and other equipments like jimmy jib, heli-cam. I have always been very fast right since my childhood.
And this time you have increased the number of credits from 30 to 43! How are you associated with Hakikat Entertainment, the company making the films?
They have taken guru mantra from us. So when they started the company they said we should make films with them. And till the time they want to make film, we should work with them. We have actually made five films. They other film is a big-budget extravaganza, which will of the scale of Avatar (Hollywood). It has been on post production for last one year. The subject of that film has been taken from the Veds.
This is the fourth film that will release and after every release, we get press releases of how the films have broken box office records. None of the trade analysts however corroborate those numbers and most refer to the numbers as fake. Where do you guys get those numbers?
It is for the people to decide. The numbers are given by the company and they know better. I just tweet what the company tells me.
Your followers do watch the films.
Not just them. We had gone to Paris. It is a place where we have never gone for any or our satsang camps. But people there knew us and the film. The film worked in Paris. In Australia, the film ran for 15 weeks.
I had gone too watch the first film at the theaters and there was hardly any audience.
I don’t much about the collections and what the company calls a hit etc. But what I know to be true is that we have managed to change things in the society.
You had taken up as the leader of Dera Sacha Sauda pretty early in life. And you have put in a lot of good work, evidently. But why not leave filmmaking to professionals who are actually good at it?
We used to do satsangs, which would last from three to seven hours. The Sundays are dedicated to tackle drug abuse. We would have around 5 to 10 thousand people turning up for the satsangs. But after we made the films, last Sunday, we had a turnout of 25,000 to 50,000 people! And this is happening because of the films. This is why we are making films.
And yet there are allegations that films are just a PR exercise, to take the limelight away from the number of criminal allegations that surfaced against you.
You are a journalist. If you try to find out more about the allegations you will understand why these things happened. We got over 6 crore people to give up drugs. So the drug mafia has always been upset with us. In 1996 they warned us that they will finish us. They attacked us with RDX bombs, rifles and swords. We were attacked even in Mumbai. One aspect of our works has also been to get sex workers back to proper lives. We have taught guys to be better human beings. People asked us to stop and even and threatened that they will paste photo-shopped obscene pictures of mine all over Meerut. People who we tried doing good for actually tried to sabotage our mission by putting allegations on us. I have never thought of doing anything bad. I treat girls like my daughters.
Since the film is on surgical strikes, what is your take on Indo-pak relationships?
We have always given them love. We have treated them to dinner and showed them Taj Mahal. But they clearly failed to understand. I don’t think there should be war. If there is a nuclear war, who will survive? So I think surgical strikes are a good way to deal with terrorists there, like the US did. The innocent lives on either side of the border should not suffer.