It’s not that we have lack of talent in the country; it’s only that we don’t value talents we have. India is a country of 1.3 billion people and every 6th person in the world is Indian. We have tremendous quantity of unmatched talents in every corner of the nation; nevertheless we fail to acknowledge their work.
A few months ago I covered the story of a painter who had god-gifted skill in painting and could draw anyone’s face with his pencil in just 10 minutes; still he was struggling to get two time meals on roadside of Haryana.
In this article, I am presenting you with the story of a Ranchi boy who has become a hero in the USA but hardly any Indians know him. His name is Akash Singh from Ranchi, Jharkhand who collected 16,000 rupees somehow and ended up making a film on the demonetization of higher currency bills in India, that came into effect after Prime Minister Modi announced the news in November 2016. Akash made a comedy movie to portray the situation that the country went through during the shortage of currency notes.
Also, a well-established Hollywood singer Harmony Blossom & rapper Dissinotra Dissinotra helped him a lot by singing a foot tapping title song of the film for free. Hollywood film editors Wilton Reynoso & Jason Bigart including African poster designer Nkrumah Daniel also supported him by designing his film posters for no money. Furthermore, Akash’s film A Poor Smuggler, that consists of 31 actors and actress making it compete for Limca Book of Records & Guinness Book of World Records.
The movie was not that hit in India but it was well appreciated in the USA. Besides, it won two Global awards namely Los Angeles Award for best film and Barcelona Award for best film thriller.
Many Bollywood stars dream to win these awards but a Rachian boy made it without spending crores. He spent just 16 thousand rupees which he had collected by saving pocket money for months.
Akash was born into one among those middle class families which have high dreams but never fulfill owing to insufficient facilities. When he was making movie he never thought that it would go beyond the boundary of India and earn respect in Hollywood.
We appreciate this boy for his unpanelled work and making us proud in alien countries.