Divya Palat brings Sketch to Store on Bindass TV

New York Theatre Festival’s Best Director, Divya Palat brings in for the TV viewers Sketch to Store one of it’s kind innovative design talent hunt show first time in India. Sketch 2 store is a fashion designer hunt – television show which promises to leapfrog mere design talent into a business house and kickstarted with full swing on Channel Bindass from 17th October. It aims to achieve this by sending the winner to Institute of Marangoni, Milan for an internship to get an international exposure to design. The winner then incubates with a fashion house for 60 days and comes out with their own capsule collection which in turn TOI promotes across 19 cities which also get exhibit at the Lakme Fashion Week.

The show is produced under the banner of Globosport. Divya Palat is directing the show whereas the extraordinary fashion designer Sabyasachi and Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin will be the grand jury who will guide the contestants. Also Fashion Stylist Gautam Kalra, Noted Fashion Publisher Nonita Kalra and Ex Super Model Indrani Dasgupta will be the third jury on the rotating power seat which will change every episode.

Here we get into very candid conversation with Divya Palat:

So tell us the most exciting part of this show ?

To find and work with new talent and to provide them this incredible opportunity which will not only kickstart their careers but catapult them to success!

There are many wannabe designers and we appreciate the platform you have given them. What has been most challenging in making this show a reality?

The challenge is to keep the honesty of the ‘reality’ platform. This is something I firmly believe in so I ensure that only merit survives and nothing is ever scripted or staged. This is something I’m very proud of!

You have suffered from Multiple Sclerosis, one message to all people suffering from this ailment.

I ave Multiple Sclerosis. This is incurable. It is part of my life because it is incurable but I never let it define me. I do have bad days but that I overcome by having an incredible support system and the focus to get up and go to work on something I love every day. My message to all those with MS is that we caught a tough break but we have to just get up and be proud that we’re strong enough to deal with it every day!

What you enjoy more: Movies, Theatre or Directing
I enjoy direction most and then Theatre, Film and TV!

Most challenging part while directing a show
Keeping every one to a schedule. I’m highly organised and shoots usually aren’t. So the challenge is to ensure you get the best possible work with the least wastage of time!

Tell us your one favourite TV and Movie Director
Meghna Gulzar, Ayan Mukherjee in India. Otherwise, Paul Haggis and Christopher Nolan

If given a chance, which Bollywood actor you would like to cast for your show/movie?
Hmmm Salman, Ranbir or Ranveer….

Any other projects which we can look forward to?
Yes. A new online show, one new fictional TV show and two new non fiction TV shows.

Your favourite Indian Designer
Sabyasachi, Manish and Narendra Kumar Ahmed

One thing you like the most about Kalki
I love her honesty and commitment.

Lastly, tell us one biggest lesson of your life
You can be all that you believe you can be. The tough part is believing!


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