Lessons from the Bedi brothers
From Times of India 25 Feb, 2007
A report about the Bedi family, India’s best-know wildlife filmmakers, offering insights into the realities of wildlife filmmaking. Some excerpts:
“But we are not conservationists. We don’t want to go out proclaiming so. We make quality natural history documentaries,”he says when provoked.
Rajiv is too fast and too honest to admit, not realising he is ripping off the cloak of exotica that the sexy wildlife filmmaker wears.
“I do Punjabi music videos, corporate advertisements, rent out equipment and do other things to earn my money. An Indian film-maker cannot survive on making wildlife films.”He digs through the everyday hubris of a businessman who also makes wildlife films. Albeit, he is sure: “You can’t get into this end of the film-making unless you are passionate about wildlife.”