Rapid fire with Gitikka Ganju Dhar


With an illustrious career spanning over 20 years in the events domain, Gitikka Ganju Dhar needs no introduction. Everything Experiential’s Shantanu Jain caught up with the multiple times ‘Emcee of the Year’ awardee in a candid rapid fire.

Q- Your first assignment as an anchor?

A- 20 years ago for the premier of Subhash Ghai’s movie ‘Pardes’ which starred Shahrukh Khan and Mahima Chaudhary.

Q- How much were you paid?

A- 10,000 INR.

Q- Your most memorable experience as an anchor?

A- I’ve done a few shows where Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam was the guest of honor and during my second show in his presence he called me by my name, patted me on the back and appreciated me. That is perhaps one of my fondest memory.

Q-In terms of clothing, what are you most comfortable in?

A-I probably don’t even comb my hair when I am at home. I am just a very busy mother taking care of my house and work. But usually I am dressed up in a SalvarKameez or Jeans and T-shirts.

Q-Have you ever had an emotional moment on stage?

A-Yes, when I was awarded Emcee of the year award in 2012 it was a very emotional moment for me.

Q-When not on the stage what do you like to do?

A- I rarely get anytime to do anything else. My day begins with sending my daughter to school and my husband to office. Then I manage the staff, my finances, investments, our families and my own work but if there is still a little time left I like to read.

Q-If you are in a bad mood. What is that one thing that will make you happy instantly?

A-A good film lifts up my spirits and also retail therapy is one thing that can instantly get me in a good mood, though I know it is a very bad habit.

Q-Your most embarrassing moment on stage would be?

A- There isn’t one. Whenever I say a wrong name or make a genuine mistake I feel that is embarrassing at times but fortunately nothing big has happened till now.

Q-Your favorite event agency to work with?

A- I like working with Encompass when Roshan Abbas’s core team is executing the event or the core team from Wizcraft is executing an event. The basic idea behind this is working with the team that made the event business what it is today.

(The article has been extracted from BW APPLAUSE)

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