“When you’re a son of a legendary singer, there is an invisible hand that pushes the load of a legacy that your father has created. But I don’t feel pressurised at all,” says Gurickk G Maan, son of Gurdas Maan in an interview to dailylife.
Gurickk opens up about his life, relationships, and directing his first video titled Punjab, which is creating a buzz all around the state.
The Idea of Punjab
The video outlines the dark side of Punjab, where the rhetoric is to make the audience realise the evils of modern society through the eyes of Bhagat Singh who is shown as a little child.
Gurickk reveals that he had conceptualised the video 10 years ago, and his inclination towards history of Punjab made him pen down the portrayal of Bhagat Singh.
Under Gurdas Maan’s shadow
Despite being a star kid, Gurickk is unaffected by the stardom. Revealing that he is not destined to become a singer, he says, “I just cannot sing, my heart is not there. But I believe that I understand the music, which is not just about tunes or lyrics. It goes far beyond that.”
Life away from home
After finishing high school in India, Gurickk went on to study theatre to New York. But later, he developed his interest in direction.
He recalls his days in England, where he had to deal with substance abuse and peer pressure. But the boy from Punjab stood true to his values.
“The kind of people I was studying with had access to all kind of things. But I never touched them,” Gurickk reveals.
Inspiration and Narrative
Having a fascination for narrating stories since childhood, Gurickk is much inspired by the life and the works of Guru Dutt. “Whatever I will do in life, it will have a hint of Guru Dutt Sahab’s narrative,” he says.
Up next, Gurrick will be directing his father for another music video, titled Eternal Jogi. And soon, the rookie director plans to announce his debut film.“The only thing I have taken from my dad is his humility,” he adds and states that he wants to have his own identity as a director.
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