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Winning Stroke: Interview With Priti Rathi Gupta, Managing Director & Promoter, Anand Rathi Group

In an interview, Priti Rathi Gupta, Managing Director & Promoter, Anand Rathi Group opens up about his personal preferences, life and much more

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If not in the current profession, you would be?
I would be an artist! A professional painter.

One tune you always hum.
The song from the movie, Mamtaa (1966) “Chhupa lo yun dil mein pyaar mera, ke jaise mandir mein lau diye ki”.

The lyrics of the song beautifully depict how every relationship is a bond of unsaid feelings and all you wish is for the love to remain.

One book to read when you want to motivate yourself.
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most.
It’s a dialogue from the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani written & directed by Ayan Mukerji, wherein Naina (Deepika Padukone) tells Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) “Life mein jitna bhi try karo, kuch na kuch toh chootega hi. Toh jaha hai wahi ka maza lete hai na.”

The place you never been to and always want to go?
It’s definitely the Himalayas- especially the Everest basecamp- and Iceland.

An animal that signifies you & why?
A Lion, because they’re born leaders.

A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with.
Choose one from each below:
Marvel or DC - 
Batman or Superman – Wonder Woman
Tom or Jerry - Jerry
Chacha Chaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv - Archie

If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?
Nobody, but me! As every person can relate to herself better than anyone else.

Luck or Hard Work, What do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?
It has to be hard work because Luck is just an event. Whereas, hard work is consistent. The journey of hard work is what makes the destination of success worthwhile. Also, hard work brings about much more depth to a person as opposed to luck. It tends to build several attributes in you.

One best decision you ever made.
The best decision I’ve ever made is studying at Harvard.

A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life.
A strategy that always proves beneficial while taking decisions in Personal or Professional life is to weigh them keeping in mind all the stakeholders.

Whose advice do you seek when in dilemma?
Definitely my father’s. Over the years I have been observing him. He has a very logical and pragmatic decision-making approach; both in day-to-day business activities as well as in times of a crisis. Also, he consistently makes sure to rule out any emotional biases.

What has been your biggest achievement?

There are three actually:

  • Being able to set up the Commodities desk, spearheading it and taking it to a level where it’s now one of largest of its kind in the country
  • Making the film ‘Waiting’. Even without having any prior experience in filmmaking, being able to make a film within the budget and also promoting it was an adventure in itself. I ended up getting my hands on everything right from production to marketing
  • Raising two beautiful children. Not just because they’re bright students but mostly because they’re good human beings and very grounded individuals

One thing that you want to change in yourself.
The fact that I can’t say no.

A line said by your closed one that you never forget.
Carpe Diem. A very close friend of mine said this to me and since then I’ve been making the most of every moment.

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Jeet Sharma

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