“I’ve been associated with PVR cinemas for more than a decade now and have never been late for any meetings. I can also declare this to be one of my go-to ingredients for my inclination toward a positive career.
People know more as the Asst. Vice President of PVR Cinemas and a single mother, but what is more essential for me is the journey more than the destination.
Being born and brought up in Coimbatore, it was challenging for me to adapt to Chennai after my wedding during my late teens. I pursued my degree after the birth of my children. After my son’s birth, I had enough time to deal with life and people.
My first job was to help (bath, feed, take care entirely) an old lady who was blind. And then, I joined an Autism school to help the children. Life was, of course, challenging from the time I got separated from my ex-husband.
Survival became my routine, but I did not lose hope in dreaming big. I decided to fix everything, especially my peace, and happiness. My parents and children were way too supportive, which made me more comfortable in concentrating on building my career.
Later, I met Shiamak Davar and joined as an office assistant, and became the ‘City Head’ within a few months. I joined Inox in 2007, which was the first Multiplex during those years. After 3 years, I met the (present) CEO of PVR cinemas, and got the opportunity to join the megacorp. The contributions from their and my sides were parallelly creating a more prominent brand for the firm. It’s almost 14 years now with PVR.
The corporate ladder usually has disgraces, insecurities, and unpleasantness. But, I would prioritize my dedication, commitment, and passion for my work and organization rather than my experience in numbers. Because struggles are common, so I see them as possibilities to upgrade my potential and don’t run away with the term. My father had always asked me not to feel like a woman among men. This made me more stronger and helped me make firm, righteous decisions.
Among all these, during the COVID, when films were at their lowest ever, I did not remain silent. After my research on a couple of courses, I completed 5 certifications which are helping me in my corporate profession.
Life’s all about learning something new, isn’t it? That’s how gratifyingly I practice newness & life.
Though I spent less time with my children during my growth stage, I must admit that they are two beautiful humans, with whom I have a cozy relationship. My daughter being a commercial pilot, ended up being my best philosopher, and on the other hand, my son is more like a brother to me as he always calls me ‘Bro, rather than ‘Mom’ or ‘Amma’. My half-world, they are!
My next venture toward releasing my new book – Unstoppable, is in May 2023. This book speaks about three phases of my life, starting from my unknown innocence, the stage where I lost my father, and my relationship & career.
I began my life as a young mother with nothing left in hand. I built every step meticulously, having my children and my future in mind. I discarded all the marks that society was waiting to stamp on me. I became deaf to the negativity and believed in my inner self. The process was slow, but it was as firm as nobody could ever break my principle of patience.
Although now I’ve settled my life with what I want to do, it took me more time. Likewise, I discovered many more young women who are striving hard to stand up for themselves despite external support. With this in mind, I’m working on coaching other humans around me in healing themselves.
Don’t doubt your capacity. You’re more than what you think. I don’t doubt, neither should you!”