Happiness In the Eyes of Avan Jogia

Avan Jogia

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Miss Tiger: When I have a connection or bond with someone, I often share a copy of The Prophet by Khalil Gibran with them. It makes my day to learn that he is a person you’d like to play in a film one day.
Avan Jogia: Yes, absolutely. The Prophet is a self-help book in the form of a scripture as far as my life is concerned. I love his work and Khalil Gibran is one of the most sensitive souls to ever walk the Earth as far as his writing is concerned.

Avan Jogia

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Miss Tiger: Perhaps an interpretation of Gibran’s work is something you could write, direct and star in? The poetic prose would make for a lush series of philosophical short films.
Avan Jogia: I like that idea. The book has an interesting structure and format in order to set a series of shorts around. Acting, writing and directing the same project can be hard. It depends on the project. If it’s an emotionally draining character you’re playing, you can’t be directing the film.

Avan Jogia

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Miss Tiger: You really are a modern Renaissance Man!
Avan Jogia: Hmmm … am I some sort of oil painting or something? Just kidding. Seriously, being referred to as a Renaissance Man is a great compliment. Thank you. There was a time, that’s long gone, where you had to be good at everything. We’re in the middle of a Renaissance right now. You can’t just do one thing; you have to do many things but what becomes more important is not your skill at something but rather, what is your personal stamp on something? I don’t feel I have to be a master at something to attempt it. In the attempt of it I will fail and do some things wrong and get better.

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