Ek Pal Ka Jeena means to live in the moment before it passes us by.
Moments can be fleeting, especially in a place like Hong Kong. In this way, my four years in Asia had flown by. This video is my interpretation of a Bollywood classic with an Asian twist. It is an ode to the city that comes to life at night and is close to my heart. Elements are inspired by Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan. The synth heavy song compliments the neon dystopian Hong Kong vibe.
This production is special as it’s my first solo video project. The conceptual process was a lot of fun thanks to Hong Kong’s diverse range of locations. I wanted to take the viewer on a late-night journey as I danced through the city streets. I teamed up with talented cinematographer Woody Wu. With his local knowledge we scouted Kowloon for locations matching my storyboard.
Filming was a challenge as we chose to shoot in one of the worlds’s most densely populated places – Mong Kok! This meant filming late at night and into the early hours. Mong Kok is teeming with both human and artificial life. We felt the best way to capture this would be to include one of the famous traffic crossings. This meant dancing in the centre, facing oncoming traffic between green and red lights! The result is an electrifying mix of dance, neon city lights, cars, bustling crowds and towering buildings.
Factoring in the Hong Kong heat and busy fruit market at 1 am, this was a challenging project, shot over three nights. The response has been fantastic so far and I hope you enjoy it as well!