“I don’t know why it is such a big deal, I just had fun and I’m just going away, I think nothing interesting is happening in advertising right now, so my going away is one day of excitement, it is like award shows to be forgotten, after a day,” says R. Balakrishnan aka Balki (Group Chairman MullenLowe Lintas Group) with characteristic candour, on the reactions to the news of him bidding adieu to advertising after a three decade-long career in the industry.<BR><BR> Balki spent the bulk of his advertising years at the MullenLowe Lintas Group. He joined the agency (then known as Lintas) in 1994, in its Bangalore office.
In an engaging discussion, film director, producer, screen writer, actor and television personality Karan Johar and film director, screen writer, producer and chairman of MullenLowe Lintas Group, R Balki spoke about the similarities between the ad fraternity and film industry on Day 2 of Goafest 2016
Upping the ante on engagement this year will Benny Thomas, Carter Murray Karan Johar, R Balki. Adding to the enthralling line-up will be an engaging session with veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai in conversation with Honourable Deshamanya Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Ports and Shipping and Former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain
Supported by the Dubai TV and Film Commisssion and partners Emaar Properties, the crew shot in iconic locations like The Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar and The Boulevard. The Downtown Palace Dubai and Manzil Downtown were partners and hosts to the cast and crew of the film