Lilly Singh plans to write feature scripts for movies and TV shows

Artist-actress Lilly Singh, who has just written her second book, says she’s been doing short comedy for a while and now wants to get into writing longer screenplays for movies and television shows.

Be A Triangle: How I Went From Losing To Shaping My Life, published by Pan Macmillan India, in which Singh shares his personal struggles with identity, self-sabotage and negative thought patterns, however, was “really hard to write”.

She had five false starts to write it. “I started writing and I deleted. I even tried to quit writing this book! I called my manager and said, ‘I can’t do this.’ really deep work which was scary and uncomfortable to do,” Singh said in an email interview.

But she is quite happy with the result. “I call this book ‘the blueprint for creating a safe space in your mind.’ been helpful for me to find more stability in my life, which has helped me to be happier too. It is concise by design because I want it to be a book that people can have as a reference whenever they need it. need,” she said.

Singh decided to write Be A Triangle…”, a sequel to “How To Be A Bawse, because, during the pandemic, “I’ve realized that who I am as a person, what my values ​​are, what I want to achieve in life, what my moral compass is, everything has fluctuated a lot from day to day. the other”.

She goes on to add, “If something was right in my life, I’d be super grateful. I’d be a different person, when something was wrong and all of a sudden my whole moral compass would change. I’d have a different point of view. outlook on life, and I didn’t understand who I was, changing so much from day to day, so I concluded that I needed to build a solid foundation of who I am that doesn’t waver.

According to Singh, his goal in writing this book is to have built such a strong foundation based on the book’s ideas that those words will apply years from now to his life and that of his readers. On her next writing venture, she says, “I really want to get into writing longer scripts for movies and TV shows. I’ve been doing short comedy for so long, and now I feel ready to develop more complex stories, character development, stories and presenting different points of view.”

For Singh, who writes, directs, produces and stars in inspirational comedies and videos, the definition of happiness doesn’t always have to stay the same. “Right now, happiness is working on something really meaningful, being present in it, and having fun. My goal is to come home at the end of the day and say, ‘ It was a lot of fun and I made some great memories.”

“Also, happiness for me is doing meaningful work while being surrounded by great people. Whether it’s friends or someone you work with, being able to make real connections with people is also my definition of happiness,” she says. Meditation, which she talks about extensively in her book, is Singh’s favorite stress reliever.

“I started meditating regularly about a year and a half ago. I don’t have a specific way to do it, but the most common way to practice is through the four pillars I talk about in ‘Be A Triangle’ (a relationship with myself, a relationship with the universe, understanding distraction and implementing design),” she says.

She also laments that in some cultures around the world, including India, women are told what to do. But she feels that is changing. “…I think there’s this universal culture of trying to control women in different ways that we really need to address. I talk about that a lot in my Ted Talk, but I think it’s going to take a big culture shift. to make it happen. I’m trying to be part of that change,” Singh says.

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