KING OF CARROM
Courtesy by SK Sharma
Perhaps nobody knows about King of Carrom. It was a Television Series which was to be created on CARROM before World Series of Carrom by ESPN/Star Sports. A trial shooting was arranged in May 2006 in one of Film Studios in Noida. The whole project was coordinated by me and all carrom related issued were finalised by me. In the trial version, four local players - Sanjeev Bhatnagar, Mohd Irfan, Saurabh Sharma and Gaurav Sharma participated.
Mostly all aspects were tested like number and location of cameras, lighting effects, colour combinations, still photos, make up, uniform of players, presentation of players, colour of boards and c/m, rules, etc. Shooting went on for few days. Unfortunately, before shooting of main series, the in charge/Director of the Series left for heavenly abode in a car accident in South Delhi in early hours while returning from his office in Gurgaon. He was a lively and knowledgeable personality. We all were shocked on his sudden demise. Later a new Director took over and it was converted into World Series of Carrom, story of which I will take up in my future Posts.