Time Out: Walaiti Rathore, Managing Director at Licensing Law Consultancy

Walaiti Rathore

The weekend is almost here and that means it’s time to relax with another ‘Time Out’. This week’s questions are answered by Walaiti Rathore, Managing Director at Licensing Law Consultancy, who in another life could have worked in the film industry.

What is the first thing you do to get the weekend started?

Check to see what my family have planned for me!

What is your hobby?

I am fortunate in that a lot of what I enjoy doing is related to what I do at work – perks of working in the leisure and hospitality industry. However, completely outside of that I continue to be a film enthusiast; I still work on scripts for example. I also love watching and following sport – especially cricket.

What is your favourite movie?

I love and watch a lot of films, so this is a very difficult question. If I had to pick one, then it would have to be the short film called “Chinese Takeout”. For anyone who has seen this, it would probably be their worst film. It is my favourite because it was the first film I produced and directed. It was screened at Broadway cinema as part of the Shots in the Dark film festival held in Nottingham (many years ago) where I received an award for my efforts.

If you hadn’t been successful at what you do, what would you be doing instead as a career?

Writing, producing and directing films as well as some acting.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

I like the idea of being a “normal” human being with power coming from science and technology which can be constantly updated/improved. Therefore, I would be happy with an Iron Man type suit.

What is your favourite genre of music?

I like a variety of music but with preference for traditional qawwali.

If you could travel to any moment in time where would you go?

Any memorable moment shared with my mother. Everything else I need I have right here in the present.