Frankly speaking, I never had any goals as a child. All I wanted to do was to be able to breathe without a wheeze and left to read my books. The rest of it—studies, school, growing up—all this just happened and I just skated through it.
I never wanted to be a doctor as I had more than my share of them. I did like playing teacher and school. My students were the longitudinal iron rods in the window that were placed for security reasons. I suppose as they were in a line, I saw students in them—bizarre for sure—and I could whack them without any reaction! I did become a teacher at the university level for three years. Then I became a storyteller for little kids…but it just happened just as my acting on the stage and films happened. I never wanted to be a heroine anyway!
I never wanted to be a writer. I used to read a lot, I still do. It was my husband, Raju who kept telling me that since I have read so much of fiction, I should try and write and give expression to all that was stored in my mind.
I have only wanted to do one thing in my life—a goal that I arrived as a grown up. I wanted to run a book shop. I never got round to doing this…..and I never will. But….I am not greatly upset about it. In the long run, I don’t think I could have sat day in and day out in a shop!
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