Today, I am a journalist. Atleast thats is what I would want to think. But it was not always destined to happen.
As a kid, I watchedUdaan. I was told it was a TV serial on Kiran Bedi. I immediately wanted to become an IPS officer. From being a Chor , in the Chor-Police game that i played with the neighbouring kids, I moved on (or was it graduation?) to become Police.
But that was only till, AK Hangal mesmerised me as the Hospital Head in the TV Serial Jeevan Rekha. He was the manager, and had many young doctors under him who saved numerous lives. This appealed to me, and I immediately decided to throw away the Khakis and take the Doctor’s coat as my own.
But I was only in Grade X when, Shah Rukh Khan came in as that effervescent Fauji. He mouled my thoughts to match his. Now, I started using the the dialouge, “I say, chaps,” coz thought that was how the Army Officers spoke. Then a thought struk me, how about being a doctor in the Army. I would be doing justice to both AK Hungal and Shah Rukh Khan.
Just when I had decided, that Armed Force Medical College, Pune was going to be the place for my study, in came Shekar Suman.
Just into my XI watched Reporter – Shekar Suman’s popular TV Serial on investigative journalism. It was awe inspiring but it moved me just enough to forget me becoming an Army Doctor.
Now, I wanted to become a reporter.