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Udita Goswami is shocked. And this has nothing to do with her stint in Bollywood. In fact this time around it is sheer lack of sentiments from people which has left a bad taste in her mouth.
The story goes like this. Apparently a few days back she came across a stray puppy near her apartment. Seeing it cry in pain, she enquired about the owner but realized that there was none. Also, from her fellow neighbours, she was informed that the puppy was in such a stage for last many days.
"And to think about it, no one came forward to help it. How could people be so insensitive? I was shocked by people's apathy", exclaims Udita who is an avid dog lover and owns three dogs.
"On inspecting it further, I realized that she was unable to walk at all. Apparently there was some internal injury which had resulted in her being immobile. I was almost in tears when I carried her to a doc and requested him to inspect her further", details Udita who promptly took the puppy home and made her a part of her extended family of dogs.
"I started nurturing her and in a matter of two days, she was on her feet - Literally! I keep joking with my friends that perhaps she was just acting all this while because she was destined to join my family. Otherwise what else describes her miraculous recovery in 48 hours flat", laughs Udita.
"The dog is now closer to two months old but she is already bullying her much senior three dogs at my place. It is fun to watch them squabble over minor things. In fact, I have also hired a trainer to make sure that my four dogs are well behaved", says Udita with a smile.
"Well, the funny part is that instead of the dogs being trained, I am being trained instead on how to understand what they want and to make them understand what I am looking from them. In any case, I am not looking at 'Tommy, fetch this' or 'Mambo, sit down' kind of commands for them. I want us all to talk and understand a common language and it comes so much handy when I reach back home after a hard day at work."
Talking about the work front, Udita is currently acting in two films - The Man and Fox. Incidentally both the film stars Sunny Deol in the lead though Udita is not wiling to disclose whether she is paired opposite him in any of the two films. While The Man sees her in a special appearance, Fox features her in a full fledged role. The films are directed by Sunny Deol/Neeraj Pathak and Deepak Tijori respectively.