Friday, September 07, 2007
The more hectic our work schedules, the more we miss our carefree student lives. Especially on Teacher's Day, memories of classroom capers and idling away time with friends come rushing back to all of us. Amit Sareen aka Kshitij of "Doli Saja Ke Rakhna" recalls some memorable moments from his school and college days.
Like all schoolboys, Amit too was smitten by a teacher. "I used to like my English teacher as she had a very dynamic style of speaking and she also used to dress up very nicely. At that age, she was like a goddess for all of us. And we boys used to eagerly await her lectures. We even used to take the trouble of turning up neatly dressed for her lectures. When our term got over, we used to miss her a lot," Amit says.
By the time he reached college, Amit had become a full-fledged prankster, bunking classes and ridiculing teachers. "I would not like to name this teacher in college, but he was a very simple and polite man. I was the prank master of the class, and almost all my classmates were good friends. A bunch of us used to mark our attendance and then slowly sneak out of the class while the teacher used to write notes on the board. I thought he was unaware of this. But after about nine lectures, he called me and said 'Beta, I know these attendances are fake but I just want you to study hard and achieve something in your life'. I was extremely guilt-ridden and from then on, I never missed his lectures," recalls the actor.
On the occasion of Teacher's Day, that just passed by, Amit has a message for all his fans. "Whatever you achieve is because of your Guruji. Hence, at least on Teacher's Day, get in touch with them, tell them that you are doing well in life and make them feel proud of you."
For one, Amit's teachers would surely be very proud of him today. The actor had earlier played the character of Sahil in "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi". And now, there are bigger and better things coming his way. "I quit "Kyunki" long time ago, but there is a big project about which it is too early to talk now. I will let you all know in the coming days," he signs off.