It is said that everyone, in some respect, is a teacher, some just work harder to do it better. And we couldn’t agree more. A teacher doesn’t necessarily have to mean someone teaching in school or college, and a teacher can be that one person who taught you the meanings of life, or who pushed you and motivated you and encouraged you, to do better. So, on the occasion of Teacher’s Day, celebrated on September 5, television actors talk about their gurus, teacher, and mentor. Read on:
Television actors talk about their gurus:
A person that helps and trains you to look at life objectively and optimistically is the right mentor. My parents and Atul Mongia Sir have been the most important mentors in my life. I still remember the day when I lost all hopes of getting an acting job and my confidence had hit rock bottom, then, my mentors taught me The Art Of Mindfulness i.e. not to judge the situation in light of good or bad, rather accept it the way it is, do my best without thinking of the past or future and only concentrate on the present. It helped me by lightening the burden off my shoulders and maximize my potential.
A guru or mentor for me is the one who shows you the right path and encourages you to do your best. For me, my father is a friend, a mentor, a guide, and also a teacher. When I feel lost, he is the one who guides me. My brother and I studied in the same school, and he is three years elder to me when I was in Jr. KG was in second, so I used to meet him in his class sometimes. His class teacher was a beautiful Parsi lady, and she used to give me chocolates and I even told her that I will marry her once I grow up. We still remember that and in fact, her kids, who are way elder to me, also laugh about it.
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. I am lucky to have found the best teachers one could get to learn from. Mamta Maharaj Ji, daughter of Pandit Birju Maharaj Ji, is my spiritual guide, who helped me discover the same potentials that she had already realized. Mamta Maharaj is my teacher, trainer, guru, and my didi. She taught me kathak, perseverance, and how to love. At school, all my teachers loved me, Mrs. Aneeta Arora and Ms. Veena Malik, who would teach me English, Mrs. Branda Briganza who would teach me Maths, were all very fond of my mummy’s pickles and would often ask me to bring new bottles to school.
So, these were your favorite television actors talk about their gurus. Share with us your guru-shishya memory through the comments. Stay tuned to Bollywood Hush for more news and updates.