Back in 2004, when Shah Rukh Khan played the role of a student smitten by his chemistry teacher (played by Sushmita Sen) in Main Hoon Na, many could relate to the feeling.
During growing-up days, most boys and girls have crushes on their teachers. On Teacher’s Day, we speak to young Bollywood actors, and delve into their past to know about their teacher crushes.
When I was around 15 years old, I used to really like my dance teacher in Australia. But that was also because I always felt that he was a great dancer. That apart, when I was in school or college, I didn’t have any crush on my teachers as there were no ‘crush-worthy’ teachers, simply because they were elder to me by many years.
I have had many crushes in life and my first crush was my second standard school teacher; maybe because she was the first woman in my life after my mother, who pampered me and loved me just the way my mom did. I used to secretly adore her. — As stated in an interview in 2009
I was around 21 years old when I left for Nottingham (UK) to pursue a degree in business management. In between the course, I participated in a theatre workshop where I developed a crush on my acting teacher, who was about one or two years older than me. Although I never expressed my feelings to her, I did tell her whatever I had to during the course of enacting a scene.
Since I studied at an all boys’ school (St John’s High School in Chandigarh), my first crush was on my mathematics teacher, Neerja Monga ma’am, when I was in the sixth standard. I was not great at mathematics, plus my feelings for her distracted me further (laughs). Then, two years later, I had a crush on my English teacher, Sunita Singh ma’am, who was my class teacher too.
When I was in the ninth standard, I had a crush on my biology teacher. She was very sweet. I think all the kids — especially in school — are at such an impressionable age that they get attracted to their teachers’ looks or the way they talk or even the way they handle the class. But it’s all very sweet and innocent.
I had a crush on my English teacher when I was in 11th grade. She was the most beautiful one. I was like SRK of Main Hoon Na. She used to wear saris. She wore a distinctive perfume and had long hair. I was a backbencher, but for her class, I used move to the front bench. On one of the Teacher’s Days, I wrote her a love letter without mentioning my name on it and kept it in the staff room. My crush lasted for a year, but I’ll never forget her.
I was 11-years-old when I first had a crush on a teacher. She taught me Civics and was also my class teacher. I was never a good student. She was pretty for sure, but I also liked the fact that she never shouted at me for not doing well in studies. I was madly in love with her for a year.
I had a crush on my history teacher in 6th grade. She was tall and sexy. She taught the subject well. The crush lasted for seven months. After that, she quit the job. The memories still stay with me. I got a group photo with her at one of the school functions and I still treasure it.
I had a crush on my WWF trekking instructor. My then best friend and me used to fancy him together, during our wildlife and nature trips, with no cat-fights between us. We loved his brains and brawn. This crush saga lasted for a year. Even now, when my friend and me meet, we laugh over it.