Grades may not be a yardstick for success, but didn’t stop Australian pop star Kylie Minogue from expressing a wish to go back to school. "There’s a bit of me that wishes that I went to college. What’s to say I don't end up doing a stint at New York University?" said the singer in a recent interview.
HT City asked Bollywood stars who are drop-outs, if they would like to give studies a second shot. Actor Aamir Khan, who did not pursue college after class 12, says he doesn’t "believe in formal education".
However, actress Deepika Padukone, who started working after class 12, has enrolled in a correspondence course. "I promise one day I’ll complete my studies," she says. Actress Prachi Desai, who became a TV actress at 17, says, "I feel unfortunate and embarrassed. I took admission in college, but was unable to attend it regularly. One day, I’ll complete it, God willing."
Singer Sunidhi Chauhan adds, "I left studies for music. Though I don’t regret it, I wouldn’t mind completing my studies." Thanks to his busy schedule, cricketer MS Dhoni, who enrolled in St Xavier’s College in Ranchi, has been unable to take exams for the past two years.