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No barriers

Love does not always depend on the first sight, feels Rahul Bose. The actor, in town recently to flag off a motor rally for the visually challenged, believes that two minds can meet anywhere — even in cyberspace.

entertainment Updated: Apr 13, 2009 17:39 IST
Debjeet Kundu

Love does not always depend on the first sight, feels Rahul Bose. The actor, in town recently to flag off a motor rally for the visually challenged, believes that two minds can meet anywhere — even in cyberspace.

“You can fall in love chatting online,” says Rahul. “I first fell in love in school. I wooed her for a year and then dated her for five years.” What is sweeter — love in your teens or at a maturer age? “It’s equal parts pleasure and pain,” is his cryptic reply.

Romance apart, what he would love to see is a “world without discrimination”. The actor, who has an NGO called The Foundation, states that the visually impaired deserve a chance to do anything they want to. “What’s more empowering than telling a blind person that you can drive?” says Rahul. The rally saw visually challenged people navigating with Braille maps.

Careerwise, he is still adventurous. After Aparna Sen’s The Japanese Wife and Zara Jee He Dikha, he’s doing his first horror film, Fired, “where I play a terrible person”. But he swears that there won’t a repeat of a “mistake” like Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam.

Rahul, a rugby player and a “Test fanatic” is sad that the IPL is moving out. “It did wonders for India — a Bihari could sit in Mumbai and cheer for the local team. It had begun to challenge the very notion of where you belong.”