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We’re the future and we know it

The latest season of Roadies was as much a surprise for me as it was for the contestants. Bugged by Australia, laughed at in Yoga class... Rannvijay pens his woes in his column.

entertainment Updated: Feb 02, 2009 19:53 IST
Rannvijay

If someone told me a few years backthat I'd be writing a weekly newspaper column, I would've laughed. But here I am dear reader, so brace yourselves for the verbal diarrhea coming your way.

I've just returned from Australia. The latest season of Roadies was as much a surprise for me as it was for the contestants. You know how they say Australia is a land of wild species… well there was one in particular that was a source of much distress to me — the flies. The bug(ger)s made it impossible to catch a second of peaceful sleep.

2009 seems to be heading in all directions…a lot like the way I think. But before looking ahead, let’s take a look at the past. I still remember the feeling of helplessness when Mumbai’s 26/11 happened. What I found inspiring was the way every citizen, especially the youth, didn’t let it pass by. We’ve made our voices heard and I hope that this fire doesn’t die down. I’ve been to colleges…interacted with students… and one thing I know is that we want to be heard…we’re the future and we know it. It’s people like you and me who will ultimately make the difference.

Now for what lies ahead…I wish there was something I could say with certainty…but that won’t be me, now would it? Splitsvilla will follow and then MTV is kick starting another reality show. One thing I’m really looking forward to is my movie London Dreams, releasing on August 14. I had an absolute blast shooting for it.

Working with Salman Bhai was a treat and Ajay Devgan is one of the most helpful people I’ve worked with. There was a time I didn’t know a thing about the media, mostly because of my army background. But things have changed…I’m confidently carrying on and being flooded with scripts. Funny how I’m going to be a hero dancing around trees. As Kurt Cobain said, it’s better to burn out than fade away.

On personal front, I have to admit that there’s no routine in my life. So much so that people couldn’t stop laughing when I signed up for Yoga. I’ll show them! Even if it’s a late night of partying , I’ll make sure I get up early (even though I HATE that).

I won’t loiter around much either — I work 23 hours a day, 30 days a month…and I’d rather spend time reading scripts....and of course riding bikes with my bro…we always do that when he’s here. It’s no secret that I’m an avid biker…I proudly own four — a Suzuki GSXR600, a Kawasaki Ninja, a 50cc Pocket bike and of course the Karizma that I won in Roadies. I’ve modified that baby beyond recognition though.

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