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Telly stars remember their gurus

tv Updated: Sep 05, 2010 14:18 IST
Jayeeta Mazumder
Jayeeta Mazumder
Hindustan Times
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It’s that day when you stumble upon a funny, even sad, incident that you shared with your favourite teacher. On Teacher’s Day today, Sushant Rajput, Manav of Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta, recalls that his theatre teacher, Barry John, didn’t talk to him for the first six months. “But on the day that I graduated, he said, ‘You’re good. Think about acting as a career option.’ Since then, there has been no looking back for me,” beams Rajput.

Ratan Rajput, Laali of Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, was a last-bencher and least interested in studies. “My life changed after I met my drama teacher Surendra Sharma,” she says.

Yashpal Sharma, Kunwar of Mera Naam Karegi Roshan, recalls, “Professor Uday Bhanu Hans was the only teacher who taught us to look beyond the prescribed syllabus.” He still meets him everytime he’s back home.

Krutika Sengar, the fiery queen in Jhansi Ki Rani, admits that she’d floor her teachers with her dancing. Iqbal Khan, Rudra in Sanjog Se Bani Sangini, remembers sharing a birthday with Mrs Samiksha. “She would always get a cake to school with my name on it,” he smiles. “Recently, she helped me shoot my short film. I call her maa bahen. She’s just 15 years older than me, but behaves like my mother.”