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'I never got male attenion'

Actress Tisca Chopra of Taare Zameen Par fame shares her experiences at Hindu College with Neha Sharma.

education Updated: Jun 16, 2009 11:30 IST
Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma
Hindustan Times

I chose Hindu College to pursue my English (Hons). At first sight it seemed informal, but turned out to be a place of real learning.

I was a real maggu during the first year— I topped my class. After that, college life took over, and friends and masti became the most important thing. But, I was always involved in extra curricular activities — writing for the college magazines and directing plays.

In the dramatics society, I was always the sidekick. Our seniors kept the best roles for themselves and made us do all the slogging and backstage work. But one particular play that I directed and co-wrote became a huge hit.

I also earned extra cash through modeling and hosting TV shows. When I did my first television commercial and got Rs 5,000, I took the entire class to Bercos in Connaught Place.

During college, our favourite hangout spot was Jai Singh stall, right outside college, which served the best bun-anda. We also visited Stephen’s for mince cutlets and nimbu paani.

Like all seniors, I too ragged my juniors, but was ragged too! I was made to marry a tree after proposing to it. I was never considered eye candy by the guys in college. They only had eyes for girls from Miranda and LSR college. I was always one of the guys. Let’s hope they regret it now. The rascals!

Tisca Chopra is known for her strong portrayals in the movies Taare Zameen Par and Firaaq.

First Published: Jun 15, 2009 16:29 IST