Hope you are fine. This week I’d like to share with you some thoughts inspired by a You tube video I just received. The video tells us about the real life story of the Award winning Boman Irani, who also happens to be one of my favorite actors ! 🙂
Boman Irani is widely known by us for his comedic and villain roles in bollywood films such as Don, Munnabhai MBBS, 3 Idiots,Happy New Year, PK etc. In this post, I’d like to share with you the struggles he had to face and overcome to become the person that he is today!
As a child, Boman was shy & dyslexic.He also had a speech defect and lisp till Grade 10.He was called ‘Boman the duffer’ and made fun of during his school life. After training, he decided to become the best waiter he could and worked at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. His grandma had taught him that even if he was a cobbler in the street,he should be the best one that he could.His hardwork and tenacity paid off and he gradually got promoted to the post of waiter at the rooftop French restaurant Rendezvous.
He was born posthumously and his mother was in charge of the family business. One day, however,his mother met with an accident and he was forced to take over. For the next 14 years, he made his living by selling chips, wafers and other snacks in their small roadside shop.
While working at Taj , he had bought a camera and took sports pictures and sold them.This continued till he turned 32 when he had his epiphany & he decided to learn photography so that he could give his family a better life. He decided to be different from the crowd and to never allow small thinking to get in his way again. His mantra in life is ” Do not do what everybody else does, do it differently.” He went on to have a very successful career in photography & became the official photographer for the World cup of Boxing in India.
However it was at the age of 43 , that he got his big break in the movie industry through Shaimak Davar( an Indian choreographer) who visited him and said ” Trust me, you’re going to be very famous one day.”Shaimak then introduced him to the world of Bollywood. The rest is history & there has been no turning back for Boman from that moment on. 🙂
Nugget of Life :- ” To find one’s calling is perhaps not the easiest thing in the world, but probably the most important.”- Boman Irani
Have a wonderful week,
Credits : Joshi talk YouTube video , Wikipedia