Looking back at 2010 and into 2011…

2010 was a great year unlike all the previous good but not great ones!! Sad that it has come to an end but very very happy that it has laid the foundation for an awesome, ambitious, exciting 2011!

A lot of good and bad things happened in 2010. First, I decided to move to Andheri (“West” – for the record!) so that I can save some time on travelling and focus more towards my acting career. This was good and bad – good because it took me a step closer to my goal! Bad because it meant that I would have to stay away from home and family which in turn meant saying goodbye to home-made food, TV, playing and fighting with my sister, etc. However, it turns out that it was a sensible move considering the fact that I have been able to go for more auditions than I used to.

This was followed by some exciting trips (Goa, Hyderabad), quite a few auditions, a big theatre project (Siddhivinayak Saves Mumbai) and shooting for my first short film (Ek Chhoti si Asha). I would also like to believe that I got a bit internet friendly this year. I started facebooking, tweeting (and following others), and of course blogging! Towards the end of the year, Dad was hospitalised for a  while and it was a difficult time. However, as mentioned previously, all was well and he got back home hail and hearty!

All in all – I think this was a year that changed quite a few things in my life. It was a year of reality check for me. I realized that I was getting too comfortable with my daily routine and that I must break the shackles if I really need to get where I aim to be. I started taking acting, auditioning, “struggle” in a lay man’s terms, much more seriously than before. Still not satisfied though! I still feel that I am giving only 5-10% of what I really can. There is so much to work on… so much to work for! I need to work on my presentation, personality, wardrobe, acting, management, marketing (PR). I need to start meeting directors and try and show them why I am capable of being the next big thing. And that is the thought that I am going to carry forward into 2011.

Here’s to a year that gave me a start and a year that will give me sleepless nights with crazy efforts to become what I aspire to become! Bring them on dear life!! I am ready… and waiting…

My best to all my readers!! Wish you all a healthy, happy, prosperous and adventurous 2011 filled with loads of love!!! Please stick around for I would feel incomplete without you guys…