How many times in your life it has happened that a far more famous person than you ever can be, has replied you back or has called you ??
It happened twice with me and no this is not it!! The point is that it happened within a week, yes in last week, Two supertalented people from two different backgrounds interacted with me and the experience has not been less than an accolade.One is the author of the India’s bestselling novels in recent years,So u must have easily guessed who? And for the other person, you know him if either you have been sincere in reading my blogs or you belong to Hyderabad and have intrests in RJs.
So Chetan Bhagat replied back (yes he did,I ain’t boasting) like half a month after I had mailed him.I have read his books, I have liked all of them but have been pretty much disappointed with 3 mistakes of my life coz it had a Rang de basanti sort of ending anyways the point is that I read his blog,and sent him a mail expecting that he would never read it (coz it wasn’t a sucide note from a fucked up guy ).It was a mere appreciation of his work which he must have got like so many times since he started writing from his infinite fans.I couldn’t belive the moment I saw that mail in my inbox, first I thought It must have been an automated mail,which is sent to all those who mail him,but hey that was a nice reply, wat if someone criticizes him, will he send the same mail??plus It was written in SMS lingo, plus It came after like half a month, it would have been a very quick response otherwise.
So I have like plethora of reasons to belive that it was not an automated mail, and he took his own time to reply back.
WOW it feels so great to think that “He read what I wrote unlike the other times when he writes and I read.”
Just after two days of this great achivement in my life which is better than the achivements i have in my resume,there came another achivement.Though the other person is not as popular as the first one but equally talented in his field,interacted with me and this one was better than the first one,No I ain’t comparing their talents,I am just saying that the other Called me on my mobile (surprised! eh?)
Rj Sameer a.k.a SAM called me after reading my first post about him in my blog,He wanted to talk to me and I wanted it more than he did(wanna bet ?).So he was online(yeah he is in my Orkut’s frnd list)we had a lil chat and he took my fone number and a few seconds after that I saw an unknown number flashing on my cel, I was reluctant in picking it up,as was chatting with him but was also of course unaware that he was at the other end.
He talked with an accent that didn’t sound familiar (coz i hv been hearing him in hindi and he spoke in ENG)but the voice did.he got my name wrong he said ‘Abhinav’ but hey no problem I can be Abhinav for you instead of ‘Ashwin’ I thought.So he had read my blog and was moved ( I ain’t boasting again, he told me).He told me the reasons why he is not RJ’ng anymore, and that sounded pretty genuine.He appreaciated my other posts which he has read, told me about his present line of work and we have kinda signed the online trity for not revealing it to the world.
I promised him that I will write about this experience and he should read it again (cheap marketing for my blog isn’t it ??).But the best part is that I have his phone number. YAY !!!
P.S: I know if not Chetan then At least Sameer is gonna read this so Made it simple and have written the truth without adding much spice to it :P