• hemantpuri 140w

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    Dear Ved,
    A lot has already been written about you before. After all, there is a lot to write. You were as complex as the whole movie. You were as complex as Tara's love for you. You were as complex as the epics you had heard in your childhood. You were as complex as life itself.
    You were ten year old me, hiding comics between school books to read after lights out. You were the sixteen year old me, telling my parents numbers didn't speak to me as loudly as words. Yet, you were so many other people. You were each auto driver who tells us stories on the way and strikes conversations about ghazals. Each housewife who sings in front of her mirror. Each father who curses himself for not being able to spend enough time at home. You were so many of us who chase mirages in our lives so much that we become a mirage ourselves. An illusion of what we set out to become.
    Yet, you were also a reminder that you were just a character, not a universal story. And my biggest takeaway from you is: everyone's story might not end with them bowing down to someone. We might have to rescue ourselves. We might not get a standing ovation the first few times we perform on stage. And no, we might not always get to forget our names, and let loose in the streets of European cities.
    But, we have to be there. Writing, editing and re-editing our own life stories. Because as you said, ending achi nahi lage toh change kar deni chahiye.
    Love,
    A friend.
    ~ Shruti Sonal

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