'So many summers, and I lived them too.' This line from Norman MacCraig's poem 'So Many Summers', seems to be a reflection
of my mind today. Needless to say, both my mind and body have traversed many a distance, mentally and physically, but there
are no regrets, no moments that I would not want to relive.
The most exciting moments in my life, even more than
the release of my films, have been when I have seen my poetry in print.
"This may surprise
you but I never wanted to work in films. I dreamt of a teacher's job, since that would give me room for my twin loves, reading
and writing. The, destiny brought about a strange turning point in my life.
Haath chhute bhee
toh rishte naahi chhoda karte,
Vaqt ki shaakh se lamhe naahi toda karte.
(Even the hand you held has slipped away,
you don't break the bonds, you don't sever a moment from the branch of Time).
Why do relationships
fascinate you so much?
Aren't human relationship the essence of life? It's not unusual. If one is aware and alive, then
it is one's relationships that make you live. It makes life worth living.
Out of Order
Who knows what is
What is jammed ?
The night wont's close,
The day won't open
It's very frustrating to make a film that takes long to make because you lose the fever. It's important to
remain feverish and that's why my films don't take more than a year
Asha was like Neil Armstrongs
companion in the space rocket that touched the moon. After Lataji touched down on the moon, Ashaji could only be the second
one to get there.
An Address...read a poem by Gulzar