Actor Neeraj Madhav shares an interesting love story of his youth. Neeraj tells his plus-two love story through the official Humans of Bombay Facebook page.
Everything I learned was in boys school. So he did not have much friendship with the girls. At a young age, dating was unthinkable. Because I was far behind when it came to talking to girls.
The first time I had a crush was when I was in 12th grade. I saw her at a coaching center. She was in another batch. We met each other once when we were going to fetch water, and I couldn’t help but look at her big brown eyes painted with charcoal. It was so awesome. For the first time in that moment I felt like snow was falling on my abdomen. I smiled a lot that day.
I look forward to these classes every day. They didn’t talk to each other, but occasionally she would look at me and laugh. I had enough of it to turn red like a tomato.
The two were boarding the bus from two bus stops. But I will wait at her stop until she leaves. It was like a ceremony. I had a few school friends waiting with me. They forced me to talk to her, but I could not. So there has been some embarrassment.
Every time she enters the class they would start carrying or walk around her and say my name. Once she handed me a book, all my friends started screaming! That day, we were all punished. I would tell them to be quiet but to no avail. It’s like their lives revolve around this thing of mine. I know this made her uncomfortable many times. She tried to talk to me once, but I left. I was so embarrassed.
I had to stop tuition class when I was selected for a reality show. The last time I saw her was on my last day in that class. I didn’t have Facebook then, I didn’t even have a phone. So there was no relationship later.
Later I moved to the city for work and busy. But from time to time he would think of her. So one day I got a phone call from a girl.
She did not say who the caller was but she knew all about me. The color of the shirt I wore to Farewell, to my favorite restaurant in my hometown. I still believe it was that girl in the tuition class.
That was 10 years ago. A lot has changed today since then. Today I married my love of life. We have a beautiful daughter. I still wonder if I felt such a deep love for someone else during my teens. But now I know that love is not a snowy cold in the abdomen, but a burning house.
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