B-town actors like Emraan Hashmi, Arjun Rampal, Kartik Aarya and Shilpa Shetty have cleared the test of entrance and survival in the film industry, but some of them were notorious students in their school days. The actors took a trip down the memory lane on the occasion of of teachers’ day.
Emraan, the ‘serial kisser’ of Bollywood, confesses that he had a crush on one of his teachers. “When I was in third or fourth standard I had a crush on my teacher. But one of my best teachers has been my maths professor who really worked very hard. He was my tuition
teacher and used to keep classes at 4.30 in the morning. Imagine, waking up that early,” Emraan told PTI.
With Rampal, it was other way round! “I was my teachers favourite, both as a good and naughty boy. I think the teachers had a crush on me. I knew how I had to get out of trouble,” he said. “Dabangg” villain Sonu Sood was not at all a bad boy in his school days.
“I was great as a student, very sincere and obedient. I was always my teachers’ favourite as I was a very serious student,” he said. “Dhadkan” actress Shilpa says the greatest teacher of her life is her mother.
“I was an above average child, but I was very popular. My biggest guru… I have learnt the most from is my mother. All mothers are the first guru in their children’s life.” Daisy Shah, who made her debut with “Jai Ho”, says she prefers to be a student on-screen.
“I was good at studying but never wanted to study. I would like to play a student than a teacher on screen. For all the masti and not controlling people.” Actress Kiara Advani, who will be seen in “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”, said she studied only before the exams.
“I was superb at mugging. That’s how I managed to keep my grades up. My favourite subject was psychology and my worst subject was science,” she said. Kiara who will be playing the role of Dhoni’s wife Sakshi in the biopic would love to play a teacher. “My mother and
grandmother are both teachers, so I’m sure it’ll come very naturally to me,” she said.
Actress Amyra Dastur was very good academically, but was a very naughty kid. “I was definitely one of the least well-behaved students.
I always back-answered and even carried a pillow to school so that I could sleep in class. But I was always let off the hook because I managed to attain 90 percent in all my subjects,” Amyra said.
The 23-year-old actress, who will be seen alongside Jackie Chan in “Kung Fu Yoga” said she misses the school days. Actor Kartik Aaryan of “Pyaar Ka Punchama” fame too was a mischievous student.
“I was very notorious as a student and a last bencher. I was always in the hit list but also one of the favourites of teachers,” he said. Elena Fernandez, who did a cameo appearance in Karan Johar’s “Kapoor And Sons” said, “I was and still am a super geek. When the teacher said write two pages I would write four. But I was a cool super geek,” she said.
“My favourite subject was English. I can literally write and write. I have a super creative imagination. My worst had to be maths, I’m just terrible with numbers,” she added.