Scene 1: Varun is 9 years old
What do you want to become when you grow up?
Kid 1: Teacher. I want to be able to teach the kids everything that I have learned.
Teacher: That’s very sweet, my child.
Kid 2: I want to become a doctor. Every time someone is not well, I can cure them with an injection.
Teacher: You surely will become one.
Kid 3 is busy chit chatting with the boy sitting next to him
Teacher: Here, Stand up! Silence! What do you want to become?
Kid 3 stands up and looks at the teacher innocently.
Kid 3 (Varun): I want to become a hero. We went to a movie yesterday and every time he came on the screen, the crowd cheered. I want that.
Teacher: What? You cannot become an actor. No one from our school has become one. You need to do something with your life.
Kid 3: But, no one cheers when they see a doctor or a teacher.
*Whole class laughs*
Teacher: I want to meet your parents tomorrow.
Scene 2: Varun is 13 years old
Varun: Mom, I want to become a drummer!
Varun: Please, I will quit my Hindi classes. It is of no use to me. You can invest that on my Drum’s class.
Mom: Are you crazy? Hindi will take you to places. What will you do after learning drums? Musicians today don’t go anywhere.
Scene 3: Varun is 17 years old
Dad: What is that form?
Varun: Appa, I have applied for Viscom in Loyola. I think I will get it. It is a great college. I really think I can learn a lot.
Dad: Camera va thukitu road – road ah sutha poriya? (Are you going to go roam on the streets with your camera?)
Varun: But, I will learn a lot.
Dad: Stop it, Varun! Do B.Sc Mathematics or Physics! Viscom will not take you anywhere.
Varun: Appa, but I almost flunked mathematics.
Dad: Okay, Engineering then!
Scene 4: Varun is 25 years old
Varun: Bro, I get this void feeling da. Like I really don’t know what I am doing with life.
Everybody: Maybe you should try a new hobby. A musical instrument, theatre classes, doodling or maybe photography!
One from the Everyone: Yeah, Photography is a great business as well. Maybe you should try that!