My mom used to say I could've been a good lawyer, but that didn't happen.
When I was a teen, my dad almost lost all his hope on me, almost. lol.
Who I was, Who I am & Where I want to be, are all shaped by the choices
we make at every point in our lives.
Eight (08) years ago when I first landed in Dhaka for the first time after completing my studies from the New York Film Academy, I didn't know that I would become an Entrepreneur, Marketer or even a Public Relations Practitioner that I am today, had no idea what life had in store for me but I was determined to be involved in shaping it.
When I think of my childhood, sometimes, all the great & good memories get overshadowned by the single biggest catastrophe to have happened in my childhood - my parents separated. And I became an esteemed member (along with my younger brother Andy) of the Children from the Broken Family Club. Sarcasms apart, I mentioned choices so let's just put it this way my mom never liked the fact that I would choose filmmaking as a career, she wanted me to be a banker but alas. She passed away few years after that, so if my parents were together maybe today I would have come to you with a different story. My dad on the other hand supported in everything I did and wanted to do.
My dad migrated to Dhaka right before his marriage, and we came from a family of very modest income.
So my childhood was super modest. While growing up I didn't have a robust set of friends that I used to hang around with always all of whom I am still in touch with. My world was only limited to my home & a handful of school friends. There is always a moment in time in your life that turns your life upside down, that happened to me, my whole world was turned upside down. It was that very moment I knew my life is going to change. A new world has been opened up to me, a pandora's box, i wanted in, I wanted more. And for that I needed to change myself and my surroundings and everything that I ever believed in - had to change.
to be continued...