Hero Banoge? Bhaiya star hai, screamed the guy sitting few seats away from me. I was returning home from south ex in a DTC bus. I wonder what made sardarji say this, was he intoxicated? I got down at the Punjabi Bagh club bus stand and walked towards Paschim vihar, not without gulping some paani poori near the Punja Bagh club.

I saw Sardarji, Mika waving at me. He mentioned his brother has worked in a few Balaji telefilms soap operas. These days he is in the business of casting young talents to television serials.

I offered him a plate and a few paani puris that he gladly accepted. We spoke for a while and walked towards Paschim vihar. There was no social network and, neither was the mobile phone a common entity.

We exchanged pleasantries and, he disappeared in the Galli of Madipur and, I continued my walk.

Did I miss a chance to work in a soap opera or, was I up for losing some money on the pretext of casting?