Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Chapter4: New world

My phone started ringing when I was still in a deep sleep. Agh! who the hell is calling early in the morning! I cursed whomever it is and looked at the phone, it was an un know number, I picked it up and Hey, Good morning this is Ram, sorry to disturb you at the early hour, I was just excited if you can join me for today's shoot, he was talking continuously with out giving a 10 seconds pause. After a while, he paused to breath, I smiled and said I can sense your excitement Ram, but I am really sorry, I am struck up in office with lots of work, can I join you next time?

He did not speak for a while, I know he is disappointed, but I could not help, I really was held up with lots of work, its not like I love my work and all, but to earn I have to work...that is it, but I could not say all my version of thoughts to Ram. I just said I could not catch up for today. He said that's fine, I can understand your work pressure, anyways have a great day and he cut the call, before I could say anything else.

I felt guilty for disappointing him early in the morning and I know what to do, I will get severe fever and lots of cough today, I just texted my lead that I am not well and won't be available in office for today. I called Ram back and he picked it almost instantly. Ram, guess what? I will join you for today's shoot, how do I come and where should I come?

He smiled and asked me what about my work, I said you know, I am extremely not well today;)

Ram laughed and said that he would pick me at my place if I tell him address, I told him where I stay and he said cool, i will be there at sharp 7, and cut the call.

Oh my God, he will be here in another 2 hours. I rushed in to wash room, finished all stuff and put on best dress after all, we are meeting personally for the first time. It was 6.45 and I gave final touch to my make up and convinced myself that i look the best. I went near Neha and shouted loud in her ears sounding aaaaaaaaa woooooooo!

She was in deep sleep I guess, she just got up in horror opened her eyes and screamed at me "stupid! Don't you have sense! I was laughing at the way she saw me as if I was some alien and she landed completely in a new place. I gave weird expressions and made her little more anger. She then watched me properly and asked, for whom have you dressed up so well Akanksha, I said Ram called me and I am excited to  meet him. She wished me luck and slept back, She gave up in giving me lectures and instead left everything for destiny.

He came in his duke bike with goggles, he was looking awesome. He said Hi and asked me to sit back, I hesitated for a second and just did as he said. The shoot was happening in a film city and he was moving fast that way.somehow, I had never been to film city and films and that stuff never interested me. But may be because of Ram it was just special today.

Ram parked his vehicle at the parking space and asked me to follow him. We walked a little and I can see trees around and fresh air and nice scenery, suddenly he diverted my way and we entered inside what called as a room.  |Inside, there lay a beautiful house semi furnished, and there was someone trying to fix some thing. Ram asked me to sit there as his shoot will start in some time. He was back in another 10 minutes and smiled at me. Ram went to that guy who was fixing a wooden chair which got cracks in between and slightly broken. He was really working hard but failing in many attempts. Ram pats his back, that guy turns back and smiles seeing Ram and says Bayya this is not getting fixed, Ram gives his cutest smile and brings something out of his pocket and handles it to him. Using it that guy fixes the broken chair in just 2 minutes. Then he asks him what is it? Ram turns towards audience and says "Fix everything" works wonders! Just fix anything in 2 minutes and get it a life.
Cut!Cut! Director announces and everyone relaxes.

Good shot guys! We are done Ram! Excellent!The director shook hands with Ram and he as usual says thanks and he is walking towards me. Hey, did you like it?of course it is not some kind of big film, but I just wanted to show how we do stuff and for another 30 minutes he explained me the angles of camera. how people work days and nights for the sets, how make up man will get lots of work, how models like him get engaged in work, how finally a product gets promotion and sales go high and he even explained the marketing strategies various companies take up.

Before speaking to Ram, add according to me was just an ADD and nothing else., but now I got different perspective towards the concept of advertisement. It involves lots of people, workmanship, effort, talent, concept designs and what not! Now, I guess whenever I see an add, i will definitely see it different.

I held my mouth wide open when he was explaining me each and everything in detail, I just felt proud of people working in films and media onscreen and off screen, I just gave him a salute and said you guys are really great.

He smiled and thanked me. Later for almost another 1 hour he was busy with his work. In between he was just checking with me if i was comfortable. I nodded my head and asked him to be in peace and continue his work. Meanwhile I was busy looking this new world, it really felt like a NEW WORLD.

A human imagines whatever he wants and put in real through his efforts, wow! then they are also kind of creators! What surprised me most is, when i just came out to have a look at the scenery, there was nothing, absolutely NOTHING! and it was all empty, no trees, no fresh air, no big house! Just then Ram followed me and asked me what is it I was looking at, I said there was beautiful scenery here, He smiled and said it was just a "SET". I was overwhelmed when people actually made it look so real.

We roamed all around till evening and he asked me we will go back? I said a direct no. He rubbed my hair as if I was a kid. We stayed there some more time and finally when Ram promised me that he would be getting me to his shoots frequently, I accepted to leave.

On the way back, I saw a new "set" being constructed in the same place where I witnessed a beautiful house and trees. May be that is how it works here. We were there at my hostel. I thanked Ram for taking me to beautiful place. He said pleasure is all for him and bid me good bye.

I just could not come out of the place, I was still wondering how much involvement, dedication and passion it requires to be in creative field. I took my phone out and messaged Ram

Akanksha: Ram! I can't thank you enough for taking me to your shoot today! If I had gone with any other normal person to the film city. I bet it would have bored me in just 15 minutes! It's because of you, I gained lots of knowledge and I really started loving this field, I will watch more adds. more films and involve as much as I can in this colorful world.

Once again a big THANK YOU! all I can do is give you a treat for this;)

Ram: Hey, I am happy that you liked it! Good to hear that you will start watching movies! I have good friends group, we hangout more and keep watching lots of movies inspite of language. You are most welcome to my group and you can add Neha too:)

And for treat I am ever ready;)

Feed me good food I will be there for you forever;);)

Akanksha: That's so sweet of you, could not wait telling Neha everything.

Ram: Good! Have fun! Good night

Akanksha: Good night:)

Wow! Finally they both met each other and had good time. What's next?

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Harika Bojanala:)

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