Life is like a game of rummy: if you make the best use of your resources, you win but if you are careless, you lose.
Seasoned players know very well that just because they have been dealt a bad hand doesn’t mean they will fail; they have the strategies and skills to turn the tide in their favor even though people would have them believe otherwise.
This blog is all about the people whom we know very well today; however, there was a time when they were completely unknown.
However, just like a veteran playing a rummy game, they didn’t lose hope and challenged themselves to rise above the ordinary, and today they are writing history.
Who doesn’t know about the legendary actor who has ruled Bollywood for decades? He is arguably the best actor to have ever hit the Indian screen.
However, did you know that Amitabh Bachchan’s first job was in a company called Shaw Wallace, a shipping firm, as an executive?
Later on, the superstar of Bollywood worked as a freight broker for a shipping firm called Bird and Co.
He also got rejected by All India Radio because they didn’t like his voice.
Can you beat that?
He comes from a family of farmers in Uttar Pradesh and has 8 siblings. There was a time when he used to work as a chemist to make a living.
However, once the cinema bug bit him and he realized his love for acting, he moved to Delhi and worked as a watchman to make a living before joining The National School of Drama. The rest is history!
Today this versatile actor is best known for the variety of characters that he plays on the screen.
But did you know that there was a time when this talented actor used to work as a waiter and a room service attendant in Mumbai’s Taj Palace Hotel?
He was also actively involved in helping his mother run their ancestral bakery shop, and he tried his hands at photography as well, until he achieved stardom for his iconic role in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
Well, we saved the Thalaivar for the last. The man who rules the hearts of millions with his distinct style statement earlier worked as a bus conductor for the Bangalore Transport Service.
His first tryst with acting happened when director Topi Muniappa offered him roles in mythological moral plays and he started appearing on stage plays. Today the man is adored not just in India but across the globe.
Life is full of challenges but it doesn’t mean that you can't win just because you have a bad hand.
It’s all in the mind and determination. So be it life or a game of rummy, if you have the will power, there’s always a way to win.
Until next time…
Keep Playing, Keep Winning!