Badtameez Dil – follow your dreams!

He jokes, he sings like heaven, he breaks into an awesome dance, he flirts non-stop, always has a smile on his face, puts a smile on your face as well and tries to live life to the fullest, on his terms. He is an awesome friend, a friend who will hit the other guy just cos he tried to mess with his friend. He wants to fly, he wants to run, he doesn’t even mind falling, he just does not want to stop (मैं उड़ना चाहता हूँ, दौड़ना चाहता हूँ, गिरना भी चाहता हूँ ….बस रुकना नहीं चाहता) He says “Stepmom, that Rooh Afza is really bad :)” That my friends is Kabir Thapar a.k.a Bunny for you.

P.S. I also think Rooh Afza has a revolting taste and can’t stand it either.

He is so passionate about his dreams, his dream to travel to places unknown, his wanderlust does not stop for anything or anyone. He is not one to get into the rat race, in fact, he sets his own path to realize his dreams. He is a free spirit, a free man – a Nirmohi, i.e someone who is neutral, does not love or hate anyone or anything, completely detached from the world. He is in his own way a saint 🙂 cos he is true to himself and his dreams.

Oh yes, people call him selfish, that he is running away from his shadows and his people who love him the most but by following his dreams, he actually has made the people who love him so proud that they do not have regrets about him.

And when he falls in love, he falls so hard for one of the two people who understood him the best (the other one is his dad) and he realizes that dreams do change, not in a constricting sort of way. Instead, he allows his dreams to expand. He seizes the right time for the right moment so that the person he loves can come into his life 🙂

Bunny’s character in Yeh Jawaani Yeh Diwaani struck a chord with me – following your dreams and not compromising it for the sake of anything or anyone can bring so much contentment within ourselves. And the moment one is content with the self, everything just falls in place. This discord between doing what we dreamt of and doing what we were told to brings along a whole lot of problems – stress, frustration, a resigned feeling and finally, loss of your zest for life. The way our society is wired means more often than not people give up their dreams for the sake of love, family, duty, obligation, lack of finances, or just cos nobody did anything like that. And then we get in so deep into the cycle that we don’t even know what we are running towards (or running away from). We then look back or think about the unfulfilled dream and feel miserable. Why not, say, find a middle ground?

The middle ground can be a couple of hours a week (roughly translates to few minutes a day) or couple of days in a year and literally soaking ourselves in these dream(s) or taking small, teeny-tiny baby steps to get closer to that dream (or at least embark on a quest to find out what those dreams are).

Yes, maybe you can’t make your living on your dreams but at least it can be an outlet for you from the daily grind of life .

Here’s to more dreams and following them!
Badtameez Dil - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.


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