Life has a pattern, a design, a plan, an ambition, a desire and a goal marked out for every human being.
It certainly has, look at any life, look at your own life and spend a few minutes of your hectic life and try thinking about where you wanted to reach and where you have.
Think about how you wanted to go through like, what ways to follow, what routes to take and then think of whether you have been able to follow those ways and those routes and how you have reached where you had never even dreamt of reaching.
I think about my own life whenever I have the time and strangely some titles of Hindi films come to my mind as questions, titles like Socha Naa Tha, Yeh woh manjil to nahi, Kahan Kahan Se Gujar Gaya, Kal Ho Na Ho, Jane Tu Ya Jane Naa and Kal Kissne Dekha.
I think about how desperately I wanted to be a bus conductor and couldn’t be one even after trying my best, of being a Roman Catholic priest till I saw some priest behaving like the disciples of the devil, of being a politician till I saw politicians wearing spotless white Khadi, swearing by Gandhiji and ruining his name with all their wrong doings, of being a revolutionary and picking up a gun and gunning down every unworthy politicians, like Amitabh Bachchan did in a film called Inquilaab made many years ago, of building my own tent in a forest ,writing poetry, talking to the trees, the flower, the wild animals and snakes and eating wild fruits and drinking honey and the nectar of flowers and spending time talking to God and his angels and exchanging views with them. And look at where I have reached and what I am doing.
So many thoughts, so many questions and many more circles in my mind after seeing Mrs. Tina Ambani at an art exhibition organized by her in Mumbai.
This Tina Ambani who was Tina Munim once, a beautiful young girl who caught the ever exploring eyes of Dev Anand who talked her into playing the leading lady in one of his more ambitious film Des Pardes.
Dev took all the care to groom her after he had taken a decision to make her an actor who would add both glamour and talent to his film.
The film was released, it was appreciated by one and all and Tina Munim standing in a wooden barrel of wine was the new queen of a million hearts
Tina was a star, one of the leading female stars of Hindi Films, wanted by the best of directors who saw in her a great future.
Tina made an ideal team with Rishi Kapoor in Subhash Ghai’s Karz and some other films, she has made a place for herself, a place all her own
Tina was the star who was the lady in love with Sanjay Dutt, the star son on the rise with Rocky, a time when life imitated films and the two fell in love with each other till love did them apart.
Love came to Tina like breathing came to normal human being and she was soon the loved one of the one-time superstar Rajesh Khanna, they made what many believed was an ideal couple but that was not what love believed about them and soon they were Alag Alag, the name of the first film they teamed up in.
But love never stopped being kind to her, love came from an entirely different world, she met the young business tycoon, Anil Dhirubai Ambani and within a short time they were in love and got married and Tina was Mrs. Tina Anil Ambani, the wife of a young man who had dreams of conquering the world of business.
Today, that same Tina I had seen when Dev Sahab okayed her very first scene at Mehboob Studios is the queen of one of the most established empire in the country and she is not taking her status lightly, she is using it to do as much good as she can to help as many people as she can, today, she is not a beautiful winner of hearts but a woman who has found a place in any number of hearts because of all the kind deeds she does in her position as Mrs. Tina Anil Ambani and making life meaningful for her and for many others.
This is what I meant when I talked about destiny and life having thier own dreams and plans for everyone and Tina however powerful she may be has been guided by what destiny and life decides for her more than what she decides.