Wednesday, 14 September 2011 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Being CHETAN BHAGAT whom I met today !!!

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Chetan Bhagat in the event where I met him
         I was sitting on the stage with a big table ahead of me. It had a sheet of paper on it on which I can pour my words and collect the ideas and then speak when my turn comes. These youths sitting here as the audience wants to hear me. They have always supported me whenever someone has tried to pull me back so they want to hear me because I am known as the India's biggest novelist. I can see many people's eye on me. yes, many of them are here just to meet me and talk to me. (After 15 minutes) Ohh, So I hope I gave the right instruction to the youth of my nation sitting in front of me and I think I have given an appropriate and genuine speech because I got clapping for 3 to 4 times during the speech. (After the whole panel discussion ended) Oh so they have told the audience that they can personally come to us and ask questions. I hope they will not push me or pull me. May be I'll go back home and stand in front of Anusha with tore shirts and few lipstick marks. Yes, even these girls are crazy about me. 

Kirron Kher was also present there
              See, everyone is around me. The other three panelists have 4-5 children around them while I have so many with me here. These people are talking about conducting my 5th book's launch at an auditorium of a renowned college and they are assuring an audience of 1000 students. This girl is asking for an autograph and I refused because you know that I am too lazy to sign on blank papers for more than 50 times at the same time. No, I don't want to fall prey of this trapping by them so I have already refused them. Yes, they may feel that I am showing attitude but this is how I am. I am the biggest novelist of this country and I should have some attitude. Without attitude, they take humility as my weakness. I am not weak at all. Ok? I can charge upon you back but it is just that I don't want to react. I can see some of them pushing me from behind in quest of meeting me. I want to talk to them but its already 7 PM and you know the traffic of Mumbai. It will take a long long time to reach home. So I want to go away from here but I am stuck between these people. I have told that group to contact Mischelle who works with me and arrange the event if they feel they are confident about it.

Chetan Bhagat at the 2nd position from left
               This boy of some 21-22 years old approached his hand and I shook my hands with him. I saw him and I don't know why I felt that I know him closely and he is someone who loves me and admires me a lot. Where others were trying to push me and frustrate me, he was standing quietly  and listening to what I was saying. It felt like he wanted to capture all what I was speaking and take back with him. He didn't even asked for a photograph even when his friend was standing with a mobile camera with him. He seemed to be a die-hard fan who came just to feel the positive vibes around me. He said,"Hello sir!!!" I looked in his eyes and I saw that his eyes were asking me to motivate him. He wants to be someone like me. The best from the field one is into. I smiled at him and nodded. Even after that he didn't leave my hand. He wanted to take the feeling of meeting me with him back to his place from where he will sit down to write and become the next BEST after ME. My good wishes is with him. Of all the people, I met today, I will remember him. Remember him for being so kind and silent fan. He is the only one whom I found pure and true admirer of mine in the crowd of those South Mumbai students who try to overact but their intentions are clear right from when they open their mouth.

I am the one whose head is down n I'm searching something
               After that I came home and saw many students of Jai Hind college replying to me(on Twitter) about event and telling me how happy all of them were after meeting me. They said that they enjoyed the event and they liked whatever I said on APOLITICAL discussion. In the list of all the replies, I saw one message very pure and from heart. I remembered that child from event. I understood he is the one who didn't tried to cause me any kind of harm and stood 3 feet away at the safe distance from me and kept glaring me to take all my images back with him. I didn't replied to any of the message I got but I replied to this boy (Yes I was sure that he is the one who stood there as a silent admirer)," was nice :-) Thanks". And after this he started thanking me more. I would just pray God that this boy becomes the next CHETAN BHAGAT after me. He has potential. I have read a biography of mine on his blog and it was awesome. He is the best blogger I have ever read and I think it is his blog that makes me remember him always- Even in the crowd, even between 100s of replies on Twitter. 

Chetan Bhagat's reply to me


Chetan Bhagat, 3 feet away from me:





P.S.: Today, I met Chetan Bhagat- my idol and the person who inspired me to write fictional blogs and start a book. He read my blog once and commented on it. But this was not enough for me. I wanted to meet him. Finally, today, on 13th September 2011, I met him after tracing his events for last 3 years. I didn't spoke anything as I have written above in Chetan Bhagat's narration. And I am happy that I got the motivation from him which I was demanding through my eyes and with that smile, he gave it to me. And seeing on Twitter that he didn't replied to any other student of Jai Hind college but just replied to me and went off from Twitter, it feels that he has already blessed me to be next Chetan Bhagat. :-) Cool. Today will remain as the most special day of my life till my death. Thank you Chetan Bhagat sir for making me whatever I am today. 

         Thanks.

ABHILASH BHAGAT RUHELA - VEERU 

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nikhimenon said...

nice one..def yu will become someone lyk chetan bhagat one day...btw i remember having seen him (bhagat)at the oxford buk store, mumbai earlier this year...was too shy to go and talk to him...!!!!!

ViJ@Y said...

gr8 you have got a chance to met legend

Priya said...

Congrats..

Mishi said...

wow! he sounds to be an Inspiring Figure! Congrats you had this chance to meet him:-)

Mishi said...

and that last paragraph is so cool na! He actually remembers you! wow wow wow! great! I wish you really turn out to be the next Chetan Bhagat!:-)

Rising Gladiator said...

Good write up ... But I will b more happy when some one will write this for U - so buckle up n move on the ride to rise, all the BEST

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Nikhi sir, how can u leave the chance of talking to him. I just can't believe this... I just can't believe this.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Yes Vijay, i am still in that moment.. Cant get out of it.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thank U Priya mam.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks for such beautiful words Mishi. He is the best selling English-writer of India.. He is the most renowned writer of India.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Oh wow. Rising Gladiator. so happy to hear this from u. It is bcoz of u that I met him. Thanks.

Harman said...

its great ..Abhilash Congrats ..at last you met a legend..He is great in his writings..
looks very simple too ...its something to remember and always cherish!
keep goin!

hens night said...

Last week, an IITian committed suicide. People who commit suicide do it when they feel there's no future. But wait, isn't IIT the one place where a bright and shining future is a foregone conclusion? It just doesn't add up, does it? Why would a young, hardworking, bright student who has the world ahead of him do something like this? But the answer is this-in our constant reverence for the great institution (and I do believe IITs are great), we forget the dark side. And the dark side is that the IITs are afflicted by the quintessential Indian phenomenon of academic pressure, probably the highest in the world.

stag weekends said...

Wonderful words.I thanks to you for sharing such a golden word.I am impressed by your blog...

ANULAL said...

WOW! Inspiring.

Anju said...

nice..m also a great fan of CB.Thatswhy I read u(accidently)but its really nice to read u.Best of Luck..for ur book.

Megha said...

congrats abhilash n all the best for your future!!!!

SUB said...

great...congrats for meeting your idol :)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Yes Harman mam, I have finally met a legend..

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Oh thanks a lot stag weekends

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks Anulal sir.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks Anju..

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks dear Megha..

Karan said...

nice....

Asit said...

congrtulations....you will surely suceed....you will be one of the best writer of the world...:)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks karan.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks Asit.. The day I will, Ill surely thank you for keeping faith in me.

Renu said...

congrats!!!!!!!!!i'm sure you'll become a gr8 writer as cb one day....we all are here to support you...keep on writing sir..:)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks Renu mam.

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