‘I flunked in col­lege’

Ac­tor Mal­lika Sher­awat talks about her days in Delhi Univer­sity’s Mi­randa House

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - AS TOLD TO YASHIKA MATHUR

Ihad a great time at the Delhi Univer­sity. I grad­u­ated in Phi­los­o­phy Hon­ours from Mi­randa House, and the col­lege had a very cul­tural at­mos­phere that was high on arts and learn­ing.

Study­ing some of the world’s great­est philoso­phers like Socrates, Plato, and also In­dian phi­los­o­phy like Hindu phi­los­o­phy, Jain phi­los­o­phy, etc made me re­alise early on that we make our own des­tiny by the choices we make. I al­ways thought that if these great minds are say­ing this, then it must be true, and that gave me the courage to fol­low my path … to be an ac­tress and not suc­cumb to the pres­sures of the so­ci­ety!

The high point of my col­lege life came when my par­ents gifted me a car to drive to col­lege, and I was thrilled at the thought that I won’t have to travel in the univer­sity spe­cial (bus)! The low point was when I failed in one of my ex­ams ... I was dev­as­tated!

But that’s not what I carry with me. In­stead, I choose to re­mem­ber the good things. My most mem­o­rable mo­ments were bunk­ing classes and go­ing to watch movies in a theatre nearby.

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