What a busy year, just what I wanted!

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Phew! It’s been a busy, busy year for me. It felt like ev­ery­thing hap­pened in just one deep breath. It’s hard to re­call how all these days and months of 2016 went by. But I’m not com­plain­ing be­cause this is ex­actly how I wanted it to be. A lot of good things hap­pened… mem­o­ries that I’ll con­tinue to cher­ish... Like my TV show, Naa­gin... The re­sponse and fan-fol­low­ing it gar­nered was over­whelm­ing. I also had some per­for­mances in cer­tain shows, and how I danced and en­joyed my­self.

But the mother of all per­for­mances for me this year has to be the one on the IIFA (In­ter­na­tional In­dian Film Academy) Awards stage. I don’t think any other TV ac­tor has got that chance. I’m proud of hav­ing been there, done that. It’s re­ally cool, you know, that sense of achieve­ment!

Talk­ing of achieve­ments, it’s that time of the year when many look back on what all they achieved in the year, and set goals for the one to fol­low. Did I set tar­gets? Nope. And I’m glad to have not done that in 2016. That’s be­cause ev­ery time I set a goal for my­self, I end up with it not be­ing ful­filled. So I work hard to­wards what­ever I want in life, I give it my 100%. Be­yond that, I be­lieve in let­ting life and God sur­prise me.

TV star Mouni Roy pens a col­umn on how 2016 fared for her

Not many peo­ple know this about me but I’m a firm be­liever of ‘pre des­tiny’ and ‘free will’. You know, the idea be­hind this the­ory is that you tie a cow to a pil­lar and say that she can go wher­ever she wants, but the fact re­mains that the cow can only go till the point the length of the rope lets her. So, I don’t tie my­self down with goals at any point. An­other high­point of 2016 is the love I’ve received from street kids. I’ll al­ways be thank­ful to (pro­ducer) Ekta (Kapoor) ma’am for let­ting me do a show like Naa­gin be­cause that’s what broad­ened my reach. Some of these chil­dren would visit me on the sets. It was amazing… their smiles, their sto­ries and the cheer they spread. It’s al­ways lovely to con­nect with fans. They know how much I value them, and how they want to know me in and out. They’re cu­ri­ous about what goes on in my per­sonal life too, but through this col­umn, I want to let them know that I re­frain from re­veal­ing much about it be­cause I’m not some­one who en­joys talk­ing about this as­pect of my life. I want them to un­der­stand and re­spect that. I know they will. All in all, 2016 has been a great year. I’m glad for all the op­por­tu­ni­ties I got, and am hope­ful of big­ger, bet­ter things to come my way in 2017. Here’s wish­ing all you read­ers a very Happy New Year, guys!

I know fans are cu­ri­ous about my per­sonal life too, but I re­frain from talk­ing about it be­cause I don’t en­joy that as­pect MOUNI ROY, AC­TOR

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