I was 14, during school vacations I visited my aunt (my mothers younger sister), who stayed in Pune. We both were watching a romantic Bollywood movie 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun'. I was totally lost enjoying the romance between Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit. I was immersed in watching the actor's display of his unconditional love. The way he wooed his lady was so alluring.
Reading my mind, my aunt paused the movie and said "Movies are meant for entertainment, don't take these love stories too seriously. Real life is totally different from REEL life. In Reality life is not always rosy, Lovers are not always in Love. There will be a stage where you feel you are in love, but you need to be wise enough to analyze the situation logically and decide whats best for you."
"You won't understand completely what I just said, but always remember it", saying this she resumed the movie.
That night I lay in my bed thinking if love is real, after hearing the harsh reality of love I decided to always listen to my mind over heart, I promised myself to always think before I act but a small part of me secretly prayed to find my Prince Charming some day.
Would my love story end with a ' ..they lived happily ever after', Another Fairytale or will it be a Nightmare, that only time could tell.