Bollywood or Bust

Trip Start Sep 19, 2012
Trip End Jul 22, 2014

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Flag of India  , Mahārāshtra,
Monday, September 24, 2012

Got up sparrows to seek my destiny of fame on the sliver screen. Was waiting at the designated meeting point ( MacDonald s) only to be told that due to the main actor being tired everything was delayed and they now wanted my acting skills from 1pm until 1am in the morning. I pulled the diva card and said my agent didn't allow me to work so late and I was not going to wait around for some Bollywood star. Even as the words tumbled from my lips I could see fame and fortune slipping through my grasp. As they say - Whatever!

As I was awake took a walk through the docks and ended up in the slums. Very interesting, sad, and depressing yet there was a feeling of peace and contentment. Markets where you can buy anything from lovely fresh fruit and veg, clothes ( a decent pant and shirt for under 50 Sa rand.) Some people are so poor and its hard to describe their living quarters. Not many people beg in the slums as apposed to the town area but you will see people sitting on the pavement with a bathroom scale waiting to be paid a few rupees from someone who might need the urge to get weighed. An eye opener of a day.

After visiting the Tourist office and armed with some maps etc decided to plot my trip around India. The problem with Mumbai there is no where just to sit and relax. No park benches, no street cafes where you can sit and watch the world go by. Eventually found a shady spot near the Gateway to India and sat down on the concrete steps. Realised why no one was sitting here as it was boiling hot from baking all day in the sun and in a matter of seconds felt like I was sitting on a hot plate. Pulled my maps out and used them as a cushion. The locals are quite taken with my appearance and where ever I go I am stopped and photographed or they will come and sit next to me, holding my hand and posing with me. Maybe I should start charging a few rupees.
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