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The BROKEN Dream


By Keyur PorechaPublished 2 months ago 5 min read

**Chapter 1: Seeds of Aspiration**

**[Scene opens in a small town in India. A young boy, Aarav, is watching a Bollywood movie on TV. His eyes sparkle with admiration as the hero performs on the screen.]**

**Aarav:** (Excitedly) One day, I’ll be up there, a superstar in Bollywood!

**[Aarav's mother, Meera, walks into the room, smiling at his enthusiasm.]**

**Meera:** (Gently) Aarav, it’s good to dream big. But remember, it takes a lot of hard work and sometimes life has other plans.

**Aarav:** (Determined) I’ll work hard, Ma. I’ll do whatever it takes to make it to Bollywood.

**[Cut to scenes of Aarav practicing acting in front of a mirror, mimicking dialogues, and dancing to Bollywood songs.]**

**Narrator:** (Voiceover) From a young age, Aarav harbored a deep-seated desire to become a superstar actor in Bollywood. He spent countless hours practicing, dreaming of the day he would grace the silver screen.

**Chapter 2: The Weight of Responsibilities**

**[Years pass, and Aarav is now a teenager. He excels in school but is also burdened with family responsibilities. His father, Rajesh, works hard but the family struggles financially.]**

**Rajesh:** (Weary) Aarav, we need your help. Your sister’s school fees are due, and we’re short on money.

**Aarav:** (Nodding) Don’t worry, Papa. I’ll take up a part-time job.

**[Aarav works various jobs, from delivering newspapers to tutoring younger students, while still keeping his dream alive.]**

**Narrator:** (Voiceover) Despite his aspirations, Aarav found himself caught in a web of obligations, putting his dreams on hold to support his family.

**Chapter 3: The Corporate Trap**

**[Aarav graduates from college with honors. His family is proud, but financial pressures force him to seek a stable job in the corporate sector.]**

**Meera:** (Proudly) Aarav, you’ve made us so proud. You’ll get a good job and help us out, won’t you?

**Aarav:** (Smiling) Of course, Ma. I’ll do whatever it takes.

**[Aarav lands a job in a corporate office. The work is monotonous, and he feels his dreams slipping further away.]**

**Aarav:** (To himself) This isn’t what I wanted. But I have to keep going, for my family.

**Narrator:** (Voiceover) Aarav reluctantly ventured into the corporate sector, his dreams of Bollywood growing ever distant.

**Chapter 4: The Harsh Reality**

**[Years go by, and Aarav is now in his mid-thirties. He loses his job due to company downsizing, plunging him into a cycle of job-seeking and financial instability.]**

**Aarav:** (Frustrated) How did I end up here? I wanted to be an actor, not stuck in this endless loop.

**Meera:** (Reassuringly) Aarav, don’t lose hope. Sometimes life takes us down unexpected paths.

**Aarav:** (Sighing) I just feel like I’ve wasted so much time.

**Narrator:** (Voiceover) Over two decades, Aarav transformed into a mature man, grappling with unfulfilled dreams and a sense of stagnation.

**Chapter 5: A New Path**

**[Aarav stumbles upon social media marketing and content creation. Intrigued, he starts learning about the digital realm and its potential.]**

**Aarav:** (Excitedly) This is it! I can create my own content, share my passion for acting, and reach an audience.

**[He starts a YouTube channel, creating videos on acting tips, monologues, and Bollywood trivia. His content slowly gains traction.]**

**Narrator:** (Voiceover) Determined to carve his own path to success, Aarav pivoted towards the digital realm, immersing himself in social media marketing and content creation.

**Chapter 6: Building the Dream**

**[Aarav's YouTube channel begins to grow. He invests in better equipment and starts collaborating with other creators. His following increases, and he gains recognition.]**

**Aarav:** (To his viewers) Thank you all for your support! Keep watching, and I promise to bring you the best content I can.

**[He starts offering online acting workshops, using his platform to teach and inspire others.]**

**Narrator:** (Voiceover) Through unwavering perseverance and relentless effort, Aarav gradually built his own small-scale business, pouring his heart and soul into his entrepreneurial endeavors.

**Chapter 7: Facing Adversity**

**[Despite his growing success, Aarav faces challenges. Trolls and negative comments test his resolve, but he remains determined.]**

**Troll (comment on a video):** (Mockingly) Who does this guy think he is? He’ll never make it in Bollywood.

**Aarav:** (Reading comments, resolutely) I won’t let negativity bring me down. I’ve come too far to give up now.

**[He continues to work hard, focusing on his goals and the support from his true fans.]**

**Narrator:** (Voiceover) Aarav's journey was not without setbacks, but his resilience and adaptability kept him moving forward.

**Chapter 8: Reaping the Rewards**

**[Aarav's hard work pays off. His online presence attracts attention from bigger brands and opportunities. He starts getting invited to events and collaborating with Bollywood insiders.]**

**Aarav:** (Excitedly) I can’t believe it! I’ve been invited to the Bollywood Film Awards!

**Meera:** (Proudly) I always knew you had it in you, Aarav.

**Narrator:** (Voiceover) With dedication and tenacity, Aarav steered his newfound career towards success, eventually emerging as a thriving entrepreneur.

**Chapter 9: Living the Dream**

**[Aarav now lives a life akin to a superstar. He is recognized on the streets, and his workshops are highly sought after. He has finally achieved his dream, albeit in a different form.]**

**Fan:** (Excitedly) Aarav, I love your videos! Can I get a selfie with you?

**Aarav:** (Smiling) Of course! Thank you for your support.

**[He looks around at his life, filled with satisfaction and pride.]**

**Narrator:** (Voiceover) Aarav's arduous journey taught him the resilience and adaptability needed to thrive in the face of adversity.

**Chapter 10: The Power of Persistence**

**[Aarav reflects on his journey, grateful for the lessons learned and the support received along the way. He speaks at an event, sharing his story with others.]**

**Aarav:** (To the audience) Life didn’t go as I planned, but I found a way to make my dream come true. Never give up on your aspirations, no matter how tough it gets.

**Audience Member:** (Inspired) Thank you, Aarav. Your story gives me hope.

**Narrator:** (Voiceover) His setbacks and struggles served as stepping stones towards a prosperous future, demonstrating that with grit and determination, one can transform shattered dreams into a reality more magnificent than ever imagined.

[The story ends with Aarav standing on stage, basking in the applause, a symbol of perseverance and the unbreakable spirit of pursuing one’s dreams.]


About the Creator

Keyur Porecha

A deep thinker, analyser, researcher who loves to explore the unknown facts and insides of a topic. Love creating short stories which may be a good tool to love reading for the active readers who like stories and get inspired as well.

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