As he grew up, his parents drummed into him that he had to become a doctor. “Our society doesn’t accept actors and singers. We don’t want our only son to be an ‘adakar’”, they told him.
Samir went to medical school, but secretly attended acting classes at night. When he graduated, he presented his parents with his degree and invitations to a play he was acting in.
“I’ve become a doctor as you wished, now I’m going to work as an actor” he told his shocked parents.
*adakar is actor in Urdu
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