Teacher’s Day exclusive: Shraddha Kapoor on teachers who became her friends

On Teacher’s Day, Rock On star Shraddha Kapoor remembers her school days and her mentors.

I studied at two institutions — Jamnabai Narsee School, Vile Parle (W), and American School of Bombay (ASB), Bandra (E). I feel extremely fortunate to have had the most amazing teachers in my life. I have fond memories of them. I am in touch with a few, who send me messages when they watch my movies. Some of them call me too. I was also lucky to have some teachers who became my friends. Looking back, I feel that was a special aspect of my relationship with them.
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I remember, whenever I made errors in my essays, my English teacher, Ms Pullen, corrected me in a way that never made me feel bad about making mistakes. Instead, her guidance made me want to do better. As a child, when your teacher helps you grow in a positive manner, and helps you feel excited about and interested in a subject, that encouragement stays with you.