12th January in India is celebrated as National Youth Day, the day also known as Vivekananda Jayanti (Birthday of Swami Vivekananda). Actor Ajay Devgn, who made his debut in the Bollywood industry 30 years ago, penned his heart out to his 20-year-old self and posted the letter on Instagram. He mentioned about ups and downs, criticism, failure, rejections and boosted his young self to have patience, because in the end it’s all worth it.
The letter read, “This #NationalYouthDay decided to pen down a few words for the 20-year-old Ajay, I hope he appreciates it.” In the letter, Ajay wrote a note to the younger actor who embarked on his journey in Bollywood. He wrote, “Dear 20-year-old me, There are making your mark in this new world as an actor… Let me be honest, you are going to face some brutal rejections. Shy and unconventional, you will try your hardest to fit in but fail… spectacularly! People’s criticisms and doubts will be hard, it’ll make you question your dreams. You will fail more than you will succeed.”
He assured his younger self to never lose hope. He further wrote, “But spoiler alert, it’s all going to be worth it…because one day slowly but surely, you’ll realise, being yourself can be your greatest strength. So stumble a little but don’t stop. Keep pushing the boundaries and don’t let the world’s expectations turn into inhibitions. “Always be true, always be you.” PS_ Learn how to dance and it’ll help you in the long run. Love, an older, wiser and better looking you.”
The fans went crazy over the post and sent him love and support from all over the world.
The actor will be seen in RRR with Ram Charan, Jr NTR and Alia Bhatt. He is also set to make his digital debut in Rudra with Esha Deol.