She is a full-time teacher in a Dubai school, but that did not stop Indian expat Simimol Raijo from Kerala from pursuing her passion in acting. Now, if you think you have too much to do and very little time, read on to find out how this mum-of-two finally made it to the big screen. Raijo is seen in one of the supporting roles in the latest Boban Samuel directed Malayalam movie Al Mallu. After her journey through advertisement campaigns and ramp walks while not missing a single day at school, Raijo finally landed an acting gig when a cameraman shooting an advertisement called her with the offer.
After packing lunch boxes for my husband and children, I head to school for work and return home by pm. The remaining day is spent with family, but on weekends, I devote my time to modelling, acting or anchoring assignments. The movie could not be shot on her schedule, so she either went to the location after school. Each scene retake, memorising the dialogues, everything was so exciting!
I'm grateful for this opportunity. And, look forward to more. A topic that has not been addressed enough. I have a supportive partner who makes sure I get enough time to do things I enjoy.
I believe 24 hours is more than enough. If you are passionate about doing something, you do it with pleasure. I'm very interested in teaching so I keep all my other interests after that.
I make sure working hours are not disturbed. Usually, whoever calls me knows that I'm a teacher. My husband Raijo James, daughter Ashika, 11, and son Aiden, 7 equally motivate me. You can manage them any time by clicking on the notification icon. Friday, February 28, All Sections. Dubai-based teacher Simimol on the sets of Malayalam movie Al Mallu Image Credit: Supplied Also in this package See 9 cheapest areas to live in Sharjah and average rents here The height of luxury in Dubai's property market Filmfare Awards Bollywood stars bring their style game Bollywood: Disha Patani looks forward to doing an action film someday Photos: Gulf News readers share images of the Sharjah Light Festival and colourful fireworks.
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