Heard about NBT from some random gossips in my previous forum and became curious to check it since the male lead in it was my favourite actor Harshad's best friend.
12th January 2011 - The day when I entered the happie shappie world of Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha. The first scene I watched was Mohan - Addu's bickering. There was something in it - a special magic that made me grin and laugh.
Afterwards, I watched the show on and off and finally, there came the day when I was introduced to the most special bonding in the show. It was when Nanhi dadimaa landed up in her Spiderman's home to get some ideas about how to pacify her mother. *sigh* I fell in love with them immediately and became a religious viewer.
I came to this forum and started posting during my leisure time but wasn't much active. As the day passed, I kept on walking forward in my NBT journey, adoring MN, smiling and laughing with them and knowing that I wouldn't look back ever. During that time, I liked MM and MG but never thought of Mohan Bhatnagar as an individual.
16th February 2011 - Chawanni broke up with her Spiderman and I decided to quit. I wasn't brave enough to see them not talking to each other but little did I know that even at that time, we would watch the hilarious episodes of Shivraatri celebrations. Such is the special quality of NBT - never letting us frown and by the way, I did catch up those episodes later.
28th February - New gossip of the forum, i.e. Spiderman and Chawanni patched up and here I made a comeback in NBT world and this time, NEVER to leave again.
6th March - My birthday and also the day when I came in this forum officially to be an active member and take parts in discussions. That's when I landed in MMT as well and met all the adorable friends of mine - Mamta, Khushi, Amisha and others.
Here comes the much-awaited part. Everyone must be wondering as to when I fell for the character whom I love and admire the MOST in the show and who inspires me in every step of my life. Honestly, I wasn't head over heels in love with Mohan in the beginning nor did I think I'd ever be, but hang on guys... Love can happen anytime ;)
I loved Mohan when he somehow managed to send Megha home early as it was HIS Chawanni's request, even though it meant, creating a wrong image in others' mind. I loved him more when he gazed his Mirchi madam from his window and saluted her determination. The process of me falling in love with him as an individual started. The next question is - When did I start drooling on him? I remember my cheeks turning red when I saw him in a white shirt the first time on 13th March episode. His brilliant portrayal of the guilt of doing wrong and the pain of the failure, at last, turned my love for him into a hopeless one, but not a proper obsessed one yet.
To be frank, I've no idea how I turned head over heels obsessed and addicted with Mohan but I do know that it began at a slow process. His mannerisms, clumsiness, attitude, arey yaars, sunnas, chal naas etc. obviously played BIG roles in it.
I remember of the Sunday morning when I, alone in my room, couldn't stop cracking up, watching Mr. Crime Reporter Mohan Bhatnagar having gala time with his cute pals, whom he named as Jack and Jill, making his Mirchi madam HELL annoyed.
I realized of me being his complete, hopelessly crazy, obsessed and addicted pankha-girl when he began protecting his lady love from their leech boss, whereas, I was hell scared if he'd misunderstand her but he didn't, resulting in me loving and respecting him more than before. Every time he stood like a shield in front of his love and protected her, my feelings for him just grew deeper and stronger.
*sigh* By the end week of March, I was a Mohan/MN pankha, but my affection and adoration for him went beyond the sky after hearing his love confession and watching him selflessly and silently loving Megha without any expectations.
Next question - How did I love MM? This happened much more later. Actually, it was the last thing I experienced in my NBT journey.
I noticed their sizzling chemistry in 29th March episode when Mohan cupped Megha's face for the first time. Ah gosh! I couldn't stop blushing. Yet I couldn't love them much since Megha, as usual, didn't believe Mohan, and thus made me very angry on her, though I did understand her situation as well as it was totally justified. Anyways, the REAL time I fell head over heals and madly in love with MM as a perfect jodi started from 5th April on wards. The silence and the subtle vibe between them while they sat together in the corridor of Jannat Resort, their friendship, Megha's Aji Sunte Ho and Mohan's speechlessness, their Darmiyaan dance, their silent love for each other etc. - all these made them take over my mind and heart completely.
Since then, EVERYTHING was perfect. There was NO looking back or skipping any episode. My profound love for the show, its characters and the special bondings kept on growing as the days went by. Everything related to NBT became an important part of my world in such a way that there was NOT an inch space for anything else.
Wait... my story didn't end yet. I'm yet to tell about how I fell for The Perfectionist Kunal Karan Kapoor. Well, here I'd fail to describe my feelings in just few words. I really can't pinpoint the exact moment. It just happened. Watching him playing Mohan and knowing him as a person through his off screen segments/interviews were ENOUGH to make me fall so much in love with him, appreciate him for the way he is, respect and adore him. His thoughts, likes/dislikes, honesty and sincerity, down-to-earth nature, straightforwardness, humbleness, politeness etc. have always impressed me and then... Dheere se, haule se... bas pyaar ho gaya... At the end, I want to thank the entire cast and crew of NBT for bestowing me with such a classic show, which is my life and my world at present. 3 months wait is getting damn tough, yet I've happily accepted it to get my world, my NBT back. It is the first show I loved, not for any favourite actors of mine but for its realistic and natural story, the screenplay, the script, the most adorable and epic characters and the bonding between them. Gonna remember my entire life how it brought me out of my depression in the worst phase of my life!!!