Musings on the Gondola

As a child, 19-year-old Ashu Yadav from Noida always dreamt of being an actor. However, unable to pursue a professional course in acting due to financial constraints, he decided to take up the job of a gondolier at The Grand Venice Mall in Greater Noida four months ago, to save money for his passion.

Standing 5-feet11-inches tall, and dressed in a white T-shirt and a pair of black trousers, complete with a red scarf and a beige sun hat, the gondolier is ready for the ride. As he begins to row the boat, he stretches his arms out in slow motion, imitating the famous Shah Rukh Khan pose, and sings a popular Italian number, Volare, which talks about a child’s dream to fly.



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