Shailesh is the next success story. He is a simple rickshaw driver with a not so simple dream. His dream is to become Bollywood's next big star. Shailesh attends acting school regularly and has recently made a break in a music video for a couple of religious songs. After filming, there was nothing but good things to say. Acting is his hobby but not his job or main priority. His job is rickshaw driving, and his priority is providing Google Images: Rickshaw driver
for his family with the $60 he makes every week. Shailesh’s simple life would be no longer
simple with the break he wants. People in Dharavi will always succeed in finding a job
starves in Dharavi. There are lots of opportunities for work
Dharavi produces 1 million dollars every day from small things like buttered biscuits and colored fabric made in one-room factories. Laxmi, Jigha, and Shailesh are all three-success stories that play a role in that million. A rag picker that is
making a difference in other people’s lives, a twelve year
-old wants to be a scientist, and a rickshaw driver
that wants to be Bollywood’s next big star
Dharavi is built on the determination of its own people a
determination to see through everything”
and that is what makes Dharavi the city of dreamers. Nevertheless, that determination cannot do anything against the bulldozers that are threatening to level Dharavi, the city of dreamers.
National Geographic: The Real Slumdogs.
CD ROM. Directed by Steve Baker. San Francisco, CA: Independent Television Service, 2010.
Vindod Shetty. Ibid.