When you are accepted by the listeners, there’s no turning back for a presenter. It’s up and away from there onwards. But when you are given a pat on the back by the station you work for, it’s a different feeling altogether. I chatted with Radio Mirchi’s Ajai Titus to find out more about him being crowned the ‘Employee of the Year’ at a recently-concluded evening in Jaipur, interestingly themed Dabaang.
What should we know about the Dabaang evening?
It’s an annual event awarding the best performers of the company. It was a themed party and this year’s theme was villains ‘n’ vamps. It was a riot and we had a blast.
How does it feel to be employee of the year?
It’s a huge boost and it feels so good to be recognised. This obviously motivates me to better myself and take my craft to the next level. I’m extremely happy that I was chosen the Dabaang for this year.
What made you stick with the medium for over a decade?
It’s simply the pure love I have for music. I’ve always listened to insane amounts (sic) of songs. So I thought to myself, what if I become a host—it will help me get even even closer to the music I love. So as long as there is music, I’ll be in the medium. I can never get bored of doing this; it’s like a new song every day. That sort of sums up my life until now.
A sneak peek into your acting experiment.
Ah, now that was a fun experience. I never imagined myself as an actor. Director Vijay gave me an opportunity to be a part of his latest movie, Idhu Enna Mayam. I’m one of the friends in a group, who turns his passion into a career.
Ajai Titus scales heights effortlessly. The pocket-size dynamite is ever-evolving and never ceases to surprise us with his bag of tricks. See you next week with more talk from the world of radio.
The writer’s views expressed here are entirely in his personal capacity.