Actor Sushant Singh Rajput says when he started his journey in showbiz as a dancer under Shiamak Davar's troupe, it was just to see "hot girls", but he ended up taking life lessons from the ace choreographer. The "Kai Po Che" actor credits Shiamak for giving him the confidence to become an actor.
During an appearance on screenwriter-lyricist Niranjan Iyengar's talk show "Look Who's Talking with Niranjan - Season 2", Sushant was asked about how an engineering student like him landed up in a dance class.
To that, he said: "You will be shocked to hear the story. I used to sell peanuts along with my friends, to hunt for hot girls and then someone suggested that dance classes have many hot girls.
"Hence, I joined Shiamak Davar's dance class and danced behind all the big stars and in all big award events. And then I knew that someday I will be in the front."
Sushant said that it is Shiamak "who gave me the confidence to be an actor."
"He used to tell me that though I am not one of his finest dancers but still he keeps me in the front row because I have the charm to address the audience," he added.
Sushant, who has starred in films like "Kai Po Che", "Shuddh Desi Romance" and "PK", will next be seen playing Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his upcoming biopic "M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story".
The episode of "Look Who's Talking with Niranjan - Season 2", featuring Sushant, will be aired on Sunday on Zee Cafe.