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entertainment Updated: May 21, 2010 01:28 IST
HT City Correspondent

Are you nerve wracked about the CBSE results coming out today? Will you be shattered if you miss that 90 per cent mark? Know this: denying the perception that academic success is the only guarantee of professional success too, some of the country’s most successful celebs reveal that they missed that 90 per cent by a mile and then some.

“I got 56 per cent in the Boards and it was great. Excellence is not reflected in 98 per cent,” said Rang De Basanti maker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. “I scored 60 per cent,” says Olympic gold medalist boxer Vijender Singh adding, “I always bunked classes. So, all is well even if you don’t get good marks.”

Even Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kissen scored a meagre 42 per cent. “Look where I am today,” he boasts. With a 57 per cent in class XIIth, celeb photographer Dabboo Ratnani admits, “I was sad. But I focussed on my passion. And my life took off.”

DCP, South, HGS Dhaliwal, who scored an average 60 per cent has the final word. “I’m the perfect example of students who don’t do well in exams but succeed in life.”