TV actor Rithvik Dhanjani was today crowned as the winner of the inaugural season of reality show I Can Do That, which is an adaptation of the American series of the same.
Hosted by Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar, the show saw participants being challenged to showcase their skills through various tasks.
Rithvik beat Gurmeet Choudhary, Gauahar Khan and Madhurima Tuli in the finals to bag the trophy, which was presented to him by Farhan. “It feels fantastic to win the show, it is a great feeling,” he said.
“Farhan is a fantastic human being. He was very encouraging throughout the show and constantly talked to us about our performances, cautioned us for the danger regarding the stunts and complimented us after the act,” Rithvik said after winning the show.
However, the actor did not hope to win I Can Do That: “At no point I thought I will win this. For me, performing on the show was beyond winning or losing. Each and every act was a learning process where I gave my 100 percent,” he said.
Rithvik, however, said there was no competition among the contestants as everybody on the show was an achiever. “There was no competition per say. Everybody on the show is an achiever. They all wanted to give their best and had the hunger to do well.” He now wants to follow the footsteps of his TV industry friends and venture into the big screen soon. “I hope to come in movies soon... I will definitely be there to do great work and hope to leave a mark,” he said.
I Can Do That has been the most challenging show of my life and the result has been overwhelming. It is good to know I will be in the history as the first winner of the season of the show,” Rithvik told PTI after his win.
The 27-year-old Pavitra Rishta star, while calling the win a proud moment, said he relived his days of struggle when the actor used to perform magic tricks to make money. “More than being emotional it was a very proud moment for me. I was reliving the earlier days when I used to perform magic tricks to earn extra bucks. When I came to Mumbai from Dubai to become an actor, I used to entertain people at parties by showing some card tricks. To do a grand magical act in the finale, which got me a trophy was extremely wonderful,” he said.
Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone attended the finale to promote their upcoming romantic drama Tamasha.
While Gauahar was announced as the first runner-up, Rithvik’s close friend actor Gurmeet stood at the second runner-up position.