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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

I feel like Michael Jackson now: Vivian Dsena after Jhalak

Says Dsena, about being eliminated from dance reality show Jhalak Reloaded; considers a compliment he got from Salman Khan his trophy.

tv Updated: Mar 22, 2017 18:58 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times
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Vivian Dsena is a known name on the small screen, but the actor took on a big challenge when he decided to be part of a dance reality show.

After surviving for eight weeks, the 27-year-old recently got eliminated, but says that he has “no regrets”. “I feel like Michael Jackson now, as I learnt so much while I was on the show. Earlier, I couldn’t dance to save my life,” says Vivian.

While the actor had no interest in dance before joining the show, he says his wife, Vahbbiz Dorabjee, convinced him to participate. However, contrary to popular belief, the TV star maintains that he did not plan to use the show as a stepping stone to Bollywood. “I would never rely on my dancing skills to get a film. I would rather audition for roles. I have to be a good actor first, as one can’t be dancing in every frame,” he adds.

As far as the comparisons with Salman Khan are concerned (Vivian played the role of a film star in his TV show, Madhubala, and was often compared to Salman), the actor says that the Bollywood star is his inspiration.

“There is no similarity between us. It would be an insult to him to compare the two of us. We have a similar frame, but we don’t have the same kind of physique. He has a better one. He works hard and my daily soap schedule doesn’t leave me with much time. I met him on the dance reality show, where he told me that I was doing very well. That was my award.”

First Published: Aug 30, 2015 18:46 IST