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STARRER: Rishi Dalmia
STARRER: Rishi Dalmia

MANGALA RAMAMOORTHY

Studies still take priority, says Rishi Dalmia.

You can say that he danced his way to fame. What else would you say about a boy whose dance and acting skills got him a role in Bollywood? One of the two winners of Hungama TV's Oral B John aur Kaun contest, Rishi Dalmia is all set to act along with John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Bipasha Basu and Boman Irani in Vivek Agnihotri's Goal.

New career

The Std VII student of Geetanjali School, he has also won a scholarship for Rs. 5 lakhs and three-year contract with UTV to manage his film career. He is flying to London for the shoot by end of February. Though this opportunity is giving him a lot of fame, he doesn't seem interested in making a career in films. Studies are quite important for him. "Studies will take a break, but thankfully my teachers are understanding. I will make up for all that after coming back," he says. His aim is to be a software engineer, dancing will continue to remain a hobby though. So how has life changed post this contest? "Nothing much. In the beginning, my friends used to tease me that I am star, but no longer. They are happy for me now," says the film buff, who loves cricket and football. "I was even selected for state under-11," he says. He hasn't learnt dancing formally. "I just dance when I feel like it. As a dancer it's important to understand the rhythm, and as long as you love what you do it doesn't matter."


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