Dance Has Been the Pillar of My Career, I Can’t Take It Lightly, Says TV Actor Faisal Khan
Despite making it big on screen as an actor, Faisal Khan says he will never quit or forget dancing because it is what brought him where he is today.
Faisal Khan with girlfriend Muskaan Kataria on dance reality show Nach Baliye 9’s set. (Image: Instagram/Faisal Khan)
Faisal Khan is among the few people in showbiz who have successfully been able to stick to the art-form that first got them recognition.
He first shot to fame by winning Dance India Dance Li’l Masters and then went on to play the titular role on the popular TV show Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap. Currently essaying the eponymous character on another historical show, Chandragupta Maurya, he is also participating with his girlfriend Muskaan Kataria in dance reality show Nach Baliye 9.
Talking about striking a balance between his dance and acting endeavours, he told Hindustan Times, “Mostly, actors who come from the field of dancing quit or forget dancing once they make it big on screen. I will never do anything like this because dance brought me where I am.”
“All these things are connected. I got an opportunity to act but never wanted to quit dancing so I kept on participating in dance reality shows,” said Faisal, who won Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’s season 8
and also participated in Dance Champions last year.
Talking about his experience of participating with Muskaan—who is a non-dancer—in Nach Baliye 9, he said, “Nach Baliye is also a challenge for me. It may be a different experience for other actors who may not be so invested in dance but dance has been the pillar of my career. I can’t take it lightly.”
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This one is different, a new challenge, a new experiment, a new week to bring to you dance but with a twist! Omkar Sir this one is for you as you define what it is to ‘think outside the box’ as you keep pushing us to perform better with the most novel ideas. A small glimpse of what’s coming up this weekend.. . . @omkarshinde1 @starplus @banijayasia @muskaankataria #NachBaliye9 #FaiSaan
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