India’s Got Talent winner’s next stop is B’wood

He lost his father in a terrorist attack and was brought up by his mother through earnings from a tea stall. Manik Paul, winner of the sixth season of reality TV show India’s Got Talent, says his victory will act as a bridge to the world of Bollywood for him.

His journey from his modest background to being the winner of reality TV show was not easy <g data-gr-id="30">—</g> but was exceptional.

With no interest in doing more reality shows, the gymnast also hopes to work with his idol and choreographer Remo D’Souza.  “I can’t believe that I have won the show. I always wanted to work in the film industry and now I think that I can attain that dream easily with this win. I don’t plan to do any more reality shows. I want to work and train to get better in my art form,” Manik, known for his stunning aerial acts, told media. 

Manik was declared <g data-gr-id="33">winner</g> of the Colors show on Saturday night. Along with the trophy, he took home Rs 50 lakh and a Maruti Suzuki Celerio hatchback car. The winner says his mother has always inspired him to fight against all odds and come out as the winner. “I lost my father in a terrorist attack in Assam’s Barpeta Road in 1999. Since then, my mother brought me up with her earning from a tea stall she ran. I always thought that I want to become something and make a mark,” he said adding that his interest swayed towards the army — but fate planned otherwise. 

“I’m dong a Terence Lewis’s diploma of dance. It will complete in next four-to-five months. I’m learning <g data-gr-id="26">malkhamb</g> and contemporary dance,” he said. 

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