Not many may know this, but Shiamak Davar, who has taught dancing to Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and a few others in the industry today, was the one to motivate Sushant Singh Rajput to take up acting.
You might be surprised to know, but Sushant in fact has even performed as a background dancer with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Preity Zinta etc. in his dancing days.
And now that Sushant Singh Rajput is being appreciated for being such a marvelous actor (most recently seen in M.S. DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY), Shiamak is a proud mentor.
Expressing his pride, Shiamak says, "When Sushant wanted to take up engineering, I told him, why don't you take up acting? You're fun, you have a good understanding of the craft. I felt there was something special about him back then. He said I don't know.. education is important for me.
I said just try, if you fail it’s okay but at least try. He listened to me and then he got a television role in ‘Pavitra Rishta’ and then he went on to doing films. In KAI PO CHE, he was outstanding and in M.S. DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY he was fabulous beyond words. The thing is that he is a very natural actor and that's what I like about him.
I knew somewhere that this boy had something. He is a good dancer and it’s so important in the industry now a days. I am very proud of him, extremely proud of him. I am so proud of where he has reached."
"More so I am proud of him, as he hasn't forgotten the faith I had in him. He has always, in every way, always spoken about me as a teacher. Just shows the kind of person he is," concluded Shiamak.