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.M.S.DHONI - THE UNTOLD STORY MOVIE STILLS
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.