Mumbai: Eight-year-old Akshat Singh, who appeared on talk-show queen Ellen DeGeneres` show in the US, says the host was keen to know about Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
Kolkata-based Akshat, who impressed ‘India’s Got Talent 5’ judges when he shook a leg to Salman`s popular song ‘Mera hi jalwa’, left for Los Angeles Feb 13. He recorded his dance item in front of the highly appreciative American hostess on Valentine`s Day.
"She loved my dancing. She wanted to know all about Salman Khan and I was happy to tell her. There were lots of Indians in the studio and they were all Salman fans. So I had fun. I ate Mexican food and got to meet nice people," said Akshat.
A Class 3 student, he confesses he had "never heard of Ellen DeGeneres".
"But I got to know she`s very big. I was thrilled to be invited on her show. I don`t think anybody from India has ever danced for her," said Akshat who began dancing four years ago.
He has come back from Los Angles all praise for the no-nonsense DeGeneres.
"She was very nice to me. I was a bit shy to begin with. She told me to call her `Ellen`. I was comfortable with her in no time at all. I loved dancing on her show. There were other overweight kids on the show. So I felt at home," he said.
It was his first visit abroad, but Akshat couldn`t get to see anything of the US.
"I flew in with my parents. We just shot my dance and came back. But I travelled all over America in my dreams," said the boy with big dreams.
"What do I want to do when I grow up? I want to study hard. I want to dance all my life. I want to be many things. But most of all I want to be intelligent," he said.