Mumbai: Small wonder Akshat Singh, the latest to be eliminated from dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7', says he wants to focus on his studies now.
The nine-year-old performer along with partner Vaishnavi could not make it to the show's finale, which will be held next week, despite their high-octane performances and scoring full marks maximum number of times.
"I am not sad that I haven't been able to make it to the finals but I am happy that I made a lasting impression on audience's minds and won their hearts too. Now, it is the time to get back to my studies," Akshat said.
The Class IV student, who considers superstar Salman Khan as his idol, also expressed his desire to work with his favourite actor in a film.
"I am very lucky that the show gave me the opportunity to meet with Salman and also dance with him. He even praised me for my performance. I wish that I get a chance to work with him in a film as he often works with children in his movies," Akshat said.
In the face-off, Akshat was pitted against professional dancer Shakti Mohan.
"Shakti di is a good performer. In the face-off also, I gave my best performance. I feel good that during my stay on the show, I bagged maximum full marks, dancing shoes and winner of dance marathon. All these achievements make me feel that I am a winner of the show," said the boy from Kolkata, who is also planning to shift base to Mumbai.
The show is now gearing up for its grand finale, where four contestants including Shakti, Mouni Roy, Karan Tacker and Ashish Sharma will be competing for the 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' trophy. They will be judged by Madhuri Dixit, Remo D'Souza and Karan Johar.