Choreographer’s struggle: Choreographer Dharmesh Yelande said – had to leave college and work as a peon, Papa still runs a tea shop – NewsTower
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Dharmesh, fond of dance, used to imitate Govinda since childhood. They were not distracted by the lack of space in their home. They would go out on the streets and dance heartily.
According to dancer, choreographer and actor Dharmesh Yelande, at the age of 19, due to financial constraints, he had to leave his college and work as a peon. Not only this, his father still runs a tea shop. Dharmesh, who was seen as a contestant in the second season of ‘Dance India Dance’, was talking about his struggle in an interview.
‘Papa saved us pie for our school fees’
Speaking to Humus of Bombay, Dharmesh said, “Our life was reversed when the municipality broke the papa shop. So they opened a tea shop and started earning 50-60 rupees a day. It is difficult to feed a family of 4 people. But. Papa always said this – “Never should stop studying.” They saved pie-pie for our school fees. “
Father took care of talent even in financial crisis
According to Dharmesh, despite the financial constraints, his father took care of his talent and sent him to dance class when he won the dance competition in sixth grade.
He says, “But my grades fell. I was 19 when I left college. I started a peon job and started teaching dance to children. I used to earn 1600 rupees a month. After that I went to dance practice Was. But as soon as I reached the senior batch, I quit my job and started to dance full time. Then I worked as a background dancer on the set of a film. I knew where I was going to go. “
If you win ‘Boogie Woogie’, you get a prize of 5 lakhs
Dharmesh came to Mumbai to fulfill his dream. She won the dance reality show ‘Boogie Woogie’, which fetched Rs 5 lakh as prize money. But till now he did not get the lead role in films. When the money ran out after two years, he went back home. A few months later she auditioned for ‘Dance India Dance’. They could not win its trophy. But overnight, he got so much popularity that he started getting guest appearances in choreography and dance shows.
‘ABCD’ fulfills the dream of becoming an actor
Dharmesh’s dream of becoming an actor came true with Remo D’Souza’s film ‘ABCD: Any Body Can Dance’, which proved to be a sleeper hit at the box office.
He says, “With my income I bought a house for the family. But Papa still runs the same tea shop. I told him that you don’t need to work anymore. But he refused to close the shop. I It seems that I have adopted a never-say-die attitude. Because I listened to my heart despite the difficulties. “
‘Success 0 km.’ Debut in Gujarati cinema
Earlier this year, Dharmesh was seen in Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Nora Fatehi and Prabhudheva starrer ‘Street Dancer 3D’. His next film success was 0 km. Is, through which he will debut in Gujarati cinema.