Hrithik turns Santa Claus for ballet dancer Kamal

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Hrithik Roshan turns Santa Claus for ballet dancer Kamal Singh

Source: Mumbai Mirror
By: Himesh Mankand
Date: Sep 22, 2020

In July, Hrithik Roshan came forward to help 100 background dancers who were out of work due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, making direct transfer of funds to their bank accounts. Mirror has now learnt that the 46-year-old actor is raising funds for a 20-year-old ballet dancer, Kamal Singh, a Delhi boy whose father drives an e-rickshaw.

“Kamal’s talent has got him an invitation from The English National Ballet School of London for a year-long training programme, which could lead to a career in professional dance in the UK,” revealed a source, adding that he is among the first Indians to land such an opportunity. “However, shortage of funds stopped him from enrolling for the course. He also needed money for his stay abroad. Hrithik is a dancer himself and knows how prestigious the institute is. He did not want Kamal to lose this chance of a lifetime and has already transferred some money to Kamal’s account, taking the family by surprise with his gesture.”

Through the lockdown, Hrithik has himself been working on the script and other technical aspects of Krrish 4, which marks the return of Jadoo to the franchise after 17 years. He has also zeroed in on a subject for his digital debut, which will be his next venture. He is on the look-out for a light-hearted film to squeeze in before he moves on to his superhero turn.



Hrithik Roshan donates ₹3 lakh to power the ballet dreams of e-rickshaw driver’s son

Source: HT
Date: Sep 22, 2020

Hrithik Roshan has donated ₹3 lakh so that son of an e-rickshaw driver from Delhi could travel to London to learn ballet at the school of his choice.

Kamal wrote in the description on fundraising platform Ketto, “Four years ago, I had never heard of ballet. My father is an e-rickshaw driver and I attended the local government boys school. I always liked to move but I didn’t have the money to attend dance classes as a teenager. But fate led me to a chance encounter with Maestro Fernando Aguilera, director of a ballet school and company in New Delhi. I fell in love with this beautiful, rigorous, classical form and after training intensively for four years, my dream has come true: The English National Ballet School of London, England, has sent me an invitation, offering me a place in their one-year Professional Trainee Programme.”


“After a year of training, I will have the chance to enter the English National Ballet Company, as a professional dancer on a monthly salary. This is an incredible opportunity for someone of my background, who started training at the late age of 17. The English National Ballet School is an extremely prestigious Institution and I am the first dancer form India to be accepted. Unfortunately I cannot afford the fees of the 1-year programme (£8000), not to mention the additional living expenses in London (at least £1000 per month),” he further wrote.


Kamal’s dance teacher, Mario Fernando Aguilera, who runs a studio in Delhi, shared about the donation and wrote on Instagram, “Thank you so much @hrithikroshan @hrxfilms for supporting my student @noddy_singh_official.”


Kamal has also shared news reports of Hrithik’s donation on his Instagram Stories, thanking the Bollywood star. There has not been any official response from the actor’s side regarding the donation.