Faisal Khan, the TV Maharana Pratap is winning hearts of the audiences from past two years now. First by his electrifying dance performance in DID Li’l Masters Seasons 2 and now by setting the silver screen on fire by his acting as the Young Maharana Pratap. Though it is hardly two years since Faisal Khan came into limelight, his fan following makes one believe that he has been in the TV industry from years.
Let us now see some of the lesser known facts on Faisal Khan, the boy who is adored by almost every TV viewer:
1. Faisal Khan Only Wanted Bicycle and Video Game from His Winning Booty
When Faisal Khan won the trophy of DID Little Masters Season 2 and a cash prize of Rs. 10,00,000, the dance winner only craved a bicycle and a video game from his winning amount. The rest he wanted to give it to his parents.
2. Faisal Khan’s Tutor Often Came on Maharana Pratap’s Set to Teach Him
Faisal Khan, now 15 and also a class 10th student due to his hectic schedule, could only go to school twice in a week and so a tutor was appointed for Faisal who could come and teach him on the sets during the breaks. So, while all the senior actors went in to some relaxation in break time, the young Faisal studied the academic History, Geography, Science and Mathematics!
3. Faisal Khan is from Hussain Khan Pathan Chawl of Ghatkopar
Faisal Khan, being the son of a rickshaw driver lives in Hussain Khan Pathan Chawl in Ghatkopar West. He studies in Meera’s Academy school which is in its close proximity. So, while majority of his competitor in DID Li’l masters came from some of the best localities and schools of India, the Ghatkopar boy Faisal Khan represented Mumbai’s chawl, becoming the idol and poster boy of every not so privilege kid.
Faisal Khan During His Audition in DID
4. Faisal Khan Went to a Dance Class Which Taught Basic Dancing Steps to Slum Kids
Being a kid from not so privilege background, Faisal Khan began to learn the basic dancing steps in a local dance class of Ghatkopar which taught the slum kids. Surprisingly, Faisal Khan who had no formal training in dance bagged the Dance India Dance Little Masters Seasons 2 trophy by defeating some of the best dancers who were trained in various dance forms.
5. Faisal Khan had to Rehearse a Lot to Get the Dialect of Young Maharana Pratap Right
Speaking in Shuddh Hindi is not an easy task and that too when you happen to be one of the most famous historical character in reel life. It wasn’t easy for the young Faisal Khan to speak in the dialect at the initial stage. No wonder with extreme hard work and lot of rehearsals he could manage the lingo.
6. Faisal Learnt Horse Riding and Wrestling
For all the fighting sequences in Maharana Pratap, the young Faisal went in for some real training of horse riding and wrestling. The dedicated Faisal rehearsed timely so that he could religiously shoot the sequence correctly.
7. Faisal Khan Shares Great Bond Both With Rajshri Thakur (Jaivanta Bai) And Aashka Goradia (Dheer Bai)
Although in reel life Dheer Bai isn’t much of a Pratap fan but when it comes to their bonding in real life, Faisal Khan bonds with Aashka Goradia well. Along with Aashka, Faisal also shares a close bond with Rajshri Thakur, his onscreen mother Jaivanta Bai.
8. Faisal Khan Is A Hard-Core Hrithik Roshan Fan
Every Indian dancer especially children, not only loves Hrithik Roshan but even idolizes him, Faisal is no exception. Faisal who wants to be a choreographer and even aims to open a dance academy some day is a complete Hrithik fanatic. Dancing, being his first love and passion – we only hope his career graph scales higher and higher!
By: Deepti Verma
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