He first became a YouTube sensation when a clip of him dancing to Salman Khan’s ‘Dinka Chika’ song come out, where nine-year old Akshat Singh became a household name instantly. A couple of years later he is set to hit the TV screens featuring in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’. Currently in the midst of practicing for the show, new has it that whilst shooting for the promo of the show, Singh was in for a brilliant surprise.
According to reports, the makers of the show had decided to surprise the little dancing maestro by pairing him with his hero Salman Khan for the promo. On seeing his favourite star enter the studio, Singh was overwhelmed with excitement. “I just thought of it as another promo shoot. But when I saw Salman entering the studio, I was shocked and couldn’t react for a minute. I rushed to him and gave him a tight hug. I asked him, ‘How are you Salman bhai?’ to which he replied, ‘I am good, Akshat bhai.” Times of India reported Singh explaining.
He also got some very good advise from his hero, as he went onto add, “We had a blast during the shoot. While walking towards him, I got stuck between a chair and the wall, so Salman said this is why I must lose weight. I replied, ‘Gaadi mein petrol nahi daalenge toh chalegi kaise?’ I will cherish this memory of meeting him forever.”