Dipali Borkar, who has won the third season of children’s acting talent hunt show India’s Best Dramebaaz, considers actors Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit Nene her role models.
Hailing from Pune, the 10-year-old says she watches Madhuri and SRK’s movies to learn acting.
Dipali was declared the winner of the show on Sunday and walked away with the golden trophy and a cash prize of Rs 500,000.
“I love watching Madhuri mam and Shah Rukh sir on screen. Whenever I get time, I watch their movies and observe their acting in order to improve myself. I hope in future I achieve success like them,” Dipali said.
The glitzy grand finale saw the presence of actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who was there to promote his latest release Andhadhun.
Dancer and TV reality star Shantanu Maheshwari lent a dash of fun and humour as hosts.
Comedian Kiku Sharda also appeared in the final episode as he performed a special comedy act, eliciting loud approval from the audience and finalists.
For Dipali, winning the show was the biggest achievement.
“After working day and night, I have finally won the show. I am happy I have made my family proud,” she said.
“I will miss this show very much. It was one of my best experiences. I learned so much from this show. The judges helped me understand acting.”
Having started her career at a very young age, Dipali has performed in TV shows like Peshwa Bajirao and Super Dancer, Dance Champion. She is currently studying in Class 7.
How did she manage her studies while shooting?
Dipali said: “My mother always accompanies me on sets. In between the breaks and when I am not shooting, I take out time for studies and prepare for my exams.”
Apart from winning cash prize and goodies, Dipali has been signed by Omung for his film.
“I am grateful to Omung Sir and God. What more could I have asked for?”