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      Hrithik considers Michael Jackson as his mentor

      By Kalyani Prasad Keshri

      Mumbai, Feb 17 (PTI): Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, who is making his television debut as a dance reality show judge, is looking forward to a successful inning on the small screen after his two previous films bombed at the box office.

      "Only after biggest failures come biggest success," Hrithik said, after his biggies, Kites and Guzaarish, failed to create magic at the box office. "Its been ten years in the industry and I still believe, I am an aspiring actor. I still have to see and learn things," said Hrithik, who made his debut in 2000 with Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai.

      The 37-year-old actor, who will be seen as a judge on Star Plus' dance reality show ''Just Dance'' alongside ace choreographers Farah Khan and Vaibhavi Merchant, said, "TV is a bigger medium...the size, it fools you. I was never inclined to television but its the concept and the spirit of the show drove me to be part of it."

      "I never thought I would do Guzaarish or Dhoom or Kites but I liked the concept...and so did it, " he added. About reports that he is being paid approximately Rs two crore per episode, Hrithik said, "I thought I am paid well."

      The auditions for the show will begin from February 27 while the show is expected to be aired in summer. On dancing skills, the actor said, "I don't think there is any God of Dance. I don't think I am one. Dance is beyond doing those steps.. its an emotion."

      Hrithik considers veteran actor Shammi Kapoor as the ultimate dancer. "He was someone who danced beyond steps and had his own expressions and movements." The actor revealed that he considers King of Pop, Michael Jackson as his mentor. When asked who he loves to see on TV among Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan, Hrithik said, "I love to see all of them on small screen. They all bring so much of magic...I look up to them."

      On competition, Hrithik said, "I have always believed that the spirit of competition drives others to push ahead. Competition drives passion and brings innovation."

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