Manish Goel dances despite dislocated arm

September 18th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) TV actor Manish Goel shot for STAR One’s dance reality show “Zara Nachke Dikha” despite a dislocated right arm and says he was overjoyed when he received a standing ovation from the judges - Malaika Arora Khan and Chunky Panday — as well as the audience.Manish was attempting a headstand for a “Hum Tum” round for the show and lost his balance, hurting himself.

“I was actually rehearsing for a ‘Hum Tum’ round for the show and I was to do a headstand. But I fell and ended up with a dislocated arm. This happened on Sep 1,” Manish told IANS over telephone from Mumbai.

The show pits eight female celebrities against an equal number of guys. Manish was to perform with actress Delnaaz Paul on the song “Jai jai Shiv Shankar”. He was instead hospitalised for one-and-a-half days.

However, he shot for the episode with one functional hand and said: “I did not even get the steps changed except the headstand that I could not do.

“I felt a certain responsibility towards my group and it was also my confidence and inner strength that motivated me to say that I can do it despite the pain. And when I did it, the response was brilliant.”

The episode will be aired Monday.

The actor says Malaika’s comment was motivating.

“Malaika said that if this show have had any bravery award, it should have been given to me for sure. The compliment and appreciation made me feel elevated and gave me the confidence that if I am determined to do something, I will do it.”

The actor danced wearing a specially designed costume that hid his right arm.

“My right hand was bandaged properly but I was not supposed to move it. So the dress was designed at the last minute and I must say my designer did a fabulous job, he stitched it very well.”

Manish says he didn’t feel much pain while dancing as he was given a painkiller before the performance.

Now, even after two weeks of his injury, he wears a bandage and a sling.

Manish featured in serials like “Bhabhi”, “Saara Akaash” and “Kasautii Zindagi Kay”. He also took part in another STAR dance show “Nach Baliye” with wife Poonam.

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