Fame will not go to my head: Sushil Kumar

Mumbai: `Kaun Banega Crorepati` winner Sushil Kumar, who got evicted from dance show `Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa`, says all the fame he has received would not change him.

“Everyone was surprised when I won KBC and then got this (`Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa`) reality show. People have started respecting me and taking me more seriously now. Success will not go to my head,” Sushil told PTI.

A computer operator surviving on a salary of Rs 6,000 a month, Sushil created history by winning a jackpot of Rs five crore in the fifth season of KBC.

He was recently seen on dance reality show `Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa`, from which he was evicted on Saturday. “I never yearned for money. I never thought of buying a car and having a luxurious life. I have not bought anything for myself. We have bought only things which are necessary,” he said.

“Ever since I got the money, my first priority was to have my own house. We are getting a three-storeyed house constructed and it should be ready in a few months. Apart from this, we have saved some money in fixed deposit schemes and made other investments,” the 29-year-old said.

Meanwhile, Sushil, a non-dancer, managed to win the hearts of judges Madhuri Dixit, Karan Johar and Remo D`Souza. “I am happy that I got to participate in this show. It was a memorable and different experience. I met several celebrities and I had a great time with them,” he said.

“I never expected a show like this would ever come my way. I took it as a challenge. I had never danced, when I came here I got to learn various dance forms. It was a lifetime experience. I realised that dancing is a good exercise. I became more fit and healthy,” Sushil said.