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'Though not life-threatening, definitely life-changing'

Diganth recovering from an eye injury to judge a dance reality show called Dance Karnataka Dance

Published: 17th May 2016 03:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2016 03:58 AM   |  A+A-

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Life did come to a standstill for actor Diganth after a freak accident in February when his right eye was injured on the sets of his Bollywood film Ticket to Bollywood. As part of the shot, a fellow artist threw a stilleto at him, but it hit his cornea. "It was not life-threatening, but definitely it was life-changing. I had to draw on a lot of positivity and I have dealt with this, with maturity," he says.

The actor, slowly on the path of recovery, will be marking his debut on the small scree He will judge a dance reality show Dance Karnataka Dance.

Though.jpg"This is the first time I got this offer from a channel. I see a lot of actors judging and anchoring on TV shows, and they are doing well. So I decided to take up the offer," says Diganth who will be part of the reality show along with Malashree and Bhavana, who are also the judges of Dance Karnataka Dance.

"I have always been passionate about dancing. So my treatment for this reality show will be based on how much effort each participant puts in," he says. Diganth will start shooting for the first episode from May 19, the show which will go on air from May 21.

On the film front, the actor, who completed shooting for Chowka, will take four months to sign his next project. "Another eye operation needs to be done, after which I can take up films. I have a stitch on my cornea and it takes at least three months to heal. Now the vision in my left eye is blurred. I will get my vision completely once I start wearing contact lenses. I will have to wear them for life," he says.

Diganth was happy that in spite of injury, he had the opportunity to be part of Chowka project. "Fortunately, the role required me to be the way I am in the present situation. So I was able to complete the shoot with the injury," who adds, "I have completed 90 per cent of the shoot for my Bollywood project."

Diganth, who could get back to his gym only recently, is forgoing his favourite games - cricket and badminton. "It is upsetting. I was advised to start exercises only now.

Meanwhile, I am listening to stories, which might be of interest," says Diganth, who has as his strength, his family and friends by his side.



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