Needless to say, he also looks forward to more work in television as well as the Hindi film industry. 'I believe now the industry has seen a different side of me. They have seen me in advertisements, they have seen me act, and now they have seen me as an all-rounder, complete with my dancing ability,' Rithvik told IANS.
'I have proved myself as a complete package, so people can be more confident about investing in me and I do expect a little more trust from the industry members,' he added. Rithvik, who has earlier been part of TV soaps like 'Bandini' and 'Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani', is currently seen as Arjun Kirloskar in 'Pavitra Rishta'.
He has been a dance enthusiast and was even auditioned for the first season of 'Dance India Dance'. But his dancing prowess has got better grooming in 'Jhalak...', he feels. 'I can do Bollywood style dance, free style, contemporary and lyrical hip-hop, in a much better way now,' said the actor, who joined the dance reality show midway as a wild card entry.
He impressed the judges and viewers alike with his fluid, flexible and energetic moves. His expressions added depth to all his performances, giving him a spot in the top three on the show, along with winner Gurmeet Choudhary and first runner-up Rashmi Desai Sandhu.
He is glad 'a middle-class boy from Madhya Pradesh' got such a platform to showcase his 'hidden talent'. 'It's been around three years that I shifted to Mumbai, and the journey has been fantastic,' says Rithvik, 23. But hasn't the going been tough? 'Well, I'd rather say that had the going not been tough, perhaps it wouldn't have been as enjoyable. The last three years have been very eventful and I wouldn't have been where I am today, without all the struggle,' he added.