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Celebs Who Went Back To School

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Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 12:17 [IST]

A lot of stars quit their education to pursue a career in Bollywood. Graduating from a college is not the end of a learning process, in fact it is the beginning. It's never too late to learn something in life, especially for our Bollywood celebrities.

Stars like Shahid Kapoor went back to school, hypothetically that is, he took pilot training lessons and learned how to fly a fighter plane for his role as an air force officer. Similarly Deepika Padukone too took lessons to get her Hindi diction right.

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This shows that all the bigwigs in the industry are going back to school to learn some kind of an art or do a course which will help them in their role. Some celebrities like Kunal Kapoor and Preity Zinta have gone back to school just for the sheer passion to learn.

Let's check out which celebrity went back to school and what did they learn...

Kunal Kapoor

This Rang De Basanti actor has learned to fly planes, which is apparently his second passion after acting. He is a flying enthusiast, who is spending a lot of time in his study, and just after giving few exams, he will become a qualified pilot.

Deepika Padukone

No doubt, that she is a wonderful actress, but this talented girl too had to go back to the school to take a crash course, in Sanskrit and Hindi. For her film, Aarakshan, she had to speak dialogues in Shuddh Hindi. We all know that to be a perfectionist is a tough job; so, she took hardcore lessons to master her Hindi and Sanskrit diction. She even learned to skate for the film - Lafangey Parindey.

Shamita Shetty

In 2011, she finally announced her voluntary retirement from the film industry to pursue a career in interior designing. She went to London to do a 6-months course in interior designing.

Shahid Kapoor

For his dad's film Mausam he had to join the flying academy to learn to fly a fighter plane. He learned to fly F-16 for his role as an air force officer in the film.

Abhay Deol

He decided to quit acting, and even flew to New York and did a course in metal and welding work. He finds this course as a therapy. He returned to India with great enthusiasm, and yes, we are still seeing his acting skills in many films, fortunately.

Vidya Balan

She learned belly dancing from a professional dancing instructor, for a special dance number in Santosh Sivan's film Urmi.She didn't want to look odd like some actresses, who did difficult dance sequences and were heavily criticised. She took a crash course to master this genre of dancing.

Neil Nitin Mukesh

He did a rigorous crash course in Taekwondo. He learned the skill for the film, but he also got a chance to shoot an ad film in Bangkok, where he got the chance to do a couple of Taekwondo moves.

Preity Zinta

Owning an IPL team, is definitely not an easy task. So, to master her skills in the business, she flew off to USA to pursue a short executive course in deal making and negotiating from the Harvard Business

Topics: shahid kapoor, vidya balan, abhay deol, preity zinta, deepika padukone, hrithik roshan
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