Dwarf makes a ''song and dance'' of hard labour

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Ambala, Jun 13 (UNI) When midget-sized Kala's dream of entertaining the world through Bollywood failed to take off, he decided to do it in real life.

The less than three-feet-dwarf, well-versed in singing and dancing, is now entertaining the railway passengers while polishing their shoes to earn his livelihood.

Kala, 30, a resident of Shamgarh village in Karnal district, takes the passengers by surprise when they see a smart ''boy'' holding a bright-coloured school bag prominently sporting a bushy moustache.

As soon as someone calls him to take a closer look, he fishes out polish and brushes from his ''school bag'' and invites them to get their shoes polished by breaking into song and dance reminiscent of Johney Walker's immortal ''tel malish'' song.

Though his trip to Bollywood came to a naught, Kala still hopes to catch the eye of at least some regional filmmaker but till then, he is happy to earn his living this way.

A strong believer in self-respect and dignity of labour, Kala, who has two brothers and a sister of normal stature, says he is reconciled to his fate as a 'dwarf' and hopes that his fate will also ''shine'' the way he maked his customer's footwear gleam.

Kala is also in search of a ''suitable'' bride and hopes to meet her on one of his train jaunts.


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