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Siddharth Mallya To Study Acting At Prestigious London School

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Owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Siddharth Mallya walks back to the pavilion after watching his team practice prior to the IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils at The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on April 7, 2012. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. MOBILE USE WITHIN NEWS PACKAGE. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

MUMBAI — Siddharth Mallya is planning to take his showbiz career seriously as the Kingfisher scion is moving to London to have a Masters degree in acting.

The 27-year-old director of the IPL cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore, who earlier appeared in two international low-budget short films, has enrolled himself into the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

"As acting is the career path that I have chosen, it is essential that I am as well trained as possible in order to compete in this industry.

"Therefor am happy to share that I have been offered a place to do a Masters in Screen Acting at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama!!," Siddharth posted on Twitter.

The son of business tycoon Vijay Mallya said he is excited to start the training from October.

"Can't wait to start training at one of the worlds finest Drama Schools for my Masters degree in October!," he added.

Siddharth was romantically linked to Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone.

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