Mumbai, April 24 (Calcutta Tube) Shakti Mohan was announced the winner of Zee TV’s dance reality show ‘Dance India Dance’ at the grand finale here Friday night. The 24-year-old, who received the award from Pt. Birju Maharaj, in addition to the trophy, won a contract worth Rs.50 lakh and a WagonR car. The show was graced by actor Mithun Chakraborty, grand master of the show, and masters Geeta Kapoor, Terrence Lewis and Remo D’Souza, at the Andheri Sports Complex here.
Also present were choreographer-director Farah Khan, who has promised the winner a chance to feature in the promotional video of her forthcoming film ‘Tees Maar Khan’, choreographer Sandip Soparrkar and actor Manoj Bajpai and director Prakash Jha, who were here with Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor to promote their upcoming movie ‘Rajneeti’.
Shakti who is from Terrence Lewis’ team, ‘Terrence Ki Toli’ won with 7, 34, 140 votes and beat other finalists including Punit Pathak, Dharmesh Yelande and Binny Sharma to claim the spot. While Dharmesh bagged the second position, Punit was third.
‘The journey has been really awesome. It is all thanks to Terrence sir that I have come so far and got a chance to wear the sunehri takdeer ki topi (Golden hat). He is a mind blowing guru and I will be seeking advice from him regarding whatever I do in future. It just feels great – from being nobody to being somebody,’ Shakti told reporters.
She also added that though she is a pro in contemporary dancing, she hopes to master hip-hop and kathak to be a versatile dancer.
The channel will now launch its first junior version of ‘Dance India Dance’ with Farah and Soparrkar as judges.