After weeks of entertaining audiences and leaving viewers with anticipation about who will walk away with the coveted ‘Taqdeer ki sunehri topi’, Dance India Dance Season 6 drew to a close this weekend.
The dance reality show, this weekend, crowned Sanket Gaonkar as its winner amidst much fan-fare and celebration. Karnataka’s dance prodigy, who has grown up in a small town called Ankola, Sanket Gaonkar was presented the Dance India Dance trophy crowning him as the ultimate dance superstar along with a cash prize of Rs.5 lakhs. Finalists Sachin Sharma and Piyush Gurbhele were announced as the first and second runners-up respectively. The Dance India Dance Grand Finale also witnessed the presence of the gorgeous and multi-talented Chitrangada Singh who is set to make her television debut as a judge on Zee TV's next nonfiction show DID Li’l Masters. Joining her at the Finale was the upcoming show’s dynamic host Jay Bhanushali and the terrific team of Dance India Dance including Grand master Mithun Da, masters Marzi, Mudassar and Mini, and the show’s hosts Amruta Khanvilkar and Sahil Khattar, who collectively raised the evening’s entertainment quotient.
Speaking about his victory, an elated Sanket said, “Dance India Dance has been a great learning experience for me. Ever since I took my first steps in the show as a part of ‘Master Mini Ke Master Blasters’, I have wanted to learn everything there is to learn about dance and make everyone proud. The entire team, including Dada and my fellow contestants have been very supportive and have encouraged me throughout my journey on the show. They have helped me in moving a step forward in my dance journey. My training and practice sessions every week focused on improving and honing my skills and scaled up my performance in front of the judges. I am glad to have fostered some truly special bonds which I will cherish for life. It’s yet to completely sink in that I have won Dance India Dance; I am really excited and want to thank Zee TV for giving me this amazing opportunity and platform.”
Commenting on her experience of bagging the coveted trophy for her troupe of Master Blasters in her debut season as judge, Master Mini said, “It’s been an exhilarating journey for me. I am amazed and surprised because it’s still to sink in that my team has won! Being a debutante judge on the show and winning is very overwhelming. Seeing Sanket acing every challenge on the show with ease and watching him grow as a performer has been a proud moment for me. He has been my favourite student and together we put in a lot of efforts in each act which made him the top-voted contestant throughout the season. I would like to thank all the fans from the bottom of my heart for voting for Sanket and my team. Congratulations Sanket, you deserve this glory! Shine on!”
Veteran actor and dancer Mithun Da, delighted on yet another successful season of Dance India Dance said, “Season 6 for me has been an absolute delight! The superlative talent that DID brings to the forefront season after season is unmatched. Groomed by ace Masters like Mini Pradhan, Marzi Pestonji and Mudassar Khan, the contestants have truly raised the bar this season with their flawless and jaw-dropping performances. Every contestant is close to my heart and each one of them is a winner in the truest sense. This season has been a memorable journey of dance and my best wishes to all of them for their future endeavours.”
Dance India Dance 6 Winner Sanket-Gaonkar flanked by Grand Master Mithun Da and judges Marzi,Mini & Mudassar