Shakti Mohan is the proud winner of Dance India Dance

After 18 weeks of intense competition, brickbats and bouquets, it was finally curtains down for the second season of “Dance India Dance”, Zee TV's reality talent hunt. In the climax involving – Dharmesh, Punit, Shakti and Binny – Shakti Mohan was voted the winner.

Giving credit to her mentor Terence Lewis Shakti said, “It was Terence's hard work and my parents support which has brought me here. My mother was present at all my practice sessions.”

The grand finale, which took place in the Andheri Sports Club, Mumbai, was anchored by Jay Bhanushali and Saumya Tandon with Ranbir Kapoor and Farah Khan as celebrity guests. Farha Khan, impressed by Shakti's performance, promised to give the winner an opportunity to perform for the promos of her forthcoming film “Tees Maar Khan”.

Speaking on the occasion Terence said, “This victory is not just for me or Shakti, this victory is for those who write their destiny by hard work and dedication. It is a well deserved victory for Shakti and now I can say that India has reached a stage where girls are outperforming the boys.”

Kathak maestro, Pandit Birju Maharaj, presented the ‘sunehri taqdeer ki topi' to the winner.

Besides, Shakti was also bestowed with a contract of Rs. 50 lakh by Zee TV and presented a Wagon-R car. After the award presentation, an emotional Shakti said, “I still remember the time when I waited the whole day for the auditions. It has been a tough and fruitful journey for me. Now, I will seek Terence's advice for the future and also get training for international competitions”.

S.M. AAMIR

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