Neetu Kapoor hosted kids-based dance reality show ‘Dance Deewane Juniors’ concluded last night, with Aditya Vinod Patil emerging as the winner. The eight-year-old dancer took home the coveted trophy and the cash prize of Rs 20 lakh. Aditya, who was mentored by the choreographer Pratik Utekar defeated contestants Geet Kaur Bagga, Prateek Kumar Naik, and the group ‘All Stars’ in the final round. He gave them a tough competition to lift the trophy and left everyone stunned with his power-packed performance. Aamir Khan, who was the special guest at the grand finale, handed the trophy to Aditya along with Neetu and Marzi Pestonji.
Talking about his big win, Aditya Vinod, in a statement said, “The journey of Dance Deewane Juniors has been very memorable for me and has taught me a lot of new things. I want to thank my family, friends, Neetu ma’am, Nora ma’am, Marzi sir and my captain Pratik Utekar for always being there to guide me – I owe it all to them. This stage has boosted my confidence which will motivate me to win the world.” The litter dancer, who becomes the first champion of ‘Dance Deewane Juniors, added that he wanted to win this title not only for himself but for his parents and grandparents who have supported him throughout this journey and stood with him like a rock.
“This will be like a breakthrough in my life, and I want to make the most out of it. I will never forget this journey and will always keep pursuing my passion for dance,” Aditya further stated.
The grand finale episode was graced by perfectionist Aamir Khan who came to promote his upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha. The semi-finale was attended by ‘Shamshera’ actors Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor. One of the main highlights was when Ranbir gave a heartfelt tribute to the late legendary actors Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, and his father Rishi Kapoor.