With maximum votes coming her way, Rupsa charmed her way into the audiences’ hearts with superlative performances week on week
After months of entertaining the country every weekend, Super Dancer – Chapter 3 found its winner and Dance Ka Kal in 6-year-old contestant Rupsa Batabyal from Kolkata. Close on her heels was contestant Tejas Verma from Mumbai who was declared as the runner up. The Grand Finale was nothing but a visual spectacle as the contestants and their gurus performed for one last time on the platform making it a night to remember. Judges Anurag Basu, Shilpa Shetty and Geeta Kapoor along with the hosts Rithvik Dhanjani and TRP Mama (Paritosh Tripathi) reminisced the wonderful journey and highlighted some great moments they experienced through the show.
From Shilpa Shetty Kundra performing Bharatnatyam for the very first time on television on the coveted stage of Super Dancer – Chapter 3 to Krushna Abhishek setting the mood of the evening with his impeccable comic timing to Dharmesh Sir and Raghav Juyal cheering the contestants, the Grand Finale was a night to remember.
Week on week the contestants stepped out of their comfort zone to give power packed performances that enthralled not just the judges but also the audiences. The journey of the Top 5 contestants – Rupsa Batabyal, Tejas Verma, Gourav Sarwan, Saksham Sharma and Jayshree Gogoi has been an inspiring one and there is lot to learn from these little wonders.
Amidst much fanfare and aplomb, Rupsa along with her Super Guru Nishant Bhatt were awarded the prestigious trophy and a cheque of 15 lakhs (Rupsa) and 5 lakhs (Nishant) respectively from Sony Entertainment Television. Each finalist was awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation along with the cheque of 1 lakh each. Additionally, the Top 5 finalists were awarded a cheque of 1 lakh each from Lotus Herbals.
RUPSA BATABYAL, WINNER, SUPER DANCER CHAPTER – 3
It feels really nice and I am very happy to have won the trophy of Super Dancer Chapter – 3. I will continue dancing because I love it. I look forward to going home, to Kolkata, and celebrating with my entire family.
NISHANT BHATT, SUPER GURU, SUPER DANCER CHAPTER – 3
“I still remember, when I was paired with Rupsa, I was perplexed. She is only 6 years old. So it proved to be a learning ground for me – from becoming friends with her to identifying her strengths as a dancer, to working according to her moods, to building that chemistry together and many other things. It took time, but I am glad we could establish a bond. She doesn’t speak much, but her dancing does all the talking. She is a gifted child and extremely hardworking. I wish her the best in all that the future holds for her!”
SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA, SUPER JUDGE, SUPER DANCER CHAPTER – 3
“She deserves this victory. The way she performed week after week was really incredible. I am blessed that as judges, we could become a catalyst in her journey.”
GEETA KAPOOR, SUPER JUDGE, SUPER DANCER CHAPTER – 3
“I am the happiest right now as her journey and her hardwork has paid off. I just want her to be happy and continue what she is doing right now as she is too small to be pushed at something specific. She needs to enjoy what she is doing.”
ANURAG BASU, SUPER JUDGE, SUPER DANCER CHAPTER – 3
“Rupsa is a versatile dancer who has tried all different types of dance forms on this platform. Honestly, her journey has just begun.
About Sony Entertainment Television:
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