SAROJ KHAN PAYS DID CONTESTANT, ABHIK BAU A SURPRISE VISIT The celebrated choreographer was captivated watching the Terrific 13 perform with household props!Friday, February 24th, 2012
In this week’s episode shoot of Dance India Dance, Geeta Ma’s blue eyed boy, Abhik Bau, was in for a shocking surprise! The seventeen year old lad from Ranchi, had no idea what was in store for him till he heard an old familiar voice in the background saying, “Abhik you are doing a brilliant job… With every performance you are emerging as a better dancer. It’s amazing to see you come this far today! My blessings and best wishes will be with you always!”
This was one voice that Abhik can recognize even in deep slumber as it happens to be of his first Guru – the celebrated choreographer Saroj Khan. Saroj ji paid him a surprise visit on the sets of Dance India Dance this week. Hands clasped over his mouth…Abhik could not believe his eyes. “This is the sweetest surprise I have received in my life. I just cannot thank Zee TV and Saroj Maam enough! Thank you Maam for coming here today and blessing me.” Saroj Khan is one of the most eminent Indian dance chorographers with more than 200 films to her credit. While Masters Geeta, Remo and Terence gave her a standing ovation Grandmaster Mithun Da bent down to touch her feet. It was a sight to behold, one of the rarest moments in the history of Dance India Dance.
On seeing the exemplary acts by the “Terrific 13’, Saroj Ji told the Masters, “It must have been a very difficult task getting such brilliant dancers from across the country on a common platform. I’m totally awestruck by their performances. Every dancer is a star and I wish all of them all the very best in life.” Abhik is a trained Kathak dancer and has been assisting Saroj Khan for the past 4 years which explains his special bonding with her. He is the youngest contestant of the show. Saroj Khan’s presence on the sets gave Abhik an extra pair of wings and he rocked the stage with his breathtaking, energetic performance on the song Tera Hi Karam from the movie Karam using a bed as his prop.
In this Saturday’s episode, viewers will see every contestant dancing with a household item as a prop. Like Rajasmitha Kar (from Orissa) will be seen using two LPG gas cylinders each weighing 14 kgs each. Pradeep Gurung (from Guwahati) will be seen playing around with storage boxes made of steel. Sneha G (from Delhi) will be seen using a dressing table to her advantage. Abhik Bau (from Ranchi) will use a bed to showcase his mastery over prop. Redhead Raghav ’Crockroaz’ Juyal (from Dehradun) will be seen using a commode to tickle everybody’s funny bone while Neerav’s (from Ahmedabad) command on props will come to the fore through a cupboard. Urvashi (from Mumbai) will be seen using an iron board whereas Varun (from Bangalore)will use a bean bag. Piyali (from Siliguri,West Bengal) will use a mat to its best whereas Mohena (from Rewa, MP) will charm everyone with her graceful moves with curtains. Sanam (from Delhi) will be seen using a vacuum cleaner and Vaibhav (from Mumbai) a garbage bin.
This Ranchi lad is all of 17 years which makes him the youngest contestant this Season. He is a trained Kathak dancer and has been assisting celebrated choreographer, Saroj Khan for the past 4 years. The youngest contestant in any season is smothered with love and affection and Abhik is no exception. The young Kathak exponent’s comfort level lies in freestyle dance and it does not come as a surprise that his dance idol is none other than Hrithik Roshan. He wants to emulate his idol and become an actor and choreographer in the future. Abhik believes that a dancer has to have an ear for music to have a sound understanding of rhythm and beats. The young kid loves to study which is an unusual fetish for a person of his age.
Do not miss the 25 February, Saturday’s episode of Maruti Suzuki Dance India Dance Season 3 at 7pm, on Zee TV!