The battle for the coveted cup of Dance India Dance Season 5 (Esselvision) on Zee TV has finally begun, with the top 15 dancing stars being selected from across the country; While each of these super-talented performers are set to dazzle the audiences with their jaw-dropping acts week on week, the Grand Premiere of Dance India Dance season 5, itself, started with quite a bang! What else would you expect when you have the Bhaijaan of Bollywood Salman Khan gracing the show with his presence? Flamboyant as always, Salman made a smashing entry on a huge royal chair followed by an entertaining act to one of the famous songs from his highly anticipated movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan ‘Aaj Ki Party Meri Taraf Se’.
The contestants dazzled on stage with spectacular duets and solo acts but one act which stood out and left everybody spellbound was the ballet and contemporary performance by Shruti and Saddam. While Shruti is a trained ballet dancer and has been learning and practising since seventeen years, Saddam has worked as a photographer in Essel World to make ends meet and has not had the opportunity to formally train. However, the two came together and put up a flawless act to the song ‘Jiya’ from Gunday and presented some perfectly synchronized lifts and stunts, leaving the audience and Salman Khan rooting for an encore.
So impressed was Salman with the performance that he was curious to know, the years of training that had gone into it. On being told that Shruti has been practising for almost 17 years, Salman was astonished and shared that once even he had planned to take up a course in ballet. It so happened that actor Sanjay Dutt out of the blue called him and asked him to take four months off to go to Los Angeles for a course in Tap Dance and Ballet. While Sanju baba sounded all serious about the plans, Salman was mighty amused at the plan as he could not imagine the two of them wearing the ‘tutu’ dress, stockings, ballet slippers and pointing their feet. He was thankful that the plan never got executed as it would have taken him not four months but forty years to master the art and be as proficient as contestant Shruti .
The grand premiere episode of DID Season 5 which will air this weekend, is set to be a fun filled affair with Salman on a rampage to take Dada’s case by revealing some of his secrets, exceptional, jaw-dropping acts by contestants Ashish and Pronitha, Haroon and Pankaj Thapa and a performance by the Bhaijaan himself on the peppy track ‘Aaj Ki party’ from his upcoming film.
To catch all the fun & extraordinary performances, stay tuned to DID season 5 every Saturday and Sunday, at 9 PM only on Zee TV.