For dancing duo Padmini Patnaik and Debashis Sahoo, who finished third in India’s Dancing Superstars, a popular dance reality show, their dream of emerging as the best dancing talents in the country has not ended yet. The two are back to their practice sessions in Bhubaneswar with the hope to emerge winners in dance reality shows on national television next year. But for the time being, they want to learn more about dance and perform better.
‘’Any talent is God’s gift. An artiste is born, not made - a Sachin Tendulkar was born, not made. The skills can be honed to perfection and that is what I am doing now,’’ says Debashis, also a State-level Kho Kho player.
Padmini, on the other hand, has a gold medal in ‘Malkhamb’ and is an acrobat. Though Padmini has got an offer to perform in ABCD-2, the sequel to choreographer Prabhu Deva’s film Any Body Can Dance (ABCD), nothing has been finalised yet as the girl wants to catch up on studies now.
Padmini, a Class VII student of Stewart School, and Debashis, a Class IX student of Saraswati Sishu Mandir (Sailashree Vihar), had auditioned in February for the show judged by actor Riteish Deshmukh and choreographers Geeta Kapoor and Ashley Lobo.