A journey that took viewers through a celebration of dance has finally come to a befitting culmination as Sony Entertainment Television’s popular dance reality show, India’s Best Dancer – Season 2 has found this season’s BestKaNextAvtar! With a grand showcase of multiple dance acts and techniques, ‘The Ultimate Finale’ of India’s Best Dancer has been an exceptional one. As the country waited in anticipation to know who from amongst the Best 5 Finalists will be declared as the winner, Saumya Kamble from Pune was announced as the season winner and was awarded with the coveted trophy. Vartika Jha was Saumya’s choreographer in the season.
India Forums got in touch with Kamble and asked her about the experience and thoughts on winning the show, she said, “I never thought that I would lift the trophy as I believe when I came for the auditions, the contestants were extremely good in their craft. Having able to win the trophy makes me feel ecstatic”.
We asked the young star about her favorite memory from the show, she quipped, “I’ve got a lot of memories to cherish from the show. However, my favorite one would be when Asha Bhonsle ma’am came on the show and awarded me a Natraj. It’s a surreal feeling for a dancer to receive such an award, coming from a legendary personality like Asha ma’am made it more special. It has Asha ma’am who gave me the title ‘Choti Helen’. Being compared with a renowned and legendary performer like Helen ma’am made me feel wonderful”.
Talking about her choreographer Vartika Jha, Saumya said, “I owe her a lot. Vartika didi worked very hard on the show and made sure I get to showcase my talent entirely. When I entered the show, my style was very soft but working with Vartika didi has made my dancing style strong and crisp. She combined her style with mine and together we were able to bring out a beautiful style of dance which was loved by many”.
We asked Saumya about her future plans, she added, “I want to become a choreographer, so I’ll definitely work towards that. Also, I’ve always dreamt of representing my country India on an International platform. Apart from the above, I really wish to take the belly dancing style to another level and make my fellow belly dancers proud”.
Here’s wishing Saumya Kamble a heartiest congratulations.