India's Best Dancer 3 Winner: Samarpan Lama Lifts Trophy, Takes Home ₹15 Lakh
By: Pinki Sun, 01 Oct 2023 10:24:00
Samarpan Lama from Pune emerged as the victor of the prestigious 'India's Best Dancer' Season 3, claiming the coveted title on Saturday night and bagging the grand prize of Rs 15 lakh. His talented choreographer, Bhawna Khanduja, was awarded a cheque of Rs 5 lakh. In a thrilling finale, Samarpan showcased his remarkable skills, performing to the song 'Bas Ek Pal' and a mash-up, ultimately triumphing over fellow contestant Anjali and clinching the top honor.
The episode was graced by renowned personalities such as Govinda, Tiger Shroff, and Kriti Sanon, who joined the host Jay Bhanushali, along with judges Sonali Bendre and Geeta Kapur, to support the top five finalists: Shivanshu Soni, Vipul Kandpal, Aniket Chauhan, Anjali Mamgai, and the ultimate winner, Samarpan Lama.
Expressing his elation, Samarpan shared, "It feels surreal. I always watched reality shows and wished that I would be a part of one such show someday. But what I never imagined was winning my first dance reality show; it's truly a dream come true for me." He emphasized the importance of facing both success and failure, highlighting how setbacks taught him invaluable lessons and motivated him to excel. He attributed his victory to the unwavering support of his well-wishers, stating, "My win is their win too."
Samarpan's journey on the show was marked by standout performances, including a heartwarming act in female attire to the song 'Param Sundari,' which earned him praise from guest Raveena Tandon. The emotional reunion with his father on stage after many years was a poignant moment, moving the audience and judges alike.
Sonali Bendre expressed her joy for the young dancer, saying, "I am so happy for my 'cutie minister' on this big win. Even though he is not a trained dancer, he never failed to impress us, as his love and passion for dance were evident in every act." Geeta Kapur lauded Samarpan's talent, declaring him the future of contemporary dancing, while Terence Lewis praised his ability to convey emotions gracefully through dance, heralding him as a breath of fresh air in the world of dance.
Samarpan's victory marks not just his personal triumph but also a significant milestone in the world of dance, showcasing his dedication and passion for the art form.