Vishal Sonkar Exclusive Interview: “I Thank Everyone For Making Me The Winner Of Dance Deewane 2”

Mohnish Singh |Sep 30, 2019

Vishal Sonkar, who belongs to the steel city of Jamshedpur, has been crowned the winner of Colors’ popular dance reality show, “Dance Deewane Season 2”.

Vishal Sonkar, who hails from the steel city of Jamshedpur, has been crowned the winner of Colors’ popular dance reality show, Dance Deewane Season 2.

Superstar Salman Khan, who was on the show to promote Bigg Boss 13, announced the name of the winner. 21-year-old Vishal Sonkar took home the trophy and the prize money of Rs 15 lakhs.

People, who devotedly followed the latest season of Dance Deewane on Colors, would know that the self-taught dancer was a Zomato delivery boy before he participated in the show.

A commerce dropout from Jamshedpur Worker’s College, Vishal Sonkar lost his father at a young age. In order to support his widowed mother and two sisters, he worked at the canteen of Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital at Tamolia before joining Zomato as a delivery boy.

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But now, his life has changed and how! Today, he is a celebrity in his own right! Recently, STARBIZ caught up with Vishal Sonkar and talked to him about his journey on Dance Deewane Season 2, how does it feel to have won the second season of the show, his plans ahead and the actors that he wants to choreograph for in future. Excerpts…

Vishal, you have just lifted the trophy of Dance Deewane Season 2. How are you feeling right now?

I am not able to believe that I have won the season 2 of Dance Deewane, but I will have to believe it.

From entering the show as a contestant to winning the trophy, how do you look at your journey on Dance Deewane Season 2? Could you please describe it for us?

When I entered the show, I was very raw. I had no idea of any dance technique. So, whatever I have learnt over the past few months, it is all because of Dance Deewane. So, I would like to thank the platform and, of course, Colors for helping me and supporting me throughout.

I would also take this opportunity to thank all the choreographers who worked on me, taught me so many new techniques. They taught me to dance, to be more precise. So, whatever I have learnt, I have learnt here on Dance Deewane. I would thank all my choreographers.

Last but not least, I would also like to thank the audience who always loved and supported me. Halfway through the show, I felt I would not be able to make it. But I kept faith in myself and kept working hard. And today, finally the trophy is in my hand. I am feeling extremely happy.

When did you realize that dance is your true calling?

It has been close to three years since I have been doing the flipping. As far as dance is concerned, I have learnt it only after coming to Dance Deewane. This stage has taught me dance. Earlier, I used to practise summersaults, etc.

When I came to know about the auditions of Dance Deewane, I auditioned and tried my luck. Luckily, I was selected for the show. Then choreographers over here helped me learn to dance, so I cannot thank them enough.

Dance Deewane had eminent personalities like Madhuri Dixit, Shashank Khaitan and Tushar Kalia as judges. Who was the strictest judge, according to you?

No one was strict, actually. Everyone was loving and caring. They just help us contestants know if we missed anything or if we need to improve in certain areas so that we can do better in the coming week. It is all for our betterment. I would like to thank all the three judges as they always supported me.

Was there any dance form in particular, which was really difficult for you?

That way all the dance forms were difficult for me because, as I said, I am not a dancer and I was doing them for the first time. But I tried my best. Most of the times, I could not perform right backstage, but the moment, I would come on the stage, I would somehow manage to pull it off.

Several actors keep coming to Dance Deewane to promote their films. Was there any actor who said something very important to you, something which stayed with you and you can never forget it all your life?

Once Taapsee Pannu ma’am came to our show. My mother had also come on that day. I had a trampoline act to perform. Taapsee ma’am gave me her bracelet and asked me to give it to my sister. It was a moving moment. I really liked it.

When Akshay Kumar sir came and said, “I have become your fan,” I felt really good. Erica Fernandez ma’am also came on our show. She even danced with me. It was a great feeling. In the finale, Priyanka Chopra ma’am came. I proposed to her. It all felt so good.

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Whom did you consider was your biggest competitor on the show?

I think Param, who was from my generation.

Do you think winning Dance Deewane is going to be helpful in establishing your career?

I feel maybe yes. But the more you work, the luckier you get. If I keep working hard, I will get more opportunities in future. I am all set to work hard.

Is there any Bollywood actor that you would like to choreograph for?

Ranveer Singh. He is my favourite actor. As far as actresses are concerned, I would like to choreograph Shraddha Kapoor ma’am. I like her. So, yeah, I would love to choreograph both of them.

Who do you want to dedicate your trophy to?

To my mother and the entire audience that always loved me and supported me.


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