Kolkata’s Rupsa Batabyal, a six-year-old who wooed the audience with her expressions, has won Super Dancer Chapter 3. Rupsa charmed her way into the audiences’ hearts with superlative performances week after week, and won the maximum votes in the finale episode, aired on Sony Entertainment Television on Sunday night.
The young girl and her Super Guru Nishant Bhatt were awarded a trophy and a cheque of Rs 15 lakh and Rs 5 lakh respectively from the channel.
“It really feels good and I’m very pleased to have won the Super Dancer Chapter award-3. I will continue dancing because I love it. I look forward to going home to Kolkata, and celebrating with my entire family,” she said in a statement.
The grand finale saw the contestants and their gurus perform for one last time on the platform. Judges Anurag Basu, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, and Geeta Kapoor along with the hosts Rithvik Dhanjani and Paritosh Tripathi also reminisced the show’s journey. Shilpa performed Bharatnatyam for the very first time on television.
Close on Rupsa heels was contestant Tejas Verma from Mumbai who was declared the runner-up. Each finalist was awarded a certificate of appreciation along with the cheque of Rs 1 lakh each, and the Top 5 finalists, including Gourav Sarwan, Saksham Sharma, and Jayshree Gogoi, were awarded a cheque of Rs 1 lakh each from Lotus Herbals.
Judges Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Geeta Kapur, and Anurag Basu were amazed at the little wonder that also impressed guest judges such as Alia Bhatt and Sonakshi Sinha with her superb dance movements.
Rupsa Batabyal has 54 K supporters on Instagram and is quite common in social media.
Interestingly, according to her mom, before she appeared on Super Dancer Chapter 2, she was quite reserved by nature but became a confident and expressive performer.
Extremely happy with Rupsa win, all the judges with the little one all the best for her career ahead. “She deserves this victory. The way she performed week after week was incredible. I’m blessed that as judges on her journey we might become a catalyst, “Shilpa Shetty said.
“I am the happiest right now as her journey and her hard work has paid off. I just want her to be happy and continue what she is doing right now as she is too small to be pushed at something specific. She has to appreciate what she’s doing, “Geeta Kapur said.
Rupsa is a versatile dancer who on this platform has attempted all kinds of dance forms. Honestly, she’s just started her journey, “Anurag Basu said.
Rupsa guru Nishant is all praises for Rupsa and calls her a gifted child and extremely hardworking “I still remember that I was perplexed when I was paired with Rupsa. She is only 6 years old. From becoming friends with her to recognizing her strengths as a dancer, working according to her moods, building that chemistry together, and many other things, it proved to be a learning ground for me. It took time, but I am glad we could establish a bond. She doesn’t speak much, but her dancing does all the talking. She is a gifted child and extremely hardworking. I wish her the best in all that the future holds for her!”
Writer: Sakshi Gupta