Bir Radha Sherpa was declared the winner of Star Plus' Dance + Season 3 on Sunday but the celebration has to wait. The dancer is busy rehearsing for his upcoming show —Dance Champion, which is going on air on September 29 on the same channel. “The celebrations have to wait because currently I am busy with Dance Champion. After the show, I will celebrate with family and friends,” says Bir, post the win. He adds that he will prepare for the World of Dance too and represent India at the international competition.
After 15 weeks of hard work, rehearsals and performances, Remo D’Souza, Super Judge on the show, along with captains Shakti Mohan, Dharmesh Yelande and Punit J Pathak and guest Prabhudheva declared the name of the winner. Bir took home a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh along with other goodies. He was competing against Amardeep Singh Natt, Aryan Patra, Tarun, and Shivani.
Talking about his win, he says, “It was a delight to be a part of this show. Remo Sir and Star Plus did not just give me a platform, they gave me the opportunity to go out in the real world and live the life I did not even know. Winning this show was a very big surprise. I did not know that so many people out there have been supporting me. Most importantly, Punit Sir has supported me throughout and I dedicate my win to him. In addition, Shakti Ma’am and Dharmesh Sir gave me constant motivation.”
The dancer says that he was confident since the beginning that he would win the show. “I have worked very hard so I was sure that I had chances of winning but I was nervous at the same time. Having said that, each and every contestant was a tough competitor,” says Bir.
Though every contestant on the show was trying to win, Bir says that they have ended up as a close family. “I am going to miss each one of them because we were like a family,” says the dancer whose style was b-boying.
Bir has always maintained that he wanted to win the show for his mother so that he can buy her a saree but the dancer now wants to buy a house for her. “I want her to be proud of me,” he adds.
The 24-year-old wants to try his luck as Bollywood choreographer and also wishes to work with choreographer-director Remo D’souza. “Remo sir is my idol because he is a good and honest man. He is so down to earth. I want to work with him. I want Remo sir to cast me in his film,” he says before signing off.