Sony Entertainment Television’s popular reality show ‘Super Dancer Chapter 3’ concluded on Sunday with six-year old Rupsa Batabyal from Kolkata being crowned the series winner.
Batabyal was also awarded a cash prize of a Rs. 15 lakh, while her guru Nishant Bhat took home Rs. 5 lakh. The charming infant beat off competition from four other finalists including Saksham Sharma (7), Tejas Verma (9), Jaishree Gogoi (8) and Gourav Sarwan (12).
Batabyal was handed the prize by the show’s three judges Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Geeta Kapur and Anurag Basu, as well as guest judges Alia Bhatt and Sonakshi Sinha.
After being declared the winner, Batabyal said, “It feels really nice and I am very happy to have won the trophy of Super Dancer Chapter 3. I will continue dancing because I love it. I look forward to going home, to Kolkata, and celebrating with my entire family.”
Rupsa’s guru Nishant is all praises for Rupsa and calls her a gifted child and extremely hardworking. “I still remember, when I was paired with Rupsa, I was perplexed. She is only 6 years old. So it proved to be a learning ground for me from becoming friends with her to identifying her strengths as a dancer, to working according to her moods, to building that chemistry together and many other things. 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!”
Extremely happy with Rupsa’s win, all the judges wish the little one all the best for her career ahead. “She deserves this victory. The way she performed week after week was really incredible. I am blessed that as judges, we could become a catalyst in her journey,” said Shilpa Shetty.
“I am the happiest right now as her journey and her hardwork 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 needs to enjoy what she is doing,” said Geeta Kapur.
Rupsa is a versatile dancer who has tried all different types of dance forms on this platform. Honestly, her journey has just begun.” said Anurag Basu.