Mum, 15 Mar -The search for Maharashtracha dancing Super Star “Idea Dance Maharashtra Dance” finally came to an end when Punyakar Upadhyay from Pune was declared the winner at the grand finale of Zee Marathi’s dance reality show Idea Dance Maharashtra Dance on Thursday night. The show had started off with 18 contestants. However, winner Punyakar and his Master Devendra got a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh each from Zee Marathi with Manacha Jari Pataka along with a coveted crown from Waman Hari Pethe Jewelers, and international tour from Kesari travels.
The mega finale took place at the Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai where the five finalists, Pratik Utekar, Punyakar Upadhyay, Mrunmayee Gondhalekar, Pooja Kadam and Sumedh Mudgalkar performed live before a huge and enthusiastic audience. The atmosphere was electrifying with the crowd rooting for their favorite contestant and the Masters encouraging them to give it their best! Punyakar Upadhyay, the winner of ‘Idea Dance Maharashtra Dance’ won the popular Maharashtra’s first Dancing Superstar trophy, while 4 runner ups and their masters got a cash prize of Rs 75 thousand each with Maharshtra’s dancing Star trophy.
The finale was hosted by Amruta Khanvilkar and Siddarth Chandekar, who opened the show with their dance performances. Judges and mentors Soniya Parchure, Devendra Shelar and Swaroop Medara also created magic with their spectacular acts, while grand master Urmila Matondkar was seen applauding the performances. The top ten dancing stars of the season were there to cheer up top five Swaroopche Shiledar, Devendrache Damdaar and Soniya’s Kalakar.
Commenting on the culmination of the dancing extravaganza reality show on regional television, Nikhil Sane, Content and Business Head, Zee Marathi said, “This season of Idea Dance Maharashtra Dance new benchmarks with the quality of talented dancers who were selected as Top 18. In the format also, we infused a lot of innovation this year alone with some inspiration dancers. The versatile and young talent brought in a lot of freshness to the show and they got rave reviews from industry as well as viewers. Our esteemed mentors, Swaroop Medara, Devendra Shelar and Soniya Parchure guided the contestants in a way that helped them sharpen up their skills further to become complete performers.
All the five finalists –- gave scintillating solo acts which decided their fate in the competition. The highlight of the finale was glitzy and action packed performance by all the five sensational dancers. Five Dancing superstars and their masters wowed audiences with their high voltage performances.
This “Zattang, Fattang and Sizzling” event will be televised on Sunday, 17th March@ 7pm only on Zee Marathi.