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‘IBD’: Raveena recounts dancing barefoot to ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani’ at construction site full of nails


Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon, who graces the dance reality show ‘India’s Best Dancer 3’, will be seen walking down the memory lane as she reminisced about shooting barefoot for the iconic song ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani’ at a construction site which was full of nails.

During the episode, contestant Shivanshu Soni and choreographer Vivek Chachere’s performance on ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani’, leaves everyone at the edge of their seats.

Raveena Tandon lauded Shivanshu’s unique style saying: “For me, this is a unique style; it was so different that I didn’t know what to expect. It’s a sensual song and performing it in this robotic style left me stunned. The act was so captivating that I couldn’t take my gaze off you. You are a classical dancer but when you transitioned into this robotic dance, it was as if you had transformed into a completely different artist. Our Indian classical dance forms lay such a solid foundation that when you explore other styles, you execute them with the finesse of a seasoned professional. After witnessing this, I feel no one should ever attempt this song again, and even I would not consider performing it after seeing your beautiful rendition.”

Talking about the song, she got nostalgic as she said: “We were shooting at a construction site, and I was barefoot, surrounded by nails that were causing discomfort. I was dressed in a saree, and the movements that Rekha Ji and Chinni Ji were executing, as well as the assistance they provided while wearing knee pads, left me with knee cuts when I returned home. I had to take tetanus injections, and two days later, I fell ill due to the exposure to rain.”

She further mentioned: “The glamour you see on screen conceals the untold stories behind the scenes. During rehearsals, injuries are commonplace, yet we all endure them. But the show must go on, whether on screen or stage; one’s expressions and smile should never waver, regardless of the pain endured. These are the struggles that all artists and choreographers endure behind the scenes.”

Praising Shivanshu’s performance, judge Terence Lewis stated: “I’m witnessing the journey of a person and an artist who has consistently delivered outstanding performances week after week. While different dance styles have claimed victory on this show before, none have showcased such a remarkable performance in classical dancing. Please don’t overlook this dancing gem. If he wins, our country wins. Dancers of his caliber are a rarity, and such skills are the result of years of dedication and practice.”

‘India’s Best Dancer 3’ airs Saturday and Sunday on Sony Entertainment Television.


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