Stage shows give me a different high: Prince Gupta

He became a household name after showing some great moves in the first season of the dance reality show – Dance India Dance. More popularly known as the Prince of locking and popping, Prince Gupta has tasted fame at a young age. Doing shows all over the country, he is all set to be back on the small screen to woo the audience with his grooving. And now, he will be in a new avatar of being a choreographer!

Talking about the new season of Dance India Dance – Little Masters, where he is going to be a skipper (mentor and choreographer), he says, “Till now, whatever I did and wherever I performed, I only had to think about myself and my performance. But now that I am a mentor, I have to think about the kids who will be under me. It is a huge responsibility.”

Prince who was in Ahmedabad on a promotional tour loves to travel. But he finds travelling for promotions to be a boring task. He says, “I don’t get to explore any city like this. It’s very boring.” Prince loves doing live performances as he finds them immensely satisfying. Ask him whether he likes to continue with doing numerous stage shows? Or would he rather have it easy on television? He replies, “Doing a stage show is a different experience altogether. It gives me an adrenaline rush; a different high. You get immediate reactions during a stage performance. This can never match even if my best performance is shown 100 times on TV.”.

Prince, who will debut in B-Town with Remo D’Souza’s movie – Anybody Can Dance (ABCD), proclaims that he is a self-obsessed guy. He laughs and says, “I have met many celebrities till date but I am not crazy about them. I will not stand and pose with them to click pictures to prove to people that I have met them. I want to move ahead and work hard to achieve that status myself. I might go ahead to become a bigger entity than Shah Rukh Khan, or I may remain where I am today.”

Speaking about his style of dance – locking and popping, which has been adapted by other people after his performances, he says, “I had taken a huge risk when I decided to do locking and popping on stage.But I was determined to do something unique which people had not seen.” Prince agrees to the fact that western dance has completely taken over classical and other Indian forms of dance. He opines, “The western world has been influencing our dance forms for a long time. Even movie songs are choreographed like that. Choreographer Saroj Khan, who is famous for her Indian choreography, choreographed Dil Mera Muft Ka with western steps. The battle between western and classical dance is over. But that doesn’t mean that classical forms are finished. But they are only meant for classical dancers .”


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