It was just a week ago that IIFA took over Tampa Bay, Florida and brought the stars of Bollywood to the US. Of course among the many, many highlights were the dance numbers choreographed by the great Shiamak! As we told you, two very lucky dancers won the chance to dance during the IIFA Awards show.
About working with Simmi Singh and Jitesh Shahani, Shiamak said, “These two proved it that if you are focused and committed one can achieve a lot. They worked hard, were not at all star struck and gave me their hundred percent. I am proud of them and wish them luck.”
We also caught with the two dancers who got the chance of a lifetime to hear what the experience was like to dance with the stars.
Simmi said, “It was probably one of the best weeks of my life! I got to meet so many celebrities, took selfies, and danced my heart out with my dance idol, Madhuri Dixit I couldn’t ask for more. I have very thankful to Shiamak sir and his entire team! They are honestly the most hard working, down to earth, and sweetest people I have met in a very long time. I am fortunate to take away so many lessons from this experience besides dance. Again, thank you for this amazing experience of allowing me to do what I love to do, something I will never forget Love you all, do what you love, and KEEP DREAMING :)”
Jitesh agreed saying, “What a week! I just never wanted it to end. From learning under Shiamak to meeting and performing with all my favorite Bollywood actors, I loved every second. I am so grateful for this opportunity to experience a grand event like IIFA and meet so many people including the winners and Shiamak’s dance company from all over the world who share the same passion. They were so inspiring and helpful. Shiamak called us his “Faves” and introduced us to all the stars when they came for rehearsal. There were a lot of amazing moments during the week but the best one to me was when during one of the performances, I looked up and all I saw was flash lights and the crowd cheering, I felt like a Star!”