Here's what Anurag Basu has to say about judging Super Dancer - Chapter 4
In a candid interaction, filmmaker Anurag Basu spoke about the latest chapter of Super Dancer and also shared how challenging is it to judge such young kids.
Filmmaker Anurag Basu, who has given movie buffs cinematic gems to savour, has been associated with the show Super Dancer for three consecutive seasons. After three successful seasons, he is back on the judges’ panel to review kids’ dancing talent from across the nation. Sony Entertainment Television’s Super Dancer – Chapter 4 commences on March 27 presenting exceptional dancers to enthral the viewers.
How does it feel to be back on the judge's seat for Sony Entertainment Television's Super Dancer?
Super Dancer is a wonderful platform that showcases new talent and new dance forms. It feels amazing to be back on the set and judge the show along with Shilpa (Shetty Kundra) and Geeta (Kapur), both of whom are great at what they do. The excitement for the new season is unmatched. I can’t wait for this wondrous journey to begin!
What does 'Nachpan Ka tyohaar' mean to you?
To me, it is essentially the celebration of happiness that makes you dance in any given situation. Young contestants from across the country will take to the stage with rejuvenated energy, and dance away to spread cheer. That is what 'Nachpan Ka Tyohaar' is trying to convey to the viewers. The idea of Bachpan and Nachpan will bring a unique hue to the show.
Will the concept of Guru-Shishya remain the same this season?
Yes, that’s the core idea of our show. I believe that supervision and the right guidance always help you achieve great heights in your career and life. We have had some amazing choreographers who have mentored the kids season after season. It’s going to be challenging for us to pick the top contestants from such a phenomenal pool of talent and then assign the guru-shishya jodi.
What are the challenges of being a judge on a kids reality show? What qualities do you look for in contestants?
I do not think I can ever judge a reality show with Adults. Kids are so pure they don't bother about winning or losing they just want to have a great time on the show. Super Dancer is like a wonderland to them. And our job as judges is to make this wonderland more wonderful for them.
How is your rapport with the other judges on the show?
The bond between Shilpa, Geeta and I is pretty cool. We have a lot of fun on the set. We understand each other’s humour and share a comfortable rapport. We are like a family now that we have been together in this show's journey for over three seasons.
Any tips that you would like to share with the contestants?
More than giving them advice, I would like to bless them and hope that they stay safe, happy and enjoy dance whenever they perform.