Bosco Martins and Caesar Gonsalves
, the mentors on COLORS' Chak Dhoom Dhoom
have been doing a commendable job, training the talented tiny tots.
Here is Bosco Martins in conversation with TellyBuzz as he talks about the talented bunch in the show, their experience being part of such a big reality show and much more..What was the entire idea behind getting associated with Chak Dhoom Dhoom?
Firstly we have never choreographed for a reality show; secondly it consists of kids and this was like a double opportunity. Training the kids is a very fun-filled experience because they are like sponge and tend to absorb the art form the way we present to them. Considering all this, there was no scope for a 'No' from our side.Tell us something about your interaction with kids?
This is not the first time that we have interacted or trained the kids; we do that on a regular basis in our institute. But rehearsal sessions with these kids were like a two way experience; we too get an opportunity to learn certain moves from them. Dancers consist of two categories - trained dancers and the other consists of passionate dancers (inborn talent). What percentage of kids are more in this show?
I truly agree on that. In the present group we have a right mix of these categories; we have classical trained dancers and they are very well rooted in their style, but the non trained dancers are in no way left back in the race as they too are uniformly talented.So who do you think should win the competition, a trained or passionate dancer?
I feel a passionate dancer should win but a dancing stage offers equal opportunity to others too.How do you think these kids should utilize this opportunity?
I think these days the kids have every dancing form on the tip of their fingers. In our time we used to wait for an award function to get telecasted so that we could watch the professional dances. Today kids have got so technology savvy that they can download the videos, watch them and grasp it. But as said, everything has its positives and negatives, and we feel kids have started imitating others' styles and have lost on their purity.
So I feel the kids who have made it in this show should have fun while dancing and I'm sure they all will come up with flying colors some five years down the line.Do you need to take any special care while rehearsing with the kids?
Frankly speaking these kids are so energetic that while rehearsing we get tired; but they keep on going and we get encouraged (smiles). So we just try not to put them into too much of stress.Did any kid remind you and Caesar of your young days?
Actually we went bonkers when we saw them because we were nowhere during their age. They are like super energetic and talented. With them around, it was like being kids again.As mentors, what do you plan to give back to the show?
I'm glad you thought of it that way. We haven't pre-planned anything, but aspire to work on our instincts. Being part of the show, our main motive is to entertain the audience. So keeping the entertainment quotient in mind we'll try to give our best.Our country has lot of hidden talent, so do you think the channel has been successful in getting them to this platform?
I'm sure COLORS has reached places, to the interior ones we have never heard of. They have come up with amazing talent, and our hearts will go out as the elimination process begins now. A message for the fans.
I would like to thank all the audience for their appreciation and also urge to look out for these kids. I'm sure they'll make you groove with them as well as cry, so it's going to be complete entertainment. Reporter and Author: Pooja Shenoy