Zee TV is back with the next season of its home-grown non-fiction format, Dance India Dance Li’l Masters. The show, which is in its fourth season now, is on air since March 3, Saturday and Sunday at 9pm. Working on the theme of ‘Dance ke blockbusters’, the performers are termed ‘Blockbuster Bacche’. Having aired episodes showcasing the auditions, DID Li’l Masters is all set to reveal its top contestants in the upcoming weekend’s episodes. The show is produced by Essel Vision Productions.
This edition of the show has Amul as the presenting sponsor, while Lifebuoy is the powered by sponsor.
Guiding, coaching and mentoring the little dance prodigies through their journey on the show are two reality TV debutantes who’re making a transition from Bollywood to the small screen. Actress Chitrangada Singh and Director Siddharth Anand have been added to the judges panel, alongside Choreographer Marzi Pestonji who has been an integral part of the DID across seasons. Motivating the kids at every step, choreographing their routines and polishing their acts are the show’s skippers Vaishnavi Patil, Tanay Malhara, Jeetumoni Kalita and Bir Radha Sherpa – each of who have risen from the very same platform. The show is being hosted by Jay Bhanushali who continues his association with DID and child comedienne Tamanna who shot to fame with Zee TV’s India’s Best Dramebaaz.
Deepak Rajadhyaksha, Deputy Business Head, Zee TV, said, “With a strong legacy of creating stars out of India’s common man through our varied home-grown non-fiction formats, Zee TV launched Dance India Dance back in 2009. The franchise has only grown ever since and transcended the boundaries of being a mere reality show and changed the landscape of dance in the country, cutting across age groups through its extensions like Li’l Masters and Super Moms. In fine sync with our brand philosophy Aaj Likhenge Kal, the previous seasons of DID Li’l Masters have enabled young talent in the country to leverage their dancing talent and build an extraordinary future in the field of dance. The new season of DID Li’l Masters celebrates the kind of superlative dancing talent that separates the blockbuster kids from the ordinary and gets them an instant celebrity status. In fact, a Bollywood blockbuster aura has been created around the new season through all its communication, brand imagery and a season-long Bollywood theme. The format now enables the contestants to perform as solos, duos and groups, exploring and establishing the latest trends, forms and styles in the dance circuit. And, as we welcome this season’s Top 16 contestants, we wish them luck and hope that their dance journey brings them the fame and recognition that they deserve.”
After months of auditions held in various parts of the country, DID Li’l Masters is all set to announce its Blockbuster Top 16 bacche who will find their training ground with the skippers as they are divided under ‘Tanay Ke Tigers’, ‘Bir Ke Baahubali’, ‘Jitumoni Ke Jaanbaaz’ and ‘Vaishnavi Ke Veer’. While Tanay Ke Tigers (AP Rockers - Ramtek, Nagpur, Mann R Patel and Amit Delwani - Morni, Rajkot, Brinda Dahal - Nepal and Soorya Sreejith - Trivandrum) ace in dance styles like popping animation with bone breaking, krumping and contemporary, Bir Ke Baahubali (Stacie Valerie Mawrie - Shillong, Gautam Dance Studio - Bhubaneshwar, Abhinav Arun - Kolam and Tamman Gamnu - Itanagar) shine in freestyle and contemporary, and Jitumoni Ke Jaanbaaz (RDA Crew - Gomia, Jharkhand, Urva Bhavsar - Ahmedabad, Satyam Rai and Fire Stepper Crew - Faridabad) outperform everyone in lyrical hip-hop and freestyle, Vaishnavi Ke Veer (Tanya and Tanisha, Rohan Thapa - Nepal, Beat Boys India - Indore and Jiya Thakur - Hyderabad) excel in Kathak and Bollywood hip-hop.