Performance level in India is high: Tara Jean Popwich

Last Updated: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 14:23

Mumbai: Canadian dancer Tara Jean Popowich, who is the latest contestant to be eliminated from `Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7`, feels that Indian dancers are good performers as compared to their western counterparts.

Tara entered the celebrity dance reality show, which is an Indian adaptation of international talent hunt `Dancing With the Stars`, as a wild card contestant with choreographer partner Jack.

"I loved my one-and-half months stint on the show. It was stressful because we had to rehearse for long hours. But I learnt a lot from the show. I am amazed to see that in India everyone is mad about dance. Even the performance quality in Indian dancers is high," Tara, the winner of `So You Think You Can Dance`, told reporters.

The international dancer was pitted against young wonder Akshat Singh in the face-off. Tara`s radio act could not impress judges much as compared to Akshat`s performance as a crocodile.

"I am happy that Akshat stayed back on the show. He is a wonderful dancer. As a wild card contestant it was very hard for me to get the fan following. I had learnt little Hindi too to impress the audience. But I am happy that I gave my everything during my journey on the show and managed to garner standing ovation and full marks many a times," she said.

Tara also feels lucky to perform in front of the judges-- Madhuri Dixit, Remo D`Souza and Karan Johar.

"It was unbelievable to perform in front of them. Madhuri was my favourite. Her warm personality gave me confidence to perform on Indian stage. I want to dance in one of the Remo`s films," she said.

Till she gets her visa, Tara says she in talks to be a part of another reality show and does not mind if she gets a small role in a Hindi Film.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 14:24

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