Kondath Venugopal, president of the Mumbai Pooram Festival-2012 said, "Earlier, 2,000 women had performed this dance for the world record. This time, we decided to create a new record and appealed to 4,000 families from which 2,990 women registered for the event. The Guinness team counted 2,643 women and they performed the dance for 15 minutes. People from all religions and communities participated. There were Sindhis, Punjabis, Christians and Maharashtrians who took part."