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All for a place in the record books

UNMINDFUL OF the fact that this craze could affect her leg muscles adversely, sixteen-year-old Aditi Gupta determinedly continued to dance on the second day in an attempt to make a world record of dancing non-stop for 85 hours. Aditi completed 33 hours of her performance on Thursday evening with a 10-minute break after every two hours at Gandhi Hall, till the filing of this report.

india Updated: Dec 22, 2006 16:44 IST

UNMINDFUL OF the fact that this craze could affect her leg muscles adversely, sixteen-year-old Aditi Gupta determinedly continued to dance on the second day in an attempt to make a world record of dancing non-stop for 85 hours. Aditi completed 33 hours of her performance on Thursday evening with a 10-minute break after every two hours at Gandhi Hall, till the filing of this report.

Speaking to Hindustan Times during a break, Aditi said that she was perfectly fine and confident to pull off the show on her young shoulders.

Dr O P Kankane who was examining Aditi at that time said that there is nothing to worry from the fitness point of view. Dr Kankane said that Aditi has lot of mental strength and that would help maintain her health.

Aditi did not seem tired, ate some ‘Dalia’, and had soups mostly during breaks. He suggested more of hot stuff for Aditi to suit her body temperature. Aditi’s father Santosh Gupta said that regular massage during every break is helping her muscles to relax.

Pradeep Purohit who is providing massage to Aditi accepted the fact that dancing for very long hours could lead to overstretching of leg muscles and in turn affect the balance of the body.

“However Aditi is being looked after well and we are taking the help of physiotherapists to relax her muscles”, said Purohit.

Aditi has danced to more than 275 songs by now. Dev Joshi from Fusion Entertainment informed that they had received the claim identity from Guinness Book before the programme and are now going forward according to the guidelines received through mail.

“The entire event, including the breaks are being recorded”, said Joshi. Joshi denied any information about a representative from Guinness Book coming here to witness the show. He said that they mostly rely on video shooting, video clips of national media and newspaper cuttings.

According to Joshi, no such record in dancing has ever been made and this is the maiden attempt of its kind.