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Prince group's 'common' and 'foreign' dreams

The India's Got Talent winner group who's performing at the opening ceremony of CWG hopes to get noticed on international circuit. On the sidelines of the event, they speak to Parmita Uniyal.

india Updated: Jul 09, 2010 12:37 IST
Parmita Uniyal
Parmita Uniyal
Hindustan Times

From slogging in scorching heat as labourers to making the entire nation dance to their tunes, Prince group, the winner of reality show India's Got talent has come a long way. The group that gave a scintillating performance at the Annual PACE Principals' Meet on Wednesday evening is now all set to perform at the opening of upcoming Commonwealth Games.

The group members started dreaming big when they won the runners-up title in Sony's Boogie-Woogie in the year 2006. They attribute their success to their mentor and chorographer Krishna Mohan Reddy who conducted a talent hunt in the remote village of Berhampur, Orissa.

Prince Group"Krishnaji invited us to join the group. We were completely raw at that time. There was not enough space to practice in the village, so we practiced at the beach. We put in a lot of hardwork combining the work and the practice," says Sandeep Kumar, one of the dancers.

Initially started as a small group, their strength has now grown to 150-200 for the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games. The age of all the dancers in the group ranges from 17-25.


"We have to do something big this time. We have expanded our group for Commonwealth Games that will now comprise of 150-200 dancers. Our performance would be different from what we have done so far."

When asked about their strategy, Vishwanath Das, another performer says: "We are divided into parts so that we can perform in various parts of the country simultaneously."

With their feet firmly on ground, the enthusiastic performers are now setting their eyes on international scene. "We hope we get noticed on international circuit as well by performing in Commonwealth Games."

As they say, fruit of 'labour' is always sweet.

First Published: Jul 08, 2010 20:16 IST