Pune, Aug 13 (IBNS): As the live audience of over five thousand cheered at the Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune, on Sunday night, young Faisal Khan of Mumbai was declared the winner of Zee TV’s dance reality show DID L’il Masters Season 2.
In an intense, nerve-racking finish, Faisal who belongs to Prince Ki Paltan was voted the winner by millions of fans from across the nation.
Actor Akshay Kumar was the star attraction at the glitzy evening along with Grandmaster Mithun Chakraborty, judges Marzi Pestonji and Geeta Kapur, ace choreographers Farah Khan and Terence Lewis.
The winner was presented the coveted ‘KB3’ Cup.
Akshay Kumar who unveiled the first look of his forthcoming film 'Oh My God' at the Grand Finale of DID L'il Masters was so floored by the super-talented five finalists that he made all of them an offer on the spot. He promised them a chance to be a part of a promotional dance video of 'Oh My God'.
The evening of the finale was marked by some breathtaking performances by each of the Top 5 finalists, their skippers and Masters Geeta Kapur and Marzi Pestonji.
While Faisal paid tribute to the golden era of films in his performance, l’il Om was up to his tricks and stunts with a performance that featured malkhamb, lathis and a human pyramid.
Rohan's performance literally was electrifying as he made the lights on stage dance to the same tunes that he performed to.
Soumya danced like a gorgeous doll with her performance that transformed the stage into a mini Chinatown complete with dragons, chinese lanterns and umbrellas.
Jeet made sure that he paid his idol the ultimate tribute as he danced to a medley of Michael Jackson songs with a 15 foot statue of Michael Jackson appearing on stage.
Each of the skippers too added their own flair and punch to performances of their own.
While Prince took Raghav head on in a takkar set in a junkyard, Neerav and Kruti were joined by Terrence Lewis and “chik chik” girl Shreya in a lively medley of Chikni Chameli, Banjara and Kombdi Palali.
In keeping with the theme that ran through the season, surprisingly, the mummies of each of the contestants also joined Jay Bhanushali and Marzi Pestonji on stage to dance to Aare Pritam Pyaare and Auntyji.
Ashish Golwalkar, Head – Non-fiction Programming, Zee TV said, “Heartiest Congratulations to Faisal. With the latest season of DID L’il Masters, Dance India Dance, as a brand, has set new benchmarks in the realms of reality programming."
Apart from the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of the country, the finalists of DID L’il Masters have walked away with a bounty of prizes.
While the winner takes home a scholarship of Rs 10 Lakhs from LR Active and a gift hamper from Knorr Soupy Noodles, the first runner-up won a 5 Lakh scholarship and a gift hamper.
The second runner-up received a scholarship of Rs 3 Lakhs and a gift hamper.