Gauransh Chauhan, the next MJ?

Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 6:30am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Gauransh Chauhan was only seven years old when he impersonated the pop icon Michael Jackson and grooved to Dangerous as part of the audition for Dance India Dance 2. Four years later, the boy is being hailed as the next MJ on Michael Jackson's official page on Facebook! His audition video from the dance show has been uploaded and within a day it got four lakh likes and still counting. Gauransh's father Jasbir Singh can't contain his excitement. "I am extremely glad and proud of my son's achievement. Gauransh has been dancing since the age of three. I am a dancer myself and had bought MJ's video for practice. When Gauransh saw it, he just loved it and started aping MJ's moves," gushes Jagbir Singh.

Interestingly, it was when Gauransh went for the audition of DID 2 that the idea of DID Li'l Masters was conceived. Though everybody had loved Gauransh's flawless performance and even awarded him a certificate of excellence, he couldn't be part of the competition, which was for the seniors. That's when Zee thought of having a dance competition for juniors too. "Gauransh's dance video was used as an ad and it became popular even then," says Jagbir. Since then Gauransh has appeared in several TV shows like Saavdhan India and Gumrah and even shot for commercials. The dancing sensation is all set to make his feature film debut in Remo D's Souza's ABCD 2. "Remo is his godfather. He loves him immensely and guides him," says Jagbir. Gauransh has also landed a Hollywood offer informs the proud father. Talking about him, Remo says, "Gauransh is fantastic, god-gifted. Even I learnt dance seeing MJ's videos but I wasn't so young when I did it. His being tagged as the next MJ is a great achievement. He has done India proud."

Gauransh is pursuing his passion for dance and is currently being trained by the Argentinian Fernando Aguilera. "He has waived his fees for us and we can't thank him enough," says an overwhelmed Jagbir.
 


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