Enthusiastic youth and children from all age groups dressed in various costumes and attires took active part in the Mega Talent Hunt Show organized by Seahorse Entertainment on May 24, 2014.
The Seahorse Entertainment, run by Manish Singh Chauhan, embarked on this mega talent hunt to provide a platform for Vidarbha’s talent to display their artistic skills and talents. The participants who included singers, actors, dancers and various other artists from Nagpur city took part in the audition. Manish Singh Chauhan did something very different. The platform that he provided was similar to any Bollywood selection process, with many cameras and lights that resembled the actual film shooting.
Nagpur Today spoke to Paresh Raipurkar, hailing from Ramtek, was here to perform a dance number “Vande-Mataram”. He had the national tri-colour painted over his face. He said that he has participated in various programmes in school-level. However, he said that he does not want to take this display of talent as a profession, but just as a hobby or part-time career.
Nagpur Today spoke to Rashee Kathane who is studying in Sixth Standard of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ajni. She said that she has been participating and performing dance numbers in various school-level programmes. She said that she was dancing to a mix music of Hindi movie numbers “Tumhari Ada”. She added that she wants to become a doctor but would love music if provided a platform to perform. She owes her talent, her dressing and make-up to her mother Bhagyashree. Rashee added that she has been taking dance classes under Jai Kaithwas of a Dance Academy in Nandanvan.
Nagpur Today spoke to Ajinkya Khambete, a student of Class IX in Potdar World School. He was dressed up in a police-officer’s attire with a Walkie Talkie, Pistol etc. He was at Seahorse Mega to perform mimicry of a police officer. He had a real passion for acting. He said that if he gets an opportunity, he will take acting as a profession. He said that he does want to become an actor and added that he will take classes to polish on his dialogue delivery and diction etc. He vehemently added that he wants to be the best. His mother Pallavi encourages him to pursue his dreams.
Nagpur Today also spoke to a Dance Group named Aryan Dance Group. Aryan Jiwtode, a professional choreographer has trained a number of the group members including Jhari Dharme, Raina Tale, Poonam Kharwade, Koyal Muraskar and Mrunal Borkar. Only Mrunal Borkar wanted to take dancing as a career. She said that she will definitely polish her steps to be a well trained dancer.
Inside the hall too, an entire set-up which included cameras, cameramen, bright lightings, directors et al resembled a studio where actual shooting of a movie is done. Every participant performed to the director’s Silence, Lights, Sound and Action.
Three judges which included Amol, Shruti and Priyanka judged the participants and allotted numbers (from 1-10) to them, depending on their performance.