PERFORMANCE! were some of the words used to describe Mohena Singh’s larger than life portrayal of a girl caught in an abusive relationship through an act choreographed by her mentor Remo D Souza.
Master Remo attempted one of his boldest choreography with two of his most competent contestants, Sanam Johar and Mohena Singh in this week’s episode of Dance India Dance. The act was based on the difficult theme of a relationship on the edge. It was a sensitive portrayal of a girl who was on the throes of an abusive relationship. The difficulty level was further increased by making them dance on the instrumental version of Pyaar ye jane kaisa hai from the cult movie Rangeela. “An instrumental piece does not give you the comfort of words, so every communication has to be expressed through emotions and expressions,” said an ecstatic Remo after their performance. “I’m thrilled at what Mohena and Sanam have achieved today. My confidence in them have increased manifold after this performance. I’m so happy they are in my team.” Asserts the proud mentor.
Being born with a silver spoon ensures neither success nor fame. Mohena Kumari Singh, Princess of Rewa, Madhya Pradesh is a worthy testimonial to prove the same. You need to have a lot of passion, the desire to excel and put in a lot of hard work. It is not an easy task depicting contrasting emotions like agony, ecstasy, love and aggression at the same time. But Dance India Dance is all about the raising the bar and showcasing never before seen or thought of performances. Mohena & Sanam’s performance will definitely go down in the dance hall of fame for its raw appeal and its flawless visual spectacle.
Mohena gave her heart and soul into the performance. “Every night I would close my eyes but get no sleep as I would be practicing the act in my head. One day I woke up in the middle of the night, sat up on my bed and started rehearsing my steps. Lipsa, my roommate got scared and thought I had lost it,” said a beaming Mohena after bagging Mithun Da’s coveted ‘Grand Salute’. Says Master Remo D Souza, “I’m touched by Mohena’s dedication and determination. She wanted to give a good takkar to the boys and prove her mettle. I’m happy that all the bruises that she endured, all the hard work that she put in, has finally paid off. Geeta, Terence, Mithun Da have all admired her performance.”