Mohena Singh, princess of Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, has probably become the first contestant from a royal background to take part in any reality show on Indian Television. She has been successful over lakhs of other contenders and sealed her place in the TOP 36 of Zee TV’s Dance India Dance, Season 3.
She did a brilliant contemporary act on Jane tu mera kya hai from the movie Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na at the Mega auditions and bagged accolades in plenty from Grandmaster Mithun Da and all the three masters – Remo, Geeta & Terence. Mohena’s training in Bollywood routines, Hip Hop and contemporary dance forms helped her to secure a safe place on the most coveted platform for dance in the world.
During the city auditions, Mohena had shocked everyone by saying that her father, Pushpa Raj Singh is the Maharaja of Rewa, Madhya Pradesh which makes her a princess by default. Mithun Da was quite amused when he got to know that he will be judging a princess. Dada quipped, “Just in case we don’t select you in the Top 18, I hope your father will not reduce us into some squishy squashy pulp by subjecting us to the wrath of elephants. The DID stage is sacrosanct and does not discriminate between race, sex, creed, lineage or background. ”
Mohena could not stop smiling at Dada’s comment and replied, “Dada, this is the reason my family wanted me to participate in Dance India Dance and not any other show. I am a princess by birth but want to be an accomplished dancer by profession. I have learnt Kathak from my grandmother Rajmata Pravin Kumari Singh and have been a part of a dance company in Mumbai for the past 6 years. Even my mother, who stays with me in Mumbai is a Maharani but nothing in her behavior will suggest that she is a Queen.”
Master Terence like the other judges was very happy with her performance and said, “If you get through to the Top 18, I would love to have you in my team.”