Shantanu Maheshwari, an actor and a great choreographer is on seventh heaven right now. There is no reason he shouldn’t be, as he and his dance crew have achieved a milestone. Desi Hoppers have won the World of Dance Global Visual Dance Competition. As the announcement was made, the actor – choreographer couldn’t contain his excitement. Recently, in an interaction, Shantanu opened up about the same. He in fact explained how the win was surprising for the whole crew.
Shantanu mentioned how they didn’t actually made the video for the competition. While talking about it, he said that World Of Dance asked them to make a video so they did. Shantanu said that they did the best they could in the current scenario, and was really happy to have won the competition.
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Desi Hoppers and World of dance has a disparate bond. We believe in this brand and always admire their new ventures this time- World of Dance Records … We know we are late but we didn’t really just wanted to congratulate them via a message, instead surprize them with our version of their first song “Workin” by @joshkillacky Feat. @kangfrvr of the future Kings. We had a tough time filming this video(because of Covid-19) but are very glad to have been able to execute it with the help of an outstanding team…. Sorry few members are missing due to lock down regulations. Hopefully you guys will enjoy the video and our version of the mix. . . Credits Music remixed by: @monty_k9007 Director: Shantanu Maheshwari & Macedon Demello Dance Direction: @desihoppers & @palki.malhotra Performers: @shantanu.maheshwari @macedon008 @iamjackofficial @aguywith_specs Cinematographer: @suresh.mohanty.142 Edited by: Macedon D’mello Colour Grading: Sandeep Rajput Location Courtesy: @thecampmax_kalote Special thanks: #montysabharwal @ssssssaaam @rizwan_bond @worldofdance @worldofdancerecords #dancevideo #musicvideo #worldofdance #workin #musicvideoindia #desihoppers #dancemusicvideo #tuesdayvideo #tuesday #indianmix #desiversion
Shantanu further added how they created this video as a medium to pay their respect to World Of Dance. And the crew was glad that they took it. Shantanu explained that they didn’t send the video as a part of competition and thus the win was surprising. He also added that it motivating to see your efforts being appreciated on a global platform.
Shantanu talked about all the challenges they faced as they had to film the video amid the on going lockdown. Shantanu and his ‘Dil Dosti Dance (D3)’ co-star Macedon Dmello directed the video. And the video was filmed in two days. Shantanu explained that conceptualising the video was the first challenge and they had to practice virtually.
Furthermore, he added that finding people who were ready to get on board at no cost was difficult as well. Shantanu explained that when they found the location, on the outskirts of Mumbai they weren’t sure about travelling. So, they had to find everything they could about travelling restrictions. In fact, even when they left, they weren’t sure if they would be able to film.