Teen heartthrob Shantanu Maheshwari has made headlines and for the right reasons. The dancing sensation along with his team called Desi Hoppers are participating in the American dance reality show, World of Dance 2 that has actor choreographer Derek Hough and singer Ne-Yo as judges.
Joining them on the judging panel is the sensational Jennifer Lopez. It is hosted by Jenna Dewan. They scored the highest in their group round show. World of Dance will start airing on NBC from May 29.
Shantanu said, “We’ve already shot for the first round. Last year, we participated in a stage event in the US and the show runners really liked our performance. They asked us to send our videos so we could be a part of the show. That’s how it started, and we ended up on one of the biggest reality shows in the world.”
Shantanu was a runner-up on Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa and won Rohit Shetty’s adventure reality show, Khatron Ke Khiladi 8. Being on World of Dance 2 has been an overwhelming experience for Desi Hoppers team.
He further told the paper, “Before entering the arena, the judges and audience bang the stage and that is goosebumps-inducing but energetic. Being the first Indian group on the show is an awesome feeling. The judges loved our performance, Derek was jumping out of his chair and JLo had a smile on her face. Ne-Yo was surprised that we performed so well.”
The young man is also living it up making friends from other countries. They partied together after the shoot got over. The Desi Hoppers dance crew has been giving performances in many countries across the globe.