Amitabha Bachchan gives 7 lakhs to dancers
The senior Bachchans came to the rescue of two dancers who had lost all hope of realising their dream to participate in an upcoming nternational games competition due to lack of funds. The dancers had trained hard to participate as partners in the Latin American Dance category of the Indoor Asian Games which is to be held in Vietnam, shortly. But they could not afford to do so. Their hope of finding a sponsor crashed when the corporates they approached through their trainer Sandip Soparrkar, turned them down.
Sandip has known the couple for the last seven year. He says, “When I came to know that they were financially unable to participate in the event, I contacted the Bachchan’s who instantly agreed to finance them. I had a word with Jayaji and later with Amitji too and the cheque for seven lakhs arrived within three days of the meeting, duly signed by Amitji himself.”The dancers can’t stop thanking the senior Bachchans. Diago Pereira, one of the two grateful dancers said, “Latin American dance is an expensive sport and we could not bear the cost of the logistics involved for the international competition.
My dance partner, Dr. Reesha Dhulap and I were worried about losing out on participating. Now, we practice even harder because we don’t want to let the Bachchan’s down.”