Choreographer Nishchal Sharma recently performed his first on-screen dance at the stage of Dance Deewane 3. Nishchal has been choreographing the contestants since season 1 of the show. He has also worked as assistant choreographer in films like ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, ‘Ok Jaanu’ and ‘The Zoya Factor’.
After working as a choreographer for 8 years, he presented himself in front of the world for the first time last month. He shared the stage with contestant Aman and garnered appreciation from all the judges of Dance Deewane 3.
Nishchal has assisted Tushar Kalia for many films and music videos. But it took Nishchay 7 years to earn a compliment from Tushar. During an interview with Lehren, Nishchal told, “I call him Tushar Bhai because he is like an elder brother to me. He is a very good friend and mentor. I have been working with him since the beginning of my career in this industry. Right from his first film to his latest music videos, I have been working with him. We share a good bond but he never said ‘I am proud of you’. But when he said it that day, I felt very happy and blessed. He is very tough and strict. It is a task to get a compliment from him. He doesn’t appreciate those he cares about because he thinks that the other person might become lenient in his work if he appreciates. But I was finally happy to earn a compliment from him.”
When asked about his feelings after receiving validation from the judges on National Television, Nishchal said, “Yes, it feels amazing. I have known all three judges for years. And my first on-screen performance was in front of all three of them together. It seems like it was meant to happen. For me, it was overwhelming and it just felt like a dream come true. I feel relieved that my years of struggle have paid off and people are appreciating me.”
Nishchal currently mentors Gunjan Sinha, Somansh Dangwal, and Sahil & Anjali on Dance Deewane 3.