Dancer Vaishnavi Patil is a Pune based artist who had appeared in a lot of dance reality shows. She was recently booked for shooting a video of her dancing on a Lavani song inside the premises of Lal Mahal, Pune.
Popular dancer and choreographer Vaishnavi Patil, famous for her dance duo along with Faisal Khan, was recently booked with 2 others for allegedly shooting a Lavani video inside Lal Mahal in Pune. The monument is of historical importance as the childhood place of Maratha hero Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The dancer was criticised by public and local leaders for performing a ‘sensuous’ dance such as Lavani in the monument and an FIR under sections 295 and 198 of the Indian Penal Code was filed against her and 2 others.
Who Is Vaishnavi Patil?
Vaishnavi was born on May 20, 1999 in a Marathi family. She was always inclined towards dancing and in 2008, she participated in the dance reality show Boogie Woogie season 4 that was judged by Javed Jaffari. She won season 4 and returned to Boogie Woogie season 5 as a wild card and won it again. She then went on to participate in another kids dance reality show DID Little Masters in 2010 and became the 2nd runner up. She returned to DID Little Masters in season 4 in 2018 but this time as a team leader and the contestant from her team won the trophy that season.
Vaishnavi took part in other dance shows as a choreographer working and training back stage. She participated in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa season 8 in 2015 along with Faisal Khan and the duo won the title that year. She has also won shows like India’s Got Talent, Dholkichya Talavar, Etv Super Dancer and Nachle Ve. Since then she has worked in many dance shows and platforms as a dancer and choreographer. She also started a dance academy in Kothrud, Pune with her sister Girija. She is often seen putting her dance and collaboration videos on social media.
Vaishnavi recently shot a Lavani video in Lal Mahal, a protected historical monument in Pune, Maharashtra after which an FIR was filed against her for hurting public sentiments as the monument is where Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj spent her childhood. Vaishnavi took to her social media to post an apology video saying that her intentions were not to hurt the sentiments of anyone and that she has deleted the video.
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