Choreographer Soparkar not to perform at Wills-Kate reception

April 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Prince William By Priyanka Verma New Delhi, Apr. 28 (ANI): Well known choreographer Sandip Soparkar who was perform at the reception of Prince William and Katherine Middleton, will not do so now because of an injury.

“We are not leaving tomorrow. I had a very bad accident. We were supposed to give the preview of the performance on April 26, the day when Kangana Ranaut was to unveil the royal invitation, which later couldn’t happen due to injury,” Soparkar told ANI over the phone when contacted.

“Nothing can be done beyond God’s disposition,” he added.

On April 25, Soparkar and his wife Jesse Randhwa, were rehearsing for the event when he missed a step and fell down a flight of stairs, injuring his knees badly.

“When we were rehearsing at the venue, I had a fall on my knee, badly injured and muscles were bleeding internally for all two days. The doctor has advised complete bed rest for the next ten days,” said Soparkar who is now on painkillers and medication.

It was a proud moment for this dancing couple when they received an official invitation to perform a Bollywood waltz during the royal reception after the wedding on April 29.

James Kinder on behalf of Prince Charles sent the invitation.

Soparkar expressed disappointment over calling off the performance just days before the wedding.

“It’s so unprofessional to call off the performance just before the day (of the wedding), but the doctor advised me complete bed rest for next ten days. If I had persisted, then it would have meant taking eight to ten months to recover, or even undergoing surgery,” said a distressed Sandip.

Soparkar said that he has sent his apology to Buckingham Palace for not being able to perform.

“We were so excited and were looking forward to the night. And, I know, the whole nation was looking up to us. But I believe nothing can be done beyond God’s disposition. So on Tuesday, we sent an apology to the royal family and at the same time conveyed our best wishes for the couple,” he said.

Soparkar, a popular ballroom dancer, and his wife Jesse Randhwa had been practicing for the event for the last two months.

In 2004, Soparkar had received a letter of recognition from Prince Charles for his work of promoting ballroom dancing in India. (ANI)

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