No legs no barrier
A hip-hop dancer who does not have legs has found fame after
performing on the Indian version of Britain's Got Talent.
Thakur appeared on India’s Got Talent show
Vinod Thakur has been rehearsing and training as he prepares for
later rounds of the TV show. The 21-year-old hopes to impress the judges
on India's Got Talent with his moves and flips using his bare hands for
Thakur, who received encouragement from his friends and
choreographer, was born without legs due to a birth defect.
He came from a poor neighbourhood in East Delhi and taught himself to
dance by copying the moves from break dance videos available on the
Internet. The former mobile phone repairer is now hoping to open a dance
training school for physically challenged people in future.
"I used to look for B boying dance stunts through the Internet. My
friend Manish has been with me since childhood and he knows what all
things I can do," he said.
"Even if I was not able to do a step, he used to tell me, Vinod you
will be able to do it."
"The school that I will open...I will keep it free for disabled
people," Thakur added
"I will hone their skills that God has gifted them with and make a
group of my own and send them back to the stage of India's Got Talent."