New Delhi : Television's star couple and Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actors Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya will have a sweeter first anniversary in July as they today they emerged winners of celebrity dance show Nach Baliye 8. The couple, one of the strongest since the beginning, thanks to Divyanka's immense popularity, beat Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal and Abigail Pande and Sanam Johar in the finale. While Abigail-Sanam stood second, Sanaya-Mohit came third. Happy with their win, Divyanka and Vivek called it the best wedding anniversary present.
Divyanka said about winning Nach Baliye 8, "It has been a journey in itself. We've come to understand each other so much through this beautiful journey of 13 weeks. Due to Nach Baliye, we got to know and understand each other better and better since we had an arranged marriage. It surely has been Romance Ki Jeet for us, and the learnings that we've gotten from this show is going to take us on a long, happy road! It is magnificent how our fans have helped us go through the journey with immense love and support. Managing between shoot and rehearsals for Nach was really difficult and it often left us tired. But now that I look back at the 13 weeks, I see that we both have truly evolved as a couple"
Beside the trophy, the winners took home cash prize worth Rs 35 lakh, a Hero Maestro and Ora jewellery. This was the first time that the audience saw Divyanka taking to the dance floor and she didn't disappoint. In fact, both Divyanka and Vivek matched steps with each other beautifully and showcased a terrific chemistry. While they played safe in their initial performances, the couple upped its game and came up with some standout acts, winning judges' hearts. Divyanka's stardom, courtesy her role of Ishita from Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, only helped the couple march towards finale comfortably.
The growth of 'DiVek' - as their fans lovingly call them, in terms of dancing skills has been noteworthy and it is one of the reasons that the two today stand at the winning position. The two will celebrate their first marriage anniversary on July 8, and they will reportedly fly to Europe to ring in their special day. And this is surely a double reason for them to celebrate.
Nach Baliye 8 started in April with 10 celebrity couples as they battled it out to win hearts with their chemistry and perfect dance moves. The judges also added their own tadka to the finale - while Terence Lewis's enthralling performance had the audience applauding, Sonakshi Sinha performance got all the claps but it was Mohit Suri's spontaneous performance which made the people laugh and applaud at the same time. But guess whose performance had the audience and the participants both agog? It was Ranbir Kapoor who danced to Galti Se Mistake from his upcoming Jagga Jasoos. Ranbir came on Nach Baliye 8 with the film's director Anurag Basu.
Another surprise on the show was when first runner-up Abigail proposed to Sanam. After giving a few roses to Sanam and promising that she will forever be there for Sanam, Abigail got down on one knee and proposed to Sanam. His immediate response was, "Officially, I'm a girl," which had everyone laughing.