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Shahid Kapoor to debut on TV with ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Shahid
Kapoor will soon be making his
television debut.
Hindi general entertainment channel
Colors has roped in the actor, who is
also known for his dancing talent, as
the judge for upcoming season of the
dance reality show, ‘Jhalak Dikhhla
Kapoor, who recently won the best
actor award at the IIFA Awards for
the film ‘Haider’, will join producer,
director and actor Karan Johar on the
judges’ panel, replacing Madhuri
Dikshit Nene, who is taking a break
from ‘Jhalak…’ this season.
Meanwhile, Colors has hinted that
this season, there will be a new
format that will change the meaning
of dance in viewers’ dictionary and
enthral them like never before.
Colors CEO Raj Nayak said,
“Television has become the primary
choice of engagement for the film
industry with its reach and direct
audience connect making it centre
stage for mainstream popular
entertainment. At Colors, we have a
legacy of providing the perfect
platform to the biggest names from
the film industry like Salman Khan,
Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Rohit
Shetty, Anupam Kher, Priyanka
Chopra, Madhuri Dixit Nene, et al., to
move one-step closer to their viewers
through interactive and engaging
formats. We are excited to welcome
Shahid Kapoor to the Colors family
through his TV debut as judge on
‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’; on the back of
the box-office success of his latest
films, with the most recent feather
on his cap by bagging the top honours
at IIFA.”
Kapoor added, “When I first took up
dancing, I had the privilege to work
closely with some great mentors to
not only hone my dance skills, but also
helped me to shape my personality. As
I join the ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ family
as its judge, I am looking forward to
sharing my learning and experience
with the contestants. Being a dancer
brought discipline to my life and
changed it completely, I’m now hoping
to transfer some of the knowledge
towards shaping the young and
talented choreographers in our
While the channel is tightlipped about
the replacement of Remo D’Souza,
who has gone to Star Plus for its
upcoming reality show ‘Dance Plus’,
media reports suggested that this
time, there will be four judges on the
panel of ‘Jhalak…’ including
choreographer Ganesh Hegde and
Lauren Gottlieb.
Hegde is best known for
choreographing songs like ‘It’s Magic’
from ‘Koi Mil Gaya’, and ‘Chammak
Challo’ from ‘Ra.One’, while Gottlieb
has been the runner up of ‘Jhalak…’
Season 6 and has worked in ‘ABCD:
Any Body Can Dance’. An American,
Gottlieb was also contestant in the
third season of the reality dance
competition ‘So You Think You Can

Shahid Kapoor to debut on TV with ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’

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