It was one of the small screen’s biggest dance reality shows, and on its return after four years, it is not just set to get bigger and better, but “meaningful” too.
With couples as diverse as the young and vivacious Jay Bhanushali and Mahi Gill; the ‘just married’ duo Karan Mehra and Nisha Rawal; new parents Smita Bansal and her husband Ankush; and ‘Swayamvar’ couple Rahul and Dimpy Mahajan — the line-up promises to be much more than just “nach”.
Rightly so, says Nachiket Pant Vaidya, general manager, Star Plus.
“We have seen the show with a new angle, and have added a layer of seriousness to it. We want it to reflect the message, that just like in dance, if you work with team spirit in your relationship, it will be great,” Vaidya said at the show’s glitzy launch in Mumbai on Monday night.
“Through the show, we want to say that a lot of times you may not get to choose your partner, but it is important to understand your ‘baliye’ [partner] and be in sync with each other. Your life will be successful,” he added.
The show is entering its fifth season. It will go on air on Star Plus starting December 29.
As many as 11 well-known couples from the TV industry have been brought together for the comeback season, to be judged by power trio — Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, director Sajid Khan and ace choreographer Terence Lewis.
The show will be spiced up by handsome hosts, Gautam Rode and Karan Wahi.
Other contenders on the show include “Kaanta laga” girl Shefali Zariwala and her husband Parag; carefree couple Amar and Charlie of Channel V fame; actress Suhasi Dhami and her hubby Jaisheel; actor couple Sargun Mehta and Ravi; actress Deepshikha and her partner Kaishav and actor Kushal Tandon and his Bulgarian partner Elena.
Small screen’s ‘Bhabho’ Neelu Waghela and her actor hubby Arvind are the eldest couple on the show, but are also being considered one of the strongest ‘jodi.’ [pair]
The show will be shot at Filmistan Studios, and considering the launch of the show, which was marked by a sneak peek into the contestants’ performances, one hopes ‘Nach Baliye 5’ will be one grand affair.