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Colors brings back its celebrity dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’

The show will premiere on 3 September and will air every Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.

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Mumbai: Colors is now set to bring back its celebrity dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa after a hiatus of five years.

Produced by BBC Studios India Production, the 10th season of this celebrity dance reality show is based on a BBC Studios global format.

Presented by Patanjali Dantkanti with Mutual Funds Sahi Hai as special partner, the show is set to premiere on 3 September and will air every Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. only on Colors.

The iconic show follows the dancing journeys of celebrities from various walks of life as they let down their guards and ignite the dance floor.

The show is supported by an enthralling cast of contestants who will be paired with talented choreographers who will pump up the energy and mentor them.

Viacom18 Hindi mass entertainment and kids TV network head Nina Elavia Jaipuria said, "At Colors, it has been our endeavour to bring to our audience unique storylines, endearing characters, and variety offerings. Thus, making the channel not only the #2 player but also the leader in weekend programming in the HGE category. On the heels of the success of Khatron Ke Khiladi, the No. 1 non-fiction show of the year 2022, it gives us great pleasure to bring back one of our most celebrated and innovative dance shows, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. 

She further added, "In the past, the show has enjoyed immense popularity and remained a viewer and advertisers’ favourite. We are delighted to welcome Patanjali Dantkanti as the presenting sponsor and Mutual Funds Sahi Hai as the special partner for the show, and look forward to a great partnership." 

Returning to the Jhalak stage as judges will be actor Madhuri Dixit, filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Nora Fatehi. Maniesh Paul will be returning as the host. 

Viacom18 Hindi mass entertainment chief content officer Manisha Sharma said, "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has been recognised as one of the most loved celebrity dance shows of the country and after a hiatus of five years, it is now set to return. The show offers a great platform for celebrities from different walks of life to experience a unique journey through dance. Its uniqueness and innovative format not only set it apart from any other dance show but also make it an entertaining watch for the viewers."

She further added, "We are happy to have Karan Johar and Madhuri Dixit return to the judges' panel, joined by Nora Fatehi, while Maniesh Paul will be the host. The new season is going to be packed with some great dance performances, acts, and lots of entertainment, fronted by a great mix of celebrities and choreographers." 

An Indian adaptation of the international celebrity dance show, Dancing with the Stars, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is a combination of glamour, talent, and passion as the celebrity contestants team up with professional choreographers and learn new dance forms.

BBC Studios India general manager Sameer Gogate said, "Dancing with the Stars is a sterling example of how our formats have the power to travel and connect with a global audience.  Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has anchored itself as a widely acclaimed celebrity dance show, and I am confident that its popularity will continue to soar as it makes a return to Colors. The new season promises to increase the entertainment quotient with exceptional acts and performances. With an expert panel of judges, stellar contestants, and an entertaining host, we promise to leave no stone unturned to present a grand season."

This season's star-studded line-up includes actor Dheeraj Dhoopar with choreographer Sneha Singh, actor Paras Kalnawat with choreographer Shweta Sharda, bold and beautiful Nia Sharma with choreographer Tarun Nihlani, youth icon Niti Taylor with choreographer Akash Thapa, the talented Gashmeer Mahajani with choreographer Romsha Singh, popular chef Zorawar Kalra with choreographer Suchitra Sawant Sangare, multifaceted  Amruta Khanvilkar with choreographer Pratik Utekar, Dance Deewane 3 fame Gunjan Sinha with choreographer Tejas Varma, the effervescent Shilpa Shinde with choreographer Nischal Sharma, internet sensation Faisal Shaikh aka Faizu with choreographer Vaishnavi Patil, artist – comedian Ali Asgar with choreographer Lipsa Acharya and boss lady Rubina Dilaik with choreographer Sanam Johar. 

Speaking on the show, actor Madhuri Dixit Nene said, "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, I believe, is one show that has gone beyond the confines of being just a celebrity dance show. It beautifully traces the dance journeys of various celebrities, turning them into life-changing experiences. It is my absolute delight to be back on the judges' panel, reunite with Karan and Maniesh, and welcome the very talented Nora Fatehi. For us and contestants alike, it is going to be a joyful and fulfilling ride marked by some exceptional and unforgettable dance performances."

Producer and director Karan Johar commented, "With Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, I made my debut as a judge on television, and it truly feels like a homecoming to return to the show. The viewers are in for an entertaining ride filled with extraordinary dance acts coupled with lots of energy and oomph. I am extremely excited to have the quintessential and OG diva, Madhuri Dixit, by my side on the panel along with Nora Fatehi, and I am looking forward to reuniting with Maniesh Paul. Some of the industry’s biggest and most popular names are going to explore the realm of dance this season, and I cannot wait to witness their journeys."

"It feels surreal to be judging a show wherein I once participated as a contestant. Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa celebrates the beautiful art form of dance unlike any other show, and I feel this is where I belong. This is my second stint as a judge, and it gives me immense pleasure to join the illustrious panel along with Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar. The lineup of contestants this season is fiery and feisty, and they are all geared up to burn the dance floor. I am very excited and looking forward to it," added Nora Fatehi.

Actor and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 10 host Maniesh Paul said, "I am elated to be back as the host of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a show that I love so immensely. As the show makes a ‘dhamaakedar’ comeback, not only do I get to reunite with the Colors’ family, but also work again with Madhuri ma’am, Karan sir, and now Nora Fatehi as a part of the judge’s panel. This year, the show is going to knock everyone’s socks off with a power-packed line-up of contestants. It’s going to be a one-stop destination for wholesome entertainment and fun and I’m sure the fans are going to shower their love upon us as always."

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