COLORSâ€™ redefines dance with the new season of
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
Mumbai, May 27 â€˜2013:Â They’veÂ got the world at their feetÂ but have they got the nerves of steel to slug it out for dance?Â TheÂ battle ground is set;Â competition starts from day oneâ€¦Â 12Â celebrities take up the biggest dance challenge of the season with Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on COLORS!Â As they prepare to shed blood, sweat, tears and prove their prowess to theÂ Trinity ofÂ JhalakÂ â€“Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Karan JoharÂ andÂ Remo Dâ€™souza, be prepared to witness an explosive season of the dance and victory unfold.Â This season is for leaders not followers; it is for fighters not defenders! Get ready to dust off your dancing shoes and be inspired â€“Â Itâ€™s dancing re-definedÂ onÂ Jhalak Dikhhla JaaÂ startingÂ June 1â€™2013, everyÂ SaturdayÂ andÂ Sunday at 9.00 pm, only on COLORS.
From the dance studio to the dance floor, follow the moves of the twelve celebrities as they will be seenÂ surpassing all limitationsand outshining in the new frontiers of dance with someÂ never-seen-before acts. Viewers will seeÂ dance spilling outside the studio wallsÂ as the contestants will be challenged to portray their true talent inÂ some unusual outdoor locationsÂ as well. As the mercury rises,Â contestants will leave no chance to outdo performances with the use ofÂ unconventional props, graphics and animationÂ added with internationally acclaimed video mapping technology etc. The season also introduces innovative concepts from Relay dance to performing with Live DJ Music to shaking a leg with an extra partner in â€˜Teen Ka Tadkaâ€™.
Commenting about the launch of the new season, Raj Nayak, CEO â€“ COLORS, said,Â â€œWe are constantly looking at content that ignites the interest of our viewers with our non-fiction offerings. Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has been one of our most successful shows and after the grand success of the previous season, we are confident that its return will break all barriers in entertainment, bringing in better content, production and scale. The show depicts dance in its full glory with performers going beyond the usual, giving new dimensions to viewer experience.â€
Hosting this season are the comic duo – the very quirky and charming,Â Manish PaulÂ returning for his second innings along with the King of Comedy,Â Kapil SharmaÂ taking the viewerâ€™s on a high dose of laughter and entertainment. This magnanimous dance-off brings 12 celebrity contestants that include ace singerÂ ShaanÂ with Marischa, Televisionâ€™s favourite boy – the tall dark and handsomeÂ Siddharth ShuklaÂ with Sonia Jaffer, Bollywood actressÂ Aarti ChhabriaÂ with Corneil Octavia Rodrigues, girl next doorÂ Ekta Kaulwith Tushar Kalia, young and vivaciousÂ Drashti DhamiÂ with Salman Yousuf Khan, powerhouse performerÂ Eijaz KhanÂ with Mohena Singh, lean-mean machine of Indian televisionÂ Karanvir BohraÂ with Sneha Kapoor, ABCD star and Hollywood actressÂ Lauren GottliebÂ with Punit Pathak, TVâ€™s method actorÂ Meghna MalikÂ with Savio Barnes, televisionâ€™s most popular and endearingÂ bahuShweta TiwariÂ with Sushant Pujari, comedianÂ Suresh MenonÂ with Suchitra Sawant and last but not the least Indiaâ€™s Got Talent winnersÂ Sonali and Sumanth.
Commenting about the launch of the new season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa,Â Manisha Sharma, Weekend Programming Head, COLORS, said,Â â€œThe last season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa was a huge hit, this season we have further up scaled the show in every way to set a new record in entertainment .We have innovated and customized the format to suit the taste of the viewer. This season, dance has a new meaning, competition starts from day one. Surprising twists, pure dancing and fierce competition will keep the viewers hooked on to this dance field.â€
She further adds, â€œNow with the introduction of the new season, our effort is towards strengthening the weekend band, adding dance reality to the bouquet of comedy, drama and crime thereby completing the programing mix.â€
Throwing challenges in their path are the Trinity of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa â€“ the epitome of grace, beauty and dance,Â Madhuri Dixit-Nene, the king of entertainment,Â Karan JoharÂ and Bollywoodâ€™s most popular choreographer cum director,Â Remo Dâ€™Souza.
Speaking about their expectations from the new season, the returning judge, the dancing diva, Madhuri Dixit-Nene said,Â â€œMy criteria to judge each performance will be simple – did I feel for the performance, did I live it? Anyone can dance with their feet, I am looking out for someone who puts their heart and soul into it.â€
Adding to thisÂ Karan Johar said, â€œAll these contestants have been masters in their own fields but this season we will expect them not only to rise up but shift the bar to a new one. I will judge them basis the entertainment quotient – conceptâ€™s and the overall performance.â€ Adding to this, dancing Guru, Remo Dâ€™Souza said, â€œThis season contestants will have to push their maximum potential as we set them up for an intensely competitive dance battle. There will only be one way to survive as a winner and that is through hard-work and perseverance.â€
Kick starting the launch episode will be dancing queenÂ Madhuri who will team up with Bollywood sensation Ranbir Kapoor for a stunning performance on their new item number.Â Next to enthrall viewers will be an entertaining performance byÂ Sushant Singh RajputÂ and actressÂ Jacqueline Fernandez who will be introducingÂ the 12 celebrity contestants. Dance maestro Remo will also take over the stage for a power packed performance with his troupe and something not to missed will be director Karan Joharâ€™s entertaining act. The launch episode week will also see the three Deols -Â Sunny, Bobby and DharmendraÂ shake a leg with the Jhalak contestants adding on to the commencement of the power packed journey of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
Jhalak Dikhhhla Jaa, the local adaptation of the BBC Worldwide format Strictly Come Dancing, is produced in over 30 countries worldwide including India.Â Myleeta Aga, the Senior Vice President and General Manager, BBC Worldwide, India and Content Head AsiaÂ commented on its new season, â€œÂ Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is one of our prime properties and we have seen the format grow exponentially and attract a pan-Indian viewership. The new season promises to be a bigger canvas with the bar being raised in terms of presentation and concepts. To ensure we match audience preferences, our teams have undertaken rigorous research in finding the best celebrity talent to be showcased in this international phenomenon.â€
The new season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa will seeÂ Cadbury BournvitaÂ return as the presenting sponsor along with Vaseline as the Powered by sponsor amongst others.
Get ready to be inspired asÂ the contestants up their ante and rise up to the challenge of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa… everyÂ SaturdayandÂ SundayÂ atÂ 9.00 pmÂ only on COLORS!!