‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7’ starts with a bang

The popular dance based reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ is all set to return on television for its seventh season. The show features celebrity contestants competing with each other with the help from professional dance partners. The format of the show was taken from the popular British show, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions.

The show first began in 2006 and was telecasted in the channel Sony entertainment television. From 2012 the show began airing on the channel ‘Colors’. The new season of the show is set to start on 7th June. The new season will showcase never before seen global dance formats like Bolero, Capoeira etc. Maksim Chmerkovskiy, winner of the famous show  ‘Dancing with the Stars’ will be joining this year’s judges panel along with series regulars, Remo D'Souza, Karan Johar and  Madhuri Dixit.

Raj Nayak, CEO of the channel, stated, “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is a celebration of dance that our viewers from the world over love to be a part of…This season, we decided to bring the world to our Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa stage. Giving the stage a truly global flavor will be never-seen-before dance forms from all the corners of the globe to an exciting new jury member of international repute.” The show will be hosted by actor Ranvir Shorey and last season’s winner Drashti Dhami.

Madhuri Dixit-Nene who will be returning for the fourth time as judge, said, “This season, it is not only a challenge for the contestants, but also for us as judges. I have been training in Latin dance forms and am looking forward to see some newer dance forms from the contestants as well.” Karan Johar said that he will present a pair of specially designed dancing shoes to the most impressive dancers. Remo D’Souza said that he was sure this season will ‘rock’.

The seventh season will feature 13 celebs like actors Purab Kohli, Sophie Choudry, singer Sukhwinder Singh, and cricketer S. Sreesanth, among others. Myleeta Aga of BBC Worldwide said, “we are very excited to see Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, the Indian adaptation of BBC Worldwide’s acclaimed format Dancing With the Stars grow from strength to strength each season.” She also added that, “The format has been sold to over 50 countries, and has been incredibly successful in India.” To cash in the growing popularity of the show, the channel will launch a multimedia promotional campaign using mediums like radio, TV, cable and the internet.