Sridevi to make television debut


There was a time when television meant deglamorized work and a strict no no for actors pertaining to the Hindi Film Industry. Today with the constant influx of reality shows and change of concept, these film stars have pervaded into television.

However, there is a specific trait one may notice in the stars working for the television. Either they are superstars of today or are super successful stars of the former times. The last feature comprises of celebrities like Madhuri Dixit, Raveena Tandon, Karishma Kapoor and many more. The latest artist to join them is Sridevi who is currently riding the success wave with Gauri Shinde’s “English Vinglish” which released this year.  This film release meant Sridevi’s end of 15 years of sabbatical from films.

Sridevi will be venturing into television with “Nach Baliye”. The show has been quite popular and has had quite a successful run at the television. Joining her at the desk of judges will be Malaika Arora Khan who has also judged the first two seasons of “Nach Baliye”. The show comprises of celebrity couples specifically from the television industry who ‘danced’ their way to the trophy.

For Sridevi, this will be a first time that the viewers will see her on their television screens. Sources close to the channel have said that both the celebrities have been approached currently and they are in talks with the channel.

Sridevi has never been on television before and this addition will definitely grab eyeballs and help the show top the television rating points.  She has been seen on the small screen when she came to promote “English Vinglish” on the sets of another dance reality show called “Jhalak Dikhla Jaa” which is judged by her contemporary Madhuri Dixit. She was also seen sharing screen space with her “Khuda Gawa” co-actor Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.

Sridevi’s manager was contacted to confirm the news to which she agreed saying “The channel has approached us and we are currently in discussions.”

Many talks are going on about the prospective participants who could be a part of the show. From among cricketers Srikkanth and his wife has been approached to join in. Other couples who could be seen on the show are Karan Mehra and Nisha Rawal who have recently got married and Rahul Mahajan and his wife Dimpy. The latter has always been under the scanner for their relationship, therefore it is very clever of the channel to approach them.

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