Malaika Arora replaces Sonakshi Sinha as judge on ‘Nach Baliye 8’

Malaika Arora has replaced Sonakshi Sinha as the judge on celebrity dance reality show ‘Nach Baliye 8’. The ‘Noor’ actress has some prior commitments lined up over the next few weeks, which will keep her away from the popular show. Hence, the makers have decided to replace Sonakshi.

‘Nach Baliye’ was Malaika’s first show as judge and she shared the judges panel for first two seasons alongside Saroj Khan and Farhan Akhtar, and Kunal Kohli who replaced Farhan in the second season. Malaika is excited to return to the show and will start shooting for her first episode soon.

As for Sonakshi, she was travelling with Salman Khan and others for the Da Bang Tour since April 16. She is slated to join Hrithik Roshan and Madhuri Dixit in Durban, South Africa for another concert - 'A Night with Stars Reloaded'.  

There was also a buzz that Sonakshi would be performing at pop star Justin Bieber’s maiden concert in India to be held on May 10. However, in a statement issued on her behalf clarified that Sonakshi will not be performing at the concert, and it was speculated because she was approached for it and publications carried forward the news.   

Meanwhile, ‘Nach Baliye 8’ is winning the hearts of audience and has already gained the top spot among television shows in its opening week itself.  The show is being judged by choreographer Terence Lewis and filmmaker Mohit Suri, who will be soon joined by Malaika. Karan Tacker and Upasana Singh are the hosts for the show.