Actor Salim Diwan’s film Bollywood Dairies will get best critic jury award at The Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation award at Delhi.

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Born in a Doctors family in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, Salim Diwan has come a long way and the path has not been a cake walk. After finishing his studies he landed in Mumbai to spearhead his family’s pharma business but the actor in him was searching for an avenue to open up.
 
Already a veteran at plays during his college days he was keen to work in bollywood and was selected for a film. Director K D Satyam, after 2 screen tests and a strict regime wherein he had to lose weight, agreed to cast him in the role of Rohit in Bollywood Diaries. Salim plays Rohit, a call centre executive, and is a key protagonists in the film reflecting the madness of Bollywood that all aspiring actors landing in Mumbai have. He goes through an identity crisis living a normal life with a normal job but at the same time carrying on the suppressed passion of making big in Bollywood. His co stars Ashish Vidyarti, as a retired man and Raima Sen, a prostitute too portray the same ambitions.
 
Salim has undergone professional training under veteran Kishor Namit Kapoor and later on with Atul Mathur. His passion for acting and learning was such that even when his shots were not being filmed he’d visit the sets to watch other co actors.“ As an actor you should be able to effectively portray the role you are playing. I learnt a lot from Ashish Vidyarthiji during the shooting of this film”, said Salim Diwan.
 
Back in 2005-06 he participated in Star TV’s reality programme Get Set Go and won an IIFA award for the same. There he happened to meet stalwarts like Karan Johar, J P Dutta.. and the urge to become an actor and making it to bollywood only got stronger.
 
The actor, who has also been part of an episode on television, said: & quot;The role I am looking should be convincing and relate to the audience”.His film Bollywood Dairies has been awarded the Special Jury Mention Award (Critics Choice) by The Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for the year 2016.The award function will take place/ was presented at Delhi on 30th April, 2016 at the hands of the President of India.

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Mohit Raina as the new Ashoka

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Commenting on taking Ashoka’s legacy forward, Mohit Raina said, “The magnificence of a warrior king like Ashoka is unparalleled. Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat is a historical masterpiece and it brings me tremendous pleasure to be a part of the show. This role I feel will be the next milestone in my career. ”

Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat brings together best minds from the world of entertainment, and an ensemble cast comprising of Somya Seth as Kaurwaki, Ankit Arora as Sushim, Kajol Shrivastav as Devi, Dakssh Ajit Singh as Radhagupta. The show also features actors Sameer Dharmadhikari and Pallavi Subhash who have immortalized the characters of Emperor Bindusar and Dharma respectively.

Sunny inspired by MTV Girls On Top

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There’s nothing that can stop a girl who has her sights set on the stars or the moon. Following their ambitions Gia, Revati and Isha have been overcoming every obstacle in their path to achieve their goals in MTV Girls On Top. The hardships at every step of the way in this cutthroat world hasn’t dampened their spirits, as they continue to march on. But nothing comes easy for the girls, especially with the prejudice prevailing in society even today. Inspired by the unshakable spirit of the Gia, Revati and Isha, Sunny Leone visited MTV Girls On Top set to applaud the girls on their fierce tenacity.

 

Sunny is an ardent fan of MTV Girls On Top and has been regularly following the show. On visiting the sets of MTV Girls On Top, Sunny Leone said, “It feels great to be around these girls. Their energy is contagious. MTV Girls On Top has been successful in inspiring the new generation of women and I am totally enthused about being a part of the show. All three girls are playing equally dynamic and diverse characters. It is amazing to see MTV bringing a show that highlights strong and independent women who we’ve all come to admire and respect.”

 

MTV Girls on Top celebrates women in all their glory demonstrating the fact that girls are equals if not better than boys, regardless of the avenue or platform.

 

More power to you Sunny!

Rajesh Khera to enter SAB TV’s Baal Veer 

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Baalveer has company this time around in the form of Gurudev. This character will be essayed by none other than the lean and talented Rajesh Khera, who is known to experiment with his looks in every role that he undertakes. He will now be seen as Gurudev in Baal Veer in the attire of a shaolin monk.

 

When spoken to Rajesh Khera he mentioned, “Due to the fantasy fiction genre doing well on the small screen, now there are more roles for bald guys. Since I have done similar roles, the makers feel I look the part and can easily portray such characters well. “

 

 

Tune in to Baal Veer from Monday to Friday at 8pm only on SAB TV

Outstanding Talent finds its true calling on India’s Got Talent Yahaan Hunar Hi Pehchaan Hai…

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The countdown for the search of India’s next ‘gem’ starts on 30th April 2016, every Saturday and Sunday, at 9pm on COLORS

 

Talent doesn’t discriminate; it knows no biases, it has no preferences. It only celebrates meritocracy. Unearthing the finest and the most astounding talent from the length and breadth of the country is the Nation’s premier talent show, India’s Got Talent. With only ‘hunar’ taking precedence above all, the latest edition of the show will bring to you the finest and the rarest of jewels of the country who will wow the viewers with their exceptional abilities. The judging panel – Karan Johar, Kirron Kher and Malaika Arora Khan will return yet again to turn dreams into reality for the contestants. Produced by Fremantle India Television Productions Pvt Ltd. and hosted by Bharti Singh and Sidharth Shukla, India’s Got Talent will bring unbridled energy on the stage and will enrich weekend family viewing experience starting 30th April 2016 every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 PM on COLORS.

 

India’s Got Talent is known for recognizing the best of the most mundane to the most extraordinary acts. This year’s highlights include performances like sand art, beat-boxing, mind-reading, underwater and water-sport acts, aerial yoga, horse acrobatics, and for the first-time-ever ice-skating and sky-diving acts. This edition will also see the team travel to every nook and cranny of the country to bring to the fore unheard of talents looking for a stage to perform. Further, special episodes will celebrate rustic and traditional art forms which have lost their individuality over the years.

 

Akshay Kumar spends a day with the IPS Officers

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Akshay Kumar went the Hyderabad to spend the day with a group of IPS officers..
The officers have watched his films like Baby and Holiday way too many times..
The officers were surprised  to see Akshay  wield the rifles and guns so effortlessly, hitting target everytime .He revealed that he used to go to Juhu beach in his free time and practised shooting at balloons,A source further adds that the akshay takes off to  different cities to catch up with cops so he can thank them for their selfless service.

“Humein Haq Chahiye….Haq Se” Entire Shooting Completed

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With the completion of three days shooting at Filmcity and Madh Island the entire shooting of Ekta Films Entertainments’ maiden Hindi venture ”Humein Haq Chahiye …Haq Se” is now complete and the post production job has began. The film based on recent reservation agitation of Gujarat is presented by Himmatbhai Donga and it is produced by Rajesh Rudani, Himmat Ladumor, Deepak Donga and Ritul Gajera.and directed by Rakesh Jaggi. Story written by Gyaneshwar Sondiya the film has dialogues and screenplay by Rahul Kumar Shukla and it stars Ankit Bhardwaj, Prachi Bansal, Gaurav Prateek, Raj Bashira, Shivani Verma, Rajiv Verma, Nishigandha Wad, Greeva Kansara, Dinesh Lamba, Jeetu Pandya, Veeru Chauhan with Sudesh Berry, Mukul Dev and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.  Lyrics by Preeta Pathak,music by Sanjay Pathak, DOP by Ajay Arya, editing by Sanjay jaiswal, sound by Jeetu Pathak, art by Amar Rana, choreography by Ricky Gupta and Kiran Giri and action by Nagar and Shiraz are the other major credits of the film of which Durga Singh is the Executive Producer and Mukesh Vasani is the  Line Producer.

Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai – First look poster

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The film “Babuji ek ticket Bambai” is an attempt to draw the focus on how a dying scared culture deprived of support from the various sections can metamorphize into current corrupt form. “RAI” indigenous to the natives of Bedhaiya community found the Bundelkhand regions of M.P. and U.P. Their culture is all about singing and dancing to celebrate and is considered divine as it enjoys religious sanctity. Here the females used to sing and dance while the male counterparts used to accompany them to the mela’s or grounds and would play musical instruments besides protecting them.  Nowadays this culture is looked down upon and has lost its sheen because of the association of flesh trade with this community.

 

The film is all set to release worldwide on 10th June 2016.

 

The dreadful and heart wrenching realties and facts give a new impetus and lease of life to the already ongoing debate that:

Should prostitution be legalised?

Should euthanasia be legalised?

Randeep Hooda gushes about Firoz A Khan.

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Randeep Hooda, the handsome hunk has been working on his newly released flick  ‘Laal rang’ directed by  Syed Ahmed Afzal, which is a social thriller shot in Karnal, Haryana. Randeep plays a jatt in this movie. Laal rang is the next movie after ‘Highway’ in which he gets to show his Haryanvi roots.

Firoz A Khan is a fresh talent who is known for his choreography in the movies like Hero, Commando-a one man army, Youngistan, Welcome to Karachi, Sanam Teri Kasam and many other hits.

Khan has also assisted some renowned choreographers like Ganesh Acharya,Firoz Khan, Remo D’souza, and Farah Khan.
He has also showcased his acting skills in the movie ABCD.  After working with Firoz in the movie ‘Laal rang’ Randeep could not stop gushing about how amazing and talented Mr Khan is. Randeep also said that he sees a lot of potential in Firoz and so he could not stop going gaga over him. He loved working with Firoz and cannot wait to work with him again. Bromantic much?

Television star Sanaya Irani and her husband actor Mohit Sehgal launchs Ariel’s new ‘ShareTheLoad’ pack which carries the world’s first ‘Odd-Even’ Laundry Calendar

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Lovable television on screen and now off screen couple, Mohit Sehgal and Sanaya Irani visited the  City of Nawab, Lucknow  to show their support to Ariel India’s Dad’s #ShareTheLoad Movement. The happy couple who tied the knot very recently were very excited and proud to launch the new Ariel Matic ‘ShareTheLoad’ pack here in Lucknow. The unique pack is the first of it’s kind as it comes with the world’s first, ‘Odd-Even’ laundry calendar, which encourages men to do laundry on odd days and women on even days. “Laundry is now a lot more fun, with the launch of the ‘ShareTheLoad’ pack with the ‘Odd-Even’ calendar. We are extremely pleased to launch this very unique pack as it will make our lives a lot more easier as we can help each other with household chores like laundry and with a brilliant product like Ariel Matic,” said the chirpy and beautiful Sanaya Irani. “I would encourage husbands and also dad’s for theat matter across the country to join the #ShareTheLoad movement,” said the actor and Sanaya’s better half, Mohit Sehgal.

 

Ssara Khan to be seen as Naagin in SAB TV’s Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle

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Popular and beautiful Ssara Khan is on a working spree these days. She will now be seen in a ‘naagin’ avatar in SAB TV’s Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle.

 

Shared a source, “Ssara will play a naagin who will come in the hospital. Her entry will add spice and fun, not just in the hospital but also in the show.”

Ssara’s character will be part of a single story that will air for 10 days. The creatives although can stretch the cameo if needed.

 

When spoken to Ssara, she confirmed the entry and said, “Yes, I will once again don the naagin avatar and am really kicked about it. Also I am quite eager to know about fans’ reaction also.”

 

Tune in to Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle from Monday to Friday at 10:30pm only on SAB TV

MTV is back again to give you a chance to be India’s Next Top Model

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Beauty comes in all shapes and from every corner of the country! Get a chance to be in the country’s biggest fashion reality show asMTV gears up to launch the second season of India’s Next Top Model with modeling experts assessing, criticizing, and praising new and ramp- worthy talent from across the country. So if you think you are fierce on the ramp here’s your chance to show it to the world .

 

Rush in your entries as this could be your ticket to the runway, send in your entries on INTM@MTVINDIA.COM NOW!!

Karan Kundra furious with Prince Narula in Renault MTV Roadies X4

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This season of Roadies is turning out to extremely intense and competitive. Gang leaders have been employing complex strategies to surpass the twists and turns that come their way in order to win. With gang leaders participating and gunning for victory along with the gang members in Renault MTV Roadies X4, things turned out to be a bit ugly between Karan Kundra and the rest of the leaders. In the upcoming episode of Renault MTV Roadies X4, gang leader, Karan Kundra was faced with an uneasy situation wherein the decision of the other gang members took a toll on him and his gang.

 

As the contestants geared up for an immunity task, Rannvijay and Neha took the decision of giving Prince Narula the leverage of performing the task over Karan. Being the youngest, Prince derived the benefit of performing the task first, leaving Karan extremely furious because of Neha and Rannvijay’s bias towards Prince. Karan retorted angrily and said that Neha and Rannvijay were extremely unfair and unprofessional. Karan was upset to an extent that he could not concentrate on the immunity task and his fury harmed him in more ways than one.

 

A source close to the set said, “ Karan was fuming with rage. We have never seen him so upset. It was definitely unfair when Neha and Rannvijay gave Prince the leverage of performing the task over Karan.”

Shantanu Maheshwari’s one- take performance in MTV Girls On Top

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Young dancing sensation, Shantanu Maheshwari is back to what he loves the most- dancing.  Shantanu who essays the role of a singer, Sahir Bhasin in MTV Girls On Top was extremely thrilled when he was asked to give a dance performance along with his troupe, Desi Hoppers. Desi Hoppers is a crew led by young dancing enthusiasts, Shantanu Maheshwari,  Macedon Dmello and Nimit Kotian and have been applauded for their flawless dance performances in the past. ‘Desi Hoppers’ triumphed over 40 countries and became the first ever Indian crew to win the ‘World of Dance’ championship in Los Angeles.

 

Shantanu was least expecting it when he was approached for a dance performance along with the Desi Hoopers and much to everyone’s surprise, Shantanu gave a fiery one- take performance in MTV Girls On Top. The unrelenting, Shantanu delivered a stupefying performance despite not having had enough time to rehearse with his gang.

 

On his performance, Shantanu said, “It was a great experience … I never thought I will get a chance to dance in this show but I did and the best part was I got this chance with Desi hoppers … Will love to get more chances like this in the show.”

 

Shantanu is playing Saloni Chopra’s love interest in the show and has been making girls go weak in their knees with his charm and impactful performance.

Balika Vadhu…Lamhe Pyaar Ke

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If you yearn for something, your fates hold the power to realign destiny and bring you your heart’s desire. And it’s this longing to fulfill her mother, Anandi’s last wish which gives her daughter, Nandini the wings to achieve her dreams and dictate her own future. COLORS’ longest running fiction drama, Balika Vadhu will narrate a story of love and aspirations as they erase the memories of pain and longing of her childhood. As an established doctor, Nandini finds a purpose which helps her to overcome the stigma of her past and chart the way for a journey that promises happiness beyond comprehension. Nandini’s journey of love and determination to move on will commence as a brand new chapter – Balika Vadhu…Lamhe Pyaar Ke, starting 25th April 2016, every Monday to Friday at 8:00 PM on COLORS.

Naseer-Kalki starrer ‘WAITING’ poster released

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‘Waiting’ is about the special relationship between two people who befriend each other unexpectedly in a hospital, while nursing their individual spouses in coma. It is a film about grief, but more than just dealing with it, ‘Waiting’ is also about confronting it and discovering a sliver of hope between the lines. It is a life-affirming story representative of urban India and its ethos, that is bound to strike a chord with cinema-lovers across the board.

Waiting, starring Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin. Directed by Anu Menon and produced by Ishka Films and Drishyam Films, ‘Waiting’ had premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Featuring Rajat Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, it also marks the debut of noted filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s wife, actor Suhasini Maniratnam in Hindi cinema. The film is slated to release on May 27th, 2016.

Randeep Hooda wins heart with his Laal Rang performance

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Randeep Hooda, whose recent release Laal Rang may not have got much appreciation from critics but the actor has received many praises for his role from the critics, industrywalla’s and the audience.
Hooda, who started his career with Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding, has never looked back. He has always won the praises for his character he has player. Right from a goon to police officer to painter to Gujjar truck driver to blood mafia to an Indian farmer, he has always hit the right note with his acting.
  1. Randeep Hooda’s character Shankar spreads its charm and completely absorbs us into his blood transfusion racket where he plays both the devil and savior. Hooda owns the screen with his spontaneity and rustic appearance. In short, he is a chameleon. – Hindustan times
  2. Randeep is the only one holding forte. He plays the brooding, elusive, sinister Shankar with elan. In the romantic scenes, he is effectively charming. At one point when he flashes a shy, dimpled smile at his girlfriend, you can’t miss that he has all the makings of rustic romantic hero. – Times of India
  3. Randeep Hooda is one of the most underrated actors working in Hindi cinema today. But give him a role – any role – and he digs his teeth deep into it and turns in an absolutely riveting performance.  – NDTV
  4. Some actors never fail to deliver, and Randeep Hooda is one of them. – Rediff
  5. Hooda is a true-blue Jat and can and does sound authentic. Indian Express
  6. Randeep Hooda as Shankar is devilishly charming. The swagger that he pulls off as Shankar, sporting the loud printed shirts, riding the Yamaha RX 100 is completely amazing. He is sure to make the ladies swoon! Randeep Hooda puts up an absolutely brilliant act. – Koimoi
  7. This crime drama is essentially a tribute to the charms of leading man Randeep Hooda. He slinks about like a panther, content with the knowledge that he is the movie’s star even when he is corrupting half the population. – Scroll. in
  8. it is Randeep Hooda who gives a killer performance in this one. One didn’t have doubts about Hooda’s talent earlier, but it is roles like this that fully show what he’s capable of. Not many actors can come across as so hot and cool at the same time. – Midday
  9. The sincerity with which Hooda has essayed the role is commendable and makes you admire the versatility of the actor.  – News 18
  10. As it happens, this man – who we first saw in Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding in 2001 – is one of contemporary Indian cinema’s most talented, most under-rated actors. It is a mystery why he is not a bigger star. – First post
  11. Randeep Hooda gets into the skin of the nitty gritty of the character and holds the entire film on his own shoulder. Hooda is an arrogant actor, but rightly so. He is very, very good. He’s been given a personality here and many, many dialogue, all crackling ones, which he delivers with punk and attitude – Deccan Chronicle
  12. Randeep Hooda is in his element, relishing his role as the badass with a soft side- Live mint
  13. Randeep Hooda rarely disappoints with his assiduously portrayed onscreen characters. With this latest outing, he only ups his game because Hooda + Haryanvi is always an electrifying combination! – Quint
  14. The film belongs to Randeep Hooda. He portrays the role of Shankar with sincerity, bringing out the finer nuances of his character to the fore, he slips into the complex role of the heartless professional and a soft-hearted romanticist with flamboyance and guiltless ease. IANS

Ajaz Khan’s (Big Boss Fame) preview of his coming up film “Love Day – Pyar Ka Din” 

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Shree Rajlaxmi Entertainment Presents
 
Producer: Baldev Singh Bedi
 
Written & Directed: Harish Kotian & Sandeep Choudhary (Harry – Sandy)
 
Star Cast: Ajaz Khan, Sahil Anand, Harsh Naagar, Anant Mahadevan, Vaibhav Mathur & Shalu Singh

Beach Vollyball Mania Season 1 launch party was a rocking affair!

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Hangover Productions (Ashish Sablawat, Dhiraj Battu, Aman Paul Jain, Vikas Khanna)  threw a party to announce Beach Volleyball Mania Season 1 with Models and TV stars  at Sun N Sand on 23rd April. Continue reading

Over 150 children come together in support of Nickelodeon’s ‘TOGETHER FOR GOOD’

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nickeldonIt was an inspiring day for the citizens of Mumbai, as over 150 children came together to prove that cleanliness like the rest of India is on the top of their mind as well. Kick starting the campaign ‘Together For Good’ initiative by Nickelodeon, these children were seen collecting waste matter at the Carter Road Promenade in Bandra, Mumbai.   The initiative has been brought alive with the support of Spark a Change Foundation.

Staying true to the philosophy of ‘Collect. Clean. Create’, children took it upon themselves to collect waste matter from around the locality, and with the help of a reckoned artist turned it into a beautiful art installation. Supporting this inspiring cause Mr. Ashish Shelar, MLA of Bandra along with the honorable Member of Parliament Poonam Mahajan as  they encouraged everyone present to stand up for the cause of cleanliness. Also present was Nina Elavia Jaipuria, EVP & Head – Nickelodeon, Viacom18 along with some of the some popular characters like, Motu Patlu, Dora and SHIVA who kids love. As over 150 children took up the mammoth task of piecing together an art installation, a professional artiste helped them create spectacular art installation symbolic of a clean India.

Mouni Roy – a hardcore Madhuri fan?

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Mouni Roy, who is at the prime of her career at this point confessed, “I am a hardcore Madhuri fan. I was thrilled to bits when I got a chance to host ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ show.

Mouni did comment that she won’t be doing the Naagin dance on this show but Madhuri assured that she will get Mouni to perform some dance numbers with her.

WHY So You Think You Can Dance is a must watch?

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14 Emmy awards, 26 localized productions representing 35 different countries! The show that has captivated the imagination of a global audience and is the biggest and the most popular platform in the world of Dance reality is now all set to take India by storm! Get ready as the World’s biggest dance show, So You Think You Can Dance makes a grand debut in India on &TV starting 24th April every Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 PM. Produced by Endemol Shine India the show will witness an epic battle of Street and Stage style for the very first time on Indian Television. The two styles will battle it out and give all that it takes for the ultimate supremacy on the dance floor.

Leading the judges’ panel will be the epitome of grace and panache – Madhuri Dixit along with the National Award Winning Choreographer – Bosco Martis who is known for songs like Senorita (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara), Tumhi Ho Bandhu (Cocktail), Tune Maari Entry Yaar (Gunday), amongst many others; and an Encyclopedia in Dance and Style – Terence Lewis. While Bosco will represent the Street styles of dancing, Terence will represent the Stage styles.  Popular TV stars – the sensational Mouni Roy and the charming Rithvik Dhanjani will take on as the hosts of the show.

Mr. Rajesh Iyer, Business Head, &TV said, “Following the success of The Voice India, we are thrilled to present yet another adaptation, the Indian Edition of So You Think You Can Dance – the biggest dance show in the world. The format brings forth an immersive concept, where the contestants are classified into two groups as per their style of dancing – Street and Stage. The ultimate winner from a grueling Street v/s Stage Gala rounds will be chosen under the guidance of an esteemed jury – Madhuri Dixit, Terence Lewis and Bosco Martis. We believe that the show will give a new momentum to the weekend television viewing experience.”

Bosco Martis on why she chose to be part of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

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Speaking on his association with the show, Bosco Martis says, “I was very excited when &TV approached me for the show and it didn’t take me any time to say yes to the project. We want to showcase to the world the huge pool of dancing talent that India has and our performers are at par with the global standards. This is a great platform for the aspiring dancers to showcase their talent to a global audience.”  

Terence Lewis on why she chose to be part of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

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Adds Terence Lewis, “I am elated to associate with this show. I have been religiously watching the American version for more than 7 years now. The show practically set the level of dancing world over. Judging the Indian version is just a great honor for me and also a feather in my cap. I believe the show is devoid of any drama and just focuses on one thing, pure dancing.”