So huge was the response to “Nach Baliye 5” that on the heels of Jay and Mahhi winning the finale, Star Plus announced something that had never happened in a reality show in India before – a sequel!
As an extension to the “Nach Baliye” 5 journey, the new dance reality show, “Nach Baliye Shriman vs Shrimati” will begin airing April 6 in the weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) slot at 2100 hours IST for six weeks.
In “Shriman vs Shrimati,” the jodis (couples) will not dance together, but will be competing against each other instead! The participating jodis of this special show include some of the popular pairs of “Nach Baliye 5” like Karan-Nisha, Neelu-Arvind, Shefali-Parag, Amar-Charlie, Rahul-Dimpy, Ravi-Sargun and the winning Jodi Jay-Mahhi along with new Jodis Gurmeet-Debina and Tanaaz and Bakhtiyar.
The Season 5 judges Shilpa Shetty and Terrence Lewis will form the judging panel. Karan Wahi and Aishwarya Sakhuja will host the show.
The press conference on March 28 was inordinately delayed (at the far-off Filmistan Studios) and the 1.30 invite saw the show begin at 3.25 p.m..! However, the fun and games saw no one minding as the captains were chosen – Rahul Mahajan for the males, Tanaaz for the ladies – and a preliminary competition saw Rahul and his choices Arvind and Bakhtiyaar winning a Paper Dance competition against Tanaaz’s choices Shefali and Nisha because as the paper was folded the third time, Arvind simply climbed onto Rahul’s back!
India-West enquired about the third judge, and Terrence stated that Farah Khan, Sajid’s sister would join them as Sajid was obviously busy and the show would be running only for six weeks.