When a dance show judge announces that he is not there to judge their dance, it’s obviously going to attract eyeballs. What Chetan Bhagat attracted on the premiere episode of Nach Baliye was the same as the tagline of the show, “Too much”.
Whoever watched the first episode of Nach Baliye season 7 is still trying to figure out Mr. Bhagat’s judging profile. Post the episode aired on Star Plus, social media, especially Twitter, was flooded by prickly comments on this best-selling writer’s judging style. So while he judged or misjudged the acts in the first episode, the Twitter world was judging his judgments.
With this season of the dance reality show, Ekta Kapoor enters the reality show scene and thus the show promises to be at an explosive level as far as the drama quotient is concerned. On the judging panel Chetan Bhagat is accompanied by #Bollywood Actress Preity Zinta who is replacing Shilpa Shetty Kundra who judged the previous season. Choreographer Marzi Pestonji is replacing Terence Lewis.While Chetan Bhagat is trying his best to scare all contestants by becoming an Indian version of Simon Cowell, Preity Zinta is looking fabulous and Marzi is chirpy as always. The problem is Simon Cowell is a reputed producer and when he shouts on a contestant on American Idol, it somehow makes sense, but a writer giving his opinion on everything other than dance on a dance show becomes indigestible to the core.
The contestants include Upen Patel and Karishma Tanna (UPMA) who are also known as the Bigg Boss couple since they found each other on the popular reality show “Bigg Boss,” Wrestler Sangram Singh and his fiance Payal Rohatgi a Bollywood actress, and actresses Smilie Suri and Sana Saeed along with their respective partners.
Chetan Bhagat, an acclaimed writer who has no special knowledge about dancing as a judge is not the only twist of Nach Baliye 7, there’s more. This season male and female contestants will be living in separate houses where they will have to perform tasks every week to survive in the dance showdown. Apparently because of these elements the crux of the show, which is the talent of dancing, seems to be getting lost somewhere.
Hopefully as the season progresses we will see more dance and less drama! #Television