Yesterday, Shahid Kapoor confirmed as the new judge for ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’, replacing Madhuri Dixit Nene. The actor has expressed that he wants to mentor the contestants.
Speaking about his stint as judge, Shahid Kapoor said, ���When I first took up dancing, I had the privilege to work closely with some great mentors to not only honed my dance skills, but also helped me to shape my personality. As I join the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa family as its judge, I am looking forward to share my learnings and experience with the contestants. Being a dancer brought discipline to my life and changed it completely; I�۪m now hoping to transfer some of the knowledge towards shaping the young and talented choreographers in our country.�
Raj Nayak, CEO, Colors, also talked about Kapoor’s addition to the show, “We are excited to welcome Shahid Kapoor to the COLORS family through his TV��debut as judge on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa; on the back of the box-office success of his latest films, with the most recent feather on his cap by bagging the top honours at IIFA.Shahid�۪s appeal is enormous across age group, especially amongst youth who take inspiration from his career graph from being a dancer to becoming one of today�۪s most sought after actors. His understanding of dance is unparalleled and his contribution to Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa will enable us to raise the bar of entertainment that the show brings to viewers year-after-year.”
Dixit Nene said that she is not going to be judging the forthcoming season as she’s taking a break after a three-year stint.