Shahid Kapoor this year has replaced Madhuri Dixit to judge the reality dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8. Know what did the star demand when he came on board

Ever since it has been revealed that Shahid Kapoor is replacing Madhuri Dixit Nene in the upcoming season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, it has made Sasha’s fan very much excited. Even Shahid is aware of the ongoing hoopla surrounding him, and so we hear the Haider actor is trying his best to make a starry TV debut on the dance reality show.

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And to ensure that everything goes perfect, Shahid Kapoor has some demands

Shahid Kapoor wanted a perfect mix match of dance and entertainment in his debut show. So, he wanted East India Comedy to pen down the script of the show. While, it would have been really amazing to watch a TV show scripted by India’s 7 favorite comedians – Sorabh Pant, Kunal Rao, Atul Khatri, Sapan Verma, Sahil Shah, Angad Singh and Azeem Banatwalla, we hear that the team has turned down the offer. Unfortunately, East India Comedy is not ready to write for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8.

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Why Did Shahid Kapoor Mention East India Comedy’s name?

East India Comedy we all know is a bunch of talented guys who are known for their sense of humour. Besides, EIC share a good rapport with Sasha as the team has worked with him in International Indian Film Academy Awards. So, Shahid Kapoor was very keen to work with the team even in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 too. Next, the channel approached the team and even persuaded them to take the offer. However, the team declined the offer.

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Why East India Comedy Declined the Offer?

Well, EIC is popular for a certain kind of comedy (we know that, don’t we?). This is the main reason why the team felt that their comedy would not go well with the Indian television viewers, and so even after a lot of persuasion from the Colors channel, the team did not accept this offer

Azeem Banatwalla, a team member confirmed the news that they were approached for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 by Colors. However, he said they cannot not take up the work  – 1. Because currently, they are tied up with too much work and 2. That the ‘platform’ (TV) does not go in sync with their work.

Being a fan of East India Comedy, we really wish Colors to somehow get the team on board. After all, it will also please the current Judge Shahid Kapoor, what do you think?

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Besides, the Haider actor, Ganesh Hegde will also judge the show along with the judge of all seasons, the ace director and producer Karan Johar. Dancer and actress Lauren Gottlieb of ABCD fame too have joined the show as the fourth judge.

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The Final list of confirmed contestants

Tv actress Sanaya Irani, the little Maharana Pratap Faisal Khan, Shilpa Shetty’s sister Shamita Shetty, Madhubala’s Vivian D’Sena, Radhika Madan aka Ishani of Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi Fame, Rappar Raftar, Mohit Malik, Scarlett Wilson, Dipika Samson, Kavita Kaushik of FIR and popular actor Ashish Chowdhry, the winner of Khatron Ke Khiladi this year.

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The first episode of Jhalak Dikhhla Ja 8 will air on July 11.

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