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Shahid Kapoor to judge 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa', Madhuri Dixit out

'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' has roped in Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor as a judge on the show, while Madhuri Dixit Nene, who has been a judge for the past three seasons in a row, is taking a break.

Shahid Kapoor to judge 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa', Madhuri Dixit out
Shahid Kapoor will judge 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa', while Madhuri Dixit takes a break

Shahid Kapoor, who will join Karan Johar on the judging panel, says, “When I first took up dancing, I had the privilege to work closely with some great mentors which 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 learning 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.”

Speaking about her break, Madhuri says, “I have been on Jhalak for three years now and I am taking a break to focus on other projects. I will be back shortly with probably something even more exciting. I wish Jhalak the very best for a spectacular season.”

Commenting on this latest development, Raj Nayak, CEO, Colors, says, “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. Having said that, we would also like to thank Madhuri Dixit-Nene for being the ultimate connoisseur of Jhalak; this journey would not have been possible without her.”

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