An entire nation s pulse raced as Dharmesh Sir stopped heartbeats with his dance moves on television last year. An entire nation watched with dropped jaws as Mayuresh enthralled with his mastery over Malkhamb. An entire nation swooned as Jay Kumar Nair brought the art of Kama Sutra alive with his grace and dexterity. An entire nation held their breath as Shakti caressed the air with her aerial acts. And a benchmark was set for excellence in dance that left all of India breathless and begging for more!
Get set television audiences and brace yourselves for yet another spectacular offering from India s biggest media conglomerate Zee TV. Called ‘Dance ke Superstars’ this innovative dance format will see the champions of DID Season 1 and Season 2 put their best foot forward against each other. The show will have all your favorite contestants – Shakti, Dharmesh, Siddhesh, Alisha, Vrushali, Mayuresh and a host of others – who will outshine each other in a format that is sure to get all hooked. The five week contest titled Dance ke Superstars launches on 15 April 2011 and will air every Friday and Saturday at 9 30 pm.
Zee TV’s new dance format will give viewers a chance to witness who amongst all has the mettle to covet the title of a Dancing Superstar. As per the format, there are 2 teams – Jalwa and Josh. They consist of 10 contestants each and the ‘Dance ke Baap’s’ from DID L il Masters lead the teams as captains. The Jalwa team will have contestants from DID Season 1 – Mayuresh, Siddhesh, Paulson, Vrushali, Alishah, Khushboo, Prince, Jai and they will be captained by L’il Atul and Avneet. Similarly, the Josh team will have contestants from DID Season 2 – Shakti, Dharmesh, Binny, Punit, Kishore, Kruti, Amrita and Amar and are led by Jeetumoni and Vaishnavi as Captains.
The channel has roped in the God of Dance – Shiamak Davar to judge these extremely skillful dancers. Dancer-choreographer-entrepreneur-philanthropist, Shiamak is India’s most successful choreographer and has invented Bollywood dance as we know it. He introduced his own style of dancing that incorporates soft jazz influences, vibrant Kathak moves and a bit of contemporary fun in Mumbai 30 years ago.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Ashish Golwalkar, Non Fiction Head Zee TV, “While Season 1 proved to be a path breaking show for all aspiring dancers, the uncontainable excitement was more palpable in its sequel – Season 2. The chosen 20 contestants selected for Dance ke Superstars have defied every obstacle and won the hearts of not only the audiences but also gathered endless accolades from renowned choreographers and actors from our Industry since their debut on the show. This will be one platform where you will see who is a better dancer- is it Prince or Dharmesh, Shakti or Alishah, Siddhesh or Punit?”
“There could be no other better judge than Shaimak to evaluate the dancing prowess of these ace performers. Shaimak is an institute in dance himself and is considered one of the best choreographer s worldwide. We are happy to associate with him as his presence will give the contestants a new learning that will only help them in their careers,” added Mr. Golwalkar.
On being a part of Dance Ke Superstars as the Dance Maestro, Shaimak Davar said, “It’s an absolute delight and I am extremely honored about the fact they have given me the responsibility of choosing the ultimate Dance ke Superstars. On this platform, one is surrounded by so much energy and talent that I hope I will do justice to the role that I have been given!”
To bring out the best in every contestant and to ease the tension on the floor, the witty Manish Paul has been roped into anchor the show. Every week, one will also see ace dance exponents like Geeta Kapoor, Marzi Pestonji and a host of other Bollywood celebrities on the show. The show is being produced by The Real Picture (TRP).
Watch the fun, the spectacle, the grind, the grandeur, the passion, the frenzy, the camaraderie, the rehearsals, the victories, the disappointments, the razzmatazz and some absolutely mind boggling performances in a whole new season of dynamic dancing!
Tune-in to watch the Best of the Best in Dance Ke Superstars on Zee TV, every Fri & Sat at 9:30 pm!