The ninth edition of Nach Baliye has arrived with a fresh theme.
The dance reality show will have an interesting mix of ex-couples and real life couples as contestants.
Yes, this time, audiences can expect *a lot* of drama on the show!
Produced by Salman Khan, the show will be hosted by Maniesh Paul.
Popular television faces Mouni Roy, Sanaya Irani, Mohit Sehgal, Shaheer Sheik, Rhea Sharma, Zain Imam, Shrenu Parikh, Dipika Kakkar Ibrahim, Karan V Grover, Sanam Johar and Abigail Pande will groove on the dance floor and introduce the jodis.
The jury will include Raveena Tandon, Ahmed Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar.
Will these contestants dance onto your screen when the show starts later this month?
Rajul Hegde takes some guesses:
Shantanu Maheshwari-Nityaami Shirke
Photograph: Kind courtesy Nityaami Shirke/Instagram
Dance sensation and actor Shantanu will participate with girlfriend Nityaami.
The couple was seen together in ALTBalaji’s medical drama, Medically Yourrs.
Vishal Aditya Singh-Madhurima Tuli
IMAGE: Madhurima Tuli and Vishal Aditya Singh in Chandrakanta.
Vishal and Madhurima met on Ekta Kapoor’s show Chandrakanta.
After dating for a few months, they parted ways and have been cordial since then.
Urvashi Dholakia-Anuj Sachdeva
Photographs: Kind courtesy Urvashi Dholakia, Anuj Sachdeva/Instagram
Urvashi and Anuj were rumoured to be dating a few years ago, but never admitted to their relationship.
Though they are no longer together, the exes will be coming together on the dance floor.
Rochelle Rao-Keith Sequeira
Photograph: Kind courtesy Rochelle Rao/Instagram
We saw their romance unfold on Bigg Boss, and now, they will take it forward on Nach Baliye.
This is Rochelle and Keith’s first time on screen after their marriage last year.
Anita Hassanandani-Rohti Reddy
Photograph: Kind courtesy Anita Hassanandani/Instagram
Anita and her entrepreneur husband Rohit are another married couple on the show.
They have worked together in music videos, but debut as a couple on a reality show.
Faisal Khan-Muskaan Kataria
Photograph: Kind courtesy Faisal Khan/Instagram
Faisal had earlier participated on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and will now be seen on Nach Baliye with girlfriend Muskaan.
There were reports of their break-up recently, but the show brings them back together.
Sourabh Raj Jain-Riddhima Jain
Photograph: Kind courtesy Sourabh Raj Jain/Instagram
After getting much fame as Krishna in Mahabharata, Sourabh shares the stage with his wife for the first time.
Vindu Dara Singh-Dina Umarova
Photograph: Kind courtesy Vindu Dara Singh/Instagram
Vindu Dara Singh and his Russian wife Dina will participate too.
Dina is a trained dancer and Vindu will have to match his steps with her.
After winning Bigg Boss 3, Vindu and Dina had participated in Sony TV’s reality show Power Couple, but Vindu did not get any substantial offers after that.
Shraddha Arya-Alam Makkar
Photograph: Kind courtesy Shraddha Arya, Alam Makkar/Instagram
Shraddha is all set to shake her leg on the dance floor with Alam Makkar who hails from Jalandhar.
They are apparently good friends and will explore their relationship on the show.
Geeta Phogat-Pawan Singh Kumar
Photograph: Kind courtesy Geeta Phogat/Instagram
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Geeta Phogat, who inspired Aamir Khan’s blockbuster Dangal, will take part in the dance show with her national level wrestler husband Pawan Singh Kumar.
Married couples Sambhavna Seth-Avinash Sachdeva and Prince Narula-Yuvika Chaudhary as well as wrestler Babita Kumari Phogat with her wrestler fiancee Vivek Suhag will enter as wild cards as the show progresses.