BBC Studios' “Dancing With The Stars” format returns to Colors in India

The tenth season of the title produced by BBC Studios India Production is based on the global format, "Dancing With The Stars," which has been licensed in 60 countries.

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BBC Studios unveiled “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’s” return to Colors as Viacom18 makes an effort to strengthen its non-fiction lineup. The title is scheduled to premiere on 3rd September at 8 pm. “'Dancing with the Stars' is a sterling example of how our formats have the power to travel and connect with a global audience,” Sameer Gogate, General Manager, BBC Studios India, said. “‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ has anchored itself as a widely acclaimed celebrity dance show. I am confident that its popularity will continue to soar as it returns on Colors. The new season promises to elevate the entertainment quotient with exceptional acts and performances. With an expert panel of judges, stellar contestants, and an entertaining host, we promise to leave no stone unturned to present a grand season.”

Produced by BBC Studios India Production and based on the BBC Studios global format "Dancing With The Stars," the 10th season of “Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa.”  Remitly Money Transfer is the Presenting Sponsor and Southall Travel is the Travel Partner on the show. In UK, Colors is available on SKY 706, VIRGIN 826 and YUPP TV.

The format, “Dancing With The Stars”  has been licensed in 60 countries, with 420 seasons and over 4,000 episodes worldwide. In the U.S., it celebrated 30 seasons in 2021 and has been recognized with 18 Emmy Awards. “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has been recognized as one of the most loved celebrity dance shows of the country, and after a hiatus of 5 years, it is now set to return,” Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18, said. “ The show offers a great platform for celebrities from different walks of life to experience a unique journey through dance. Its uniqueness and innovative format not only sets it apart from any other dance shows but also makes it an entertaining watch for the viewers.”

The show will showcase a line-up of contestants and choreographers. Its selected judges include Madhuri Dixit, filmmaker Karan Johar, and Nora Fatehi. Maniesh Paul will return as the host. "Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa, I believe is one show that has gone beyond the confines of being just a celebrity dance show. It beautifully traces the dance journeys of various celebrities, turning them into life-changing experiences,” Madhuri Dixit Nene said. “It is my absolute delight to be back on the judges' panel, reunite with Karan and Maniesh and welcome the very talented Nora Fatehi. For contestants and us alike, it will be a joyful and fulfilling ride marked by some exceptional and unforgettable dance performances.”

An Indian adaptation of the international celebrity dance show, Dancing with the Stars, “Jhalak Dikhhla” Jaa shows celebrity contestants team up with professional choreographers and learn new dance forms. The star-studded line-up of participants for this season includes television’s heart-throb Dheeraj Dhoopar with choreographer Sneha Singh, actor Paras Kalnawat with choreographer Shweta Sharda, bold and beautiful Nia Sharma with choreographer Tarun Nihlani, youth icon Niti Taylor with choreographer Akash Thapa, the talented Gashmeer Mahajani with choreographer Romsha Singh, popular chef Zorawar Kalra with choreographer Suchitra Sawant Sangare, multifaceted Amruta Khanvilkar with choreographer Pratik Utekar, Dance Deewane 3 fame Gunjan Sinha with choreographer Tejas Varma, the effervescent Shilpa Shinde with choreographer Nischal Sharma, internet sensation Faisal Shaikh aka Mr. Faizu with choreographer Vaishnavi Patil, artist – comedian Ali Asgar with choreographer Lipsa Acharya and boss lady Rubina Dilaik with choreographer Sanam Johar.

“At Colors, it has been our endeavor to bring to our audience unique storylines, endearing characters and variety offerings,” Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head, Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV Network, Viacom18 said. “Thus, making the channel not only the #2 player but also the leader in weekend programming in the HGE category. On the heels of the success of Khatron Ke Khiladi, the No1 non-fiction show of the year 2022, it gives us great pleasure to bring back one of our most celebrated and innovative dance show, ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’. In the past, the show has enjoyed immense popularity and remained a viewer and advertisers’ favorite.”

'Dancing with the Stars' is a sterling example of how our formats have the power to travel and connect with a global audience. 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ has anchored itself as a widely acclaimed celebrity dance show and I am confident that its popularity will continue to soar as it makes a return on Colors. The new season promises to elevate the entertainment quotient with exceptional acts and performances. With an expert panel of judges, stellar contestants and an entertaining host, we promise to leave no stone unturned to present a grand season.” Sameer Gogate General Manager, BBC Studios India

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