Dance India Dance is back as 'DID Doubles'
Whipping up a whirlwind of dance throughout the country, India's biggest dance reality show is back! The passion, the frenzy, the camaraderie, the rehearsals, the victories, the disappointments, the hosts, the judges and above all, the spectacular talent - it's all back - with a BANG! Come December 31 at 9:30 PM, Zee TV
will unleash the 4th chapter of its cult hit show Dance India Dance
, this year called 'DID Doubles'
Audiences across the country were left begging for more when Shatki Mohan wove magic on television with her sensuous moves. The entire nation's collective jaw dropped when Salman set the stage ablaze with his daredevil fire act showcasing Mayurbhanj Chhau. Dharmesh sent the entire nation into frenzy each time he took to the stage with his original hip-hop acts and Jay Kumar Nair brought the art of Kama Sutra alive with his grace and dexterity. A benchmark for excellence in dance was set with DANCE INDIA DANCE- The ultimate platform to showcase the talent and charisma of India’s most gifted dancers! While the first 3 seasons have unearthed some rare jewels of dancing talent, the latest season promises to throw up not one, but two geniuses of dance. After all, Dance India Dance, this time around, is in search of the ultimate dance 'jodi'! So this is not the time for talented young dancers across the country to display their solo talent, it's a chance to let the world feel the crackling chemistry they share with their dance partners and wow the audience with original choreography, immaculate timing, outstanding coordination and universal appeal!
While viewers can rest assured that an explosion of superlative dancing talent and breathtaking performances is coming their way on 'DID Doubles', there has been a lot of speculation over who will be seen mentoring and judging the contestants this year. Ardent fans of Master Geeta Kapoor
can rejoice as the charming choreographer will be gracing the panel of judges this season. Pulling out all the stops in ensuring that the contestants are groomed impeccably, Zee TV has roped in ace choreographers Rajeev Surti
and Marzi Pestonji
to join Geeta 'Ma'
on the panel. With choreography credits to blockbusters like Golmaal 3, Don, Wanted and Jaane Tu Ya Jane Na, Rajeev Surti is a reservoir of creative brilliance and a source of immense learning for all aspiring dancers. Marzi Pestonji, with his wide and varied experience of choreographing and performing at global events of the stature of Commonwealth Games, IIFA awards and Filmfare Awards and movies such as Dhoom 2, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Taal and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, is an institution in the field of dance. Funny man Jay Bhanushali
as the host of DID Doubles will be seen peppering every episode with his own brand of inimitable comedy. However, in keeping with the 'Doubles' theme of the season, there will be a co-host to keep Jay company. Soumya Tandon? Shweta Tiwary? Shweta Salve? One can only speculate as the channel remains tight lipped about the identity of Jay Bhanushali's co-host! And finally, the cherry on ,the cake would be the presence of Dada, India's favorite Disco Dancer Mithun Chakraborty
will complete the DID family as the much revered 'Grand master'. Kya Baat, Kya Baat, Kya Baat!
Going one step further to ensure the best grooming of its contestants this year and bring out the best in them, the show has roped in the stunts expert Hari Das from Africa to train the participants on acrobatics and ariel dance forms. The popular Salsa and Ballroom teacher 'Lourd Vijay' will conduct intensive workshops with them. Since its very first season went on air in January 2009, Dance India Dance has introduced and popularized never seen before dance forms like Locking-Popping, B-Boying, Cha Cha cha, Rumba, Jive, Contemporary, Afro Jazz, etc. The sheer passion and fervor with which close to 80 million viewers in India and many more across 165 countries have been hooked on to the show has made 'Dance India Dance' larger than life. In a bid to attract the finest dancing talent from every nook and corner of the country, Zee TV has been conducting auditions for over 3 months this year across 18 cities in India and even in the United States, UK and Dubai. The auditions have drawn upon over 1 Lakh passionate aspirants from all over and with just the top 12 couples from amongst them all, making it to DID Doubles, one can only begin to imagine the force of their explosive talent!