Dancer turned actor Shahid Kapoor will replace Madhuri Dixit Nene as a judge on the next season of dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
Shahid, 34, who is considered one of Bollywood’s best dancers, is judging a reality show for the first time. The names of his co-judges are yet to be announced.
“Colors welcomes the King of dance & actor par excellence @shahidkapoor to #JhalakDikhlaJaa Coming soon 😊👍 #YouthIcon” tweeted the Colors’ CEO Raj Nayak welcoming Shahid on his twitter account.
Earlier, Madhuri, who was the face of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa for three years, said in a statement that she opted out of the of the dance reality show ‘to concentrate on another project’ with the channel.
“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” said Madhuri.
Shahid, who recently wrapped up the shooting of Udta Punjab, will be next seen on the big screen in Shaandar opposite Alia Bhatt.
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, the Indian version of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, sees celebrity contestants fight it out on the dance floor with their choreographer partners