Mumbai: Recent events have seen popular Indian author Chetan Bhagat going out and about on major platforms other than the book shelves.
The ‘Five Point Someone’ author has another feather to add to his cap and this time it is not some Bollywood film that he has written a script for but a dance reality show.
Chetan Bhagat will join the panel of judges on the popular dance reality show ‘Nach Baliye’ on Star Plus. The show, which is in its seventh season, is all set to make its mark with Preity Zinta, Chetan Bhagat and Marzi Pestonji as the three unconventional judges.
Bhagat has reportedly said he wanted a break from his writing career and hence decided to go from behind the camera to right upfront.
Why dance you may ask? Here is what he has to say to that:
“Happy to share that I shall be one of the judges for the new season of Nach Baliye on StarPlus.
Well, I am no dance expert! However, the show format has changed and apart from dance, there will be a lot of emphasis on couple chemistry, compatibility and team work. I will be focusing more on the latter parts. Also, as a motivation speaker, I hope I will be able to inspire the participants as well. The main reason for me to do this was to reach deeper into India, as one of my goals is to touch as many Indians as possible in my lifetime. The more people I reach, the more people I can influence towards positive change. As one of the biggest shows on Indian television, Nach Baliye provided that opportunity. Apart from that, I am also more involved in films now, where apart from storytelling, song and dance forms a big part. Being familiar with those forms will only help me get better as far as films are concerned. Finally, the show is a lot of fun and it is about time I took myself less seriously. Yes, it is a risk. It could really work or I could end up making a fool of myself. And that is a little scary. However, in almost all my talks, I tell people to take risks. If I don't do the same myself, I won't be being true to my word. Of course, like always, I will need and count on your support. So, keep getting inspired, keep taking risks and yes, keep dancing!” he posted on his Facebook page.
Chetan drove Twitteratis into a frenzy with this news, here's what they have to say:
Appointing Chetan Bhagat as Nach Baliye's judge makes as much sense as appointing Arvind Kejriwal Delhi's CM.— Bajirao Boochwala (@bizzarebhide) March 24, 2015
Chetan Bhagat to judge Nach Baliye. Well if that's how it goes then I'm gonna start judging art competitions @HathwalaThakur— Dil Hain Hindustaani (@dpt317) March 24, 2015
So chetan bhagat will judge nach baliye now. Suddenly karan johar in jhalak dikhla ja seems to be the perfect choice.— one tip one hand (@OneTipOneHand_) March 24, 2015
@chetan_bhagat judges for Nach Baliye 7 ? Now don't promote your BOOK on that show.— Utkarsha (@utkarsha01) March 24, 2015