Nach Baliye season 8: Sonakshi Sinha to judge dance reality show; here's the contestant list

FP Staff

Feb,23 2017 11:38 23 IST

It was earlier reported that Kajol was approached to judge the dance reality show Nach Baliye Season 8. Now, she has turned down the offer and has been replaced by Sonakshi Sinha.

Sonakshi Sinha. File photo

Sonakshi Sinha. File photo

India.com reports that both Sinha and Parineeti Chopra were being considered as the judge. Now, India TV reports that Sinha has been finalised as the judge. The same report suggests that she will join veteran choreographer Saroj Khan and Terrence Lewis will join Sinha on the celebrity judge panel. Karan Singh Grover will host the show and his wife Bipasha Basu is expected to co-host the first episode with him.

As far as the contestants are concerned, there are a fair share of newlyweds. Kishwer Merchant and Suyyash Rai, who tied the knot last year, were approached for the show but they turned it down. Merchant confirmed the news on Twitter.

Another report by India.com states that wrestler Geeta Phogat, who got married last year, has also turned down an offer to be a part of the show, owing to prior commitments and impending National Championship tournament.

DNA reports that other newlyweds who have given their nods are Vivek Triptahi and Divyanka Tripathi whose wedding dominated the headlines last year. Mona Lisa and Vikram Singh Rajpoot, who got married inside the Bigg Boss house last month, will also be a part of the show.

Their fellow Bigg Boss Season 10 contestant Rohan Mehra will be seen shaking a leg with his girlfriend Kanchi Singh. Bigg Boss Season 9 couple Keith Sequeira and Rochelle Rao announced their engagement on Valentine's Day last week and they have also confirmed their participation in the dance reality show, as per the same report.

Jhalak Dikhla Jaa choreographer Abigail Pande will also participate in the show with Sanam Johar. Television actor Drishti Dami will join all these couples, with her husband and businessman Neeraj Khemka. Another television actor, Arjun Bijlani may be seen flaunting the Naagin dance with his wife Neha Swamy.

Other couples confirmed to be on the show are Vikas Manaktala-Guunjan Walia, Karan Rajpal-Shivalika Oberoi, RJ Preetam-Prabjot and Dipika Kakar-Shoaib Ibrahim. The show is expected to kick off next month.