Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa goes regional on ETV Bangla

07 Feb,2013

By A Correspondent


ETV Bangla is gearing up to produce dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (JDJ(, which has proved immensey popular among Hindi general entertainment viewers. JDJ has been running for five years and is entering the regional space for the first time through ETV Bangla. Judging the line-up of 12 celebrity contestants will be choreographer Remo D’Souza and actress Koel Mullick. The show, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions India, will run on ETV Bangla as Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Bangla, and is scheduled to begin in March.


Speaking about the show, Ritika Roy, Programming Head, ETV Bangla, said, “ETV Bangla is proud to present Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Bangla which will showcase known and much loved faces from the industry who will be stepping out of their comfort zones and will be exploring the beautiful world of dance. Supporting and guiding them in this endeavour will be their choreographers who will help them out at every step.”


Bengali heartthrob Jishu Sengupta will anchor the show while the 12 contestants will take on everything from Salsa to Bhangra and from Cha-cha-cha to Chhau.


Speaking about the format of the show, Myleeta Aga, General Manager and Creative Head of BBC Worldwide Productions India, said, “Since the adaptation of BBC’s international hit format Dancing with the Stars appeared on Indian screens, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has grown to become one of the most popular reality dance shows on television in the country. Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Bangla will be extensively remodelled from the international version to appeal to Bengali viewers.”


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