“Our sweet and short journey was fantastic.” That’s how actor Smita Bansal and her husband Ankush, who got evicted from the dance reality show Nach Baliye 5 recently, describe their experience of being on the show.
Now preparing for the wild card entry, the couple says the show helped them know each other better than before. “The show clearly brought dance into our lives. We both were non-dancers, but now, we do bond over dance and have discovered each other much better,” says Smita.
“Before the show, we both were busy doing our own bits. We use to get little time to spend with each other. But during the shoot, we got to spend quality time with each other, which really helped us bond,” adds Ankush.
Talking about their chances of winning the show, Smita says, “To be honest, from the beginning, we both knew that we will not be the winners. We were there to enjoy ourselves and have a blast.”
For Smita, the decision to come on the show just three months after delivering her second daughter, was more of a challenge to prove herself. “I love challenges. And when people tell me that I cannot do anything, I like to prove them wrong. Even with this show, people were like ‘how can you dance just 3 months after delivering?’. So, I wanted to prove everyone that I can do it,” she says. It was not easy either for Ankush. “Being a non-dancer, I was very apprehensive of participating in the show. But gradually, I got confidence and consider it a big learning experience,” he says.
Talking about judges — actor Shilpa Shetty, choreographer Terence Lewis and filmmaker Sajid Khan, Smita says, “I’m glad that all of them had been very supportive. I have happy memories of being part of the show.”