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I miss dancing: Shilpa Shetty

PTI  New Delhi, October 30, 2013
First Published: 16:39 IST(30/10/2013) | Last Updated: 18:57 IST(30/10/2013)

Actor Shilpa Shetty, who gave the film industry some popular dance numbers, such as Main Aayi Hoon UP Bihar Lootne and Shut Up and Bounce, says she misses dancing. Shilpa is judging the sixth season of the dance reality show Nach Baliye, along with director Sajid Khan and choreographer Terence Lewis.

“It feels like it (the show) has just got over. But it is a new season with new contestants and a thinner version of me. It takes time to reduce weight after the baby. I miss dancing and miss being part of this whole madness. When I look at my child, I don’t miss it. So this works well, as it is a TV show and it lets me connect with my fans,” she says.

This season, the line up of celebrity couples include comedian Raju and Shika Shrivastav, Raquesh Vashisht and Riddhi Dogra, Gurmeet Choudhary with Debina, Bruna Abdullah and Omar Farooquie, Ritwik Dhanjani and Asha Negi.

“This time, we have got really interesting contestants. Especially, there is one guy named Vinod Thakur. He is handicapped, but he is still dancing. It made me feel more grateful to God. He has a great spirit and is very positive,” says Shilpa.

“I am looking forward to seeing them. We have people from different milieu like Raju Shrivastav who is hilarious; Kiku will also be seen dancing. Each one of them has a USP and there are interesting contestants this time,” she adds.

Shilpa is happy that her co-judges are the same. “I am so happy that we all three are back. We respect each other’s opinion. It is great fun to be doing the show together again,” she says.

A year after giving birth to son Viaan, Shilpa lost a lot of weight and got back her toned, fit self. This time around in the show, she will be seen in traditional wear. “Last time, I wore both Indian and western attire, but this time, I am going completely Indian and will wear saris only. I want to do a take on wearing saris in different ways. People loved my look in the show. This shows how much people follow TV and what we are wearing,” she says.

“I am here to entertain people, and if my clothes entertain them, I am more than happy. I have the same stylist as the last season,” she adds.

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