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Boogie Woogie brigade back on telly

The show will roll out new themes. However, the fun element will remain intact, says Jaaved Jaffrey.

india Updated: May 23, 2006 13:22 IST

The nine-year-old talent hunt show Boogie Woogie is back after a break - this time in a new format.

The three men behind it, Jaaved Jaffrey, Naved and Ravi Behl, dressed almost identically in white shirts and jeans are back with the show and and are feeling upbeat about it.

Says Jaaved, "The talent has got bigger and better." He adds jokingly, "It's all new improved, adhunik taknik se banaBoogie Woogie. For instance, you may have fancy packaging and zany advertising for a soft drink bottle but it's the contents of the bottle that remain the same. The magic lies there. Similarly, the basic fun element of Boogie Woogie remains intact."                                   

Jaaved, Naved and Ravi are all set to make you 'Boo'

You can't miss the enthusiasm of the trio as they gear up for the new season starting June 9 as an hour-long show.

Says Naved, "This time we have "theme" episodes and championships." Adds Jaaved, "For instance, mothers will vie for the "Best Mummy' title."

So will the show have the mandatory celebrity guest?

"Yes, the celebrity guest would be there but he won't be the be-all-and-end-all of the show. Boogie Woogie can still do without the celebrity guest but it can't do without the talent, it's known for," says Jaaved.

Ask them what they think of dance shows on TV including their own Kaboom and the celebrity couple show Nach Baliye and Ravi says, "Kaboom  was a rehash of Boogie Woogie and there have been other dance shows as well but let's just say imitation is the best form of flattery and over the years we have been flattered a lot."

So what's held Boogie Woogie in good stead?

"That it has real people from everyday life participating in the show and that it's the real people again sitting in the audience and cheering for them. We hardly have any paid audience who just mechanically cheer and clap."

"We have family, friends and relatives of the participants and their enthusiasm, their joy are things that make the show real. We don't have fancy sets either. The whole thing of connecting with the show and the participants is what makes it enjoyable," signs off Jaaved.