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All set to judge, again

After successfully judging dance-based reality shows such as Nach Baliye, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Zara Nach Ke Dikha, Kajra Re fame choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant is all set to take the judge’s seat, yet another time.

tv Updated: Apr 09, 2011 00:29 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah

After successfully judging dance-based reality shows such as Nach Baliye, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Zara Nach Ke Dikha, Kajra Re fame choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant is all set to take the judge’s seat, yet another time.

Merchant, who has choreographed for films like Band Baaja Baarat, Dil Bole Hadippa and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi among many others, will soon be seen judging Star Plus’ show Just Dance along with actor Hrithik Roshan and choreographer Farah Khan.

Talking about the same, Merchant, who was recently in Delhi for the show’s audition, says, “I am absolutely thrilled about the show as this is the first time I will be judging non celebrities. It is great to see talented people across the country who aim and dream about dancing with Hrithik.”

The show’s aim, she adds, is “to find someone who is a master of classical dance and can perform contemporary style with equal finesse and expertise.”

A “welcome change” for Merchant, is the fact that public voting will not be a part of this show. “That’s the USP of the show. Both Farah and I will be looking for fair judgement based on pure talent,” she says.

Asked if she would also stage fights with co-judge Farah, like other shows to boost TRPs, she says, “Both Farah and I have respect and understanding for each other. Farah is a senior and has always encouraged me,” says Merchant, who has also choreographed for upcoming films, Don 2 and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.