Rumour has it: Isha Koppokar wants to replace Shilpa Shetty on Nach Baliye 7

  • Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Mar 09, 2015 14:40 IST

TV producer Ekta Kapoor is burning the midnight oil to revamp the upcoming seventh season of the celebrity dance reality show Nach Baliye.

While the format will see many changes, insiders claim that the new season will include backstage footage. Rumours about the contestants being locked in a house post their performances on stage have also been doing the rounds. But the toughest task for the makers currently is choosing the right faces for the judges and contestants.

While many TV celebrities are already on board as contestants, the creative team had also approached actor Isha Koppikar and her husband, restaurateur Timmy Narang, to participate. However, the couple was not interested. Instead, Isha communicated to the team that she would rather come back to judge the show than be a contestant. She was on the panel of judges in season three.

The show’s last two seasons were judged by Shilpa Shetty, along with choreographer Terrence Lewis and director Sajid Khan. A few days back, it was revealed that the makers were looking for a replacement for Shilpa. They are yet to take a decision in this matter.

An insider insists that Ekta is apparently planning to change the other judges — Sajid and Terence — as well. The buzz is that director Anurag Basu might replace Sajid, as the makers want a bigger film-maker this time.

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