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Jacqueline to replace Shahid Kapoor as Jhalak Dikhla Jaa judge?

Fernandez is likely to come on board as a judge on a TV show that featured Kapoor last year.

bollywood Updated: May 14, 2016 20:56 IST
Jigar Shah
Jigar Shah
Hindustan Times
Jacqueline Fernandez,Varun Dhawan,Ranveer Singh
Jacqueline Fernandez is in talks with the makers to be a judge on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa.

Last year, Shahid Kapoor judged season 8 of dance-based reality TV show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. But this year, Shahid will not be part of the show. A few reports that surfaced a couple of weeks ago suggested that he is likely to be replaced by Ranveer Singh or Varun Dhawan.

Jacqueline has showcased her dancing skills in films like Housefull, Race 2 and Kick. (Yogen Shah/ HT Photo)

However, if sources are to be believed, Jacqueline Fernandez is likely to be roped in as the new judge.

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An insider reveals, “Jacqueline has showcased her dancing skills in Bollywood songs like Aapka kya hoga (Housefull; 2010), Lat lag gayee (Race 2; 2013), Jaadu ki jhappi (Ramaiya Vastavaiya; 2013) and Jumme ki raat (Kick; 2015). So, the makers of the show thought that she is perfect to be part of the judging panel. They are still working out the details with her.”

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The source adds that the actor is likely to come on board. “The show will go on the floors next month. Since Jacqueline won’t be busy with any films at that time, she might accept the offer,” adds the source.

We tried contacting the actor, but she remained unavailable for a comment.

First Published: May 14, 2016 00:00 IST