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God of dance and killer Kiki

Just Dance marks the telly debut of one of the most popular heroes in Bollywood...Hrithik Roshan.

tv Updated: Jun 26, 2011 14:44 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Show: Just Dance
Time: 9 pm, Weekend
Station: Star Plus
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farah Khan, Vaibhavi Merchant

It marks the telly debut of one of the most popular heroes in Bollywood. But, constantly repeating that he’s the god of dance and superstar can get irritating. Hrithik’s entry is with a dance act. The sight of him grooving is worth a million bucks. Still, it’s unfair to equate a human being with lord Shiva, who is the true Natraj - Lord of dance. In terms of concept, the prizes are worth it but the idea of scouting for dancers is something that every channel has done. The audition episodes are fun to watch because Farah Khan and Vaibhavi Merchant make it enjoyable. The dancers are fabulous. Hrithik, after the performance that appears to have been shot on chrome, gives messages to the different cities undergoing auditions. Over all, the show seems like a fun package. If only the channel stops worshipping and making the audience worship a film hero.

What we like
Hrithik’s performances

We don’t like
Massive ‘hero worship’

Rating: ***

Show: Simi Selects India’s Most Desirable
Time: 9 pm, Sunday
Station: Star World
Cast: : Simi Garewal and stars

After watching a sizzling chat show like Koffee With Karan, something as subdued as this one will not appeal to anyone. It’s fantastic in portions and boring in others, which is clearly why you can flip channels in between the segments. The combination of guests deserves a thumbs up. Each has an element of desirability. The show opened with Ranbir Kapoor. The next episode, features his ex, Deepika Padukone, and the one after, is with her reported current flame Sidhartha Mallya. There is a lot of openness in conversations. But there are times when host Simi gets into a zone where even if subjects don’t feel bad about certain aspects of their life, she sympathises with them. In comparison, Rendezvous was a far better watch. Sections like a live audience interaction and family members on video are fine. But portions like the one where she become a fictitious character, Kiki, are extremely irritating because it doesn’t suit her.

What we like
Simi is back with a bunch of desirable guests

We don’t like
The clothes, Kiki, and drab conversations

Rating: **

First Published: Jun 26, 2011 12:55 IST