Nachle Ve ContestantsRajul Hegde in Mumbai
What sets Nachle Ve apart from the other dance reality shows doing the rounds is that here, the focus is on teaching dance.
The second season of the reality show has two teachers guiding the wannabes -- veteran choreographer Saroj Khan and salsa expert Terence Lewis.
Like other reality shows, celebrities make their appearance here as well. They will be divided equally between the choreographers and will compete with each other every week for five weeks. The one who survives the competition will be the winner.
Here are some of the celebrity participants from Terrance Lewis team competing with each other for different forms of dance. The finale will happen on November 19.
The actress says she learnt everything on the job. "I have been very lucky from the start because I have been getting a platform to dance all the time."
Talking about the dance show she said, "I have always wanted to learn from Master Terrance Lewis because he has an amazing style."
Saytanti is also excited to work with Saroj Khan again because she has got the maximum compliments from her during the other reality shows. "She would give me Rs 101 whenever I performed well. She loves me a lot," she smiles.
So did she get any compliments from Terrance?
"During our last performance Terrance did not give any compliments to anyone though he did say that my hip movements were very good. In salsa that is very important so I take that as a compliment," says an excited Sayantani.
"All my colleagues who have worked with me said that I am a dance perfectionist. I push my partners also to give their best but they tell me to chill out." she laughs.
The actor says he has been dancing the Bollywood form of dance for the last 10 years on different reality and award functions.
But dancing on this show was an eye opener. "I got to learn different forms of dance which I have never done before. Salsa is something you cannot mess with if you don't get the posture right. So you have to work hard," he says.
So was he nervous when he performed in front of Saroj Khan?
"No. I have performed in front of her earlier. When I dance I concentrate on my dancing and don't look here and there."
So who is your toughest competitor?
"All of them are good."
Catch Nachle Ve Imagine, Monday to Friday.
Image: Sayantani Ghosh and Vikas Sethi
Video: Afasr Dayatar
Nachle Ve Contestants
This is Barkha's second time on the show. She was part of the show's last season too.
But she did learn something new. "I have never learnt salsa or Latin forms of dance. Till I performed on this show I didn't know that I could perform them," she says.
Barkha was very excited because her mother-in-law, mother and husband have come on the set to watch her perform. "My mother doesn't live in Mumbai and today is the first time that she has watched me perform live."
The actress is also pleased as punch that she received the best compliments from the judges.
"Saroji said I am a dream dancer. A compliment coming from her is a big thing for me. Terrance also said I have the right posture and attitude which is perfect for salsa form."
Talking about her partner she says,"Chatinya is a very good dance partner. We have worked together earlier too so we have a good chemistry and comfort level. A good dance partner is very important."
"I am not a trained dancer but I did some jazz. I couldn't continue my classes because of my hectic shooting schedules. But dancing is something which comes naturally to me," he says.
Chaitanya is very excited to dance in front of Saroj Khan. "I've always wanted to perform in in front of her. She had come as the judge for the finale of another reality show. But unfortunately I couldn't perform because I was unwell. So I was very happy to perform in front of her today."
Talking about the dance forms, he says salsa is very interesting, sensuous and tough but it was fun learning different styles of dance.
So did he get any compliment from Saroji?
Yes. I got compliments for my performance today. Salsa is about posture, feel and passion. She said everything was perfect with my performance. Terrance is also very happy with the technique. So I guess we have done a good job.
Ask him about the toughest competitor and pat comes the reply, "I take my dancing seriously so I try to give my best and not compete with others."
Image: Barkha Bisht and Chaitanya Chaudhary
Video: Afsar Dayatar