This week saw not just the jodi's competiting against one another..but
also the judges battling it out! The theme for Week 6 of Nach Baliye
was - Judges Baliye!
The jodi's were divided into teams of 2, with each judge as captain of the team!
The 3 teams were - 'Vaibhavi ka Vaar'
with Karan-Amita & Kashmera-Krushna
.. 'Ishaa ke Iraade'
with Aamir-Sanjeeda & Sweta-Alex
, and last but not the least, 'David ke Daav-Pench'
with Rakhi-Abhishek & Pooja-Hanif!
The 3 judges were given the task to mentor each of their jodi's and bring out the best in them! So who did what..lets find out!
To begin with, there were performances by all 3 judges!
Yes..including David Dhawan!! Vaibhavi Merchant rocked the stage with
the fast paced 'Nach Baliye' (the filmi one!), Ishaa set the stage on
fire with 'Rangeela Re'..but the best moves came from David Dhawan to
the title track of his recently released blockbuster, Partner! Needless
to say, David Dhawan looked ADORABLE! Some behind-the-scenes footage
(which seemed like a laugh riot of sorts!) showed superstar Salman Khan pay a surprise visit to the sets to watch David Dhawan rehearse, cheer & motivate his Director #1! Later Anil Kapoor too, dropped in to the sets and was seen greeting all the judges and contestants.
Now to the performances - Karan-Amita
began the proceedings with a performance that left everyone surprised!
A super performance, full of energy and masti..their best till date! A
marked improvement, especially in Amita's performance and her
confidence levels! Did Vaibhavi's tips do the trick for her?! Sure it
did..as Karan-Amita walked home with the 2nd highest scores for the
day! Next came Kashmera-Krushna
, with a
Spanish/Latino dance number and everyone were super-impressed! They
clearly silenced their critics who claimed that they could only perform
to very Bollywood style jhatka-matka numbers! Vaibhavi's jodi's had
left a mark..and how!
Next was Ishaa's turn to show off her jodi's skills. Sweta-Alex
were first in line.. Once again, a great performance with good
choreography. Though ofcourse, seems like they are stuck with the same
scores and comments from the beginning of the show! Definitely one of
the most consistent & most underrated jodi's in the show! Besides
their performances, what seems to be working in favour of them is Alex
being a firangi..and his ability to successfully have moulded himself
into the Indian song & dance routine. Aamir-Sanjeeda,
the cutest jodi amongst all, performed to a very earthy and rustic
Indian number. Like Kashmera-Krushna, Aamir-Sanjeeda were also out to
prove a point, that they are versatile and can perform to any style of
dancing. Once again, they walked away with praises and accolades for
their performance! After their performances, Ishaa presented both her
jodi's with gifts.. a very sweet gesture that touched the hearts of one
Last but not the least, David's Daav-Pench! First to perform were Pooja-Hanif
They're performance seemed like it was straight out of a David Dhawan
film! Very Govinda ishtyle! With an Indo-Pak love story as the theme,
their performance seemed to have all the masala of a Bollywood
pot-boiler, but lacked the main element - ie, dance! It was more drama
than dance..which, unfortunately, did not go down too well with the
judges and Pooja-Hanif had to be satisfied with an average score.
Lastly, it was Rakhi-Abhishek
, but they too could not live upto the expectations! Rakhi didn't seem her usual self which reflected in her performance.
Going by the performances.. sure seemed like Vaibhavi hit the
jackpot - her jodi's, both Karan-Amita & Kashmera-Krushna stole the
thunder! The latter's choreographer, Nitin, won the 'Choreographer of the Day' Award!
The Elimination episode started with a bang!
Rakhi, Krushna & Karan took to the judges chairs.. and mimicked
Ishaa Koppikar, David Dhawan & Vaibhavi Merchant respectively. It
was truly hilarious! Next up was a delightful performance by one of
television's cutest real life jodi's - Karan Singh Grover & Shraddha Nigam!
Where there is dance, there is drama! Everything seemed alright,
until Pooja Bedi raised objections to the judge's ranking system! A
valid point raised - that the judges' comments are usually very
misleading and don't always translate into scores accordingly..
Vaibhavi seemed miffed at Pooja's objection and asked her to take to
the judges' chair if she wished! Guess, like in all reality shows we
came back to square one, with no clear solution to the issue!
for the elimination! The safe jodi's were announced, and the jodi's
left in the danger zone were Pooja-Hanif & Sweta-Alex! The judges'
were questioned as to, given a choice, which jodi would they prefer
'safe' and all 3 judges unanimously pointed out that Pooja-Hanif should
be safe.. Sweta-Alex too expressed the same opinion. But it was not
meant to be, as Pooja-Hanif
were eliminated from the
show! The jodi took their ouster well, with a smile on their faces..but
one could not help feel sorry for their choreographer, Sumeet
youngest of the lot who had wished to celebrate his 21st birthday with
the Nach Baliye unit! Quite a confident young man, he hoped to be back
through the 'Wild Card' entry and celebrate his birthday with the unit!
Overall, fun-filled episodes..with dance, drama, masti & fun
galore! Tune into Telly Buzz next week for more on Nach Baliye 3!
Author : Ekta
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