Star Plus’ popular dance reality show Nach Baliye is finally back with the ninth season. The show produced by superstar Salman Khan will see twelve couples from the industry competing against each other. The makers have introduced a brand new concept by roping in ex-couples in the show, making it more interesting.
Actor and Choreographer Shantanu Maheshwari, who himself is an ace dancer, participated with girlfriend Nityaami Shirke in the show. The duo met on the sets of ALT Balaji’s Medically Yourrs wherein Shantanu played the lead role.
Shantanu and Nityami both are extremely excited for the show and shared about the same in an exclusive chat with India Forums.
Nach Baliye is a coveted celeb dance reality show, what was your reaction when you were offered to participate as a couple?
I have been offered Nach Baliye in the past, but I was not in a relationship that time so I never took it up. Though this time it accidentally slipped out from my mouth that I am seeing someone, after which things just fell into place and Nityaami and I mutually decided to do the show. We are also using this as an opportunity to spend more time together and explore our relationship .
You both have worked together earlier in Medically Yourrs and audience has loved your chemistry on screen. How will you define your chemistry off screen?
Its honestly hard to describe our chemistry in words, but we are good friends, which is also how our relationship began. We are fun, easy going and chilled out individuals who are quite adventurous and in the exploring phase of our relationship at the moment, which is one of the best phases!
What are the three qualities of your baliye (partner) that impress you and three qualities that piss you off.
Nityaami- Shantanu is a very grounded and humble person, and a very good human being and someone who is extremely hardworking! So there isn't anything as such that I don't like about him.
Shantanu- Nityaami is someone who is a very easy going and chilled out person. She's always been very truthful and she is very hardworking and doesn't give up till she gets it right.
Shantanu is already a trained dancer and has performed in dance based shows, was it difficult to match up to his steps?
Nityaami: Yes, Shantanu is an exceptionally good dancer, and to be honest I have been getting this question a lot! So yes it is going to be difficult, and this is something we both knew when we agreed to do the show, but I will of course give in my 100%! Though I really appreciate that he pushes me quite a lot to do my best! He is very patient, but that is something I don't want as I feel like I personally won't grow if he is easy on me! And the main thing is that I love dancing so we both just plan on enjoying ourselves to the fullest while doing that.
Which couple do you think can be your biggest competitors?
I honestly don't know who our competitor is, as Nach Baliye is not only about dance, but also other factors like the chemistry between couples as well as their relationship stance and background. Its a mix of everything, and each couple here has something different to offer in regards with all these elements, so everyone here is honestly their own competition!
We wish Shantanu and Nityaami all the luck and hope they have a rocking journey in Nach Baliye 9!