COLORS reality show, Dancing Queen has none other than the dream girl of the 70's, Hema Malini as one of the judges. In conversation with Telly Buzz, the actress of yesteryear talks more about the show.
Talking about being selected as one of the judges on the show, Hema says, "Indian Television has most definitely come a long way in terms of direction, technicalities and costumes. There are so many people who are getting work here and new-comers are encouraged even more by being given an opportunity to participate in reality shows as such. There are so many singers who have gained immense popularity thru' these reality shows." Being a dancing diva herself, who does she feel excels as a dancer? "Vyjayanti Mala has and will always continue being a dancing diva. She dances amazingly and gracefully. It was always a pleasure to watch someone as beautiful as her dance. She was the true Dancing Queen", she quips.
Hema Malini had received numerous offers to be the judge on quite a few reality shows. So why accept only this offer? "I accepted this offer because I was chosen to judge people dancing. And since I know a lot about dancing, I can judge and pass remarks on somebody else's performance. I had received offers to be on singing reality shows, but did not accept them because I do not have much knowledge about singing", she says. What do you have to say about the mentors on the show? She replies, "They are really excellent dancers. Even the participants are great dancers. Mentors are present to ensure that the participants perform well and we to judge them."
Commenting about the new trend of adding item numbers to films in today's era she says, "I am a trained classical dancer. I performed whatever was in my script. I don't think I would ever be able to perform the item numbers today's young girls perform. I must say they are bold enough to perform these numbers and have to rehearse a lot." Ask her if we will see her performing on the show too, "There are already 10 beautiful girls who will be performing on the stage. So where does that give time and space to perform", she says as she signs out.
Reporter and Author: Ranjini Nair