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Two celebrity shows set to air back-to-back!!

Nach Baliye is all set for a start today; Sony's Jhalak is ready to spread its wings from next week.Will TRP ratings take a beating as two celebrity shows are set to air back-to-back on the same day on separate TV channels?

2007-09-21T14:22:00Z

Star Network has already announced its third season of 'Nach Baliye' from Friday, September 21st. Sony Entertainment Television (SET) announces season two of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' - also from Friday, but a week later, starting from September 28th.

So, what's the difference between the two shows? The first features a dance competition between 10 celebrity couples; the other features 12 individual celebrities dancing with their choreographers.

If this doesn't create enough of a dilemma for viewers, there's the question of timing. 'Nach...' will air for an hour from 8 p.m, every Friday. 'Jhalak...' will be on air for an hour from 9 p.m, every Friday.

Now, here's the twist in the tale: 'Jhalak...' will feature Mir Ranjan Negi, the former Indian hockey goalkeeper who served as the inspiration for Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 'Chak de India'.

But the big question is: How many viewers have the time and energy to watch two almost-similar shows for a full two hours? This being the case, what happens to the TRPs?


Apart from Negi, the other 11 participants in 'Jhalak...' are Mini Mathur, Mika Singh, Sandhya Mridul, Cyrus Brocha, Ronit Roy, Sudha Chandran, Sonali Kulkarni, Aadesh Shrivastav, Tapur Chatterjee and Jay Banushali.

Apart from Indian dances, they would also be performing salsa, jazz, samba, jive and hip-hop numbers.

Mona 'Jassi...' Singh, the winner of season one of 'Jhalak...', and TV actor Rohit Roy will anchor the show.'I am really excited and happy that I am getting a chance to host a show which gave me so much confidence and helped me in enhancing my dancing skills,', Mona said at a press conference Thursday to announce the show. She was equally upbeat about the future.
'I don't want to get into daily soaps so I am looking forward to acting in some movies. Apart from that I would be hosting (makeover show) 'Naya Roop Nayi Zindagi', and some reality shows,' she added.

The judges for the season two of 'Jhalak...' are electrifying dancer and actor Urmila Matondkar, 'Jumping Jack' Jeetendra and Shiamak Davar, who pioneered a popular chain of nationwide dance academies.

The show would run for 14 weeks.

'Season one was a big success. A lot of Indian viewers liked it and appreciated the work of the celebrities who were not known for their dance prowess,' said Albert Almeida, SET's executive vice president and business head. 'This response made us launch season two of the show. This time the show will be bigger and better,' he added.
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pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond 2007-09-28T00:41:07Z Both shows are promising and keepng viewers glued to their television. As dancing season is here. This time jhalak dikhlaga has a popular star cast so it is very interesting to watch.
*dels*
*dels* 2007-09-22T14:21:20Z I prefer JDJ to Nach Baliye, I find it more exciting & I am someone who wouldn't prefer to see 2 continuous hours of dance.
LeadNitrate
LeadNitrate 2007-09-22T11:06:05Z it would have been nice since it seems a lot of seoned dancers and performers are going to take part this year, but is a video update possible here? coz i donot have ony channel now and would love to watch the show
ritika06
ritika06 2007-09-22T00:13:41Z I had heard that prachi desai is also participating in jdj.Is that true?I will watch both the shows.
bandschanchali
bandschanchali 2007-09-21T18:15:26Z can't wait to see jhalak dikhla ja, i don't give a damn to nach baliye.
NasH20
NasH20 2007-09-21T13:02:51Z Iam very excited to see Ronit Roy grrove in JDJ2...cant wait for it to start.
desi_baby07
desi_baby07 2007-09-21T12:56:51Z jdj seems interesting and i'll watch it for sure... but im still gonna watch nach baliye too :)
sweet_ak92
sweet_ak92 2007-09-21T12:54:36Z ill probably watching both..cuz i love teh contestants in nb3 n i love jay and prahi n jdj
Lost_Soul141
Lost_Soul141 2007-09-21T12:00:31Z even though NB will probs hav better TRPs becoz of the channel JDJ has better contestants
~*puja*~
~*puja*~ 2007-09-21T11:28:02Z I'll probably watch JDJ instead of NB3, mostly because I know or like more of the contestants on JDJ than NB3. But we'll see how these two shows do in the TRP battle.
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