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Urvashi Dholakia Says The Makers Of Nach Baliye 9 Want Drama And Not Dance. That’s What We’ve Been Saying!

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I really did love Nach Baliye back in 2005, when it had started. There was love, chemistry, feedback…but most importantly there was dance. It’s not like Nach Baliye 9 is all drama, no dance. But it all seems like the focus is barely on choreography. We witnessed a fight between Madhurima Tuli and Vishal Aditya Singh, who indulged in an ugly argument right in front of the cameras, the judges and the guests – in the introductory episode itself. On the other hand, Keith and Rochelle’s performance was so bad, I wondered how they even qualified for the show. But they are a popular couple, right? Anything that inflates the TRPs seems to be the funda for this season of the so-called dance reality show. However, their popularity couldn’t make up for their terrible moves and it became the first jodi to be eliminated. And now that Urvashi Dholakia and her ex-partner Anuj Sachdeva got eliminated from the show, they have gone ahead and criticised the show for being unfair.

In an interview with Bombay Times, Urvashi said, “Well, if a couple has been scoring good marks, which is only increasing every week and there’s a certain vote bank that I know we have, then it’s difficult for me to believe that we were not able to win the love of our viewers. How can a couple be consistently moving up the scoreboard and yet be at the bottom four times in a row? Is this a dance show or a popularity contest? And if we are being judged on popularity, then I am not ready to believe that 35 years of work leads to a low fan base.” Now I can’t dig out the facts and figures, but she’s possibly right.

In fact, from what she said, I felt she is insinuating that the show is rigged. “Where’s the score board to show where each of us stands when it comes to audience’s votes plus judges’ scores? If the show was all about young couples, then why bring us in? If you have brought us on the show, then why the partiality? This is not just a misuse of my image, but total disrespect to the hard-earned place that I’ve made for myself in the industry. Anuj and I can’t fight and bicker on screen. We agreed to do the show thinking it’s a dance show and not a bloody fighting ring,” Urvashi revealed. This is a pattern I have noticed – people who create more drama, end up lasting long in reality shows. Or those who are really popular. But if Urvashi is right, it’s really unfair on the show’s part. It’s unfair to the legacy, to the couples and to us, because they are ruining a good memory for us.

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She also said that the show is so rigged, they allowed some couples to re-shoot after they goofed up. Urvashi didn’t reveal any names though. “It clearly seems like if there’s no drama, then there’s no prize. It’s not a dance competition, but a drama competition! If washing dirty linen in public is the idea, then there are other shows that one can be a part of,” she added. It seems like the show wanted them to indulge in fights but they refused. In fact, the couple’s introductory was quite shady. In the promos, the duo have a conversation that goes like this: “Nach ke bahane touch, no no”, “But why”, “Ex ho, that’s why. So don’t even try.” Eww. Dear Nach Baliye, buck up or lose your audiences.

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