About the Show
You can now watch so you think you can dance shows. The “So You Think You Can Dance” series is coming to the Indian Hindi community. Produced by Endemol India of Deepak Dhar, this program takes on a talent show format with a range of contestants showing their routines before the judges make comments and the audience votes for their choices. It is anticipated that the show will be shown every Sunday and Saturday night and will be closely related to the original American series that had been created by the Dick Clark Productions.
The first season is expected to take place in April and those that watch TV online will be able to get all the episodes. Each program is going to last about 45 minutes in 576i (SDTV) picture format as well as 1080i (HDTV). Auditions for the program started as far back as far back as February 2016. Contestants will be expected to perform a number of genres included ballet, acro, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, jazz and tap.
The Judges and Host
The first judge who was announced is Varun Dhawan. The 28-year old is a Punjabi actor who has been active in the industry since 2012. He is a scion of the film director David Dhawan and studied at the Nottingham Trent University in the UK. Some of this main gigs include a stint as an assistant director to Karan Johar when working on “My Name is Khan” in 2010. He has also starred in “Student of the Year” which was released in 2010 and was nominated for the “Best Male Debut” prize at the Filmfare Festival.
The second judge is Hrithik Roshan, a 42-year old actor from Mumbai. Roshan was a child star between 1980 and 1986 before becoming an assistant director. He was married to Sussanne Khan for ten years but they divorced in 2014 although the marriage produced two children. Roshan is a Bollywood staple and has won six Filmfare Awards. He is considered one of the most attractive celebrities in India at the moment.
The show’s host will be Mouni ‘Naagin’ Roy, the beautiful actress who has been catapulted to small screen fame. Born in 1985, Roy is a West Bengal native who dabbles as a dancer. She has been a fixture in showbiz since 2007. Her big roles include Krishnatulsi in “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” and Shivanya in “Nagin”.
Indians living abroad can easily watch the show by subscribing to Hindi TV packages. The show will be available offline and online.