The list of tentative contestants and judges who will be part of Nach Baliye 8 is OUT! Are you guys excited to know who is participating on the Star Plus dance reality show? Since the last few days, there have been rumours that the makers of the show have finalised 11 contestants for Nach Baliye 8. The list includes popular television couples like Divyanka Tripathi-Vivek Dahiya, Rohan Mehra-Kanchi Singh, Monalisa-Vikrant Singh Rajpoot, Drashti Dhami-Neeraj Khemka, Arjun Bijlani-Neha Swamy, Rochelle Rao-Keith Sequeira and Dipika Kakar-Shoaib Ibrahim. Nach Baliye 8 will air in March 2017. There is buzz that actress Upasana Singh, who is popularly known as comedian Kapil Sharma’s Pinky Bua from his show, will be part of Nach Baliye 8 as well. Upasana Singh recently parted ways with her husband. So who will she contest in Nach Baliye 8 with? Read on to know more.
TellyChakkar reported a source as saying, “Upasana is really interested in the offer, and the channel and makers want to add new spice to the dance reality show, with her being at the forefront as the host of Nach Baliye 8. If it all falls in place, Upasana will be accompanied by a young guy (mostly an actor) as the co-ho,st. However, the actress is yet to sign on the dotted line.” There were reports that Bollywood actor and television star Karan Singh Grover, who is married to actress Bipasha Basu, will share the stage with Upasana Singh as the host of Nach Baliye 8. Earlier, there was news that Bipasha Basu will be hosting the show along with KSG, but it seems she is not. However, the judges of Nach Baliye 8 have been confirmed! Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha and choreographers Saroj Khan and Terence Lewis will judge the show. Earlier, there was news that Kajol will be one of the judges but later on the makers finalised Sonakshi Sinha’s name. Have a look at the 11 names of contestants of Nach Baliye 8!
1. Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya and Vivek Dahiya
Don’t we love them? Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya met on the sets of the popular love saga Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and fell for each other. The two got married in 2016 and are the most loved couple of telly town. Vivek Dahiya confirmed the news of Nach Baliye 8 to Indianexpress.com, saying, “We have been approached and are in talks for the show. But there are a few days to go before we can confirm anything.” We hope to see them shake a leg on Nach Baliye 8.
2. Rohan Mehra and Kanchi Singh
Rohan Mehra and Kanchi Singh met on the sets of Star Plus show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, and since then they have been dating each other. Rohan was a popular participant on Bigg Boss 10 before his eviction from the Salman Khan-hosted show.
3. Monalisa and Vikrant Singh Rajpoot
The Bigg Boss 10 contestant and Bhojpuri actress got married to her longtime boyfriend Vikrant Singh Rajpoot on the show. The two had been dating each other for the last eight years. It would be a pleasure to see the couple dance in a reality show, as they will be a tough competition to all participants. Recently, Monalisa posted a dance video from the Nach Baliye 8 rehearsals on her social media account and captioned it as, “Day 1 of rehearsal…with mistakes and imperfection. But we will make it. It’s difficult but enjoying like anything.”
4. Vikas Manaktala and Gunjan Manaktala
TV actor Vikas Manaktala is all set to participate in Nach Baliye 8 along with his wife Guunjan Manaktala. Vikas said in a statement to IANS, “Nach Baliye has always been my first love, and with my ‘baliye’ (Gunjan Manaktala) it’s going to be a terrific affair. I am looking forward to this beautiful journey to begin.” The actor said it would be quite difficult for him to manage time for rehearsals, but still, he will give his 100 percent to the shoot of his serial Ghulam as well as the dance reality show.
5. Abigail Pande and Sanam Johar
Sanam Johar will be participating on Nach Baliye 8 along with his girlfriend, television actress Abigail Pande. The two started their journey as friends and later began dating. We look forward to seeing this cute couple on the show!
6. Drashti Dhami and Neeraj Khemka
Television star Drashti Dhami has been the winner on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 and got married to her businessman boyfriend, Neeraj Khemka. The actress is quite popular and but it will be the first time that she will be seen on a TV show with her husband. On the work front, Drashti Dhami is seen on Pardes right now, which airs on Star Plus.
7. Arjun Bijlani and Neha Swamy
Naagin actor Arjun Bijlani has been married to Neha Swamy since May 20, 2013, and the duo was blessed with a baby boy on January 21, 2015. Arjun was part of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 and his wife had danced on a family special episode of the show. We look forward to seeing Arjun and Neha groove on Nach Baliye 8!
8. RJ Preetam and Prabhjot
The most popular radio jockey host and an ex-Bigg Boss 8 contestant, Preetam will be participating with his wife Prabjot in Nach Baliye 8.
9. Karam Rajpal and Shivalika Oberoi
Karam Rajpal, the television actor who plays the character of Shivam in Mere Angne Mein will be seen dancing with his girlfriend Shivalika Oberoi on Nach Baliye 8. It will give fans a chance to know the couple better.
10. Rochelle Rao and Keith Sequeira
Rochelle Rao was very popular on Bigg Boss 9. She participated in the reality show with boyfriend Keith Sequeira. The Bigg Boss 9 couple recently got engaged and are all set to participate in Nach Baliye 8!
11. Dipika Kakar and Shoaib Ibrahim
The couple met on the sets of Sasural Simar Ka and will be dancing together on Nach Baliye 8. Recently, Dipika Kakar has quit her popular Colors show and has been replaced by Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar, whereas Shoaib Ibrahim is busy shooting for the serial Koi Laut Ke Aaya.
Let us know which of these Nach Baliye 8 contestant couples is your favourite! Stay tuned for more updates on Nach Baliye 8.