Rithvik Dhanjani rose to fame with his stint in Ekta Kapoor‘s Pavitra Rishta that had Ankita Lokhande play the lead actor in it. Since then he has acted in several TV serials, hosted many shows and even participated in numerous reality TV shows. To say that he has become a household name, wouldn’t be entirely wrong. He had recently participated in Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 where he was highly appreciated for his comic timing and sense of humour. These are two exceptional qualities to have as an anchor. His latest show Super Dancer Chapter 2 has definitely increased his demand as an anchor. The dance reality show is definitely doing well in the TRP charts, seeing which the makers have decided to give the show an extension. However, Rithvik, had already committed on anchoring Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty‘s reality show, India’s Next Superstar, and so was forced to bid adieu to Shilpa Shetty and Baadshah‘s show.
A source closer to the development was quoted by Zoom as saying, “Super Dancer Season 2 was supposed to bid adieu in January but the channel decided to extend the show. Rithvik though had given them dates only until January and post which he is shooting for India’s Next Superstar. Hence, Rithvik has to leave the show midway which has been a difficult situation for him as Super Dancer is really close to his heart!”
Rithvik too is incredibly sad on leaving the show. Super Dancer is my baby and I cannot tell you how difficult it is for an actor when such a scenario happens. Since I had already committed to another show there was no way professionally that I could get out of that commitment. The journey with Super Dancer will definitely continue next season and it’s by far my most favourite show that I have anchored!” The actor will be co-anchoring India’s Next Superstar with Karan Wahi. On Super Dancer, he will be replaced by Jay Bhanushali of Dance India Dance fame.