Posted Thu, December 20, 2012 12:16pm IST

The sports couple will be a part of the popular dance show but only for a little while

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik’s offscreen chemistry has won a whole lot of fans for the sporting couple. What remains to be seen now is whether the same chemistry will be translated onscreen as they start their preparations for Nach Baliye 5, the celebrity dance show.

The couple landed in Mumbai on Monday and immediately began practicing for the show where they are taking part as a guest jodi. And though they aren’t competing for the title, they will be seen putting in some heavy effort to shake a leg and impress audiences for a few episodes at least.

And since Sania by her own admission has two left feet, the pretty tennis star said that her hubby Shoaib will more than make up for her. “(I) Hope we have done a decent job and don’t look silly. Shoaib is a good dancer and he loves dancing, but I am very shy!” said Sania who also went on to admit that only time she practiced dancing was when the couple tied the knot in 2010. “We have rehearsed a lot. Earlier, we had prepared for dance for our sangeet during our wedding. I feel coordination is a little tough and to remember the steps is also difficult,” said Sania. The busty tennis star also said that she and Shoaib were participating as they wanted to spend some quality time together!

Well, it remains to be seen whether the agile Shoaib can make up for his baliye’s weaknesses, as they will be under the scanner of celebrity judges Shilpa Shetty, Terrence Lewis and Sajid Khan.