The first episode has not even aired and we are already getting whiffs of controversies
Rumour has it that Shakti Arora and Neha Saxena are one of the contestants on Nach Baliye 7. According to the new format, the contestants have to stay away from everyone and everything during their term in the show. No contact from the outside world is allowed except for an occasional call to the family – so we hear.
Considering Shakti Arora is a lead actor in Colors’ Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi, it could pose a problem for the smooth running of the show. But Ekta Kapoor, who is the producer of both Nach Baliye and Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi took care of the issue by changing the plot and introducing a new character Shikhar (Arjun Bijlani) in the show. But we hear that the channel is not okay with the change of plans.
According to a leading daily, on Thursday (April 23) Shakti decided to back out of the show. Now the actor claimed that it was a family emergency and had nothing to do with the channel, but there seems to be more to it than what meets the eye.
Rumours suggest that the channel pressurised Shakti to pick between the two shows and the actor preferred to stay with his daily soap than do the reality show. Well this is certainly not the first time this has happened. If you remember, a few months back Shah Rukh Khan was hosting a show called India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun on &TV and he invited Kapil Sharma as his guest. While Kapil jumped up at the opportunity, the channel asked the actor not to shoot for a rival channel as he was the host of Comedy Nights with Kapil on Colors. When questioned the channel said that it was Kapil’s decision, but Kapil lashed out saying that he would never say no to Shah Rukh Khan and the channel should take ownership of their decisions.
So now it’s still a bit unclear as to why exactly Shakti decided to quit Nach Baliye 7, but all said and done, we know he would have made the competition more interesting and competitive.
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