Zee TV's Dance India Dance (DID Season 4)

Shyam and Mudassar's kismet connection in DID 4

Considered to be the ‘baap’ of all dance reality shows on small screen, ‘Dance India Dance’ is all set to go on air with its season 4, this weekend i.e November 16,2013. Dance India Dance 4 Top18 contestants are selected after Mega Auditions Mumbai on 9th & 10th November. Here is the complete list of DID season 4 Top 18 Contestants.  

Mudassar Ki Mandali : Dhiraj Bakshi, Shyam Yadav, Sunil Chetri, Swarali Karulkar, Nidhi, Rishika Singh. Shruti ke Shandar : Vijender Kmar, Sumedh Mudgalkar, Manan Sachdeva, Srishti Jain, Meera, Suniketa Bhore. Firoz ki Fauj : Chou, Ashutosh, Vicky Das, Juhi, Arundhati, Swapneshwari.

With the promise of more entertainment, more power packed dance performance, more variety and lots of fun, the season will host its grand premiere amidst ‘Ram Leela’ actor, our very own Ranveer Singh. To accompany him, there will be famous choreographer ‘Ganesh Acharya’, who has been quite popular with his live and energetic dance performances.



The show has been eagerly awaited by the audience, who are waiting for it to begin post the success of DID moms vs Li’l champs success. The latter had introduced the new string of judges along with grand master Mithun da, who would be seen as always, cheering newbie dancing talent on stage.

The dance participants this time are believed to be one notch higher, who will be seen attempting a variety of dance forms, including African dance form. Its because of such elaborate dance forms that Dance India Dance has won a household name today. Every participant rises to be a celebrity in every small way!

It’s not the participants alone this time, who are bound to make you feel special like celebs, the new found judges, namely Mudassar Khan, Shruti Merchant and Feroz Khan, in the show, are also every inch of a celebrity in their own right.

If Mudassar Khan is known for his choreography s****s in ‘Bodyguard’ and ‘Dabangg’, Feroz Khan is famous for his dance choreography in songs like ‘Maa da Laadla’ in ‘Dostana’. Shruti Merchant is no less than these two stalwarts. Better known as the kid sibling of the already established choreographer, Vaishali Merchant, Shruti Merchant has choreography running in her veins. She has given hot item numbers like ‘Thug le’ from ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’.

With a celeb string of judges, not to mention our very own Mithun Chakravarty and the guests for the evening, the grand premiere of the show is all bound to be big star studded gala night. Stay tuned to watch the grand premiere of the season four of ‘Dance India Dance’ this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, at 9 p.m. only on Zee TV.




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Shakti Mohan, Prince, Paul, Jeet Das and Shivangi storm the DID stage

Completing the audition phase this week, Zee TV’s Dance India Dance Season 4 has a surprise planned for all its viewers in this weekend’s episode. Bringing back charmers of the previous season’s, this weekend’s episode will see the fantastic five – Prince of DID 1, Shakti Mohan of DID 2, Paul of DID 3, Jeet Das of DID Lil Masters and Shivangi of DID Super Moms performing the DID Family Act. While Shakti moved her body swiftly to the famous Lat Lag Gayee from Race 2, Prince danced to the anthem of the year Besharam. Jeet Das enthralled the audiences with his superb dance moves dancing to the number Kolaveri Di and Paul set the stage on fire dancing to the song Apsara Aali while Shivangi did a mujra on the song Dil Mera Muft Ka. Together they danced on the song Disco Deewane which set the mood for the evening.

Raising the bar higher with their amazing dance moves, season after season, these five dancers came together to give one power packed performance and set the stage on fire. Presenting dance styles that they are famous for, they were a treat for the judges and the audiences alike. Watching them perform live for the first time, Master Feroz, Shruti and Mudassar were taken aback. Talking about the performance, they said, “While we were auditioning in various cities, we were awe-struck with the kind of talent that was pouring in. But this performance justifies that the level of dancing cannot go down”.

Grand Master Mithun Da was ecstatic seeing the performance and said, “This performance made me nostalgic. It bought back all the memories of the previous seasons. I am glad that being a part of DID family has been the most memorable part of my life, and have witnessed some of the best dancers of the nation perform in front of me.” Talking about their performance, Shakti said, “DID floor is my battleground and my school as well. Each time I come on the show, I feel that adrenaline gush like never before. I feel I’m on the stage, in front of the judges and Dada to give my finale performances and have goose bumps after all my performances. It feels great to be standing on this platform today and I will always be thankful to the show for giving me all that it has.”

Charming the stage with such brilliant performances, the Fantastic Five have ensured that their lucky charm remains with the contestants while they take off from here. This season is only going to get bigger and better!


Ranveer Singh pays a dancing tribute to Big B and Mithun Da on DID 4


Shakti Mohan, Prince, Paul, Jeet Das and Shivangi storm the DID stage 
 
Completing the audition phase this week, Zee TV’s Dance India Dance Season 4 has a surprise planned for all its viewers in this weekend’s episode. Bringing back charmers of the previous season’s, this weekend’s episode will see the fantastic five – Prince of DID 1, Shakti Mohan of DID 2, Paul of DID 3, Jeet Das of DID Lil Masters and Shivangi of DID Super Moms performing the DID Family Act. While Shakti moved her body swiftly to the famous Lat Lag Gayee from Race 2, Prince danced to the anthem of the year Besharam. Jeet Das enthralled the audiences with his superb dance moves dancing to the number Kolaveri Di and Paul set the stage on fire dancing to the song Apsara Aali while Shivangi did a mujra on the song Dil Mera Muft Ka. Together they danced on the song Disco Deewane which set the mood for the evening.

Raising the bar higher with their amazing dance moves, season after season, these five dancers came together to give one power packed performance and set the stage on fire. Presenting dance styles that they are famous for, they were a treat for the judges and the audiences alike. Watching them perform live for the first time, Master Feroz, Shruti and Mudassar were taken aback. Talking about the performance, they said, “While we were auditioning in various cities, we were awe-struck with the kind of talent that was pouring in. But this performance justifies that the level of dancing cannot go down”.

Grand Master Mithun Da was ecstatic seeing the performance and said, “This performance made me nostalgic. It bought back all the memories of the previous seasons. I am glad that being a part of DID family has been the most memorable part of my life, and have witnessed some of the best dancers of the nation perform in front of me.” Talking about their performance, Shakti said, “DID floor is my battleground and my school as well. Each time I come on the show, I feel that adrenaline gush like never before. I feel I’m on the stage, in front of the judges and Dada to give my finale performances and have goose bumps after all my performances. It feels great to be standing on this platform today and I will always be thankful to the show for giving me all that it has.”

Charming the stage with such brilliant performances, the Fantastic Five have ensured that their lucky charm remains with the contestants while they take off from here. This season is only going to get bigger and better! 


When DID judge Shruti Merchant kissed a contestant in public




 

An entire nation watched with dropped jaws as Prince redefined dance with concepts like ‘locking’ and ‘popping’ in Season 1. An entire nation swooned as Dharmesh emerged from the masses and shot to fame overnight with never-before-seen hip-hop moves in Season 2. An entire nation’s pulse raced as Raghav wove magic with his unique “slo-mo” style in Season 3. Higher and higher benchmarks were set for excellence and innovation in dance with each successive season of Zee TV’s Dance India Dance (DID). Not only did it introduce audiences to dance forms they didn’t know existed, ‘Dance India Dance’ celebrated the passion to dance, making dance nothing short of a ‘religion’ across the country.


Naturally, there has been much excitement in the air ever since Dance India Dance announced the countrywide auditions for its Season 4 in August this year. Enthusiasts across the length and breadth of the country thronged to the audition venues, drawing up record-breaking registration counts across 19 cities! Even as the frenzy around the auditions peaked, the question on everyone’s lips was - What’s new on DID this time around? DID Season 4 comes to you with a difference. Each of us goes through a range of emotions in our daily lives. From being happy to dejected, calm to agitated, there’s so much we all feel and go through. There are many issues in life we feel strongly about. The core idea behind DID Season 4 is to look at dance as a means and an outlet to express your innermost feelings. DID, as a platform, has always stood for celebrating dance. This season, DID goes one step further and creates a movement of dance across the country by showing audiences how to channelize their energies positively through dance. DID is sending out a strong message to its viewers – “Dance It Out!”
 

Bharat Kumar Ranga, Chief Creative and Content Officer (CCCO), ZEEL says, “Dance India Dance is, without a doubt, the biggest brand amongst dance reality shows in the country today. It is the most family-friendly television show of all times. And, after three successful seasons and many allied editions, there’s no arguing that this talent competition has emerged as a cultural phenomenon in India. The record-breaking registrations at the auditions across 19 cities are illustrative of a franchise that is only growing stronger. With its positioning of ‘Dance It Out’ this season, the show will manifest itself across three platforms– On air, on ground and online. We have plans to conduct a parallel ‘Online Dance India Dance’. The most talented amongst those who participate in the online platform will stand a chance to be a part of DID 4 by way of a wild card entry. Creating a dance movement that will span the length and breadth of this country, we will also roll out with a multi-city ground activation where each city will be mobilized to dance for a cause that the citizens feel most strongly about and the city will get its signature dance move symbolic of the cause it espouses.”
 

While the original judge trio Geeta Kapur, Remo D’souza and Terence Lewis will remain an inseparable part of the DID family, it’s time now to welcome some young blood onto the panel of judges who will lend a new dimension to Dance India Dance and drive the masses to ‘Dance it Out’!
A talent discovered by superstar Salman Khan, Mudassar Khan is the man behind some of the most popular moves you’ve seen in chartbusters across films like Bodyguard, Dabangg 2 and Ready. At just 28 years of age, he is the youngest of the 3 new masters and is fondly called the “Master Blaster” for his spirited, sporty attitude. “It’s a huge challenge for me to judge a dance platform of the caliber of DID. I’m all set to give it my best shot,” says Mudassar.
 

Belonging to a family of choreographers, Shruti Merchant has dance in her blood! She began her career assisting the choreography of films like Dhoom 1, 2 and 3, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Aaja Nach Le, Kal Ho Na Ho and Devdas. For the past five years, she has toured the world with the widely acclaimed musical 
“The Merchants of Bollywood”. A powerhouse of energy and an utterly vivacious chatter-box, Shruti warms your heart from the word ‘Go!’ She says, “Landing the position of judge on India’s biggest dance reality show is any choreographer’s dream come true. I’m all set to live out this beautiful dream and give it my all.”
The third mentor of DID 4 started his career in 1996 as an assistant to ace choreographer Farah Khan. Ever since, there has been no looking back for Feroz Khan who is credited with smash hits like Maa Da Laadla from Dostana and Move Your Body from Johnny Gaddaar. With plum projects like Agneepath, Ra.One, Aisha, Anjaana Anjaani to his choreography credit, Feroz is certainly making waves in the industry. Being the most experienced judge on the panel, Feroz is a man of few words and shares his pearls of wisdom in his own inimitable style. Speaking of his new role on DID, Feroz says, “With the kind of talent DID attracts, grooming and motivating the contestants, judging the performances week on week and selecting the best amongst them is a huge responsibility. But, I’m all set to take it on!”
 

Speaking of the new judge trio, Nitin Keni, Producer, Essel Vision Productions Ltd, ZEE’s in-house production arm which has produced DID Season 4 said, “We are proud of our choices for the fresh panel of mentors on Dance India Dance Season 4. Each of them comes with an impressive body of work in the field of dance. But, above all, it is their passion for dance that has landed them these coveted positions on our panel of judges. At ZEE, we believe in making celebrities out of deserving talent. Geeta, Remo and Terrence were not household names when we signed them on for DID, but look where they are today! It is our mentors’ fervor for dance that will drive millions of enthusiasts across the country to ‘Dance it Out’! Each of them has their own unique personality and together, they’re a lethal combination.”
 

Starting Saturday, 26th October and airing every Sat-Sun at 9 PM on Zee TV, Dance India Dance Season 4 will follow a format similar to the original season where the 18 contestants are divided into 3 teams led by the masters. Episode after episode, the masters will groom and mentor their respective teams to face the trials of dance ahead of them. The contestants will be judged on their grasp in learning new dance forms, their versatility in lending themselves to diverse styles and the grace and charisma that sets a “dancing star” apart from the dancers. It is a matter of immense pride for the master whose protégé walks away with the coveted ‘Sunehri Taqdeer Ki Topi’. Needless to say, there’s a healthy rivalry already brewing between the masters. The show will be hosted by Jay Bhanushali. Grandmaster Mithun Da will continue to grace the platform with his characteristic wit, love and affection and above all his invaluable guidance.
 

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Today it does not matter whether the Grand Master is there or not; what really matters is the concept: Mithun Chakraborty
 
Better known as the Grand Master of Zee TV’s DID (Dance India Dance), Mithun Chakraborty is back with the show’s fourth season. However, while Mithun Da dawns the hat of the Grand Master, we won’t get to see Remo D’souza, Geeta Kapoor and Terence Lewis as the judges this season.
 

So who replaces them? Well it’s a new set of judges - Mudassar Khan, Shruti Merchant and Feroz Khan.
Interestingly, the options for the new judges were given to the channel by none other than Mithun.
In a conversation with .com, the star went on to talk about DID the brand, the new judges and more…
 

It is a ‘Dance it Out’ season; tell us something about this new concept? “Even in my early days of my career when I was going through a lot of difficulties in life that included lots of sadness, every single day I always made it a point to dance it out; this helped me forget everything. Hence, one day when I was just sitting back and discussing how important dancing was, this idea of taking this concept to the common man struck me. That moment I yelled ‘don’t get upset or violent, just dance it out,” the terrific actor said.
 

Well, the dancing in the show this time will be theme-based and this new concept will be judged by a new bunch of judges. When we questioned their (channel and Dada) decision of roping in new faces, he averred, “When your concept clashes with the people you’re working with, it’s not the best thing to happen. Hence, we wanted to get people who think alike on board. I gave the idea to Zee and also suggested the names and here they are.”
 

When we remind him that according to us the judges of the earlier season would have understood him better (having worked together in three seasons) to he stated, “As a dance show, DID is setting new standards today and anybody who wants to know dancing will watch it certainly. In fact the turnout this season has been huge. The point is that more than me knowing the people, they (audiences) should know the talent.”
Even then the Remo-Geeta-Terence will be missed. “Missing is a wrong word. They all have been great as judges but as you know, I like pushing people and since I have known the new judges for a while, we roped them in.”
 

What if the audience doesn’t accept the new judges? “If you see it carefully, DID Junior did not have Remo-Geeta- Terence. Today, it does not matter whether the Grand Master is there or not, it’s the concept of the show that works. The three of them have been a part of us and will always be.”
 

Lastly, with his latest film Boss releasing and doing good, we ask him whom would he call the Boss of dancing? “Someone who is light footed, dances with his heart, lives-sleeps dance and also treats it like his prayer is the ‘Boss’ of dancing.”
 
DID airs from 26 October 2013.