Popular celebrity dance reality show Nach Baliye on Friday returned with its ninth season. The show, which until now only had couples as participants, will also witness former lovers coming together as contestants.
Nach Baliye 9 will see Prince Narula-Yuvika Chaudhary, Vindu Dara Singh-Dina Umarova, Urvashi Dholakia-Anuj Sachdev, Babita Phogat-Vivek Suhag, Shraddha Arya-Alam Singh, Vishal Aditya Singh-Madhurima Tuli, Anita Hassanandani-Rohit Reddy, Aly Goni-Natasha Stankovic, Shantanu Maheshwari-Nityaami Shirke, Sourabh Raj Jain-Riddhima Jain, Faisal Khan-Muskan and Keith Sequeira-Rochelle Rao competing to lift the Nach Baliye trophy and win Rs 50 lakh.
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Apart from the contestants, the highlight of the show is Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. Salman, who is producing the TV project, turned co-host to introduce the jodis in his inimitable style.
Actor Raveena Tandon and choreographer Ahmed Khan will be judging the ninth edition of the show.
Read all the updates about Nach Baliye 9.
Dance, drama and fun on Nach Baliye 9
After a three-day-long premiere of the Raveena Tandon-Ahmed Khan judged show, it will move to the performance of its twelve contestants next week. Along with dance, you will get to witness a lot of drama between the former lovers as well.
Ahmed Khan explains the scoring system
Judge Ahmed khan explains the scoring system for the contestants of Nach Baliye 9. He also explains that the jodi which will give the best performance will get a Hi5 from the judges and will be saved from elimination for the next week.
Watch out for Maniesh Paul's swag
Maniesh Paul, after introducing all twelve celebrity couples, is here to show off his dancing skills.
All the 12 contestants are here!
Finally, all the twelve contestants of Nach Baliye 9 are revealed. they are all on the stage with their 'baliyes'. Raveena Tandon praises the detailing of their costumes and applauds the costume designer of the show. Prince Narula-Chaudhary, Vindu Dara Singh-Dina Umarova, Urvashi Dholakia-Anuj Sachdev, Babita Phogat-Vivek Suhag, Shraddha Arya-Alam Singh, Vishal Aditya Singh-Madhurima Tuli, Anita Hassanandani-Rohit Reddy, Aly Goni-Natasha Stankovic, Shantanu Maheshwari-Nityaami Shirke, Sourabh Raj Jain-Riddhima Jain, Faisal Khan-Muskan and Keith Sequeira-Rochelle Rao are the twelve jodis of Nach Baliye 9.
Maniesh Paul brings in some fun
Rochelle reveals it was her who fell in love with Keith. She says Keith friendzoned her and she had to outrightly express her love for him. Maniesh Paul plays a fun game with them where Rochelle gives a description of Keith and he has to guess his which body part is being talked about.
Celebrity Couple No 12- Keith Sequeira-Rochelle Rao
After Dipika and Karan's performance, we are introduced to twelfth jodi of Nach Baliye 9. They are Keith Sequeira and Rochelle Rao. Keith and Rochelle got married last year in March.
Dipika Kakkar and Karan V Grover are here!
Star Plus' show Kahan Hum Kahan Tum stars Dipika Kakkar and Karan V Grover shake a leg together on the title track of Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter starrer Dhadak.
Ahmed Khan's ramp walk leaves everyone stunned
Ahmed Khan puts on heels and leaves the audience and co-judge Raveena Tandon stunned as he shows off his ramp walk.
Celebrity Couple No 11- Faisal Khan-Muskan Kataria
Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal present the next jodi of Nach Baliye 9. They are Faisal Khan and Muskan Kataria. Ahmed Khan, the judge of the show, says he knows Faisal since childhood. He is all praise for his dancing skills. Talking about his relationship with Muskan, Faisal says he met Muskan at a fashion show and it was love at first sight for him. Maniesh Paul reveals Faisal and Muskan are the youngest couple on the show.
Mohit Sehgal and Sanaya Irani on the stage
Ex-Nach Baliye contestants Mohit Sehgal and Sanaya Irani set the dance floor on fire with their performance on "Coca Cola Tu" from the movie Luka Chuppi.
Celebrity jodi no 10- Sourabh Raj Jain-Riddhima Jain
On being asked by Maniesh Paul about her 'Baliye', Mouni reveals she is not a contestant on Nach Baliye 9. She is here only to introduce a jodi. She calls the couple on the stage. It is Sourabh Raj Jain and his better half Riddhima Jain. Sourabh Raj Jain, the actor who played the role of Lord Krishna, reveals that it is their tenth marriage anniversary. Also, he expresses his love for his wife Riddhima who has stood by his side through thick and thin
Mouni Roy dances on Ghar More Pardesiya
Dressed in a beautiful white ensemble, Mouni Roy is on the stage. She gives a mesmerising performance on Kalank's popular track "Ghar More Pardesiya". The judges and the audience of the show are impressed with her dancing skills.
Nach Baliye 9 Sunday's episode begins with a soulful performance
The Sunday's episode of Nach Baliye 9 started with a performance by Radha and Krishna of Star Bharat's upcoming show RadhaKrishna.
Salman sets the stage on fire
Nach Baliye 9 co-producer Salman Khan dances on "Slow Motion". Salman reveals the winners will get the Nach Baliye trophy and Rs 50 lakh.
Celebrity jodi no 9 - Shantanu Maheshwari and Nityaami Shirke
Sanam Johar and Abigail Pande dance to "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga". Sanam introduces Shantanu Maheshwari. Shantanu will participate with girlfriend Nityaami Shirke on Nach Baliye.
Celebrity jodi no 8 - Aly Goni and Natasha Stankovic
Aly Goni and ex-girlfriend Natasha Stankovic are the next jodi of Nach Baliye 9. Salman Khan lauds Aly and Natasha’s chemistry.
Karan Patel is here!
Karan Patel matches steps with the next jodi of Nach Baliye 9. They dance to "Laila Main Laila".
Celebrity jodi no 7 - Anita Hassanandani and Rohit Reddy
A clip is showing introducing the next jodi - Anita Hassanandani and Rohit Reddy. It offers an insight into Anita and Rohit's relationship. The couple have been married for seven years. Salman Khan is impressed by the couple.
Celebrity jodi no 6 - Vishal Aditya Singh and Madhurima Tuli
Former couple Vishal Aditya Singh and Madhurima Tuli are the next jodi of Nach Baliye 9. Vishal washes their dirty linen in public and casts Madhurima in a poor light. There's no love lost between them.
Divyanka and Vivek are here!
Nach Baliye 8 winners Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya perform on "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil".
Ranveer Tandon and Ahmed Khan will judge Nach Baliye 9
Judges Ranveer Tandon and Ahmed Khan make an entry dancing on "Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast" and "Saturday Saturday".
Nach Baliye 9's Saturday episode begins on a sad note
Saturday’s episode of Nach Baliye opens on a sad note. Maniesh Paul reveals Prince Narula is shooting despite the sudden demise of his cousin brother in Canada. Prince talks about his brother as tears roll down his cheeks.
Nach Baliye 9 premiere to be continued tomorrow
The next contestants on stage are Prince Narula and wife Yuvika Chaudhary. Maniesh Paul informs the audience that Prince has experienced a tragic incident on the day of the shoot, hinting at the actor's cousin's death. Yuvika and Prince both break down, as the episode ends on a curious note.
Zain Imam is here!
Sarvagun Sampann star Zain Imam comes on stage next. He gives a fun dance performance on the "Hook Up Song" and "Slowly Slowly".
Vindu Dara Singh's poor dance skills
Salman Khan and Rahul Mahajan pull Vindu Dara Singh's legs on his bad dance skills. His wife Dina also shares that she initially thought their participation was a joke as her husband has two left feet.
Celebrity jodi no 4 - Vindu Dara Singh and Dina Umarova
Rahul Mahajan welcomes the next jodi on stage. Dressed in contrasting shade of black and white, the couple is revealed to be Vindu Dara Singh and wife Dina Umarova. Vindu talks about the low phases in his life, be it his father's death or him being accused of betting. The actor reveals how his wife stood by him through thick and thin. The couple says that they are on Nach Baliye because they want to tell the world how life can be beautiful if you have a supportive partner.
Rahul Mahajan and Shrenu Parikh dance on "Second Hand Jawani"
Rahul Mahajan and Shrenu Parikh are on the stage next. They perform on "Second Hand Jawani". Their funny act leaves Salman Khan in splits.
Celebrity jodi no 3 - Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj Sachdev
Urvashi Dholakia welcomes her ex-partner Anuj Sachdev. The actor shares that they dated for four years before they realised it wasn't meant to be. Urvashi also says that she chose to be on the show only because Salman called her. The original Komolika also announces that before she participates, she has three conditions. First, she doesn't want a tag to her relationship with Anuj. Secondly, the actor says that neither she will interfere with Anuj's personal life, nor will he interfere with her life. The third, she wants people to not judge them as they are very cordial off-screen also. Salman lauds Urvashi and Anuj for their decisions and says that he is also friends with his exes.
Urvashi Dholakia makes a smashing entry
Urvashi Dholakia enters the stage looking ravishing in a fiery red dress. Through a clip, the Bigg Boss 6 winner talks about how she gave birth to twins at the age of 17. The actor also reveals she got separated when she was just 18. Urvashi speaks how no man was ready to accept her sons' responsibilities. While Urvashi fought with some, she did have her low moments. Her son also speaks to the audience saying that Urvashi never got married because of them. They also say that even if they had a father, he wouldn't have been such a wonderful parent.
Punit J Pathak and Shakti Mohab are here!
Maniesh Paul calls Punit J Pathak and Shakti Mohab to expose the next jodi, who are an interesting combination of fire and ice. The ace dancers give a spectacular performance on Kalank's title song.
Who will judge Nach Baliye 9?
Maniesh Paul quizzes Salman Khan who would be the judges of Nach Baliye 9. He reveals that they are very special judges and they will join the show soon, in style.
Babita Phogat thanks her father
Salman Khan interacts with Babita Phogat and gets her to reveal more about her childhood and wrestling career. Babita reveals that they were allowed to watch TV only on Republic Day and it feels special to now be on national television. She thanks her father who trained them to be good wrestlers.
Celebrity jodi no 2 - Babita Phogat and Vivek Suhag
Akshat welcomes the next jodi on stage. Maniesh Paul and Salman Khan try to guess who the masked couple is. Salman finally reveals it is the power couple Babita Phogat and Vivek Suhag. A clip is played on the stage where Babita talks about how Dangal brought her and the family so much recognition. Babita and Vivek also talk about their love story. They share that Nach Baliye would give them a chance to spend more time together.
Akshat Singh dances on "First Class"
India's Got Talent star Akshat Singh joins Maniesh Paul and Salman Khan on stage for a performance on "First Class."
Celebrity jodi no 1 - Shraddha Arya and Alam Singh
Naira and Kartik introduce the first couple, their favourite on the show. The jodi is Shraddha Arya and Alam Singh. The actor reveals that she and Alam have been dating for six months. The couple is in a long-distance relationship as Alam stays in Jalandhar. Shraddha reveals that it is the first time she has spoken about her relationship on national television. Alam also shares that he hopes to take some romance tips from Salman Khan.
Salman Khan on Nach Baliye 9's new format
Naira asks Salman Khan how he decided on the new format of the show. He replied saying, 'ek ladka aur ladki dost ho sakte hai, break up ke baad bhi'. The actor also says that people should move on and build new equations even if their romantic relationship didn't work.
Mohsin Khan and Shivangi Joshi dance on Bharat song "Chashni"
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai's popular couple Kartik and Naira (Mohsin Khan and Shivangi Joshi) perform on Bharat song "Chashni", showing off their chemistry.
Maniesh Paul will host Nach Baliye 9
Salman Khan then introduces Maniesh Paul as the host of Nach Baliye 9. Maniesh enjoys some fun moments with the Bollywood star. The host also shares that Salman will not only unveil the jodis bit also unmask the truth of their relationship.
Nach Baliye 9 begins
Salman Khan enters the stage as the background voice says "Prem aaraha hai prem ki patti padhane." The actor tells the audience that while he is on the stage, he is not the host of the show. The studio audience is also masked, keeping up with the season's theme.
Anita Hassanandani will be seen with her husband on Nach Baliye 9
Anita Hassanandani, who will be with husband Rohit Reddy, told indianexpress.com, "All that I can say is that I am really excited to participate with my baliye. We are all set and ready to give our 100 percent. As much as we are excited, we are also very nervous. I think it will all settle in only after our first performance."