Ranbir is currently shooting for the Dutt biopic and is expected to shoot the episode on March 25
While the makers are yet to finalise the co-host for Karan Tacker, Ranbir Kapoor will be seen as a special anchor for the first episode of the celebrity dance reality show Nach Baliye 8. His stint as host also marks the TV debut of the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actor, who is expected to encourage the participants with some of his dance moves.
The actor, who is currently filming the Dutt biopic, will take over the hosting duties from Karan for the launch episode that will air on April 2 on Star Plus. He is expected to shoot the episode on March 25.
“Ranbir Kapoor will be perfect for the grand opening episode of Nach Baliye 8. We are very excited and have our fingers crossed to see Ranbir Kapoor set the stage on fire with his dance and stage presence as host! Ranbir is a natural dancer and he will surely set a benchmark for the 10 jodis and prep them up for the entire season. If things go as planned, we might be shooting later this week,” read a statement from the makers.
Ranbir will start the proceedings with a dance medley of his own songs along with the show's judges Sonakshi Sinha, Terence Lewis and Mohit Suri.
Initially, actor Karan Singh Grover and comedienne Upasana Singh were supposed to host the series. The duo had even rehearsed together. But things didn’t work out between the makers and KSG. The next name to be zeroed on was that of Karan Tacker, but apparently his chemistry with Upasana didn’t really work out and Upasana had to eventually leave the show.
Some of the popular celebrity contestants who will be part of the show are Mona Lisa-Vikrant Singh, Divyanka Tripathi-Vivek Dahiya, Bharti-Haarsh among others.
Check out some of the promos here: