It's the battle of the sexes again on TV!
Dance reality show Zara Nachke Dikha is back on Star Plus, and is ready to showcase the clash of the sexes!
This time around, the participants won't be assessed only for their dancing talent. They'll be judged on how they perform during the different theme-based dances; they'll have to use props innovatively; they'll need to be ready for impromptu challenges; they'll have to develop winning strategies; they'll have to demonstrate team spirit. And so on!
The judges, hosts and the time-slot are yet to be decided.
Click NEXT to see the list of participating celebrities. Ladies first.
Image: Contestants of Zara Nachke Dikha
This isn't item girl Rakhi Sawant's first turn at reality TV. She was also seen on shows like Rakhi Ka Swayamvar and Pati Patni aur Woh. Now, her love and passion for dance has brought her to Zara Nach Ke Dikha.
She is all set to provide tough competition to the guys and showcase her abundant talent to the judges and audience. "My father (Jesus Christ) is a history maker and his daughter (Rakhi) will also make many more histories. Dance is in my blood. I am always number one, whether it's dancing, diaper changing or taking care of the baby," says Rakhi.
Image: Rakhi Sawant
Sangeeta, who has been out of sight from television screens after hosting one of the seasons of Nach Baliye, is all set to make a comeback.
She's better known as Pammi from Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand.
Sangeeta is all excited to show off her dancing talent on the show. "Dancing is my passion, and I feel this whole battle of the sexes is a fun concept and should be taken sportingly. Being the eldest in the team, I will have to put extra effort into my performances. Also I must try my best that (my age) does not get highlighted in the show."
Image: Sangeeta Ghosh
Aditi bagged the first role of her career in Kis Des Mein Hai Mera Dil and became a household name on the small screen.
Although Aditi has no formal training, she's a born dancer who adores Saroj Khan and is a die hard fan of the actor Shahid Kapur. Her guru mantra is, "Only hard work pays in the long run."
Image: Aditi Gupta
Sparsh played the little Iccha in Uttaran. She also managed to do a Hollywood short film called Meena: Half The Sky. She believes that Hema Malini is the most beautiful and best dancer on earth.
Talking about the show, Sparsh said, "I am a Bharatanatyam dancer and I love dancing. I have heard that it will be easier to perform any form of dance if you are a classical dancer. I am not nervous competing against boys, because I want to prove to India that girls are the best."
She adds, "I am happy that at least someone (referring to Ayush) is there of my age, to give tough competition."
Image: Sparsh Khanchandani
This model cum actress comes from an extremely talented family. Her sisters Neeti and Shakti are popular in singing (Music Ka Maha Muqqabla) and dancing (Dance India Dance).
Mukti is here to prove to the world her skills as a dancer. While she is still a newbie to television, she has acted in the film Blood Brothers and has also done commercials.
Talking about her dancing talent when it comes to dancing, she explains, "I am a trained dancer, for nine years, and I have learned various dancing styles like Ballet, Contemporary style, Hip-Hop and also Bharatnatyam.
Currently, I am teaching at the Terrence Lewis Academy. But dancing on such a platform as Zara Nachke Dikha is a huge challenge and I am looking forward to it."
Image: Mukti Mohan
Rashmi Desai began her acting career with Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Manipuri and Bhojpuri movies.
She has also played a double role in B R Films television serial, Pari Hoon Main. Her claim to fame is her role in Uttaran, where she plays a negative character.
Rashmi says, "Dance makes me feel free and I use it as a stress buster, which gives me happiness." Her mantra is, "No matter what, be a fighter and love yourself."
Image: Rashmi Desai
Sanjeeda Sheikha is best remembered for her portrayal of a negative character in Kayamath, and as the winner of Nach Baliye 3.
She hasn't received any formal dance training, but earlier bagged the Natraj award from Saroj Khan in her dance show Nachle Ve.
Sanjeeda claims that if she weren't an actor today, she would have been a choreographer for sure. "I love dancing and believe it embodies beauty, grace, power and freedom."
Image: Sanjeeda Sheikh
Hazel grew up in Britain and found success in the form of roles in films like Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar and Ajay Devgan's U, Me aur Hum, all with limited knowledge of the Indian film industry and a serious language barrier! It was her love for the music, dance, glamour and glitz of Bollywood that brought her here from the UK.
Hazel loves the Bollywood style of dance and draws inspiration from Aishwarya Rai and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
Hazel's sure to give the boys team a hard time with her combination of desi and international moves. "Dance like there is no tomorrow," she says.
Kritika stole everyone's hearts with her role in the serial Kitni Mohabbat Hai. Currently she is doing Pyar Ka Bandhan.
Kritika is crazy about dancing, and is a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan. She hopes to have him as her dance partner some day.
"Dance comes naturally to me abut it will take sometime to build up the flexibility, and strength then I will there. The reason I agreed to do this show is because this it's a fun show for the youth, and because it has challenges and games. Here I can be my age, which I have never got to play in my TV shows."
Image: Krithika Kamra