The second season of Dance Deewane kickstarted recently. Judged by Madhuri Dixit, Shashank Khaitan and Tushar Kalia, the reality show is hosted by Arjun Bijlani.
At the sidelines of an event, Arjun had a quick chat with indianexpress.com about hosting Dance Deewane 2, his sons inclination towards dance and his serial Ishq Mein Marjawan.
Excerpts from the conversation:
Excited to host Dance Deewane again?
Absolutely. The previous season really did well and so everyone is quite excited about the second season. We really have a lot of fun while shooting and that fun does come across on the screen too. Also, the USP of the show is that three generations get together, a first-ever on Indian television. Its a total package of entertainment. And trust me the talent has only become better this year.
You have been appreciated for your job as a host. Did you have the confidence to pull it off when you started?
I am an actor and thats my true passion. As for hosting, a lot comes from the person I am in real life. I usually break the ice and like talking and entertaining people. That has helped me grow as a host but I am completely focused on acting. Hosting is more for fun as it gives me a good break. Its definitely not a career choice.
Last season, a lot of fun happened with Tushar and Shashank pulling your legs, calling you Madhuri Dixits brother. Will we see the same this time too?
I think the banter will only get better this year. Honestly, most of them are very impromptu. Its more entertaining when its a surprise. We keep pulling each others legs.
Your son also seems to be interested in dance. As a parent, would you be open to him participating in a reality show?
Ayaan loves dancing. He manages to innovate his steps and moves on every beat. Its amazing to see a four-year-old doing so well. Also, he loves watching Dance Deewane. As for kids participation, I think it all depends on parents. Personally, I wouldnt like him to be too much in the limelight at such a young age. As much as we avoid, it does affect them somewhere. But I would definitely back him and train him. I really feel he can do well if he starts learning. And when the time is right, I am sure he will shine.