‘I am very excited to be part of this iconic show because this is the only show which is for the aam janata (general public), who get a larger than life platform to showcase their talent.
‘Getting to host a dance reality show is a different high altogether as I know how contestants feel on stage before and after their performance because I have been a contestant once and can relate to their feelings,’ Shweta said in a press statement.
‘Dance India Dance Doubles’ will see three judges – Geeta Kapoor, Rajeev Surthi and Marzi Pestonji, apart from ‘mahaguru’ Mithun Chakraborty.
Shweta, who was the runner-up in the first season of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ in 2006, says she is passionate about dance, and is looking forward to learn a lot while hosting the show.
‘I have worked with all three judges in the past and know their individual strengths and I am looking forward to learn not only from them, but also from the contestants, who I believe are far more talented than I can ever be,’ said the actress, who is a trained classical singer.
She started her career with Zee TV’s ‘Hip Hip Hurray’, after which she did a host of acting and modelling assignments.
Among her popular serials are ‘Lipstick’, ‘Saarrkar’ and ‘Left Right Left’. She made her Bollywood debut with ‘Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi’.