Nach Baliye : Urvashi Dholakia post exit claims judges allowed to re-shoot performances, edit mistakes!

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 August 2019, 11:14 AM
Nach Baliye : Urvashi Dholakia post exit make shocking revelations about show
Nach Baliye : Urvashi Dholakia post exit make shocking revelations about show

Nach Baliye contestants and ex-couple Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj Sachdeva became the fourth couple to bid the show adieu even after giving back to back hair-raising performances. 

Soon after they were announced the couple to be eliminated, Urvashi and Anuj expressed their disappointment about how the judges were unfair towards them.

During an interaction with Bombay Times, Urvashi alleged that the judges at the dance reality show would ask to edit the mistakes of their favourite couple and reshoot their performances.  Opining that despite Anuj being her ex they didn't fight and bicker on screen, unlike other couples, a reason why tables turned against them.

Urvashi told the daily, "We agreed to do the show thinking it’s a dance show and not a bloody fighting ring! Some couples were allowed to re-shoot their acts when there were goof-ups on stage; they were told by our judges that the mistake would be edited. Why was that allowed?"

Urvashi pointing out the unfair scoring system of the show asked why they ended up in bottom four even when they were consistently moving up the scoreboard "Well, if a couple has been scoring good marks, which is only increasing every week and there’s a certain vote bank that I know we have, then it’s difficult for me to believe that we were not able to win the love of our viewers." add the TV actress.

 

She further said, "Is this a dance show or a popularity contest? And if we are being judged on popularity, then I am not ready to believe that 35 years of work leads to a low fan base. Where’s the scoreboard to show where each of us stands when it comes to the audience's votes plus judges’ scores? If the show was all about young couples, then why bring us in? If you have brought us on the show, then why the partiality? This is not just a misuse of my image, but total disrespect to the hard-earned place that I’ve made for myself in the industry."

Urvashi went on to share how a few contestants were allowed to reshoot their performances. She said, "Anuj and I can’t fight and bicker on screen. We agreed to do the show thinking it’s a dance show and not a bloody fighting ring! There were couples who were allowed to re-shoot their acts when there were goof-ups on stage; they were told by our judges that the mistake would be edited. Why was that allowed? If we cannot pre-shoot an act, how can a reshoot be allowed, especially when it’s a live performance? In a reality show, you get one chance — you give it your best and you are judged on that. I thought I was signing up for a non-fiction show and not a fictional one."

Expressing her distress over the show's need of drama over dance, Urvashi shared that she was not there to play the victim card or draw sympathy "Viewers are very intelligent and you cannot fool them. I wanted the world to see the independent woman that I am — mother of two and a mature individual — who has the ability to show the world that you can have a cordial relationship with your ex and even work with him. But on Nach Baliye, it clearly seems like if there’s no drama, then there’s no prize. It’s not a dance competition, but a drama competition!" said the actress.

 

The actor added, "This is not the first time that I have done a reality show, but yes, it’s the first time that I have seen this kind of biased judgement. After getting a standing ovation from almost 300 people on the set for a performance, which I know was way better than the marks we received, we get eliminated. Why did the judges need almost a half-hour break to think about the score this time? They never did it in the last five weeks. I’m someone who has survived in this industry through hard work. I cannot and will not stop myself from speaking against unfair behaviour. The actor, entertainer, and the artiste in me say that we deserved better. We deserved to be treated fairly."

 

Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj Sachdeva became the fourth couple to get eliminated after Keith Sequeira and Rochelle Rao, Vindu Dara Singh and Dina Umarova, Babita Phogat and Vivek Suhag

First Published: Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:14 AM
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