As part of statewide sanctions to prevent the spread of coronovirus, Maharashtra suspended the shooting of films and shows until 30 April earlier this month. Following the announcement, most fiction shows moved to other cities to churn out new episodes. And now the reality shows Indian Idol 12 and Dance Deewane 3 have also landed their teams in Daman and Bangalore respectively for the shooting of the upcoming episodes.
A source with Indianexpress.com shared that the makers of Indian Idol 12 and Dance Crazy had produced episodes for two weeks, and were doing it with the idea of airing again for a week. However, given the critical situation, there was still no clarity that shooting would be allowed from next week. And so his teams did fast and set up a studio for the shoot.
Interestingly, both shows will see a change in the panel of judges. Neha Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya and Vishal Dadlani could not attend the shoot in Daman, Anu Malik and lyricist Manoj Muntashir will be present as special guests. Aditya Narayan, who recently recovered from Kovid-19, will return to host the show.
On the other hand, Madhuri Dixit distanced herself from traveling to Bangalore with the Dance Deewane 3 team. He will be replaced by Nora Fatehi along with judges Tushar Kalia and Dharmesh Yelande. And with hosts Raghav Juyal recovering from Kovid-19, Bharti Singh and Harsh Limbachia will take over as hosts.
“This is a temporary change like now, and once the Maharashtra government clarifies the criteria for the shooting, the team will return to Mumbai,” the source said.
Also, Wagle’s Duniya, which was re-airing old episodes, is back on the floor. The team has shifted to a resort in Silvassa and episodes will be shot from there. Producer JD Majethia shared that the story will revolve around the Wagle family and neighbors, who get caught in a lockdown-like situation during a mini-vacation and how they face challenges.
Earlier shows like Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya, Aap Ki Nazran Nonja, Molki shifted to Goa for shooting episodes. While Imli and Mehndi Hai Rachne Wali is being shot in Hyderabad, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, the team behind Anupama and Pratiga is working with Silvassa.