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Raftaar The Rapper Makes His Debut As A Dancing Reality Judge On Zee Tv’s Dance India Dance: Battle Of The Champions

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Zee TV has always been at the forefront of giving India’s common man a platform to showcase their talent and opening up a world of opportunities for the truly deserving. Giving dance its due respect for the very first time ever, Dance India Dance has revolutionized the landscape of dance in India, making it a mainstream career choi ce for millions. The biggest dance legends who helm the industry as top-of-the-league choreographers, reality show judges and performers have all risen from DID – Be it Dharmesh, Shakti Mohan, Punit J Pathak, Salman Yusuf, Raghav Juyal, Prince or the winner of the previous season SanketGaonkar. Now, after  10 years of rewarding the country with dancing sensations, Dance India Dance is all set to return with an all-new, never-seen-before season with a revamped format – Dance India Dance: Battle of the Champions. This year, the show will introduce an exciting, hyper-competitive format wherein contestants will be divided into 4 zonal teams and pitted against each other in weekly dance-offs. Recently Bollywood choreographer Bosco Martis was roped in as the first judge and joining him on the panel will be popular rapper Raftaar. Well, what many might not know is that Raftaar first appeared as a contestant of DID Doubles eight years ago and will now be seen as the judge on the show.


Raftaar has given the music industry multiple hit tracks. His superhit song Swag Mera Desi took the nation by storm and he won Best Urban song of the year award for it at the Brit Asia Awards 2014. Raftaar is a versatile artiste who has given us a bunch of amazing singles and collaborations like Baby Marwakemaanegi, Tere Wargi Nai Ae and several others. Moreover, he has contributed to popular Bollywood songs like Tiger Shroff’s Whistle Baja, Bullet Raja’s Tamanchey Pe Disco, Bandookmeri Laila, Fukrey Return’s popular remake Mehbooba, Mantoiyatfrom the recently released film Manto and the title track of hit film Andhadhun! He received immense love  for his popular song Dhakkad from superhit film Dangal. Raftaar has received accolades for his contribution to the music industry and with his innate sense of rhythm, his inimitable musicality and killer moves up his sleeve, we are excited to watch him step into the shoes of a dance-guru!

Commenting on his new role as a judge, Raftaar said, “ Dance and music run in my blood and judging Dance India Dance is a huge deal for me as I was once a contestant on the show. I have so many fond memories of dancing on this stage and I can’t wait to watch many others like me sizzle on the dance floor this season. In fact,  I started off as a dance instructor which helped me save money for musical career so I am extremely overjoyed and thankful to have got this venture. I have an emotional connect with the stage of Dance India Dance. Moreover, this year there is a complete change in the format of the show and I am really looking forward to witnessing some amazing dancing talent battle it out in a hyper-competitive space of dance-offs. It feels great to be back and I look forward to my reality judging debut with this exciting season.”

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