UDAYA TV’S DANCE-BASED REALITY SHOW ‘KICK’ FROM JULY 16
Akul Balaji who has come to be known as the reality star will host the dance show.
Kick will have four teams – Mysuru Maharajas, Bengaluru Bulldozers, Hubballi Hydas and Mangaluru Masters. Each team will have three couples participating in the show and every team is owned by a well-known actress. Twelve couples will showcase their talent in front of the judges in the show. Out of the 12 couples, a few of them have been chosen from among the winners and runners up of various dance competitions held in the country.
Mysuru Maharajas is owned and mentored by Deepika Kamaiah. Bengaluru Bulldozers is owned and mentored by Kavya Sha. Karunya Ram will own and mentor Hubballi Hydas while Mangaluru Masters is owned and mentored by Apoorva Gowda.
Sudheendra Bharadwaj, business head of Udaya TV said the dance show will get a star value with the presence of Shivarajkumar. He said Harsha is an all-rounder and Rachita Ram is a new sensation in Kannada cinema. The show is produced and directed by Ram Gowda.
Thyagi, non-fiction head of the channel said the show is an all Kannada show and the format of the show is new and indigenous. He said the show will bring different forms of dance on stage.
Shivarajkumar said the concept of the show has given him a kick. He said choreographers and directors made him dance and so he said the success of the show is dependent on the Gods and the television viewers.
Harsha said he had entered Udaya TV as a contestant of a dance show in 1998 and had won a prize. He said being a judge now of a dance-based reality show has given him a real kick. He said he will evaluate the performances of the contestants from the technical point of view.
Rachita Ram said she learnt dance from her father from a young age and is happy to be part of the show. She said she will evaluate the facial expressions, costumes and the other nuances of dance.
Akul Balaji said the reality show will give an opportunity for the people of Karnataka to see the real Shivanna. He said he started acting in serials that were on air on Udaya TV and is now happy to host the show on the same channel.
Karunya Ram who is mentoring a team said it has given another chance to work with Harsha and Shivarajkumar in a different form and medium.
For the first time Shivarajkumar and his wife Geetha Shivarajkumar will be performing together for the duet song Nee Bandu Nintaga in the show.