Shilpa Shetty at Television Style Awards
Shilpa Shetty at Television Style AwardsVarinder Chawla

For Bollywood diva Shilpa Shetty it's exit from one show and entry into another show.

Apparently, makers of another dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" have approached Shilpa to judge the eighth season of the dance reality show. The makers have also offered her a whopping ₹14 crore, which is almost double her "Nach Baliye" amount.

Reports of Priyanka Chopra replacing Shilpa as the judge of "Nach Baliye 7" have been doing the rounds. And the latest report suggests that the Shilpa has quit the dance show and is in talks with the producers of another dance based show (Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa).

"Shilpa has opted out of the show this year after a rival channel approached her to judge their dance show, 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa', with the promise to pay her double of what she had been getting for 'Nach Baliye'," a source told Mid-Day.

Shilpa wanted to be close to her three-year-old son, Viaan Kundra, and thus she chose to judge "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa".

"So she liked the idea of filming for Jhalak entirely in Mumbai so that she can spend maximum time with her little son," the source added.

"Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" is an Indian version of BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing" where celebrities pair up with professional dancers. According to the format, the show will have three judges.

Last season, Karan Johar, Madhuri Dixit and Remo D'souza were the judges. But this year, the makers are planning to make some changes.

So will Shilpa replace the celebrity Madhuri as the new celebrity judge? Well, the official announcement from the makers will clear the air on the confusion. 

As for contestants, the makers are in the process of approaching celebrities and choreographers.

"They are in the process of approaching people for participation and will eventually reveal names. As far as judges are concerned, there might be a few changes. It all depends on the celebs' date availability," a source close to the 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' team said.

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