Chetan Bhagat, with this snarky comments, managed to irk couples on "Nach Baliye 7". And now, news is, he might be replaced soon.
According to a Bollywood Life report, sources claim that the decision isn't final and the makers are pondering over it.
However, since there has been no official confirmation on the matter yet, this can be counted as a mere speculation.
The author had said that he wouldn't be like previous judges, promising to bring something new to the table. Right in the season premiere, he took digs at Upen Patel-Karishma Tanna's chemistry, questioning if they were for real or faking it.
Even before the dance reality show aired, there were conjectures that Marzi Pestonji and Bhagat would often get into a war of words, and that it was the latter's relationship tips that would miff Pestonji.
Ekta Kapoor, interestingly, said Bhagat would be the X-factor of the show. "Chetan is the X-Factor of the show and his role on the show will be that of a motivator and story teller, he will focus on finding the real perfect couple on 'Nach Baliye'," IANS quoted the show producer as saying.
Meanwhile, the twitterati were divided in their opinions of the author's ability to judge a dance show without knowing much about the art form. While he embraced the praises, the pokes didn't seem to matter much.
"Those who have judged me for years without writing a bestseller themselves are now judging how can I judge a fun reality show. haha. Cute," he tweeted last month.
In other news, this season it's not just about dance as the contestants will be judged on their off-stage chemistry and how well they know each other.
"Every week, basis the love challenge, the jodi that scores the maximum points gets love power, which makes them safe from saying goodbye to the show. They have the power to choose another jodi to be safe with them," Ekta further elaborated.