The fact that the Haider actor is debuting on TV has got us all excited, so every time we chance upon an update we cannot help but share it with you. And here's the latest one…
BollywoodLife was first to inform that Shahid Kapoor is ready for his small screen debut. We also revealed that the actor had stepped into Madhuri Dixit Nene's shoes as the judge of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8. And now we have some more dope on Sasha and his starry dance reality show. It seems that the actor wanted to have a perfect debut and hence wanted East India Comedy to write the show. However, the EIC team turned down this offer. Shahid and EIC share a good rapport and have in fact worked together earlier International Indian Film Academy Awards.
"Shahid was keen on working with East India Comedy for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as well. He hasn't directly approached them, however channel (Colors) tried their best to persuade EIC who turned down the offer citing issues. EIC is known for a certain kind of comedy, which they felt did not fit Indian television viewing and hence did not accept this offer."
We also spoke to EIC team member, Azeem Banatwalla, who confirmed that they were approached by Colors, but could not take it up as they had too much work on their platter and also felt that the 'platform' did not work for them.
How we wish the channel could get this fun team on board, we're sure Shahid would have been pleased to hear that one. May be some other time on another platform, right?