MUMBAI — Zee TV has always been at the forefront of providing Indian people with a platform to showcase their talent and open up a world of opportunity for the most deserving. Giving dance the respect it deserves, “Dance India Dance” has revolutionized the dance landscape in India, making it a career choice for millions of people.

The biggest dance legends in the industry – top choreographers, reality TV judges and performers are all from “DID” – be it Dharmesh, Shakti Mohan, Punit J. Pathak, Salman Yusuf, Raghav Juyal, Prince or the winner of the previous season, Sanket Gaonkar.

Now, after a decade of rewarding the country with dance thrills, “Dance India Dance” is set to return with a brand new never-before-seen season with a new format in “Dance India Dance: Battle of the Champions” . This year, the show will feature an exciting and hyper-competitive format, in which contestants will be split into four zone teams and compete against each other in weekly dances.

Recently, choreographer Bosco Martis was appointed a judge, and popular rapper Raftaar will join him on the panel. What many may not know is that Raftaar first appeared as a competitor to “DID Doubles” eight years ago.

Raftaar has given the music industry several successes. His hit song “Swag Mera Desi” took the nation by storm and it won the award for Best Urban Song of the Year at the 2014 Brit Asia Awards. His hit singles include “Whistle Baja”, from “Heropanti” “,” Tamanchey Pe Disco “by” Bulett Raja “,” Mehbooba “, the recreation of” Fukrey Returns “and the title track from the hit movie” Andhadhun “.

Raftaar said: “Dance and music are in my blood, and being a judge on ‘Dance India Dance’ is a huge deal for me, as I was once a contestant on the show. I have so many fond memories. dance on this stage, and I can’t wait to see many more like me sizzle on the dance floor this season. In fact, I started out as a dance teacher, which helped me save money. ‘money for a music career, so I’m extremely happy and grateful to have had this business.

He continued, “I have an emotional connection to the scene of ‘Dance India Dance’. Also, this year there is a complete change in the format of the show, and I am really looking forward to seeing performances. Incredible dancers who will compete against each other in a hyper-competitive dance space. It’s great to be back, and I can’t wait to make my debut as a reality judge with this exciting season. “