Ekta turns down Nach Baliye 5!


By Hindustan Times

MUMBAI, Oct. 30 -- Television reality shows may be giving tough competition to soap operas, Ekta Kapoor's prime domain, but the producer herself is in no mood to indulge in them. In fact, news is that she even turned down an offer to judge the popular celebrity dance reality show, Nach Baliye 5, recently.

"A few days back, the makers contacted Ekta about the dance show but she politely declined. She has been getting offers to judge shows for the past 10 years but Ekta has never been interested enough to feature in any of them," says an insider close to her.

At the same time, we also heard that the soap queen would rather do a reality show that revolves only around her. "She doesn't want to be part of the usual jury panels which usually feature on these shows. She feels that she still needs to get into shape to be on camera," says the insider.

It's believed that Ekta has been impressed by the way her close friend Karan Johar entered the TV world. "Karan was always the centre of attention on his chat show, Koffee With Karan. And she loved the way he handled everything on it. In fact, Ekta called a few of his close friends when she got the Nach Baliye offer, but all of them advised her against taking up it up," adds the insider.

Despite repeated attempts to call her, Ekta remained unavailable for comment.