Rithvik Dhanjani who rose to fame by playing Jay Khurana in Star One's popular show Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani and now who is currently seen as Arjun in Zee TV's Pavitra Rishta is a great dancer and after showing his dancing skills in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 - Dancing with the stars, he is winning audiences heart by grooving on the dance floor of Nach Baliye Season 6 with his baliye Asha Negi.
They are known as one of the most adorable couple on the show who have always given enthralling performances every week.
TellyBuzz spoke to Rithvik to know more about his experience being a part of the show and many more.
Here is Rithvik sharing the details about the same...
How has been your journey in Nach Baliye?
The journey has been nothing less than memorable, nothing less than an adventurous ride, nothing less than a learning experience, nothing less than a realization that people love me and Asha together so much which is unbelievable.
What was your motive to take part in the show?
My motive to take part in the show was only Asha. When I did Jhalak, it helped me so much in a way that now people have started knowing me as a person and not just by my character. I felt that Asha needed recognition at this particular point of time. She wouldn't want to do Jhalak because she was scared to dance all alone but she was very much confident of dancing with me because she knew that I will take care of all the things. So, we decided to take part in Nach Baliye and now people know her as Asha; people are not calling her Purvi anymore. She is very famous by her character name but people hardly know Asha in real. So, just to let people know what Asha is in her real life, we participated in Nach Baliye and now after having excelled and having reached the finale, now my motive is to get the trophy home.
Was it easy for you to manage Pavitra Rishta and Nach Baliye at the same time? What has been the biggest challenge for you?
It's lovely because I love working and I am very happy doing many things together at the same time. If I get another show which is interesting then I will accept the offer for that show as well because I love working like that. I am enjoying it.
The biggest challenge for me in the entire season of Nach Baliye is to make Asha understand all the technicalities of dance which is very difficult. There are certain times when you have to lift your weight while performing on a particular dance form and Asha cannot do this. So, this has been the biggest challenge and the second thing is that Asha is really lazy. She is the master laziness. So, to get her working on her toes round the clock was a difficult task because the queen needs her own time to get out of her laziness but still she has done a great job and she wasn't that lazy throughout the season because we kept shouting at her that we have to rehearse and keep working.
How did you help Asha a non dancer with her dance performances? What extra efforts did you both use to put in apart from your rehearsals?
Asha started rehearsing for long hours and after giving all her dedication to the show, she started improving and after giving this much of dedication towards dance, anybody can become a good dancer; it's not a big deal. She has become a great dancer now.
All our efforts were put into the rehearsals and doing something which was out of the box. We always have tried to put in something new in our acts that are very different. We tried Jugalbandi in our Michael Jackson act; we performed on sticks and many more so we have always done something different. All our efforts have gone into dancing and how it should look like.
Now what are your views about Asha as a dancer?'
She has become an exceptionally good dancer now and she can now definitely stand up on her own as a great dancer and compete with anybody.
What do you feel about the comments given by the judges to both of you?
been great and means a lot to us. There have been times when our performances
were not up to the mark so we were criticized by the judges. It's not just that they
have always praised us but they have also criticized us by explaining what went
wrong. We have always listened to them and acted upon the same every week so
that we can improve the next week.
How do you both support each other?
being with each other! Sometimes Asha feels really weak at times because she is
not used to in putting that much of hard work and extra efforts. So, I
just try to make her happy and pamper her.
What kind of support you have got from your co-stars in Pavitra Rishta?
been very supportive from the beginning till now. They took out time to give us
personal messages when we started with this show. Everybody is following the
show and voting for us as well and not only the people from our sets but people
from outside also are voting for us and it's a great feeling of getting so much
of support from everyone.
Which is your most memorable moment from Nach Baliye?
That was the time when I proposed to Asha and sang a song for her.
As the finale is round the corner how are the preparations going on?
preparations are very hectic and we are giving our best for the finale
performance. We hope that we will do our best and we take the trophy home.
What are your expectations from this show and who do you think as the toughest competitor for you?
Undoubtedly, I want to win the show. We have
got great scores and we are the highest rated couple in terms of numbers and we
have been consistent enough so it's good. We are glad to be in the finals and
we hope to win it as well. I feel Gurmeet Choudhary - Debina Bonnerjee
Choudhary and Ripu Daman Handa - Shivangi Verma are the toughest contenders
Well, Rithvik keep up the good work and wish you all the very best for the Nach Baliye season 6 finale!