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Here's why Kareena Kapoor Khan made her TV debut with Dance India Dance

As per the reports, Kareena Kapoor Khan is taking home a fat paycheck for each episode of Dance India Dance. 

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Published on: May 31, 2019 16:35 IST
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Here's why Kareena Kapoor Khan made her TV debut with Dance India Dance

Kareena Kapoor Khan has stepped into shoes of Malaika Arora Khan, Karan Johar and Shahid Kapoor and is all set to make her television debut. The gorgeous actress will feature as one of the judges on Dance India Dance's latest season. This is going to mark her TV debut. Reports are rife that Kareena Kapoor Khan is being paid in crores for a single episode of DID. However, the reason why Good News actress has chosen to debut on TV is something different. While talking to IANS, Bebo revealed that she never differentiated between two mediums of cinema and television. 

"I think all my fans out there who know me or have seen me in films for years, are very well aware of the fact that I am taking all my decisions of my career from the heart," Kareena said

"In fact, I use my heart more than my mind. So, my journey as a dance judge will also be thought out from the heart. I do not think I will be very tough. We have to understand that all the participants who are performing on stage, have reached there after crossing a lot of hurdles. So they need that encouragement and support."

Kareena Kapoor was present at the launch of the show on Thursday along with the other two judges of the show; choreographer Bosco Martis and rapper Raftaar.

Kareena has herself featured in several dance-heavy numbers, including Chammak Challo, Mauja hi Mauja and Yeh Ishq Hai in Bollywood films. She said that in the past five years, she had many TV show offers coming her way. But she didn't give the nod.

Explaining why, Kareena Kapoor Khan said: "TV has long shooting hours... they work for 12 hours. I cannot work more than 8 hours after (my son) Taimur's birth.

"I am a working mother and I always make sure that I have to reach home before his dinner. That evening time is our time. I will not compromise on that. Thankfully, with the ZEE TV and the Dance India Dance team, we are working out on that nicely. I can start my day early but I have to reach home before Taimur eats dinner."

The lines between mediums of entertainment are blurring -- whether it is about Amitabh Bachchan hosting a TV show or Saif Ali Khan acting in a web series.

Asked if Kareena Kapoor has any interest in exploring the fiction TV space, she said: "I have absolutely no problem with any medium. It is about the script and the part that I am offered to play in that. For instance, when I was offered 'Dance India Dance', I wanted to do that.

"I am always a performer and in this show, being a judge, I am going to watch it from the other side. This is exciting and that is why I said, 'Yes, let me try this'," Kareena concluded.

Dance India Dance will start in July with Dheeraj Dhoopar hosting this time and the gorgeous Kareena Kapoor Khan as the judge. 

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