This Article is From Apr 27, 2015

Chetan Bhagat Judges Nach Baliye 7, Twitter Judges Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat Judges Nach Baliye 7, Twitter Judges Chetan Bhagat

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New Delhi: Author Chetan Bhagat made a much-discussed TV debut as judge on dance reality show Nach Baliye last night, with actress Preity Zinta and choreographer Marzi Pestonji for company on the panel.

The unlikelihood of this was commented on by Twitter in March, when it was revealed that Mr Bhagat would preside over the competition, now in its seventh season. The 2 States writer himself claimed no expertise in dance, telling news agency IANS, "Yes, it is a risk. It could really work or I could end up making a fool of myself."

So how did he do? Mr Bhagat appeared to be amused that the judge was being judged:

He also offered this comment on the TV-watching habits of the tweeting public:

Twitter has an opinion on this, like it does on most things. Or opinions, rather.

Several tweets outright savaged his performance:

Others, like stand-up comic Aditi Mittal and author Samit Basu, weren't letting the opportunity pass by joke-less. Mr Bhagat found Mr Basu's quip funny, for one, because he retweeted it:

Not everyone hated on Mr Bhagat and were also promptly retweeted by him:

Meanwhile, Preity Zinta simply said this:

The contestants on the new season of Nach Baliye include Karishma Tanna and Upen Patel who recently found love on Bigg Boss, actress Payal Rohatgi and her wrestler fiance; Sangram Singh, and actresses Sana Saeed and Smilie Suri with their respective partners.