Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Movies
2-min read

Shantanu Maheshwari-Nityaami Shirke 'Faked' Relationship to Enter Nach Baliye 9?

Controversies don't seem to die down for Nach Baliye 9. An entertainment portal has revealed that Shantanu and Nityaami were not a couple (or ex) when they entered the show.


Updated:September 10, 2019, 9:20 AM IST
Nach Baliye 9: Shantanu Maheshwari- Nityaami Shirke Faked Couple To Enter The Show?
Nach Baliye 9: Shantanu Maheshwari- Nityaami Shirke Faked Couple To Enter The Show?

Nach Baliye's Season 9 started on a high note. Apart from coming from Salman Khan's production house, the concept of the show to pair up current or even ex-couples together was something which hadn't been brought on the podium.

While the TRP may not have reached as anticipated, the show garnered a plethora of controversies. After Urvashi Dholakia claiming unfair eviction and the infamous Madhurima Tuli and Vishal Aditya Singh spat, here's another shocking revelation.

According to a report in Spotboye, Shantanu Maheshwari and Nityaami Shirke, who were one of the best performers on the show and even considered the fittest contenders for winning the 'Nach Baliye 9' title, were not lovers in real life! The report in the entertainment portal further adds that the two faked to be a couple to get into the show, the concept which required only Baliye's or Exs.

However, whether the two faked it on their own accord or were asked by the makers to pull this off can't be certain.

Shantanu Maheshwari, who is a trained dancer, made his acting debut with the show Dil Dosti Dance and was appreciated for his role as Swayam Shekhawat. He was the second contestant in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 9 (2016-2017) and emerged as the winner of the show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 (2017).

According to the actor-dancer, he and Nityaami met on the show Medically Yours where they played the main leads. In an interview with India Today, the actor said about Nityaami, "It's honestly hard to describe how we fell for each other, but we are good friends, which is also how our relationship began. We are both fun, easy-going and chilled out individuals who are quite adventurous, and these qualities within made us click together right from the beginning," he added.

For his upcoming stint in Nach Baliye 9, he had said, I have been offered Nach Baliye in the past, but I wasn't in a relationship back then so I never took it up. Though this time it accidentally slipped from my mouth that I am seeing someone, after which things just fell into place and Nityaami and I mutually decided to do the show. We also took this up because of our mutual love for dance, as well as to get to know each other better.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results