It was reported that the shootings of India’s Best Dancer have been postponed temporarily after judge Malaika Arora tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
However, the producers also clarified that they don’t intend to replace Malaika on the show. Malaika has been quarantined for two weeks.
Now, as per the latest reports in the Times of India, the Nora Fatehi will fill in for Malaika temporarily. Nora has been roped in by the makers of IBD to feature as a ‘special guest judge’ on the dancing reality show for a week.
The producer of India’s Best Dancer, Ranjeet Thakur, told the TOI that earlier they felt that there was not much time left to rope in another special judge on such short notice. However, thankfully, Nora who had come as a special guest for an earlier episode will step in again this week as a special judge. He expressed that he is thankful that Nora agreed. Further, he added that Malaika will come back on IBD after she recovers from COVID-19.
For the uninitiated, Malaika confirmed the news of being COVID positive in an Instagram post and revealed that she has been asymptomatic and has been under home quarantine. Also, her beau Arjun has also been under home quarantine post his COVID 19 diagnosis.