When it comes to hosting, none can beat the Sultan of stage aka Maniesh Paul. The versatile actor-host, who was last seen anchoring Indian Idol, is back on stage as the host of the ninth season of Nach Baliye. This is the first time, Maniesh, who enjoys immense popularity on television, will be seen hosting the couple dance show.
On the grand premiere of the popular dance reality show, Maniesh was not only introduced by none other than the producer of the show – Salman Khan, but Maniesh also made one of the grandest and unique entry ever as the host.
That’s not all, apart from the contestants, Maniesh also danced on a song called – ‘Machayenge’, and made a jaw-dropping aerial entry. While Maniesh's performance earned him thunderous applause from all, show's producer Salman was also mighty impressed by his act. A source from the sets said, “Maniesh was literally like a stick of dynamite during the shooting of the premiere episode of Nach Baliye. He was not only witty and funny as usual but also did a kick-ass performance. His timing with Salman sir was also fabulous. Both of them together infused a different kind of energy on the sets. It was so much fun just watching him host.”
Interestingly, it is also learned that with Nach Baliye 9, Maniesh has also become one of the highest-paid hosts on television. While the figures of his exact fee are not known, according to Salman Khan’s own admission on television, Maniesh is certainly taking a fat cheque home.