Malaika, 41, who is known for her dance numbers including 'Chaiyya Chaiyya', 'Munni Badnaam Hui' and 'Fashion Khatam Mujhpe', has replaced show's regular judge Karan Johar to join Shahid Kapoor, Ganesh Hegde, Lauren Gottlieb.

"I'm really looking forward to step into Karan's shoes and enjoy some spectacular performances along with Shahid and other judges,” she said.

"I worship dance and hold it in high regard. I have sampled some awesome performances on this season of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' and not to mention, some great entertainment by Karan and Shahid. The contestants are truly terrific. Hope to have a gala time on the show from here on," Malaika said in a statement.

The mother of one has been a prominent face on the judging panel of various reality shows. Her recent was Colors' 'India's Got Talent'.

Johar started judging the show from season five in 2012 announced his departure from it earlier this week due to his film commitments.

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