Posted: 14 May 2011 at 5:46pm | IP Logged
Yeah. Honestly, I felt really bad for Jai after watching the limelight episode. The limelight episode actually cleared up alot of different sides to this issue. Jai was really regretting what he said/did. I especially felt bad that as always, everyone had misinterpreted his intentions and emotions. Poor guy was feeling pretty terrible about letting his team down, and hurting the sentiments of the judges as well. I found his emotions both on stage and off stage really genuine.
This one quote especially by Jai made me feel for him, "I don't have attitude or arrogance. I just don't know what to say or how to communicate. And I really respect all the judges"
And that's actually, exactly how I've always understood Jai's personality too. I have never seen arrogance or attitude from this guy, ever! And I have been following him since Boogie Woogie. People who think he has attitude/arrogance or whatever need to watch his whole journey in DID 1. This guy has been criticized SO many times for various things. Despite giving the best solo performances, he continued to be placed at the bottom two position week after week. And yet, he continued to increase his own level of performance. He kept taking risks, while most other contestants on the show continued to play it safe. He experimented and performed various styles of dance right until the end of the competition.
Now arrogance would be ignoring the criticism coming your way. Jai has always taken any sort of criticism SO well. He has always worked hard to improve himself in every department! I just think it is HIGHLY unfair to call him arrogant of having attitude of any sort.
I thought there were many others on the show today who were also at fault. I think the judges, especially Geeta could've shown more compassion in this situation. Anyways, don't even get me started on how much Geeta irritates me. She actually fits the example of "arrogance" more in my opinion.
Anyways, my point is, there were alot of people that didn't help the situation today I think. It was just an unfortunate situation overall.
But I do think it takes more guts to admit that you screwed up and apologize for it than anything else. And I have respect for Jai for doing that. I have always found Jai very inspiring actually. This guy works SO hard. He puts in a lot of thought and work into his performances. He not only puts in the work for his dancing, but also his music pieces. I know for a fact that he mixes his music pieces himself as well. And then to miss out on showing all that hard work on stage must be pretty disheartening.
I think his guy is just too genuine for people's tastes. He is too transparent also. He says whatever is in his heart without giving it a second thought. And no doubt gets in trouble for it later. And his mistakes only make him human I think. I definitely don't think that Jai is some kind of a villain or bad influence like certain people around here are making him out to be.
I am not justifying Jai's behaviour here. I am just trying to see his side of the story also. This incident in no way changes my respect for Jai that I've always had.
Edited by pigbelly4myfeet - 14 May 2011 at 6:50pm