'Jhalak...' not a cake walk for Isha

Isha Sharvani's background as a trained dancer left many saying that her participation in "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5" is unfair given the non-dancers on the show. But the actress says there are many dance forms she is not an expert at an

Friday, June 29, 2012 | 2:38:34 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 18 Comments  |  8673 Views

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Isha Sharvani's background as a trained dancer left many saying that her participation in "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5" is unfair given the non-dancers on the show. But the actress says there are many dance forms she is not an expert at and her choreographer has to work hard to teach her new styles.

"He (Salman) is teaching me a lot! He is a good choreographer. He has landed up with a girl who is a classical dancer in a show with a format, which doesn't want classical dance. So I'm learning salsa, I am learning western contemporary dance and all these full on shaking shoulders and hips. All that is something I don't do so much, so he is having to work very hard with me," Isha told IANS.

The 27-year-old is trained in traditional forms like Kalaripayattu, Chhau and Kathak.

She may know the nuances of dance, but she refrains from dictating the terms during rehearsals.

"Salman is the choreographer - that's respectful. You can't do that with the choreographer," she said.

The actress, who impressed one and all with her dance in movies like "Kisna" and "Luck By Chance", belongs to a family deeply rooted in Indian art and culture. Her mother, Daksha Sheth, runs a dance gurukul, her father is a composer, and her brother is a percussionist.

While Isha was confident she wanted to participate in "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 - Dancing with the stars", her family was concerned, she said, adding: "They were very worried how I would fit in."

But all's good for now, considering the praise and applause she has been receiving on the show.

Ace choreographer Remo Dsouza has already claimed that no one does Mallakhamb better than Isha in India. But he admits the show poses a challenge to her.

"It's a big challenge for Isha. People think she is a fantastic dancer and she has a dance background. But she has a particular dance form which she is good at - not the other dance forms. She has to struggle to get those dance forms correct," Remo told IANS.

On the film front, the actress will be seen in Bejoy Nambiar's "David", which will release towards the end of the year.

True to the "Shaitaan" director's style, it will be an "edgy" film, she added.

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  • Posted on: 03 July 2012 at 5:40amArishagr8

    i love u Isha sharvani your are the best i only watching jhalak just for u and...

  • Posted on: 01 July 2012 at 2:35amVIMAL.M

    ISHA IS THE BEST DANCER IN JHALAQ N MY FAV CONTESTANT IN JHALAQ.HOPE N PRAY SHE WINS JDJ SEASON 5.SHE DESERVES TO BE THE WINNER OF THE SHOW.ISHA ROCK.ISHA<3

  • Posted on: 30 June 2012 at 3:55amHappyMelody

    all da best isha!!! salman & you rock da stage!!!!!

  • Posted on: 29 June 2012 at 11:57pmmarch2011

    just love u isha...knowing on edance form doesn't mean one is excel in all...she is a hardworker..i respect her n sincerely wish n hope n pray she win tht comp as she is truly very talented

  • Posted on: 29 June 2012 at 11:24pmshivani003

    Isha is one of my personal favs on the show. She rocks and Iam glad she got a platform like Jhalak to showcase her potential.

  • Posted on: 29 June 2012 at 1:42pm-naureen786-

    Isha is one of the best dancer in Jhalak, and she definitely deserve to win this show!! ALL THE VERY BEST ISHA

  • Posted on: 29 June 2012 at 9:40amdylm

    Some crazy FANS knows that ISHA dances gracefully and wants to make competition easier for their favourites so they are finding unnecessary reasons to discourage her
    ALL THE BEST ISHA

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  • Posted on: 29 June 2012 at 9:17amSaams

    All the best for the show Isha..
    you are a treat to watch when you perform..:)

  • Posted on: 29 June 2012 at 5:38amanji-mira

    isha is a best dancer and i love to warch her perfomance. she danced with so much ease and grace.

  • Posted on: 29 June 2012 at 5:25aman33sha

    i watched jhalak's forst episode n i was surprised and i watched 4th episode just to see her dance.. i hope she wins jhalak.

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