Dance is nothing but letting go of your inhibitions and being free.
This is one maxim that all the 11 remaining star partners of the Jhalak
jodis are learning the hard way. They need to be felicitated for taking
the risk. Remember, not all are professional dancers here. Telly Buzz caught
up with all of them in an attempt to see what goes on in their minds,
as they hit the dance floor.
Playing the characters of Rishabh Bajaj and Mihir Virani has
made this 42 year bong a Super Hero of the idiot box. Who would have
thought that this same guy had to endure the agony of bollywood
failure, before lady luck finally smiled?
The toughest dance form according to you?:
Indian,there are so many variations, that you constantly need to
Is it a plus having a brother as the anchor?:
Its always good to
have someone from your family around When I perform well, Rohit
applauds the maximum but when I err, he goes all out with criticism as
Your take on competition?:
I would say that Prachi dances very well. Tapur is coming up to speed as well.
Message to your fans:
I will try my best. Guys please keep supporting me as you always have.
Sandhya Mridul">Sandhya Mridul:
Sandhya-Mridul.jpg" align="right" border="" height="300" width="201">This bubbly and exuberant girl has played a wide
variety of roles in TV. From the suffering bahu in Koshish to the
completely opposite natured twin in Hu ba Hu. Tired of fiction, she did
Fear Factor and Extra Inning as well. Of late, bollywood has been the
new calling card of Sandy, who recently appeared in Honey Moon Travels.
Her other films include Kuch Mitha Ho Jaye, Page 3 etc
Experience doing Jhalak :
Superb, I am having a whale of time.
Your take on learning various dance forms :
Tell me about it, my entire
body is aching. I am coming to know of body parts which I did not even
Dance form that you love the most:
Nothing can beat the Jhatke Matke Ishtyle of Bollywood.
Will you dance now in future films? :
Why not? Honestly up to now, I
would shudder at the mere mention of the word dance. Now, give me any
step and I am game.
Your views on the 3 judges:
Urmila is balanced in all her comments.
Shiamak has got a hawk's eye for detail. While Jeetu uncle is a sweet
heart. He always has a word of encouragement for everybody.
This Maharastrian mulgi has impressed you with
performances in Dayra, Taxi no 9211 and Dil Chahta Hai. Besides cinema,
Sonali is a versatile stage actress as well. A hidden fact of this
talented actress is that she works with handicapped children.
U are a trained classical dancer, does this benefit?:
On the contrary,
it's a disadvantage, Indian and Latin dance forms are poles apart from
each other . So I have to unlearn all what I know and start afresh.
The toughest part of this competition is?:
Not the dancing, but waiting
for the name of the disqualified jodi. At times they really overstretch
the elimination part, it makes me go nuts.
You entered Jhalak because:
This is something completely different. I
always like to push the envelope. Besides Jhalak gives the audiences a
glimpse into the real Sonali.
Your comments on your choreographer, having partnered last year’s
Having Toby as my dance partner is excellent. But it raises the
bar as well. We both are working that extra yard in order to fulfill
the increased expectations.
Full kudos to this self confessed best anchor of Indian
television to try her hand at a new craft. Besides all seasons of IlI,
Mini has hosted Popcorn, Tol Mol Ke etc This better half of Kabul
express director Kabir Khan
has also produced two documentaries(A
nation celebrates and From corner shop to Lords) to showcase India and
Indians to the world.
Anchoring or Dancing, choose the tougher one:
Jhalak is far easier for
here, I just dance and go home. While in Idol, it was my responsibility
to make sure the show flow was going in a correct direction.
Any tips to Mona and Rohit?:
No both are doing a fine job. But yes, if I
would have been in their place, I might have handled things
Any fear of early elimination:
Arre, I just want to have fun. It makes
no sense in turning the competition into a life and death situation. I
will do my best, but even then if the judges and audiences think its
time for me to go, so be it!
Can dancing be learnt?:
You only need basic rhythm, the rest can be mastered.
better known as Bani of Kasamh Se, has
become a role model to many traditional Indian girls. Besides acting,
this cute gujju enjoys sports, listening to music and sketching.
Being away from serials, your experience in Jhalak:
Dancing is my life.
Out here, I am a free bird. There is no one to tell you anything. It is
pure joy and fun.
Your take on your co-actor Ronit being a competitor here:
He is a great
guy. We have oodles of fun. . I only hope as the show progresses, all
of us continue to enjoy it.
The difficult moment you have had so far in Jhalak:
Was getting rid of
stage fright. You should have seen me before, in the first round, I was
shaking like a leaf. Thank god I am way past that now.
Well Friends, we hope you enjoyed this 'Jhalak' into the thoughts of
your favorite contestants of Sony's Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Please make
sure you check this space for the 2nd part of this series, coming soon.
Reporter: Anil Merani, Minnie Gupta
Author: Anil Merani