JHALAK DIKHHLA JAA 5: What’s Isha Sharvani doing on the show?

The actor’s name has cropped up in the list of contestants on the reality show but we wonder if choosing her is fair to the others

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is back and once again, it will have celebrities who are not known for their dancing skills competing against one another. The show has always been about non-dancers learning to jig, right? That’s why we’ve had chef Sanjeev Kapoor, cricketer Ajay Jadeja and even action star Dayanand Shetty trying to shake a leg. But hey, wait a minute. That isn’t right. ’Cause this season, we have Isha Sharvani as one of the contestants. We all know that Isha is a trained dancer. The gal, who made her debut in Subhash Ghai’s Kisna, has been dancing since she was seven years old. Her official website states that she has trained in Kathak and Chhau dance forms, is the lead dancer in a dance company, has performed in 22 countries and is now experimenting with her own style of dance!

The contestants

How then, is it fair to have her on the show when her fellow contestants are anchors Archana Vijaya and Shibani Dandekar, actors Giaa Manek, Pratyusha Banerjee, Jayati Bhatia, and Gurmeet Choudhary, comedian Bharati Singh, cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya and musician Talat Aziz? Only two other contestants can be said to have some level of competence in dance – Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kissen who has performed several dances in his movies and Darsheel Safary who has trained under Shiamak Davar. Even then, it is totally unfair to everyone else to be forced to compete against Isha who is on her way to choreographing her own dance show!

Now, if Isha were to participate as a choreographer, we wouldn’t mind a bit.