It’s just a day away and we are growing impatient to watch the grand premiere of the dance reality show
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded is just a day away and the first episode promises to rocking and extremely exciting filled with surprises. We caught a few promos of the show and have shared them with you, but we’re not discussing that today. Even before the show went on the floor, there were several rumours about issues with the show, the format, judges, contestants and more. We give you a lowdown on all that happened before JDJ 8 was formally announced...
Manish Paul’s remuneration
Last season BBC Worldwide Productions tried to experiment by bringing in new host Ranveer Shorey and Drashti Dhami, clearly it was a bad idea. They finally requested Manish to come back and did at a huge sum. This year the makers decided not to take a chance and roped him from the beginning. The actor is rumoured to be paid about Rs 1 crore to host the show, which is an amount no one ever got for hosting.
Shahid Kapoor – the judge
It came as a surprise to everyone when we heard that Madhuri Dixit would not be part of JDJ this year. But when Shahid was got on board, it was a moment of celebration for both the audience and contestants. From the promos we’ve seen so far, it is indeed great to see the actor do a fabulous job. Shahid who got married on July 7, 2015 has been in news for his wedding with Mira Rajput. Rumour has it that she will be making a first TV appearance on Jhalak. The other thing people are talking about is Shahid’s remuneration. It seems the actor will be paid about Rs 1.75 crore per episode.
RJ Pritam’s ouster
Now there are several stories we heard about RJ Pritam’s exit from Jhalak. The ex-bigg boss contestant was approached to co-host the show with Manish; in fact, they had also shot for a bit. The two stories we hear is that Pritam didn’t wish to share screen space with Manish and demanded a fee matching Manish. The other story we heard that Pritam was already doing a few other projects with Colors, and they didn’t wish to over expose him before the announcement of the daily soap. Now we are not sure as to which version is true, so we’ll leave it to the audiences to decipher the rest.
The show hasn’t started and contestants are already getting injured. Last week we told you about Vivian DSena hurting himself during rehearsals. Then we heard that Sanaya Irani had a major fall hurting her ribs. The doctor has advised her to take complete bed rest, but doesn’t look like she’s going to listen. Her boyfriend Mohit Malik took to Twitter and wrote, “Thanks for all the love and prayers for Sanaya...she is under treatment and hope for the speedy recovery.” Guess we’ll have to take his word for it.
Ganesh Hegde’s issue with Remo D’souza
For all those who thought that the dance fraternity in this industry is all friendly; well here’s a news flash for you. When Ganesh was asked how it feels to step in to Remo’s shoes on JDJ, the choreographer was visibly offended. He clearly stated that he is senior to Remo, who came in to the industry much after him. Frankly, he came on JDJ after Remo, so people will obviously compare the two, right? Take a chill pill Ganesh! We’ve also heard that Shahid and Karan don’t wish to share the dais with Ganesh throughout Jhalak, so you won’t find the judges sitting together, or so we hear.
Dipika Samson or Kakar
The Sasural Simar Ka actress – Dipika Samson just got her divorce confirmed. She was married to Raunak Samson, but owing to differences in their opinions she filed for a divorce, which finally came through a few weeks back. She has gone back to her maiden name - Dipika Kakar and from her social networking page it is clear that the actress is ready to start a new journey with Shoaib Ibrahim.
Parth Samthaan – In or Out
We heard that Parth is considering Jhalak and is planning to quit Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan. The actor is also being offered a role in Rani Mahal and another project on Sony TV. The actor has been in two minds to quit KY2 and join Jhalak or not. The news created frenzy among his fans who begged and pleaded him not to leave the MTV show. Finally Parth announced that he is continuing with Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan for now – the key word being ‘for now’.
Karan Johar’s insecurity
For the past few years of Jhalak, the attention has been moderately divided between Madhuri Dixit, Remo D’souza and Karan Johar, but this season things are very different. We’ve heard the producer-director is extremely insecure of his screen space on Jhalak with Shahid’s entry as the new celebrity judge. Tch... tch...
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