With season 9 of the popular dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa‘ just round the corner, we cannot wait for it to start. Season 9 of ‘Jhalak’ promises more oomph, more drama and too much of dance. The makers have roped in Jacqueline Fernandez as the celebrity guest along with Karan Johar, Ganesh Hegde and Lauren Gottlieb. The show will be hosted by funny man Manish Paul. Here are the confirmed names of celeb contestants and their choreographers for Season 9. by Rashi Walia.
Known for his role in ‘Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi’, Shakti Arora became a household name. The chocolate boy of TV has done various other TV shows and is a known face of small screen. Shakti will be now seen in season 9 of ‘Jhalak’ along with his amazing choreographer Suchitra Sawant. Trained in 15 different dance forms, Suchitra will surely balance Shakti perfectly.
An excellent dancer himself, Shantanu rose to fame by his stint in Channel V’s popular youth show ‘Dil Dosti Dance‘. Shantanu is a trained dancer and specialises in Popping and waving dance forms. He is also trained in folk and hip hop. Shantanu will be seen showing off his superb dance moves with choreographer and co-actor Alisha Singh. Alisha is a known dancer and has assisted popular choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant for various movies. The two are young, energetic and amazing dancers. It would be a treat to watch them dance together.
TV’s hottie Arjun Bijlani will be seen in this season of ‘Jhalak’ soaring the temperature high with his dance moves. Arjun, who has just wrapped up his show ‘Naagin‘, is all set to show off some of his dance moves now. Arjun will be seen with the 20-year-old choreographer Bhawna Khanduja. She was behind the impressive performances of Vivian D’Sena on Jhalak’s last season. Bhawna is trained in various dance forms like Chhau, Contemporary and Ballet. With Bhawna’s energy and Arjun’s hotness, this duo will surely manage to impress the judges.
TV’s leggy lass Karishma Tanna, is all set to impress the viewers with her sexy dance moves. Last seen in ‘Love School’ with Upen Patel, Karishma was taking a break before signing Jhalak. The actress is an excellent dancer and can be one of the strongest contestants of the show. Karishma will be seen with choreographer Rajit Dev. Rajit is the chief choreographer to Vaibhavi Merchant and has worked for movies like ‘Dhoom 3′, Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. Rajit is hot, fit and trained in various dance forms – from Bollywood to Salsa, Contemporary and Hip Hop. Well, we can expect this duo to set the stage on fire.
Popularly known as Swara from ‘Swaragini‘, Helly Shah is all set to make her debut on a reality show. Helly will be seen opposite Jai Kumar Nair, a popular choreographer of the industry. Jai has been working with ‘Jhalak’ earlier as well and is known for his free style dancing. Jai will surely bring the best out of Helly on the stage.
A known face of TV and Bollywood, the gorgeous actress Surveen Chawla is all set to make everybody crazy by her dance moves. Surveen, who will also be seen in Anil Kapoor’s ’24’, is decked up for her participation in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’. Surveen is paired with Sanam Johar. Sanam is trained in various dance forms and is also trained under Indian Fernando Ballet Company. With Sanam and Surveen’s good looks and sexy moves, they might reach the finale.
Nora rose to fame by her stint in ‘Bigg Boss Double Trouble’ and has been soaring high in popularity since then. Nora, who is a trained dancer herself, will be seen shaking her sexy belly with Cornel Rodrigues. Nora, who is also famous for her item numbers, will surely bring some oomph factor to the show. Cornel is a trained dancer as well and specialises in modern stage dance, street dance, hip hop, latin dance and Bollywood. With both of them having a dance background, they will surely be the hottest jodis on stage.