Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress-producer Malaika Arora Khan, who will be seen as a judge on “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded” as a replacement of filmmaker Karan Johar, is said to have made a grand entry on the first day of her shooting on the dance reality show.
Malaika got a surprise phone call from Karan and was stunned with the warm welcome from the other judges and contestants on the show.
“Malaika’s entrance was grand as always. She entered sitting inside a big heart to the song ‘Munni badnaam hui’. The contestants and judges were really happy to see her. She also said that she is looking for the 'wow’ factor in the performances,” said a source from the set.
“What she didn’t expect was a big surprise on her very first day. Shahid called Malaika on the stage for 'Jhalak Connect’ - where she was connected to a fan Shambhu. When the caller started praising her too much, then she realised there is something wrong and later it was clarified that the caller was Karan,” the source added.
The episode featuring Malaika will be aired on Saturday on Colors.
Malaika Arora Khan replaces Karan Johar on ‘Jhalak Reloaded’
Dancing diva Malaika Arora Khan is all set to start her new innings in celebrity dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded
Dancing diva Malaika Arora Khan is all set to start her new innings in celebrity dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded.”
Malaika, 41, who is known for her dance numbers including ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’, ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ and ‘Fashion Khatam Mujhpe’, has replaced show’s regular judge Karan Johar to join Shahid Kapoor, Ganesh Hegde, Lauren Gottlieb.
“I’m really looking forward to step into Karan’s shoes and enjoy some spectacular performances along with Shahid and the other judges.
“I worship dance and hold it in high regard. I have sampled some awesome performances on this season of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ and not to mention, some great entertainment by Karan and Shahid. The contestants are truly terrific. Hope to have a gala time on the show from here on,” Malaika said in a statement.
The mother of one has been a prominent face on the judging panel of various reality shows. Her recent was Colors’ ‘India’s Got Talent’.
Johar started judging the show from season five in 2012 announced his departure from it earlier this week due to his film commitments.
“Owing to my film commitments, I am unable to be a part of the season till the end. Shahid has been my partner-in-crime this season; we shared great chemistry which has made this season fun & entertaining for the viewers.
“A special shout out to Lauren Gottleib, Ganesh Hegde and Manish Paul for adding lots of oomph, excitement and making this one of the most entertaining seasons…” he said.