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Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 7 BEST ROMANTIC PERFORMANCE in 7th June 2014 FULL EPISODE (News)
Dance drama Thirty minutes at the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa press conference at Mumbai's Filmistan Studio on Monday evening were spent on screening behind-the-scenes footage of Madhuri Dixit-Nene and choreographer Remo D'Souza's new wardrobe for the latest season of the reality dance competition show on Colors TV. Sure, we were awed by Dixit-Nene's svelte figure in a sequinned pencil skirt in sea green. D'Souza looked as handsome as ever in his "casual" new clothes. But Anaita Shroff Adajania and Ken Ferns as "stylists" are only minor additions to the show's opening credits.

It's obvious that Colors has decided to cash in on the success of one of its most popular reality shows by amplifying its overall "glam quotient". Three of the most noticeable changes this year: The celebrity participants are more well-known, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, a popular choreographer from the American edition of Dancing With The Stars, has been added to the jury panel of Dixit-Nene and D'Souza and film-maker Karan Johar, and the disco balls are much larger. Former hosts Manish Paul and Kapil Sharma have been replaced by actor and all-round funny guy Ranvir Shorey and season 6 winner Drashti Dhami. Does this mean the humour on the show will be better? Going by the preview, most probably yes. It wasn't clear if stand-up comic Bharti Singh will be part of the show, but if she isn't, we will miss her flirting with D'Souza.
The channel has retained dancer Lauren Gottlieb along with choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan from former seasons. The dancers are expected to be part of the show as "surprise" challengers to the contestants. But simply looking at the contestants list, the focus is likely to be on dance this season. For this season's talent seems better overall than last season's.
Last season, Sana Saeed came closest to passing off as a sexy Bollywood film dance expert, but this season we place our bets on Sophie Choudry winning the show. The show's set format for casting means Ashish Sharma (who currently plays the lead role in popular Colors fiction series Rangrasiya), replaces Siddharth Shukla (of Balika Vadhu fame) as the good-actor-but-average-dancer; Purab Kohli replaces Shaan as the chocolate-boy-dancing-for-the-first-time-in-his-life; Akshat Singh, of India's Got Talent fame, with his partner Vaishnavi Patil replaces the extraordinary children of the dancing duo Sonali-Sumant; Kiku Sharda, who plays Palak on Comedy Nights With Kapil, replaces last year's comic-who-can't-dance-and-is-most-likely-to-be-eliminated-first Suresh Menon; and Shakti Mohan (winner of Zee TV's dance reality show Dance India Dance's season 2) replaces last season's favourite (and her own sister) Mukti Mohan as the modest-professional-dancer. S. Sreesanth is the mandatory former cricketer in the line-up; Sukhwinder Singh is the endearing-uncle-trying-to-dance (he appears pretty good at freestyle dancing); and Kritika Kamra is the so-so television actress.

As for season six winner Dhami's replacement, it's the petite and pretty TV actor Mouni Roy—she last played the role of Sati in Life OK's Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev. It's probably why she's been partnered with one of the best choreographers on the show, Punit Pathak (he was last seen in Remo D'Souza's feature film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance). Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 7 will air at 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays on


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