Ask any television star about their next goal and their prompt reply will be Bollywood. After doing the same role for years, the film industry seems like a greener pasture. But most popular faces from the small screen end up doing smaller parts.
Former Indian skipper Krishnamachari Srikkanth was eliminated from Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 on Saturday. Known to be a free flowing and attacking batsman, he came with the motto to dance naturally. He entertained but had to leave just after a week.
Avinash Mukherji became a household name with Balika Vadhu (BV), after playing the young Jagya. Then he disappeared from the small screen only to emerge briefly in a grey role in another show, Sanskaar. Now the young actor claims, "I will be back with a bang."
Actor Riteish Deshmukh — who is one of the judges on the dance reality show, India’s Dancing Superstar — says, “It is wrong to say TV is a small screen. I think it’s the actual big screen as it reaches maximum number of people.”
The sudden death of TV actor Abir Goswami from a heart attack has raised the perennial issue of unearthly hours and dreadful work conditions afforded to television actors.
High on glamour and entertainment, the sixth season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (JDJ) kicked off at the weekend with entertaining dance performances by 11 contestants and their choreographers with international dancer-actress Lauren Gottlieb scoring highest marks at the opening gala.
Bollywood's beloved playback singer Shaan is in the celebrity brigade participating in dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. He says he wants to enjoy the experience to the fullest.
Madhuri Dixit, who's swamped with films, endorsements and appearances, is back on TV with the new season of dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (JDJ).
Karan Johar has judged more than a couple of TV shows; some even for multiple seasons. But tell the filmmaker that he seems to be a pro at it now and he points out that it requires a lot of effort.
Indian sports stars seem to have a special affinity with dance-based reality shows. In the past, we have seen Baichung Bhutia, Sanath Jayasuriya and even hockey coach Mir Ranjan Negi shake a leg on television.