Mumbai, May 24 -- 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.
Now, the latest news is that crowd favourite Chris Gayle has been approached to feature on such a show. An insider says, "Gayle has become a rage this season, with his 'Gangnam style' moves creating a riot during the ongoing T20 tournament. Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa's makers felt that it would be interesting to have him on the show, because of his style, charisma and great moves. He has been approached for the show and he will revert to the offer in a few days."
Gayle is known for his fun demeanour on the field and was part of the T20 World Cup winning West Indies squad that had famously performed the Gangnam moves in 2012.
To add more cricket spice to the show, the makers had earlier approached Kris Srikkanth as well. A source says, "In the sixth season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, the channel has lined up TV stars, while earlier they had a mix of people from other walks of life as well. But since Eijaz Khan hurt himself recently, he was unable to shoot the first episode of the show on May 22. With the next episode to be shot after 10 days, it seems it might be tough for him to recover enough to dance. He might have to bow out altogether but he will take that call later."