TV actor Siddharth Shukla's popularity saved him week after week on dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6, but just when his dancing skills saw some improvement, he was voted out Saturday.
Siddharth, who essays Shivraj Shekhar in Balika Vadhu, was mostly seen as a weak dancer on the celebrity dance show. His towering and charming personality only kept adding to his strong fan base, but that couldn't sustain his presence for long enough. His fans failed to provide him ample votes, leading to his exit from the dance reality show.
He was one of the bottom two contestants in the show along with Mukti Mohan. Mukti, who is seen as equivalent to professional dancer Lauren Gottlieb, another partipant on the show, defeated Siddharth in the dance face-off.
Though judges actress Madhuri Dixit, filmmaker Karan Johar and choreographer-director Remo D'Souza saved Mukti from getting eliminated, her fight for the Jhalak... trophy is still on with Drashti Dhami, Shaan, Lauren, Sonali, Sumant and Sana Saeed.
The 32-year-old non-dancer constantly impressed judges with his sincerity, but after a stint of nine weeks got voted out.
"I completely enjoyed my journey on the show. There was a lot I could learn. I would have loved to continue," Siddharth told.
The actor is happy to have got a chance of performing in front of judges - Remo D'Souza, Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar.
"Getting a chance to perform in front of Karan Johar, Madhuri Dixit, Remo D'souza is like a dream come true. What more one could ask for? Now they even know my name," he said. Siddharth's initial choreographer, Sonia Jaffer, got injured on the show following which he was paired with Mohena. When he got eliminated Karan Johar, said, "Jhalak lost his hero tonight."
The remaining contestants on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa are Drashti Dhami, Shaan, Lauren, Sonali, Sumant and Sana Saeed.