Radio jockey Mantra is not sure why he got voted out of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6. But he thinks that since he didn't enter the celebrity dance show as a comedian, his chances of continuing with it probably got reduced.
Mantra, known for good comic timing and mimicry skills, had recently joined the reality show as a wild card entry with other celebrities like TV actor Karan Patel, actress Sana Saeed and reality show participant Mukti Mohan. But he got eliminated Saturday.
"I didn't enter the show as a comedian. Maybe that's one of the reasons why I am not carrying on," the 31-year-old told. He is not the first comedian to be voted out immediately after joining the show. Suresh Menon, who tried to infuse comedy into his act, was the first participant to be evicted from the sixth season of the show.
Did the presence of professional dancers like Mukti, Lauren Gottlieb and the Sonali-Sumant duo make it difficult for him to hang on? "I don't think so. It's a reality show so there are no rules. Official content happens on stadium. So you can't complain," he said. His stay was a brief one, but he is happy.