The much awaited Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7 received a grand launch, featuring judges Madhuri Dixit, Karan Johar and Remo DSouza, anchors Ranvir Shorey and Drashti Dhami, Jhalak family members Salman Yusuff Khan and Lauren Gottlieb, contestant-choreographer jodis Sreesanth-Sneha, Karan Tacker-Suchitra,.....and others like Colors CEO, Raj Nayak and Weekend Programming Head, Manish Sharma.
Jhalak Season 7 has been springing surprises ever since its conception, from the new hosts- Drashti Dhami and Ranvir Shorey, Salman quitting the show and Ukrainian dance expert Maksim Chmerkovskiy hopping on board as judge. The launch of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7 was no different. Yes, the star-studded event introduced the audience to new additions to the Jhalak 7 family.
These new Jhalak members come in the form of Elena Samodanova, another International choreographer, whose celebrity partner is still under wraps from the media. Comedian Sudesh Lehri will also be present this season, matching comic timing with Palak, Drashti Dhami and Ranvir Shorey. Salman Yusuff Khan and ex-Jhalak-contestant Lauren Gottlieb will serve as opponents to the JDJ 7 contestants, challenging them to a combat.
This season will see lots of other new additions, like unheard-of dance forms, like Capoeira, Bolero and many more from various parts of the globe. This time, the dances too, will be outstanding in choreography and will be performed outdoors, in addition to the on-stage routines.
"This season, we decided to bring the world to our Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa stage. Giving the stage a truly global flavor will be never-seen-before dance forms from all the corners of the globe to an exciting new jury member of international repute." Raj Nayak, CEO, Colors, said at the Launch.
Karan Johar added, "Dance may not be everyone's cup of tea, but this year, I have something special to give away to those contestants who wow us with unique and commendable performances - a specially designed pair of dancing shoes." Madhuri Dixit also quipped, "There will be various twists and turns on the show."
Goodness Goodness! Can there be anything more coming up on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7? We can never tell.
Don't miss these fun pictures from the Launch of JDJ 7...!
Palak grooves with her choreographer Kruti.
The launch answered the million dollar question. Karan Tacker's choreographer is Suchitra Sawant, who has worked with celebrities like Suresh Menon in the past.
The Official Launch...
JDJ 7 was launched in style...
What's The Joke?
Judges Karan Johar and Madhuri Dixit share a funny moment. New judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy was missing at the launch.
Drashti With Remo
Host Drashti interacts with judge Remo during the press conference.
Pooja Bose strikes a pose with choreographer Rajit Dev.
She is another import from Dancing With The Stars, who will be joining its Indian counterpart.
Karan And Remo
Karan Johar and Remo DSouza address the press.
Madhuri's New Admirer
Madhuri has had die-hard fans every season, from Sushant Singh Rajput to Karan Wahi to Manish Paul. Looks like it's Karan Tacker this time.
The Jhalak 7 Stage
We got a glimpse of the Jhalak stage, where the launch was held.
Comedian Sudesh Lehri will be hopping on board the Jhalak bandwagon this season.
The couple have proved to be a hit, even before their first performance has aired!
The sensous Sophie strikes a pose with her dance partner.
Drashti Dhami and Ranvir Shorey at the launch.
Dancer Shakti Mohan with dance partner Tushar.
Is it just me, or is Remo DSouza really getting more and more handsome with each season?
The kids-Akshat and Vaishnavi, at the launch.
TV's Rudra with dance partner Shampa.
The Golden Shoe
This season, the best performer bags this gorgeous pair of golden dancing shoes.
Mouni Roy with choreographer Punit Pathak.
Purab Kohli with choreographer Mohena.
The Judges With Channel Heads
The jury and the channel heads addressing the media at the press conference.
The three judges have a wonderful rapport, from the last 4 seasons.