It's time for Wild card weekend on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7! Sources say that Iski Uski (2 States) singer Akriti Kakkar, Grand Masti fame Kainaat Arora, So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 2 winner Tara Jean Popowich, TV actor Kushal Punjabi, Red FM RJ Malishka and singer Rahul Vaidya have been finalised for the wild card round, set to be aired next week.
So far, three contestants- VJ Andy, Purab Kohli Kritika Kamra have been eliminated from Jhalak 7. Thus, a replacement comes by way of the wild card entries into the show. The six celebs will battle it out in the wild card round, out of which, ideally three would be chosen to compete in Jhalak 7. However, like last year, if the judges find more celebs worthy of the opportunity, then we could see another celeb joining the show too.
By now, we have figured that Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7 has indeed, been bitten by the angrezi bug. The newest firang on the block and the attraction on the wild card list is Tara Jean Popowich, who won the second season of Canada's So You Think You Can Dance. The seductress from Grand Masti, Kainaat Arora, has also been finalised as a wild card nominee, we hear.
RJ Malishka, popular host of 93.5 Red FM Mumbai will be the first ever full-time RJ to participate on Jhalak. She will be joined by TV actor Kushal Punjabi, who is a trained dancer-choreographer, who has also worked with legendary dancer-choreographer Shiamak Davar.
Bollywood playback singer Akriti Kakkar, who shot to fame with songs like Abhi Abhi from Jism 2 and the latest chartbuster Iski Uski from 2 States, will also be showing us a Jhalak of her dancing skills in a couple of weeks. The other wild card nominee is another playback singer from Btown- Rahul Vaidya.
TV actors Neha Marda, her co-star Shraddha Arya, Debina Bonerjee were approached, but they could not offer dates. Ruslaan Mumtaz was offered Jhalak too, but he wanted to be a part of the show from the beginning, hence turned down the offer.
Let's wait and see if there are any changes in this list, and who will join the Jhalak family by impressing the judges.
Tara Jean Popowich has won the prestigious 'So You Think You Can Dance'. So Jhalak should be a cakewalk for the pretty lass. What say? Won't it be a treat to watch her dance?
Kainaat, who impressed viewers (at least the men) with adult comedy Grand Masti, will now exhibit her dancing skills on Jhalak. Does she have what it takes?
Nightingale Akriti Kakkar
The gorgeous Akriti, who has delivered hits like the latest 'Saturday Saturday' from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, is one of the wild card nominees.
RJ Malishka is a superstar in her own right in the world of Radio. Now she is venturing into TV with Jhalak 7. Let's see if she can prove her mettle here as well..
Rahul is a singer, but not many know him. Will Jhalak put him on the map?
Many Feathers In His Hat
Kushal is a man of many talents. He is an actor, but a professional dancer and choreographer trained in dance multiple forms. Sounds like a sure-shot ticket to gain entry into Jhalak.
Debina, who contested in Colors' Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 recently, was approached for Jhalak 7 as a wild card nominee. But she apparently declined the offer for unknown reasons. Her hubby, Gurmeet Choudhary, won Jhalak 5.
Oh-So-Cute Ruslaan Mumtaz
The chocolate boy of teenage romantic flicks like Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar (MP3) and Teree Sang, was approached too. But he wanted to be a part of the show from the beginning. He may be seen with his wifey in Nach Baliye 7. He is also a trained dancer.
Actor-Dancer Neha Marda
Do you remember this cute girl from Balika Vadhu? She played Gehna on the show, and is currently doing Doli Armaanon Ki. She is a professional dancer too, and was excited when approached for JDJ 7, but could not offer dates, unfortunately.
So what do you think of this line-up of stars for the Jhalak 7 wild card?