According to recent sources, Colors TV has roped in actor Ranvir Shorey to host Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7, replacing the very popular Manish Paul. It was already confirmed that Comedy Nights' Kapil Sharma is too busy to be a part of this season either as host or participant, but this news comes as quite a surprise to the die-hard Manish Paul fans, as earlier reports had suggested that Manish will be retained by the channel as the host of JDJ7.
Ranvir Shorey is currently a participant in Khatron Ke Khiladi 5. His USP on the show is the ease with which he performs the given challenges, peppered with his signature wit that leaves the audience and his fellow participants in splits. The actor has previously hosted successful shows like Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun? and The Great Indian Comedy Show, which aired on Star One.
It will now be interesting to see how strong the chemistry between Ranvir Shorey and his Jhalak co-host will be, but the hilarious jodi of Manish Paul and Kapil Sharma will undoubtedly be missed. In all probablility, comedian Bharti Singh is expected to be his hosting partner. She has not confirmed anything, but says she would be more than happy if the opportunity comes her way. Bharti had participated on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5, but withdrew after reaching the top five.
With the end of Manish Paul's Mad In India, the reason for the change of the host of JDJ 7 is believed to be the films that he has in the pipeline. After the success of his recently released film Mickey Virus, Manish is currently shooting for Tere Bin Laaden 2 along with Ali Zafar and Sikander Kher.