Jhalak Dikhhlaa Ja season 6 just got more glamorous and interesting last week as the wild card winners Sana Saeed, Mukti Mohan, Mantra and Karan Patel carved their respective niches in the Jhalak family. With this week’s theme being Filmy Masala, there was indeed a lot of latkas and jhatkas, colours and even more entertainment! Dance guru Prabhu Deva graced the Jhalak sets with Ramaiya Vastavaya actor Girish Kumar for promotion of the film. Not only did he appreciate the dancers on Jhalak, he also shook a leg with his ABCD co-stars Punit, Tushar, Lauren, Salman and ofcourse director Remo D’Souza. Further, he danced to the amazing ‘Que Sera Sera’ from Pukaar with Madhuri Dixit! The filmy weekend commenced with a Bollywood and Jive performance by Karan Patel and Sharmishtha. For a first performance in terms of being marked, this pair gave an amazing performance as again, Karan’s confidence lifted him higher.
The judges actually told Sharmishtha to take the dance level a notch higher as Karan is a good dancer! They scored 24 on 30. Doing a Helen number is never an easy job, but watching Sana Saeed do it brilliantly is surely something to look out for! Sana and Tushar’s Cabaret with Lindy Pop and Rock and Roll was an entertaining and full of energy act. Technically, there were a few glitches here and there but attempting 3 different dance forms in one act was something commendable and doing it with such grace definitely got them some brownie points. They scored 27. Next up were Siddharth and Sonia with a Broadway Jazz performance that unfortunately didn’t go down too well with the judges. His opening was amazing, but the duo as a pair could not establish a perfect act. More importantly, Siddharth’s body still seemed a little too stiff to be able to do something as advanced as Broadway Jazz. The pair scored 20 on 30.
Now this Not-so-Desi girl totally threw everyone out of their chairs screaming ‘Wow’ when she got Oh-So-Filmy! Yes, ‘Foreign ki Lauren’ as she is fondly called on Jhalak, was the ultimate Filmy bombshell as she performed a Bollywood act with Punit. Never has there ever been an act on the small screen this sensual and eye catching. With perfect lip sync and even better moves, Lauren stole hearts and how! However, we feel they deserved a better score than what they got, because being this Filmy for someone who has no connection to the Bollywood culture is definitely something to be proud of. They scored 27 on 30. Following them were Mantra and Ankita, who Freestyled their way into paying a beautiful tribute to late Kishore Kumar. Their act was an ensemble of expressions, good song and a fairly good choreography. Their overall interesting performance scored 22 on 30. The weekend saw Aarti Chhabria and Karanvir Bohra in the battlefield of Jaan ke Liye Dance.
Aarti Chhabria was unfortunately eliminated this weekend. Mukti and Altaf took the performances ahead the next day with a Lindy hop act. An entertaining and well-choreographed act that this was, for us it still lacked the Mukti factor, as we have seen her do much better. This pair scored 24 on 30. Following this pair were our good old contestants Drashti and Salman with a Salsa on proper Bollywood numbers. No one could imagine Salsa on such songs and that too so much on beat with such elegance and beautiful expressions. Drashti and Salman scored a 29 on 30. Up next were two little disco balls to raise the bar of energetic dancing! Sumanth and Sonali performed Disco to Mithun Da’s number and in a way that the judges were compelled to say that they haven’t seen anyone imitate Mithun da better than Sumanth. These Jhalak starlets scored 30 on 30!
Karanvir Bohra and Sneha took over the stage to give a Freestyle performance, trying their best to prove their strength and to make sure they are not getting back into the danger zone for the coming week. Their effort was appreciated by the judges, except a few parts where Karanvir forgot a few steps. But as hard work pays off, they scored 24 on 30. The last performance for the weekend was Shaan and Marischa, who did an amazing Freestyle and took the judges and everyone in with their totally filmy avatars. This duo has always been a favourite with the audience as Shaan brings us surprises every weekend, and they scored 25. This blend of the competitive new contestants and the challenging old contestants has given a different look to the entire season now. The next week’s challenge is celebrities in disguise. So let’s all look out for this new ‘Jhalak’ of our much loved pairs!