Hrithik Roshan to be first guest of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9’

The ninth season of celebrity dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ is all set to begin later this month and Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan will be the first guest on the show. The actor will kick-start the promotion of his upcoming movie ‘Mohenjo Daro’ on the dance show.

Hrithik has given his nod to appear in the opening episode of the show. He is expected to shoot for the episode by mid-July. The shooting will take place at Mumbai’s Filmcity, as per a report in a leading entertainment portal.

Directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, ‘Mohenjo Daro’ is an epic adventure-love story, starring debutante Pooja Hegde as the leading lady. Also starring Kabir Bedi, Arunoday Singh and Manish Chaudhary, the film is scheduled to release on August 12.

This is not the first time that Hrithik will be appearing on the show. In 2013, the actor promoted his movie ‘Bang Bang’ on the grand finale of ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 6’ and enthralled the audience by dancing with Madhuri Dixit who was one of the judges of the show then.

For the upcoming season, the makers have roped in actress Jacqueline Fernandez and one of the judges. Filmmaker Karan Johar and choreographer Ganesh Hegde will be retained as judges from the previous season.  

Celebrity chef Harpal Singh Soni, ‘Hate Story 2’ actress Surveen Chawla, Karishma Tanna of ‘Bigg Boss 9’ fame, TV actors Helly Shah of ‘Swaragini’, Shakti Arora of ‘Meri Ashiqui Tum Se Hi’, Arjun Bijlani of ‘Naagin’ comedian Gaurav Gera are among the celebrity contestants who will be dancing for the trophy.

‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9’ will start airing after ‘India’s Got Talent 7’ comes to an end.