Purab Kohli eliminated from ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7’


After VJ Andy’s evicted from the dance celebrity show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7’ last week, it is soon followed by actor Purab Kohli’s elimination from the show. Purab is shocked to get evicted at the initial stage. “I’m shocked by my elimination to be honest. I had been getting good reactions for my performances so I had hoped to go ahead in the competition. I had been working very hard. It was a bad day, is all I can say. My choreographer Mohena too put in her best for all our acts,”says Purab.

Purab reasoned why he got eliminated, “I didn’t expect to end up in the bottom two and when I did, it was a stressful situation. Things didn’t work out. Also the show is not only about dance, it’s also about who is most popular with the audience. It’s a complex process and maybe we lost out there,” he says.

The 35-year-old actor even forgot a step after he got to know that he is in the danger zone, “I did a semi classical-Bollywood dance this week with my choreographer. I was so disappointed that I even missed a step. We worked so hard for it and were even expecting good scores from the judges,” he said.

Purab love to be on the show again, “Being not a trained dancer, I was happy to learn many new dance forms on the show. I am happy that I was a part of wall act (his first performance), which was never done on a TV show. I would definitely be a part of this show again, if given an opportunity,” Purab said.

Judged by actor Madhuri Dixit, filmmaker Karan Johar, choreographers Remo D’Souza and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ season seven now left with 11 contestants after two eliminated.

When Purab was asked who has the best chance of winning the show, he replied, “I think Shakti Mohan, Ashish Sharma, Mouni Roy and Akshat Singh have a good chance of making it to the finals,” Purab says. Purab tells us that he will miss the team with whom he had been preparing for the show for months now, the most. He says, “I will miss Mohena of course and the production crew with whom we would spend 6-7 hours rehearsing daily.”

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