Sreesnath impresses on ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’
Tainted Indian fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth will not be going back to the cricket field. On 13th September 2013, Sreesanth was banned for life by the disciplinary committee of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) for his involvement in the IPL spot fixing case. The mercurial former cricketer has now selected the dance floor to earn some redemption. Sreesanth is one of the contestants on the season seven of the popular dance reality show, ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’. The first episode of the season kicked off on 7th June on the ‘Colors’ Channel. Sreesanth also had his first official performance of the show. He and his dance partner danced hip hop to the tunes of the popular song ‘Zinda’ from the blockbuster ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.’ Luckily for Sreesnath, the judges were impressed with his performance and encouraged him to do even better in future.
Before his performance, Sreesanth interacted with the media. He spoke about how the year 2013 was the most difficult period of his life. He said it became very tough for him after the IPL spot-fixing scandal came out in the open. The former pacer, known for his aggression and emotion on the field, said that whatever has happened with him should not happen even with his biggest enemy. The cricketer from Kerala said he believed he could overcome this crisis. He thanks his family for their support and considers his parents and his wife as pillars of his strength. He has high regards for his wife and says, “She is like a breath of fresh air for me.” Sreesanth says he want to use the platform of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ to get his life back on track.
The premier episode of the season was held in a grand manner. In the beginning of the show Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit delivered a stunning performance for the audience showcasing her superb dancing skills. The best contestant performance of the episode was by Shakti Mohan and her partner who danced to Kailash Kher’s famous song, ‘Teri Deewani’. All three judges were highly impressed. Judge Remo D’Souza gave them nine out of ten points while Madhuri and Karan Johar gave them full points. During the episode another surprise was in store for the audience. Superstar Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi made an entry riding on a bike. They were promoting their latest film ‘Holiday’. Akshay entertained the audience by making them laugh and shaking a leg with them.