Host Drashti Dhami axed from ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7’

Host and television actress Drashti Dhami has been ousted from the dance celebrity show, ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7’ judged by filmmaker Karan Johar, actress Madhuri Dixit and choreographer Remo D’Souza. Drashti’s sudden exit from the show drew controversy though the actual reason of the exit has not yet been known.

 Drashti herself informed the news to her fans and well wishers on twitter, she twitted, “Tweepies – my journey at Jhalak comes to an end. Thank u all for ur love & support

— Drashti Dhami (@drashti10) June 20, 2014.

Drashti’s ardent fans seem not to happy with the channels decision and they expressed their dissatisfaction over the channels decision on twitter by tweeting in favor of the actress. Drashti has been hosting the show along with her actor Ranvir Shorey. The show kick-starts on June 7. Colors channel called her up and informed their decision.

A crewmember says, “Drashti was roped in because she won the last season and we wanted to add some glamour to the show. However, since the first episode went on air, we have been receiving negative reactions about her. Somehow her pairing with Ranvir Shorey did not work. Therefore, we decided to consult the channel and replace her.”

The actress has hosted only six episodes so far but she didn't show any improvement over time. A source says, “The creative team would suggest changes to her, but in all her episodes audiences found her to be not spontaneous. She’d just read lines from the teleprompter. Her chemistry with co-host Ranvir was zilch; plus, she’d take her own time to get ready. As a result, the shoot would get delayed and Ranvir would complain about the same. For now, we have decided to replace Drashti with previous season’s host, Manish Paul.”

Drashti says that the channel’s decision was communicated to her on Thursday night. “While it’s unfortunate that my stint had to end so quick and abruptly, I must say that I had a great time hosting the show. It was good to be back on the sets, where I truly belong. Nonetheless, it’s over for me now and I would like to wish the contestants and the channel all the very best.”

According to a report, Manish Paul who hosted the show earlier will replace Drashti and co-host the seventh season of ‘Jhalak..’ with Ranvir Shorey.