S Sreesanth said Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is chance for him to get back on track. Photo Courtesy - Colors TV.
S Sreesanth said Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is chance for him to get back on track. Photo Courtesy – Colors TV.


By Sudatta Mukherjee


Tainted Indian cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth impressed the judges with his first official performance of the dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season seven. He danced hip-hop to Bhaag Milkha Bhaag‘s song Zinda.


Ahead of his dance performance, Sreesanth speaks about how 2013 was one of the most difficult phases in life. He said it was very tough place to be after the IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy broke out. The pacer said that whatever happened to him, he hopes that it does not happen even to his worst enemy.


The Kerala cricketer says that he had believed that he can come out of a difficult time and regards his wife, his mother and father his strengths. Sreesanth speaks highly about how his wife and her family came out to support him after such a difficult time. He said, “She is like a breath of fresh air for me.”


Sreesanth said that Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is another chance for him to get back on track.


After the grand premiere on Saturday, the show started with a sizzling performance by Madhuri Dixit. Shakti Mohan and her partner danced on the track Teri Deewani by Kailash Kher and to earn brownie points. While judge Remo D’Souza awarded then nine points, the other judges Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar were so impressed that they felt anything below 10 would be less.


After the first performance, Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha made an entry on a bike, while a song from their latest movie Holiday was played in the background. While Sonakshi took the seat, Akshay continued to entertain the audience present and even shook his leg with an elderly woman.


(Sudatta Mukherjee is a reporter with CricketCountry. Other than writing on cricket, she spends penning random thoughts on her blog and produces weekly posts on new food joints at Whopping Weekends. She played Table Tennis forUniversity of Calcutta. When she is not writing, you will catch her at a movie theatre or watching some English serial on her laptop. Her Twitter id is @blackrosegal)