And the show hasn’t even started yet..
The upcoming season of ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ has been in the news already even before the show goes on-air. The line-up is star-studded like every season and several controversies have already hit the web.
Be it actor-host, Manish Paul’s apparent mega fee or contestants’ displeasure on the participation of actor-choreographer, Salman Yusuff Khan, the show has everyone talking about it already.
The latest addition to the news lane is about how Bollywood superstar, Hrithik Roshan, who was slated to be a part of an episode to promote his film, ‘Mohenjo Daro’, opted out of the show at the last moment.
Reportedly, the channel wanted Hrithik to appear on the roast comedy show, ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’ along with ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 9.’ The comedy show, ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’ has always been on the radar, owing to its nature of roast comedy which may or may not be taken well by several celebrities.
Hrithik apparently wasn’t comfortable with the format and hence backed out of both the shows.
However, the shocking part is that actor Akshay Kumar, who is known for his comic prowess and has been a part of some comic acts in various shows, too has apparently backed out of both the shows for the promotion his upcoming film, ‘Rustom’.
There was a controversy recently where Akshay, who appeared on ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’ for the promotion of Housefull 3 did not have a pleasant experience and was miffed with the show. Akshay’s apparent slap to comedian Siddharth Jadhav for passing racist jokes on Lisa Haydon are still doing the rounds. Hence, the actor might give these shows a miss.
We tried contacting Bharti Singh and Krushna Abhishek, who remained unavailable for any comment.