Jai Kumar Nair, Sanaya Irani on the sets of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8'
Jai Kumar Nair, Sanaya Irani on the sets of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8'Sanaya Irani/ Facebook

"Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8" has begun and the stars have set the stage on fire with their dance performances. The judges are impressed, so are the viewers, but there's a certain contestant who, despite having sustained injuries, have won hearts nationwide with her charm and grace.

Sanaya Irani, who isn't a trained dancer, has emerged as one of the favourites and her fans have been rooting for her on social media. Here are some tweets:

SANAYA IRANI TRENDS: #SanayaOnJhalak Burns the DanceFloor #SanayaHolics keep Voting For #Sanaya in Ur Countries as the Voting lines... (sic).

sahar sasso: @tellychakkar @JhalakOnColors ofcource sanaya irani she is the best #SanayaIrani #SanayaOnJhalak

sarita‚ô•: Doll did the best she could given her rib injury, I hope she's well rested and ready for this week's act. #SanayaOnJhalak #SanayaIrani

SanayaForever: @iRidhiDogra @rupamsinhaagt Yups we will definately vote her... LoveSanaya AllTheBest #SanayaOnJhalak (sic).

Fau zi: #AskSanaya #JhalakReloaded @JhalakOnColors Hi Sanaya, you looked like a Disney Princess in your first Act!!!!! MashaALLAH!!!

SMS-SAN to 56882: LOL....I even had to steal my Mom phone to vote. Am so sorry Mom I had,to do it #byhookorbycrook #SanayaOnJhalak (sic).

Bella Doma: #SanayaOnJhalak Go Sweety Go U R The Best (sic)

Although he managed a 32 for her debut performance on "JDJ8", her spirits weren't marred. A few days before the dance reality show went on air, she said it was a learning opportunity for her as she isn't much of a dancer.

"It has been a good journey till date. My first act wasn't impressive but that's all right. I have a few things to learn from it. It's a new look for the audience since they have only seen me in saris and salwars. This is how the real Sanaya is," The Asian Age quoted her as saying.