Cricketer Chris Gayle in "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9"? Pictured: Chris Gayle shaking legs with Ali Asgar on "The Kapil Sharma Show."
Cricketer Chris Gayle in "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9"? Pictured: Chris Gayle shaking legs with Ali Asgar on "The Kapil Sharma Show."Varinder Chawla

Even as fans of "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" are eagerly waiting for the ninth season of the dance reality show, reports have been doing the rounds that the makers are keen on roping in West Indies cricket team's popular players Chris Gayle or Dwayne Bravo, as participants this season.

According to a Times of India report, Dwayne is in talks with the makers, while Gayle is also likely to be seen on the show as a guest or a contestant. "While Dwayne is already in talks with the makers of the show, there are speculations about Chris Gayle, too. He may be roped in as a guest or a contestant. It remains to be seen who is more popular and has a better connect with masses," a source told the daily.

This is not be the first time Bravo and Gayle will be making an appearance on the small screen. Bravo recently made an appearance on "The Kapil Sharma Show," while Gayle will be seen in one of the upcoming episodes of the show.

Several sportsmen, including Irfan Pathan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Sreesanth, Krishnamachari Srikkanth and Navjot Singh Sidhu, have showcased their dancing skills in previous seasons of the dance reality show.

Meanwhile, other possible contestants of "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9" are Mandana Karimi, Nora Fatehi, Arjun Bijlani, Shakti Arora, Karishma Tanna, Sonali Raut, Ruhaanika Dhawan, Siddharth Nigam and Spandan Chaturvedi. 

As for the judges of the new season, Karan Johar, who had been a part of the show for the past few seasons, is likely to take the judges' seat this time as well. Jacqueline Fernandez will reportedly replace last season's judge Malaika Arora Khan. There was also a strong buzz that Varun Dhawan might replace last season's judge Shahid Kapoor.

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