While fans of "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" are eagerly waiting for the ninth season of the dance reality show, latest report said that viewers would witness several changes in the format of the show. Unlike the past seasons where the show featured one child artists as a participant, this time more than one child celebrity will be showcasing their dancing talent.
"The channel has approached popular Child Actors like Spandan aka Chakor of Udaan, Ruhanika Dhawan aka Ruhi and Shivansh aka Naksh of Star Plus' popular show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai for the upcoming season of Jhalak," a source told India Forums.
Besides this, it was reported earlier that each contestant would have to throw two fresh performances, unlike the previous seasons when the participants mesmerised the viewers with one performance every week. "Reason being if a particular celeb performed during Saturday's episode, and stayed on the bench on Sunday, his or her fans refrained from watching the show on a Sunday. They want to see their favourite celeb perform both the days. How they will manage to pull off such a task, is what the creatives will have to work on," a source had told Tellychakkar.com.
There is a change in the set of choreographers as well. Choreographers like Deepak Singh, Sneha Kapoor, Dheeraj Bakshi and others, who had been associated with the show for the past few seasons, would not be seen in the new season. Instead, new choreographers have been roped in for the ninth season.
Meanwhile, names of a few confirmed contestants and their choreographer partners was out recently. Shakti Arora, "Naagin" actor Arjun Bijlani, "Swaragini" actress Helly Shah, "Bigg Boss 9" fame Norah Fatehi, Surveen Chawla, Sidhant Gupta, "Bigg Boss 8" fame Karishma Tanna and Shantanu Maheshwari are some of the contestants who have been finalised for the show.
Judges Karan Johar and Ganesh Hegde will continue to be a part of the reality show for this season as well. Joining them on the judges' panel will be Bollywood beauty Jacqueline Fernandez, who will mark her TV debut with "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9."