Ever since celebrity dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8" (also called "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded") concluded, speculations regarding the contestants of the next season have been doing the rounds.
According to a report in the Times of India, "Naagin" actor Arjun Bijlani will be seen as a participant on "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9." Arjun, who has done several dance performances at television awards ceremonies, will be making his debut as a contestant in a reality show. "Not a trained dancer, he is keen on learning on the job," a source told the daily. Considering "Naagin" will come to an end soon, Arjun can surely allot his dates to the reality show.
Besides the actor, Karishma Tanna of "Bigg Boss 8" fame has also been approached for the show. However, the gorgeous actress is yet to sign the deal. She had earlier been a part of "Nach Baliye 7" along with her boyfriend Upen Patel. The report further stated that "Bigg Boss 9" contestant Nora Fatehi will be participating on the show.
There were reports that Shakti Arora of "Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi" fame, Ruhanika Dhawan, who plays the role of Ruhi in "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein" and Siddharth Nigam, who portrays the role of Ashoka in "Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat," will also be a part of "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9." The makers are also in talks with "Bigg Boss 8" contestant Sonali Raut. "There has been a verbal agreement. We are discussing monies now," Sonali had told the Times of India.
As for the judges of the new season, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez will reportedly take the judges' seat this time. The "Kick" actress will reportedly replace Malaika Arora Khan, who judged the previous season of the show.