Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Episode 1 was aired on Saturday, July 30, when the show premiered on Colors at 10 pm IST. This time, neither Shahid Kapoor nor Madhuri Dixit-Nene are part of the show as the glamorous judge. It is actress Jacqueline Fernandez, the latest hottie in Bollywood, who is judging Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 along with judges Ganesh Hegde (choreographer) and Karan Johar (filmmaker). The first episode of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 began with a bang, but we felt the entertainment quotient and the fun was missing from when Shahid Kapoor was there the last season (Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8) and Madhuri Dixit-Nene for the previous few seasons.
The pretty in pink Jacqueline amazed with her moves on the dance floor to her Bollywood songs Chittiyan Kalaiyaan, Lat Lag Gayi and Marjawa (in a white outfit) as also on Sau Tarah Ke. The contestants of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 too entertained in Episode 1, but as often happens in the beginning, there is a lot of scope for improvement. Chutki aka Gaurav Gera added the fun touch to the show well, so did host Manish Paul who had shot for Jhalak 9 in the midst of an injury.
The final list of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 contestants who performed in Episode 1 include Salman Yusuff Khan, a choreographer-actor and former dance reality show contestant himself, who teams up with choreographer Aishwarya Radhakrishnan. Then we have the leggy lass, actress Karishma Tanna who is with choreographer Rajit Dev. Actress Surveen Chawla is a contestant with choreographer Sanam Johar, who was described as “Garibon ka Karan Johar” by Manish Paul.
Popular actor Shakti Arora of Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi is teaming up with choreographer Suchitra Sawant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9. Hottie Nora Fatehi, a Bollywood actress and also contestant on Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble, is paired up with choreographer Cornel Rodrigues on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9. Gaurav Gera will perform in his popular Chutki avatar on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 and seems to have been brought in just for some entertainment.
Shantanu Maheshwari of Dil Dosti Dance fame is a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 and teams up with choreographer-actress Alisha Singh. If you miss the popular television show Nagin that is off air now, catch actor Arjun Bijlani on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 with choreographer Bhawna Khanduja. (ALSO READ: Jacqueline Fernandez on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9)
Actress Helly Shah of the TV show Swaragini is paired with choreographer Jai Kumar Nair. Tashan-E-Ishq hunk Sidhanth Gupta will be seen with dance choreographer Pranali on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9, while Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi also joins in as a contestant. YouTube’s dancing sensations Poonam Shah and Priyanka Shah, popular for Bharatnatyam and Hip-Hop fusion, are all set to add some spark to Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 as contestants.
In the opening episode of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9, the performances were good but not great. The notable ones were that of Nora Fatehi, Shakti Arora, Shantanu Maheshwari, Salman Yusuff Khan, Surveen Chawla, Helly Shah, Karishma Tanna and Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi. Also, Poonam and Priyanka’s fusion was something unseen before, and the Kanjeevaaram hoodie is what was liked by judge Karan Johar.
The Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 contestant who was eliminated in Episode 1 is – none! The scores of this episode will be carried off, with no evictions this week! Tell us how you liked the Episode 1 of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9.