Zee’s Ek Se Badhkar Ek had the theme of ‘Regional Songs’ this week!
Mandira Bedi took over as host from owing to Ravi Kissen’s unavailability. This week saw Jasveer Kaur-Raja Hassan and Rajshree Thakur-Amit Paul in the danger zone. But there was a twist to the tale and according to our well-placed source, “Rajshri Thakur requested to be eased out of the competition as her knee was in real bad shape. She had been advised by her doctors not to dance for a while. Bearing in mind her serial and personal commitments, the actress did not want to take the risk of continuing”.
Our source adds on to say “Rajshri had taken the decision to quit even before the episode shoot and had also informed the channel authorities. But this decision came as a shocker to the judges and contestants present there”. When asked about the future of Amit Paul in the contest, our source avers, “The judges initially decided to go for a face-off between Raja Hassan and Amit Paul, but the major question before them was, who will partner Amit even if he survives this round? However, Amit made things simpler as by saying he respects Rajshri’s decision and will also opt out”.
Telly Buzz called Rajshri Thakur to know more on her injury. “It’s a ligament tear that forced me to quit. I had this problem ever since the show started, but had ignored it”, quips the actress.
When asked about the repeated comments making rounds that she was part of the competition because of her fans and not due to her talent, Rajshri quotes, “I think all know the format of the show and they are also aware that I have earned my audience/fans over a period of time due to my hard work. Nothing comes on a platter, so if I am getting votes and my fans are supporting me, then nobody should be unhappy. After all, it is a celebrity competition and everyone should respect audience voting. As far as talent goes, I have been performing to the fullest of my abilities and it was my hard work that was getting paid off. My fans accepted me because of my talent".
Last but not the least, Rajshri ends with a message to her fans, “Thank you so much for supporting me and loving me always. Love you all!”.
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh