Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa judge Shiamak Davar is quite disappointed with the 50% judges mark and 50% audience vote format.
"This is a dance show and not a popularity stakes contest. It is unfortunate that the public does not understand this. They vote for the person rather than their dance ability", argues the Dance Guru. May be the show should now be renamed as 'Vote Dikhhla Jaa' rather then 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'. "Its feels so bad when excellent dancers like Sudha Chandran who we give perfect 10 are voted out", he added. Coming to last Saturday's elimination,Shiamak said, "While Negi was not a natural dancer, he was good performer. Hence the hockey hero lasted so long. But in the end, you have to have a combination of both", opines Shiamak.
Among the top 3 finalists, who do you think has a strong chance to win? "Although Sandhya is a better dancer, yet Prachi will win due to her strong Bani image. Plus she is a good dancer as well", he remarked sadly, giving indications that he roots for Sandhya.
Remind him of his use of high-fi Hindi words, he laughed and said, "I have asked my friend to give me a list of Hindi word for excellent, good and bad. The best part is that people have come forward and congratulated me on my attempt to master the language".
In closing, this Master of Dance, adviced SET that in Season 3, they should increase the judges proportion of importance in the over all equation to 65%.
Author: Anil Merani