Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa finalist Sandhya Mridul is already feeling like a winner. "My blood and sweat effort has hit pay dirt . The love and support of the judges and the audience is humbling. Hence even if I loose on Saturday, its okay. This show has made a complete dancer out of me. I am getting lot of offers to dance in films, what more can I ask for?", she reasoned . "Don't get me wrong, we(Javed and me) want to win the coveted trophy. But I will not resort to publicity campaign to garner votes", clarifies Sandhya.
Talking about the competition, this talented film actress says that, "Jay has lots energy and is a great performer, while Prachi has lots of grace, but she sure needs to open up a bit more. I have said the same to her."
Remind her of Shiamak's statement that Prachi stands a better chance, given her mass appeal and she retorts, "I know the power of an Indian TV bahu, I was one if you remember(Koshish ek Asha). . But I do hope that the audience realize this is a talent show and not a popularity stakes contest." She also will not specially appeal to people in her home states of UP and Rajasthan to vote for her. "I am not a politician to ask for sectarian votes. I rather let my dance appeal to all Indians," says the upright Sandhya.
Will the success of Jhalak see the return of Sandhya to the idiot box? "If anything meaty comes along, why not! The only reason why i had quit was that i cant identify with the daily scene", says the talented actress in her. In the meantime, she has a number of movies including "Via Darljeeling", waiting for release.
Author: Anil Merani
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