Sophie is all geared up to shake her leg in the new season of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa.
We got in touch with Sophie to know more about her preparation for the show and her experience.
Here is Sophie talking about the same.
First and foremost people have a misconception about me being a model. I have never done modeling in my life. Singer, actor, VJ yes. Dancing on film is very different to performing and competing live. I spend most of my time doing live shows but that's as a singer. My shows are up to 2 hours long and yes there is dancing but I sing live and focus on high energy and connecting with the audience. I enjoy dance but I have never trained in dance so I thought I would take up the challenge. Jhalak is a way to learn various forms from week to week for me and with experimentation comes challenges of learning and performing a completely new form of dance each week and hence all in all Jhalak is a dance workshop for me as well. Jhalak is a very tough show and the best reality show on TV. It's been a while since people saw me on TV and this is a wonderful platform. People have seen my Jhalak in music videos and films. Now they have to see me on Jhalak!
What is your forte in dancing? And how much confident you are for the competition?
My forte is that I have great rhythm and understanding of music so that really helps and I always feel the music. I think my plus point is that I'm a great blend of East and West. Hopefully when I do international styles, my body language will reflect that! You can't be desi, filmi when doing salsa. You have to be a diva! As far as confidence is concerned , I'm actually very nervous because I've never been marked on my dancing ability and the competition is tough. All I can do is my best to perform well and win hearts!
How is you equation with your partner Deepak? Tell us something about him?
so excited that Deepak is my partner because he is fabulous in all
dance forms and has great ideas! He is trying his best to show my
strengths as a performer and that's the most important thing! I've
already had a few injuries due to the tough lifts he is trying to teach
me but as they say, no pain no gain! I go to the physio everyday and then
rehearse for 5 hours! It's taxing but fun!
According to you who is the tough contestant as you all have already started shooting.
season they have got talent that can already dance which means the
competition is already much tougher that usual. I think everyone is
competition. People may think I'm a good dancer but I'm not trained and
certainly not used to dancing with one partner!
What do you have to say about the judges,whom do you find more stricter?
I think they are all particular about how they judge and all have great experience from all the work that they have done. Of course Remo Dsouza will be technically the toughest to please!
How was your experience while shooting for the promo? Did you face any difficulties?
Not at all! It was a great experience, great fun, the team was super enthusiastic and encouraged me and I got a song that totally suits me. Babydoll! The response to the promo has been fantastic touch wood!
How are you preparing for the show?