Producer-Director Karan Johar, who is currently working on his upcoming film ‘Student of the Year’, will be one of the judges in the 5th season of ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’.
When asked he chose to judge a dance reality show, Karan says “One of the large parts of filmmaking is song and dance in India. I have shot about 50 songs, lavishly. Dance is a big part of our cinema. It is not about the finer nuance and the grammar of dance, it’s about the energy and passion you bring to your performance.”
Karan will be co-judging the show along with Madhuri Dixit and choreographer Remo D’Souza. Says Karan “While Remo is the master of his craft and Madhuri is a master executor, I think I will just talk about the concept and the energy that the performing artists bring to the table. So it’s not about ‘begaani shaadi mein abdullah deewana’, this abdullah is no deewana, trust me.”
He’s also been asked to keep his distance from the dance floor, by his mother Hiroo Johar “I have been instructed by my mother that she will not allow me to enter the house if I dance on the show. So at the risk of losing my home, house and my next meal, I may have to stop and bind my feet together and I request Madhuri and Remo to just pull me down everytime I want to dance” said Karan.
The 5th season of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television from June 16th 2012. Click here for the full list of contestants.
Below are some pictures of Karan Johar and Madhuri Dixit from the launch on Thursday.
Karan Johar at Jhalak Dikhla Ja launch
Madhuri Dixit with Karan Johar at Jhalak DikhlaJa launch
Remo D’Souza, Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar at Jhalak Dikhla Ja launch