Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena is a new reality show with a difference. Here, you will get to watch the Indian cricket team put on their dancing shoes, as they partner up with some of television's prettiest actresses.
The show features Mona Singh-Harbhajan Singh, Surveen Chawla-S Sreesanth, Shama Sikander-Vinod Kambli, Nigar Khan-Dinesh Kartik, Ashima Bhalla-Irfan Pathan and Barkha Bisht-Nikhil Chopra.
Sushmita Sen and former Pakistani cricket captain Wasim Akram will judge the show, while Sandhya Mridul will host it.
Mona Singh, best known for her role as Jassi in Jassi Jaise Kohi Nahin, proved that she can dance when she won Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. Now, she tells Rajul Hegde how she made Harbhajan dance to her tunes. And while you're at it, don't miss what Harbhajan had to say about the show as well.
Over to Mona Singh:
Both Harbhajan and you are Punjabis. Did that help?
It was easier because we are Punjabis and speak the same language. We clicked very well.
Was it difficult for Harbhajan to match steps with you?
Not at all. We could clear the rounds only because of Bhajji's support. We would practice for 10-12 hours but he never once complained. He is a super cool guy and I have no complaints.
Our chemistry is good because we got along very well. We have become friends. If you are taking about the other chemistry, that didn't happen (laughs).
Why take up another dance reality show?
I got many offers for reality shows but none of them interested me because I thought Jhalak Dikhla Jaa was the biggest. But when they approached me for this show, I agreed because we are going to dance with cricketers. This is happening for the first time in Indian television. I was even more excited when I came to know that Bhajji would be my partner.
Harbhajan feels cricket is more difficult than dancing. What do you think?
I agree with him because when I participated in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, I was a non-dancer. When a person like me can dance, anyone can learn. In this show, I was acting like Bhajji's choreographer. (laughs)
Watch Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena from September 26 on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 pm on Colors.
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