Ashish Sharma wins the coveted ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ Season 7 Trophy

Ashish Sharma wins the coveted ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ Season 7 Trophy

 

 

~ Emerges Triumphant after the 16 Week ultimate dance battle for supremacy ~

 

Mumbai, 20th September, 2014: The biggest dance reality show in India, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa came to a dazzling conclusion this weekend as finalist,  Ashish Sharma was adjudged the man with the grooviest dance moves in the entire country. Showing  remarkable growth as both a dancer and a performer, Ashish had been a front runner in this race for winning the title of the ultimate dancing star. A nail biting finale to a fantastic season of dancing awesomeness, Ashish and his choreographer partner Shampa Sonthalia mesmerized judges and audiences alike. Dancing their way to victory to lift the coveted mirrorball trophy of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on COLORS, Ashish and Shampa were followed by Karan Tacker who came in as a close second while Shakti Mohan cxplaced third.

 

The Super Finale was magical in every sense of the word with some breath-taking performances from the finalists. The‘Jhakaas’ Anil Kapoor joined the jury members Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Karan Johar and Remo D’Souza to celebrate the incredible journey undertaken by the contestants on the show this season. Being a household name in the television industry, thanks to his note-worthy performances as an actor on the silver screen, the journey on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa for Ashish has been a true test of time and indeed a satisfying one. Other than being crowned the winner, Ashish also won prize money of Rupees 30 lakh and a Mahindra XUV car.

 

 

 

Upon being declared the winner of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, an ecstatic Ashish Sharma said, “It has been an electrifying experience to be a part of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and now that I have won, I cannot contain my emotions. The past sixteen weeks have been extremely tough with multiple highs and lows which make this victory that much sweeter. I would like to thank my choreographer Shampa, for having faith in my abilities and motivating me to push my boundaries to become a better performer. And, my Jhalak victory would be incomplete without a special mention to the judges who have been our mentors and guides throughout the season. Last but not the least my wife and the viewers who have showered me with their unending love and support.”

 

Speaking about the Grand Finale of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Manisha Sharma, Weekend Programming Head – COLORS said, “I would like to congratulate Ashish Sharma for his outstanding victory on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. This season, we focused on doing things with a different take on the game of dance. The contestants have done a great job and the season would not have been successful without the support and the charm of our three esteemed judges and the captivating hosts, who are now an integral part of the Jhalak family.”

 

Myleeta Aga, SVP and GM BBC Worldwide India added saying, “ Innovation and creativity were the key mantra for this season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. From outdoor performances to introducing international artists to the contestants and the Jhalak audience, we have gone beyond the ordinary. The Jhalak contestants this year were the perfect ensemble. Kudos to them and their choreographers whose spirit and dedication helped the show reach newer heights.”

 

 

 

 

An evening of glitz and glamour, the Super Finale brought together a potent combination of pulsating music and magnificent dance moves under one roof. Putting their best foot forward, even the Jury triad performed in the finale with Madhuri Dixit in a never seen before aerial act, Karan Johar set the stage on fire with the hunkalicious Varun Dhawan and Remo D’souza left the audiences spellbound with his robotics act. While the finalists presented some breathtaking dance performances with some incredible props, the quartet came together with past contestants of the season Sophie Choudry, Kritika Kamra, Mallishka, Andy, Purab Kohli, Puja Banerjee, Akshat Singh and Tara Jean Popowich for a dance relay to a medley of some of the most memorable Bollywood songs. Adding sparkle to the dance fiesta for the evening were singers Shaan and Mika who crooned chartbusters from the years gone by. And if this was not enough to whet your appetite, the entertainment quotient spiraled even further with the inclusion of Gutthi and Dadi from Comedy Nights With Kapil together with comedian Bharti Singhwho joined Manish Paul and Ranvir Shorey as the co-hosts for the glitzy evening.  Showcasing some world-class performances which have brought alive the concept of presenting something ‘alag’  for the television-viewing audience, this season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has been truly remarkable!

 

About ‘COLORS’:

‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS launched on 21st July 2008 offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘Jazbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like Shastri Sisters, Sasural Simar Ka, Balika Vadhu – Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishtey, Udānn, Beintehaa, Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi, Uttaran, Comedy Nights With Kapil, The Anupam Kher Show – Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai, 24, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Bigg Boss amongst others.

For further information, please contact:

COLORS Genesis Burson-Marsteller
Tanushree Mehra | 09820385714

Tanushree.Mehra@viacom18.com

Jolenta D’Souza | 09619764159

Jolenta.Dsouza@bm.com

   
Prerna Gulati | 09920304305

Prerna.Gulati@viacom18.com

Richie Mehta | 09920020730

Richie.Mehta@bm.com

   
Atrayee Chandra | 09930915304

Atrayee.Chandra@viacom18.com

Aakruti Mehta | 09870578340

Aakruti.Mehta@bm.com

 

 

 

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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