season five winner, Sushil Kumar, is the 13th contestant on JDJ. “I decided to participate in the show because I want to learn dance.
I’ve never danced in my life. The best part of participating in this show is that yeh log khila pila ke dance sikhate hain,” says Sushil adding, “I’ve told my choreographer Alisha not to expect too much from me. I will try to win the show but my main motive is to learn the art well enough and to be able to dance at my friends’ weddings.”
It was at his wife’s insistence that he agreed to participate in the show. And now the guy expectantly nervous, says, “Main apni aankh band karke dance karunga.” Incidentally, his choreographer panicked when she realised that Sushil knows nothing about dance. “Alisha told me about ballet and I instantly asked, ‘Bail (ox) wala dance karna hai?’,” jokes he. Though it’s a new territory for him, Sushil says he can manage every dance form except parts where he hasto lift his partner. Says he, “You see my size and you will understand where I am coming from.”
This Bihar guy has a co-participant hailing from the same region in Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan. Won’t there be conflict amidst the viewers about whom to vote since both are from the same region? “It’s good to be emotional but not to the extent that it influences your voting. Viewers must support the one who is better than the other.”