The 9th season of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa premiered on 30th July 2016. Manish Paul returned as the host of this season, and so did Karan Johar, returning to judge the show for one more time. Jacqueline Fernandez and Ganesh Hedge were the other two who donned the judges chair for the 9th edition of this hugely popular celebrity dance reality show.
Unlike previous seasons, there is no audience voting this season. Contestants are evicted from the show on two specific criterion: judges’ scores and live studio audience scores.
Like the last season, this season also there will be total of 12 celebrity participants of the show to compete against each other and become the Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Winner. The selected 12 participants with their choreographers are:
- Shakti Arora with Choreographer – Suchitra Sawant
- Shantanu Maheshwari with Choreographer – Alisha Singh
- Arjun Bijlani with Choreographer – Bhawna Khanduja
- Karishma Tanna with Choreographer – Rajit Dev
- Helly Shah with Choreographer – Jai Kumar Nair
- Surveen Chawla with Choreographer – Sanam Johar
- Nora Fatehi with Choreographer – Cornel Rodrigues
- Sidhant Gupta with Choreographer- Pranalini Atul
- Poonam Shah with Choreographer- Priyanka Shah
- Harpal Singh Sokhi with Choreographer- Bhavna Purohit
- Gaurav Gera with Choreographer – Diwakar
- Salman Yusuff Khan with Choreographer- Aishwayra
As of now there has been more than 20 episodes. After competing against each other and giving their best dance performances, now we have Shantanu, Salman Yusuf Khan, Siddharth, Teriya Magar, Dwayne Bravo as the semi- finalists of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 9.
Of all the celebrities, Salman Yusuff Khan has already won the trophy as a choreographer with Drashti Dhami. Given the strong performer he is, it is without a shade of doubt that he is one of the first about whom an speculation can be conjectured regarding winning the show. Another prominent name which can win this year Jhalak’s is Shantanu Maheshwari of Dil Dosti Dance fame. Performance wise, he has been one the most consistent celebrities on the show. The reason is fair enough to make him a strong contender for the title.
The actual date for the grand finale of JDJ 2017 is not yet revealed but we’re sure that grand finale is going to be full of fun and surprises because for the finale, none other than Hrithik Roshan will share the screen with other 4 judges. He will visit the show to promote his upcoming movie Kaabil. The superstar will grooved with other contestants of the show and will also announce the Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 9 Winner.
The winner supposedly will receive a hefty amount of 1 crore INR as prize money and obviously the very peculiar and famous, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Winner Trophy. We only speculate that may the best contestant win it on the big night!