Karan Johar, who has been the judge of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa since Season 5, has quit the eighth season of the show mid-way. The ongoing season called ‘Jhalak Reloaded’ which saw the filmmaker judging the show along with actor and ace dancer Shahid Kapoor, had to make an exit owing to his film commitments.
Long ago, Karan Johar had announced his ambitious directorial titled Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma in the lead. Now, Karan, who was judging the celebrity dance reality show, had to focus on the film considering that it is slated to go on floor soon. In fact, the director-producer got very emotional on the last day of his shoot on the sets of the reality show and he took to twitter to express it saying, “Was a hugely emotional day for me on the sets of #JhalakReloaded yesterday…thank you to the entire team for making me feel so special….” Shahid Kapoor, who is the co-judge of the show for this season, replied saying, “@karanjohar u will be sorely missed on the sets of #JhalakReloaded. No one can replace you. Thank you for everything.” The show’s host Manish Paul too replied to Karan’s tweet saying, “@karanjohar sir u will be missed!!!ab main kya karoonga!!!hehehe”.
This time around, ‘Jhalak Reloaded’ followed a different format and the judges were accompanied by dance gurus, that is, Ganesh Hegde and Lauren Gottlieb who too gave marks to the contestants according to their performances. Now, with Shahid Kapoor alone taking the responsibility as a judge we hear that Malaika Arora Khan has been roped in to replace Karan Johar on the show. However, the makers haven’t divulged any details on the same.