Mumbai: Tandoori chicken, saris and dramatic Bollywood dialogues – international dancers from Las Vegas got a taste of this and more during their practice sessions for their performance on Indian reality show “Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa 5“.
Six international dancers have been preparing with Indian celebrity contestants for the show to be aired on Colors.
The contestants – Bharti Singh, Karan Wahi, Rashmi Desai, Ritwik Dhanjani, Isha Sharvani and Gurmeet Choudhary – treated the foreign dancers to lots of goodies.
Karan gifted his partner Emma Slater with an emerald green sari and treated her with spicy Punjabi food.
Slater not just loved the traditional six-yard wonder, but also draped it on stage after her performance, with Karan’s help. She also did a little desi jig on judge Madhuri Dixit’s hit num ber “Dhak dhak karne laga”.
Of his experience with Slater, Karan said: “I had a wonderful time with Emma and I was amazed at her patient attitude she had while teaching me. Emma loved the tandoori chicken and kept asking for it for lunch and dinner.”
“I made sure I got packed food for her from hygienic places as I didn’t want her to fall ill before our performance,” he added
While Karan gave Emma spicy treats, Gurmeet treated his partner Iveta Lukosiute with homemade delights and Bengali sweet, rasgulla.
Meanwhile, Rashmi taught her partner Brent Borbon Bollywood’s all-time favourite dialogue – “Main tumhare bachhe ki maa banne waali hu”. Not realising what it meant, he left everyone on the set in splits.
Comedian Bharti also taught her partner Sasha Farber some Hindi words. She taught him to refer choreographer Remo D’Souza as “Bhaiyya” and herself as “Bhabhi”.
Remo was stunned when Sasha called him “Bhaiyya”, as he knew it was yet another innovative expression of love from Bharti.
In the midst of these smile and juggles, contestants were also focused about putting up a great show in front of the judges, which they successfully did.
The episode featuring the international performers will be on air Saturday. Isha will not perform in the episode as her elbow got dislocated during a practice session.
There will also be no eliminations this weekend.