Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Sanath Jayasuriya, who is gearing up for a special innings in the fifth season of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa', says, he was in two minds about taking up the dance reality show.
“I haven't seen the show much. This is something different. This is totally different thing to my life that is why when I came here. I thought a lot about it...whether to come or not. But later I thought I must take this challenge,” Jayasuriya said.
The international cricket star is discovering his ability to learn dance.
“I enjoy dancing but I am not a dancer so that is the problem. I have never danced before the audience. So just giving it a try and let's see how it goes. Cricket is much easy. But we are praticising a lot,” he said.
He said the Indian audience is very supportive.
“Like in case of cricket, I have got a huge fan following here, I hope everybody will see this show and support me,” he said.
His choreographer Suchitra is full of praise for the 42-year-old batsman.
“He is a good listener. He never says he will not do it; he does not give up he keeps on doing. He is very hard working,” she said.
During the press conference of the show, Jayasuriya took to the dance floor with Suchitra and grooved to popular track 'Tama Tama Loge'.
“We did 15 minutes rehearsal. It was tough but very nice. My choreographer is very good and she is really working hard. She has got big responsibility than others, as I am a non-dancer,” he said.
The show will have 12 celebrity contestants from different walks of life, teaming with choreographers and showing various dance forms.
The forthcoming season of JDJ will be judged by filmmaker Karan Johar, actress Madhuri Dixit and ace choreographer Remo D'Souza. The show will go on air from June 16 on Colors channel.
“They are the best judges we have got. I am happy to be part of this show. I have heard about Madhuri and she is one of the greatest actresses here in India. It feels nice to perform in front of these judges,” Jayasuriya said.(Indian Express)
Then - Evevery Sri Lankan and the cricket loving people around the globe enjoyed your DANCE at the cricket pitch,really appreciate it.
Now- Hope the people who voted for you also DANCE with you
Arachchi Saturday, 09 June 2012 08:12 AM
Looks like "Channa-Upuli" is to be closed...
Karu Saturday, 09 June 2012 08:21 AM
After criticism of his dance..............
Farouque Samoon Saturday, 09 June 2012 08:22 AM
Aiyo ! Sanath you are too fat now! I met you at oval england Vs srilanka you will creak the floor boards!!"!!
mal hathai Saturday, 09 June 2012 08:35 AM
Suchitra is full of praise for the 42-year-old batsman ...He is a good listener. He never says he will not do it; he does not give up he keeps on doing. He is very hard working...plz don`t get it wrong.....
Kondeybendapucheena Saturday, 09 June 2012 08:40 AM
Just Curious had anyone from Matara got any thing from since you be come MP
3rd umpire Saturday, 09 June 2012 08:41 AM
oh sana!! what you warn t do for money shame!!
huna Saturday, 09 June 2012 08:47 AM
i dont know what the choreographer is doing with him coz he still cannot dance
Imran Hussein Saturday, 09 June 2012 08:57 AM
You are a real comic. How on earth you came to a conclusion that you can dance?
haritha Saturday, 09 June 2012 09:02 AM
Salli Denawanam monwakarath mokada ? leggai sana boy.
Golden Makara Sunday, 10 June 2012 04:46 AM
This is what happens when you put a golden necklace on a Makara. What disgrace
Sena Bakmeewewa Sunday, 10 June 2012 05:26 AM
He must spend time in Matara where his constituents are starving
Lanka Shantha Saturday, 09 June 2012 09:11 AM
Very soon we can see advertisements in the buses for Sanath style dance movement teaching too.
sanaboy Sunday, 10 June 2012 05:40 AM
Holly Sunday, 10 June 2012 05:38 AM
Sri Lanka is no longer a secular country, anything against counties major religion is prohibitaed
Jawfer Saturday, 09 June 2012 09:12 AM
I heard about you, you are so greedy for money
Indeewara Sunday, 10 June 2012 05:42 AM
There is no surprise at all, Ministers & incapable administrators drained up all the Money in SLC,Cricketers salaries delayed for 2-3 months,then Mahela & others start put IPL before country.......Sanath & former stars all have nothing to do save cricket from corrupt hands(If they raise voice as they fear they will loose their comforts)... Maslows hierarchy of needs prevails....
R.Dias Saturday, 09 June 2012 09:30 AM
JAYASOORIYA IS DANCING NOT BECAUSE OF JHALAK DIKHHLA JAA ..BUT BECAUSE ....HILAK DAKHHLA JAA....
zafar mustafa siddiq Sunday, 10 June 2012 06:04 AM
Legend in cricket Sanath Jayasuria when he is action people dance and cheers .
mohhar Saturday, 09 June 2012 09:31 AM
Yeah ur enjoing sanath, but feel watching Kenya - Australia t20 match on stage.
Javi Saturday, 09 June 2012 09:37 AM
Please think about your fans and audience
Yehiya Saturday, 09 June 2012 09:41 AM
Then why you contest for House. You all start to dace house dicnity will go down. Call speaker also.
weha Saturday, 09 June 2012 09:46 AM
And we cry laughin !!!!
Silent whisper Saturday, 09 June 2012 09:52 AM
I saw you recently @ Rythem & Blue dancing with some friends. you need to practice a lot. Money is not everything.
anil.Hewawasam Sunday, 10 June 2012 08:19 AM
You have to be really good as you must be now used to dancing to Mahinda's tune in Parliament and in the SLFP. You'll are an insult to independence won in 1948.
sampath Sunday, 10 June 2012 09:03 AM
you enjoy dance while Srilankan people paying your MP salery!!
Apsara Sunday, 10 June 2012 09:34 AM
He is dancing to collect some money to spend for poor people who voted for him. Think in this way.
Dunya Monday, 11 June 2012 09:47 AM
Aruna Saturday, 09 June 2012 12:58 PM
Hi Sanath, You today stand where u now are just because you think different from rest of all. You were different from others even you were batting then on the cricket pitch. Congratulations!
Nature Saturday, 09 June 2012 12:59 PM
WHY THIS KOLAVERI?
cricketer Saturday, 09 June 2012 01:21 PM
a good player both on & off the field..! :) keep it up sana.. u should do some of your moves at the parliament..
c silva Saturday, 09 June 2012 01:35 PM
people in Matara are suffering while you dance with filmstars
meranchi Saturday, 09 June 2012 01:39 PM
stupid man no respect at all only money........i
Pularika Saturday, 09 June 2012 02:32 PM
You like to dance to the tunes of the rajapakshas
BALU Saturday, 09 June 2012 02:43 PM
SANA.............. GOTO YOUR SEAT AND DO SOMETHING FOR THE COUNTRY,.. OH I FORGOT YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE GREEDY BUNCH SHAME SHAME SHAME
DancingSana Saturday, 09 June 2012 02:50 PM
We got to know that you like dancing at the last election.
hks Saturday, 09 June 2012 02:58 PM
it is pity to see that a world renown cricketer became a comedian within a very short time!! we really sorry about you Sana!!
Tony Saturday, 09 June 2012 03:07 PM
The only reason that he took up dancing was to earn more money, why else would someone want to Degrade their good career from cricket! Cricketers have millions in their bank accounts, so they have a bigger GREED to acquire more and more and after they die the funeral parlour only will get their wealth!
Pissu Balla Saturday, 09 June 2012 03:43 PM
Maru Saturday, 09 June 2012 04:35 PM
So did Sgt. Nallathambi
lalith Sunday, 10 June 2012 01:13 PM
Sri Lanka must have a lot of merit for it to be still running with politicians like this.
Vimal Saturday, 09 June 2012 05:06 PM
He should be called Greedy B____ for his enourmous greed for money!
Aruni Saturday, 09 June 2012 05:14 PM
It's ironic when Shehan Karunatilleke wins the prestigious Commonwealth Prize for his book Chinaman and does Sri Lanka proud, a former star Sri Lankan cricketer, much adored by his fans goes to India and makes Sri Lankans cringe in shame and embarrassment with his dumb acts!!!!!!
Nodrog Sunday, 10 June 2012 01:36 PM
Yeah funny only how when he's being paid he starts to like to dance.
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