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31 May 2012 06:40 pm - 101     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sanath Jayasuriya, the swashbuckling Sri Lankan World Cup winning cricketer, is the prime attraction on season 5 of an Indian TV’s celebrity dance show ‘Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa’, Indian Today reported .

The show, which garnered publicity a while back when Madhuri Dixit was confirmed as one of the celebrity judges, starts airing on June 4. Filmmaker Karan Johar and choreographer-filmmaker Remo D'Souza are the other two judges on the show.

"Sanath is extremely enthusiastic about his avatar as a dancer. He has been regularly rehearsing on the sets. He was very flexible and willing to learn while shooting a promo for the show. He is open to experiment," a source from the sets, said.

While it is rumoured that Sanath will be paid a bomb, the channel, however, refused to reveal details.

Sanath, 42, retired from Test cricket in 2003 and has lately been busy with politics. He is reportedly inspired by Rajinikanth's style of dancing and will try to bring alive the Tamil superstar's moves on the Jhalak dancefloor. On the show, he will be partnering a mentor-choreographer, whose name is yet to be revealed.

The show, the desi version of international dance reality shows, has in the past seen several sportspersons participate.

Meanhwile, another report said that, the all-rounder is being paid a hefty amount to shake a leg on the show.

Even though the Sri Lankan has no experience in music or dance, he has the rhythm, or so it seems as he jiggies with girls in a recently shot promo for the show, where he is seen wearing a white suit, white hat and golden jacket.

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  • nnnnam Thursday, 31 May 2012 06:53 PM

    pissu hadenawa

    Adnived Thursday, 31 May 2012 07:10 PM

    He was a cricket legend! Most of the time we watched a match just because he was playing. But little by little he is taking away the pride we had in him. When does he say enough! I don't need any more money or fame? This surely must be the road to zero from hero?

    PW Thursday, 31 May 2012 07:12 PM

    Oh!!! what hapenned to my friend???!!!???

    kapa Thursday, 31 May 2012 07:11 PM

    Seems like he got a coconut beetle up his butt

    SM Thursday, 31 May 2012 07:28 PM

    Looks like a broke black pimp in the US. What a joke!

    SANATHBABY Thursday, 31 May 2012 07:30 PM


    hubert Thursday, 31 May 2012 07:34 PM

    From Cricketer to Commentating to Politician to Dancer, next ?????? to porn actor, name of the movie " Uda Geya Sarama"

    MI Thursday, 31 May 2012 07:41 PM

    We Sri lankans knows he is a good dancer he was dancing Already rhythm of the MR

    Alipola Thursday, 31 May 2012 07:41 PM

    This is great, it will bring great exposure for our country. It will show that we are not second to bollywood in talent! As an MP he is actually providing a positive image of the country. Hats off Sir!

    Sam Thursday, 31 May 2012 08:05 PM

    Jayasuriya will do an thing for money. Shame on you. You lost our respect. Just wondering how a MP can afford spend time doing other things. Don't you have to look after people at your electorate ???? what is next ? strip for money.

    sham Friday, 01 June 2012 02:05 AM

    LOL..........painful laugh in last 5 sec

    Ferdinandez Friday, 01 June 2012 02:31 AM

    Thank you for putting Sri Lanka back by 20 years...

    Just Another Citizen Friday, 01 June 2012 02:37 AM

    I am ashamed to have looked up to this guy

    MD Friday, 01 June 2012 02:47 AM

    Don't be jealous. Jayasuriya hasn't bribed, lied or been pompous because of his fame. He is a down to earth man. Dancing is not an illegal thing and will bring some income to the country. If Indians respect him let them do so.

    DB Friday, 01 June 2012 02:44 AM

    once he was known has a hero !! but no he is trying to be zero and putting Sri Lanka's name down !! well Done Sana !! we need more frm u

    Bagalawathee Friday, 01 June 2012 02:50 AM

    Go Sanath go. Don't worry about all these jealous people,.
    This is the typical Sri Lankan way. If someone is having a go at something different, there are plenty of knockers. These people are backward armchair critics, and never experiment something. I wish Sanath all the best.

    Dee Friday, 01 June 2012 02:49 AM

    What a joke!

    sara Friday, 01 June 2012 02:52 AM

    good qualification to be a minister in the present regime.

    fazli Friday, 01 June 2012 02:59 AM

    So much for money! From a world class cricketer
    to dancer. Wonder if personlities like Sachin & Lara would have just to fatten the purse.

    Manushya Friday, 01 June 2012 02:57 AM

    A pathetic exhibitions of what he is not capable of doing. The beginning of his end of his fame (Hero to Zero)

    Chandlaer Friday, 01 June 2012 02:57 AM

    Dancing clown!

    pimpiya Friday, 01 June 2012 03:03 AM

    Sana, umba dang niyama KAPIRI PIMPIYEK vage !!!

    Ohoma yang, ohoma yang!

    Indeewara Friday, 01 June 2012 04:04 AM

    All these started around some 4-5 years Back,But never at the time of 1996-2002 era ,when so-called Cricketers from High Class families said "Mama Air tell walata maru wuna" there was not much Fuss ,because It was OK for them to do any shameless stuff,& then they give prestigious colin cowdry lecture reserved for respectable cricketers,But when Jayasuriya who is doing some thing every thing is Bad because He is supposed to always wear the sarong & Enjoy a kurumba while lazing at matara beach(so much for preserve his hero hypocritical
    How ever hats off to Arjuna who remained in his ethics,denouncing the IPL ,putting country ahead of anything.

    Sid Friday, 01 June 2012 04:15 AM

    Needs courage to experiment with such a thing at the age of 42. Most of the cowerds commented here doesn't have that. If u r upset with Sanath earning money and finding hard to earn ur self something good, stop complaining and go on to do something suits u!

    Allangle Friday, 01 June 2012 04:25 AM

    No surprise. He has been being dancing in SL since he entered politics. There are big-big people doing the same.

    ADAHAN Friday, 01 June 2012 04:34 AM

    This is another example how money and fame, the two destructive ingredients, that finally lead greedy people to disgrace.

    Mifaz Friday, 01 June 2012 04:42 AM

    Dancing is not permitted in islam. Therefore sanath jayasuriya is trying to be like the non-believers and now is very tragic. Should convert to islam and memorize the holy koran. the bestest book made ever.

    PussInBoots Friday, 01 June 2012 04:42 AM

    Why don't you people see him as a multi-talented person.. What do suppose him to do? Eat-Drink-Sleep everyday like most of our Sri Lankans do?
    This isn't connected to Politics.
    You should have a personality to admire his confidence. What he's doing at the age, most of our people look foreward to retire, should be admired!

    joker Friday, 01 June 2012 04:51 AM

    Old man dancing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    doesn't realise he is making himself a fool

    Jaya Friday, 01 June 2012 04:59 AM

    Do not be surprised this will be common trend amongst many of Sri Lankan parlimentrians who are always prepared to dance for soebody elses tunes

    Dammika Friday, 01 June 2012 05:26 AM

    cheeeeya ...

    Indeewara Friday, 01 June 2012 05:24 AM

    Don't mix sports with Islam,go to religion related site & do your comments ,
    This site is not for extremists

    Peter Friday, 01 June 2012 05:33 AM

    There is nothing wrong with learning and performing. He is surely talented man. Why not give a try.

    DireStraits Friday, 01 June 2012 05:37 AM

    What's wrong with retiring? Specially with dignity intact ?

    Ane Kale Friday, 01 June 2012 05:39 AM

    It's not about doing anything mate, it's about doing what's right. We obviosly don't want any of our fellow citizens to be a joke, though many are proving to be.

    nig Friday, 01 June 2012 05:51 AM

    this is the best comment so far. And has -80 votes?

    LoL some people would not know sarcasm even if it was a 10000 Ton truck that landed on their head!

    Me not Godai Friday, 01 June 2012 05:54 AM

    this clearly shows and differentiates the Godai new rice to the classy individuals who come from good social backgrounds.

    Money and fame doesnt buy you anything....

    this man was a here in Cricket, now he is a joke in the cricketing world!!!

    Sad and pathetic at the same time....

    Nodrog Friday, 01 June 2012 06:05 AM

    True. People are fast losing what little respect they had for Sanath. Little does he know he's being used by the Indians, dressed up and being made to dance like one of those dancing monkeys.

    Samantha Friday, 01 June 2012 06:07 AM

    He was star cricketer, then Parliment Star, Now Dancing Star....

    citizen1 Friday, 01 June 2012 06:11 AM

    Interesting moves...girating the hips etc...wonder where he will end up next. Cricket-politics-pelvic rotation dance moves and then?

    citizen1 Friday, 01 June 2012 06:15 AM

    Who cares? It's his life. Let him girate hips if that is what his heart desires!!!

    ANTON Friday, 01 June 2012 06:22 AM

    @ Indeewara thumbs up to you.

    ANTON Friday, 01 June 2012 06:29 AM

    Is this a puppet show.

    sizzler Friday, 01 June 2012 06:35 AM

    Thank you citizens for voting him to parliament

    Nan Friday, 01 June 2012 06:41 AM

    there used to be a real hero in this country called sanath jayasuriya..

    roshan Friday, 01 June 2012 06:55 AM

    This is a disgrace, did you vote for him. What a laughing stock, a Sri Lankan MP dancing on Indian TV shows. Does he not have to do any work for the MP's salary that he draws.

    The private members bill that is being brought up by the UNP should also include MP's from making such a mockerey of SL

    roshan Friday, 01 June 2012 06:56 AM

    Dear MD,
    The income is for Sanath not for the country

    Ranil Perera Friday, 01 June 2012 06:54 AM

    Sanath will do any thing for money. I mean.....anything.

    This is such a sad story, cos he really was a super cricketer...........spoiling everything by going behind money.

    rom Friday, 01 June 2012 07:12 AM

    haaaaaaaaaaaaaa now he can dance with the pas coming out!!!!!!!!

    Jayawic Friday, 01 June 2012 07:15 AM

    When we analyze this site comment majority of the comment for any news come on negative approach irrespective of any analysis .This is mainly due to jealousy and Political view.So I think now Sri lankan must be mature to hv good comment on the news.

    PussInBoots Friday, 01 June 2012 07:33 AM

    Godei???? Can you define it in exact terms pls?
    There should be no such thing as categorizing people as Godei or Posh! Everyone's a human and everyone possess his/her own rights... even to do whatever one likes as long as it is not illegal! To be born to a rich aristocratic family doesn't always produce a useful human to a country.
    None's perfect. even he has his mistakes but look at how far he has come from the begining. You wont ever get close

    kapa Friday, 01 June 2012 07:38 AM

    Live your holy life according to your wishes. If you don't want to dance, then sleep. We dont have to live by your religon. People like you should evoparate from earth. The plague to the world. MAKE COMMENTS ABOUT THE TOPIC. NOT ABOUT YOUR RELIGON. This is the problem with extreamist!

    Ajith Friday, 01 June 2012 07:58 AM

    Dancing to the Indian tune...ha..ha.........But one good thing is , where ever you are, you are entertaining

    Tintin Friday, 01 June 2012 08:01 AM

    Are u ok?

    Sam Friday, 01 June 2012 08:03 AM

    MD people like you elect these idots in to the parliment. He can do what every he wants, but remember he is a MP. Do you really think it is ethical to do all these things ( commentry , dancing and playing cricket ) while been a MP? People elected him to do a service to the community not for his pocket. If he is a down to earth person he should first resign from parliment then do all these things. Stop wasting peoples money.

    YSanath Friday, 01 June 2012 08:12 AM

    He has been stepping in a lot of grounds since he retired. He took up commentating, he played in IPL, He entered politics and now this. What is becoming of Sanath?

    Me not Godai Friday, 01 June 2012 08:18 AM

    pussinboots - hope i didn't irked your conscious!! One should be accountable for their actions! Sana boy has gone from bad to worse in such a short time from the days he was considered a legend in Cricket!! For what? Just fame and money??

    You seem to be judging a book by its color.... maybe you are another typical godai new rich person who only believes in Money, who you know.... this is another reason this great nation has gone to the dogs as of late...

    Me not Godai Friday, 01 June 2012 08:18 AM

    he cant dance even. look - as if something is stuck somewhere.

    Me not Godai Friday, 01 June 2012 08:19 AM

    he is no longer active!! he's now a wanna be dancing start!

    shantha madawela Friday, 01 June 2012 08:21 AM

    as a MP he has no work that may be going to dance.....

    Ralph Anthony Kernr Friday, 01 June 2012 08:32 AM

    You have lost your respect long, long ago. Now you are made to look as a puppet, fool and donkey. It is a shame to recognize you as a Member of Parliament, representing the Matara, voters. Shame, Shame,Shame ......

    shace-UK Friday, 01 June 2012 08:34 AM

    Lara was listed in IPL 5 so he can earn money and no team bidded for him....Sachin still plays for India even though he is not good as he was...because of Fame.....this is how humans are money and fame will never be enough. we cannot expect sanath to be extraordinary!!!!!!

    Ruzaick Abdeen Friday, 01 June 2012 09:00 AM

    The day a Legend became a joker.

    klk Friday, 01 June 2012 09:03 AM


    ANURA Friday, 01 June 2012 09:14 AM

    Aiyo, what has happened to this guy??

    Prassana Friday, 01 June 2012 09:27 AM

    well done!

    Kadiya Friday, 01 June 2012 09:31 AM

    This man came to politics telling that he needs to work for his poor village men. Then he is asking a Deputy Minister post telling that then only he can do real work. He may be having enough time to dance to the tunes of Bollywood as he must have finished all the work he intended to do to his poor countrymen. Arjuna is of cause of a different league. He is an hon oust person who speaks his mind though we may not agree to all he does.

    siri Friday, 01 June 2012 10:07 AM

    He has resolved all his constituents problems. He has time on his hands. That's why he is commentating, dancing, romancing, boasting and other pleasure activities. You got a problem with that? See if u can vote him out next time! He fits the voters and vice versa.

    Ceylonese Friday, 01 June 2012 10:15 AM

    95% of Sri Lankans dance to the Indian tune. That's the truth.

    Riyazi-Dorking Friday, 01 June 2012 10:18 AM

    SJ is not following Islam ! So, your point is not tallying here !! "Koheda yanne ? malle pol "
    people like one or two in our community make everyone embarrassing. Grow up man ................

    Riyazi-Dorking Friday, 01 June 2012 10:20 AM

    "(The Cricket) Emperor's New Clothes"

    Cyril Alwis Friday, 01 June 2012 10:22 AM

    Why should Govt. pays him a salary as a member of the parliament. Wastage of tax payers money. Has he got any time to devote for the electorate.


    warra85 Friday, 01 June 2012 10:32 AM

    oh god what a joke. why do we have to copy every thing India does. his better off been on the pitch.

    Aney Machang Friday, 01 June 2012 10:41 AM

    SJ has every right to do what he chooses.

    He wants to be in the public always, great showman SL has ever produced.
    Hats off to him!

    ravi Friday, 01 June 2012 10:51 AM

    Most interesting it's a Sri Lankan MP dancing for Indian tune :(

    Wara Friday, 01 June 2012 11:28 AM

    Does he a Muslim to adhere your religion at first place. What is "bestest" means. Anyway this book is full of bullshit ! Full of hatred on other religions.

    Wara Friday, 01 June 2012 11:29 AM

    This is one more incident where Hero becomes zero. Same as SF.

    senanayake Friday, 01 June 2012 11:51 AM

    I do not agree and reject Chapter 8 & 9 of the Holy Koran. Can you publish Chapter 8 & 9 in full.

    Paddy S Friday, 01 June 2012 12:28 PM

    Sanath is going through mid life crisis. He has no idea about the consequences of his actions. Showing signs of a frustrated man.

    krishan Friday, 01 June 2012 12:36 PM

    He has done enough to SL cricket. Why do you guys follow his personnal life? Every one has their own statisfaction level so leave them on their way to achive.

    Bagalawathee Friday, 01 June 2012 12:51 PM

    Let him dance if he want to. What's wrong with you people ?.
    Most of these people criticising Sanath cannot dance at all, and you are too chicken to get up and even attempt to dance. You will be a wall flower all your life looking at others' faults. Go Sanath go.

    Anton Weerasinghe Friday, 01 June 2012 02:41 PM

    Sanna boy sometime ago you were somebody today you are nobody because of your stupidity

    Sue Friday, 01 June 2012 03:43 PM

    Sanath our one time HERO now gone down to ZERO.

    Amhar Friday, 01 June 2012 07:53 PM

    Dear friends,

    This person Mifaz has put the above comment with the intntion of painting a wrong picture about Islam.

    Everyone knows sanath is a good budhist.

    Mifaz may not be a muslim.

    Dailymirror should not have published such comments.

    Wijeratne Friday, 01 June 2012 09:00 PM

    go and get a real job like garbage collector in Mataram
    Don't waste tax payers money

    Anon69 Friday, 01 June 2012 09:42 PM


    Shami Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:04 AM

    Sanath can do what ever he likes. Cricketers are invited for shows like this. Look at dancing with the starts 2011 Australian version. Just that he should not be a MP and a dancer at the same time.

    Anu Saturday, 02 June 2012 03:12 AM

    Sanath, it is realy very nice. we appreciate and wish you. you were all rounder cricketer on those the same manner you can perform well. all the best.

    sam Saturday, 02 June 2012 03:57 AM

    You know there is a difference between posh and godei, whether you like it or not.

    Siri Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:19 AM

    Personal life at voters' expense. That's the problem. He was elected to serve his electorate, not to crawl up and pick dollars as reward being a circus monkey.

    Siri Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:23 AM

    Wara - You have lost none of your poison. Did SF stoop to SJ's low antics ever? Seems you and SJ are a good mix of stupidity and wicked.

    Dunya Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:06 AM

    Thanha Jayathi Soko

    Sam Saturday, 02 June 2012 06:39 AM

    Dear Sanath, When You play , You were my favorite cricketer, we were proud of you, since then you became a JOKER. SHAME for the entire nation.

    tin tin Saturday, 02 June 2012 06:59 AM

    May ratey minissu thanikara kelinne pissu
    (okkoma nevey)

    sajitha Saturday, 02 June 2012 08:19 AM

    yeah then what do you called the so called muslim heros like SRK and salman? boozing and womanizing?

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:20 AM

    Lejjawe be ahuwama.Sanata wenna yanne cricket commetries dunna eke anith eka.Sana salli walata occhara pahath tatwayata yayi kiyala api kawadawath hituwe ne.
    Jagath Leanage

    Jamisappu Saturday, 02 June 2012 11:02 AM

    Lokka mokada uney? mehe nattane kage thalayata da?

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