She said, “Hi this is Dutee Chand, international athlete and Arjuna Awardee. I am participating in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 for the first time. I would like to thank my choreographer Raveena, who helped me preparing my act only in 10 days. The song was good. It was on sports personality. Karan Johar sir, Madhuri ma’am and Nora ma’am praised my performance. Being a sports personality, it is not easy. It was quite difficult for me. They all praised me and were proud of me because of my contribution to the country.”
She also added, “I got the chance to perform next week also. I will keep performing well and I might reach the finals. Raveena is there to teach me. She will help me prepare.”
Dutee, who last competed in Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in August 2022, is ready to shake a leg with her choreographer Raveena Choudhary on stage. She will mostly be seen in this weekend’s episodes.
Talking about her participation in the show, Dutee told BT, “I’d never imagined myself performing different dance forms and competing against the existing line-up of performers. Having said that, as a sportsperson, I love taking on new challenges thrown at me. I am used to performing in front of a live audience but this is going to be a new experience altogether.”
The ongoing season of the dance reality show is being judged by Madhuri Dixit, Nora Fatehi, and Karan Johar. Hosted by Maniesh Paul, it features Dheeraj Dhoopar, Rubina Dilaik, Faisal Shaikh aka Mr Faisu, Nia Sharma, Ali Asgar, Shilpa Shinde, Paras Kalnawat, Gashmeer Mahajani, Niti Taylor, Amruta Khanvilkar, Gunjan Sinha and Zorawar Kalra as contestants.