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HindustanTimes Tue,30 Sep 2014

I was shocked by my elimination: Purab Kohli

PTI  Mumbai, June 23, 2014
First Published: 17:02 IST(23/6/2014) | Last Updated: 19:48 IST(23/6/2014)

Bollywood actor Purab Kohli is the second contestant to be ousted today from the celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7.

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Purab perfoming in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7. Photo: Colors

The Rock On! star said he was not expecting his eviction from the show after his performance was appreciated by the judges last week.

"I was quite shocked... I was having a good time on the show. The judges were impressed by my performances and I was getting wonderful reactions from them. But coming to the danger zone was disappointing for me," he said.

The 35-year-old former VJ even forgot his dance step after he learnt that he was one of the contestants to be in the danger zone.

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"I did a semi classical-Bollywood dance this week with my choreographer. I was so disappointed that I even missed a step. We worked so hard for it and were even expecting good scores from the judges," he said.

Purab was pitted against popular television actor Puja Banerjee for the final act on the Colors' show.

The actor said he was happy to be a part of the show and if given a chance he would try his luck again.

"Being not a trained dancer, I was happy to learn many new dance forms on the show. I am happy that I was a part of wall act (his first performance), which was never done on a TV show. I would definitely be a part of this show again, if given an opportunity," Purab said.

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is now left with 11 celebrity contestants who will perform with their professional choreographer partners and will be judged by actress Madhuri Dixit, filmmaker Karan Johar, choreographers Remo D'Souza and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

When asked who the strongest contestant on the show was, Purab said, "Shakti is the strongest and apart from her Akshat (Singh) and Ashish (Sharma) are also good. Ashish has a huge fan following because of his TV soap. Mouni (Roy) is also doing good and might be the dark horse."

Purab will now rehearse for his maiden play Trivial Disaster and is excited about his next release Tere Aane Se.

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