Singer-actor-dentist-anchor Meiyang Chang is now a dancing star too! He won the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa 4 after beating popular TV star Sushant Singh Rajput and actor-model Yana Gupta. "I’m thrilled," says Chang, minutes after being declared the winner by the judges — choreographer Remo D’Souza and actors Madhuri Dixit and Malaika Arora Khan.
"When the show started, I was a non-dancer. Now I can claim that I am a dancer who always puts his best foot forward. I’m very excited because this win will give a boost to my choreographer Marischa’s career," he says. Chang was discovered on Indian Idol 3, another Sony show. He went on to become an anchor and made his acting debut with Badmaash Company (2009).
Apparently, he is now being considered for a couple of movies, one of them is a Yash Raj production. YRF launched his acting career.
"I don’t have a hero’s face so I can only do supporting roles," admits Chang. "And just because I’ve won Jhalak... doesn’t mean I’ll get to dance around trees. But I’ve dabbled in so many areas that my career won’t come to a standstill if I don’t get more movies."
It’s said that Sony Entertainment played favourites and had placed their bets on Chang even before the finale. “I don’t know why these allegations are being made. If I’ve won, it’s thanks to the audience votes and the efforts put in by my partner and me,” says Chang. “Maybe it’s a case of sour grapes.”