Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal, one of the leading pairs from the Star One show, Miley Jab Hum Tum, will no longer be seen on Zara Nachke Dikha on Star Plus as hosts, from this weekend. They have been replaced by Jennifer Winget, who was seen as Dr Riddhima on Star One’s Dill Mill Gaye, and RJ Mantra.
Winget not only confirms the news but also informs that she has already begun to shoot for the show and is enjoying herself to the hilt.
“I enjoy anchoring shows. It gives me immense pleasure. I have already shot two episodes and yesterday was the third episode shoot for me. I thoroughly enjoy being on the sets of this show because I know the production house and the crew very well. I have worked with them earlier and it’s as good as being at home,” gushes Winget.
Apparently, the reason Irani and Sehgal got the boot from the production house, Sol, owned by Fazila Allana, was that they lacked the zing as hosts and didn’t appear very appealing on the first two episodes. Sources indicate that the shooting for the first two episodes was delayed because Irani and Sehgal had to give too many retakes to perfect every shot.
“It irked the judges — Shilpa Shetty, Arshad Warsi and Vaibhavi Merchant — because they felt the two had reached the sets without rehearsals and were eating into the precious time of the shoot,” our source adds.
This reportedly pushed the channel and the production house to replace them as soon as possible. Winget and Mantra, both of whom have relevant experience as hosts, were quickly roped in and they began reporting for shoots from the show’s third episode.
When we asked Winget the reason for Irani and Sehgal’s exit, she refused to comment, pointing out that it’s not in her control or interest to know the reason.
“I have just been roped in. I have found my comfort level with my co-host Mantra and the judges. Everyone seems to like me. The contestants are my colleagues. I know most of them, either professionally or socially. So, it’s not been difficult to find my space on Zara Nachke Dikha,” she states.
During the last season of the show, hosts Karan Singh Grover and Shweta Gulati, put up a dance performance before kicking off the competition for the day. Ask her if she’d like to follow suit, she giggles and says, “I was on the show during the last season too, but only as a participant. I enjoyed their dance performances. But I don’t know if that will happen this season when Mantra and I are hosting the show. If I am asked to dance, maybe I will.”