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Sound of fury

Mahesh Bhatt, who's one of the judges of TV show Jjhoom India, was upset with participants Sanjeevni and Shekhar Suman.

tv Updated: Jan 05, 2008 17:49 IST
Minakshi Saini

Spitting venom has become a selling point of most reality shows on television.

Keeping a pace with the trend, recently the show JJhoom India also saw some fireworks.

Apparently, Mahesh Bhatt, who is one of the judges on the show was furious with the way Sanjeevni and Shekhar Suman (the participants on the show) questioned the decision of senior jury member Shabana Azmi.

The host of the show Sucheta Khanna tells us, "Viewers might have taken it as any another tiff happening on a reality show.

The fact is that the shooting got delayed for about five to six hours as the entire crew on the set was busy convincing Maheshji to come back and resume his chair."

"But the director was so offended that it was practically impossible to bring him back on the stage. FinaIly, Maheshji's naraazgi got over and we got him back," sighed Sucheta.

On asking Bhatt, is it easy to work with same set of people. He replied, "We're mature enough to handle such situations. I was fine the very next hour. We do have tiffs within our families but aren't they resolved? Such is the case here."

He adds, "We are professionals and know how to react during such situations." Sucheta adds, "I feel blessed to be a host and not the participant as one needs to be thickskinned as both judges and contestants have horns ready to strike over each other."

Sanjeevni was captured on candid camera saying, "Shabana madam toh Australia ghoom phir he aayi hain, she wasn't even here for two weeks. How will she know the growth in the actors who are trying hard to improve on singing "

She also accused Shabana Azmi of being biased towards certain participants. Even as Azmi was immensely hurt, she maintained her dignity and didn't react but Mahesh Bhatt got offended and said, "Participants need to learn to take criticism in a positive manner to help them improve their work and storm the stage."