All not well between Maksim and 'Jhalak...' makers?
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the Ukrainian Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor who has just joined as a judge on dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, is apparently finding it difficult to cope with the show’s format.
Madhuri Dixit with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'
Says a source, “Maksim has joined Remo D’Souza, Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar as a judge but he has come on the show a little late because he had visa issues and thus couldn’t get to India in time. But now that he’s here, the star dancer is finding it very difficult to understand Hindi and this is creating a big problem for him.”
The source explains that Maksim, who is now in the news for apparently being Jennifer Lopez’s latest love interest, was told that the judges would give feedback and announce their verdict in English. “But since a lot of Hindi is spoken on the show, he is not able to follow all that’s happening. He is also upset about being mocked; he realises that jokes are being made at his expense,” says the source.
There is word that the international dance celebrity won’t be on the show for long. “He will be on the show only for two weeks,” says another source.
The channel’s spokesperson was not available for comment.