Cricketer Irfan Pathan will be seen as the first wild-card entry on the celebrity dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded and he says whatever he earns from his stint will be used for his cricket academy.
Irfan and cricketer brother Yusuf Pathan have a joint foundation called Cricket Academy of Pathans, which is a self-funded project for the under-privileged children. "We have a foundation — Cricket Academy of Pathans — and it is our dream project that we launched last year," Irfan told PTI.
Irfan, a non-dancer
"It is a self funded project where we help under-privileged children... coach them, give them equipment and other things. So whatever funding I get from here, we will use it there." For Irfan, a self-confessed non-dancer, the challenge of grooving on a national platform made him sign Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded.
"This offer came to me and I took it as a challenge. It took time for me to accept the show. I am a non-dancer. And this show is about the journey of non dancers and this thing attracted me to do the show," he said.