Here's why Karan Johar quit 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded'

Aug 27, 2015, 08:33 IST | Sonali Joshi Pitale

Filmmaker Karan Johar quits as 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded' judge midway to focus on his upcoming film 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'

Rumours about Karan Johar bidding adieu to celebrity dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded' have proven true. The filmmaker shot for his last episode on Tuesday to heed the call of the director's chair.

Karan Johar had been judging Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa for the  past four seasons
Karan Johar had been judging 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' for the past four seasons

In his official statement, KJo says, "This season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has been really exciting... However, owing to my film commitments, I am unable to be a part of the season till the end. Shahid (Kapoor) has been my partner-in-crime this season; we shared great chemistry which has made this season fun and entertaining for the viewers. A special shout out to Lauren Gottlieb, Ganesh Hegde and Manish Paul for adding lots of oomph, excitement and making this one of the most entertaining seasons."

Karan had apparently intimated the makers about his from September as he is taking his next project, 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil', to the floors. A source says, "But the channel wanted him to stay as he was the only big name on the judging panel apart from Shahid Kapoor. Shahid is new to television and they were keen to have someone with more experience. Karan, on his part, tried to adjust his schedule, but things didn't work out."

The show is said to be scoring average ratings and the makers are now looking forward to have a Bollywood A-lister on the show to improve the TRPs. "They have already approached a well known actress to add the much needed glamour. The negotiations are on. If things fall in place, they will make an announcement by next week."

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