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Sanath Jayasuriya readies for his dance pitch

Mumbai: Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Sanath Jayasuriya, who is gearing up for a special innings in the fifth season of `Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa`, says, he was in two minds about taking up the dance reality show.

"I haven`t seen the show much. This is something different. This is totally different thing to my life that is why when I came here. I thought a lot about it…whether to come or not. But later I thought I must take this challenge," Jayasuriya told PTI in an interview.

The international cricket star is discovering his ability to learn dance. "I enjoy dancing but I am not a dancer so that is the problem. I have never danced before the audience. So just giving it a try and let`s see how it goes. Cricket is much easy. But we are praticising a lot," he said.

He said the Indian audience is very supportive. "Like in case of cricket, I have got a huge fan following here, I hope everybody will see this show and support me," he said.

His choreographer Suchitra is full of praise for the 42-year-old batsman. "He is a good listener. He never says he will not do it; he does not give up he keeps on doing. He is very hard working," she said.

During the press conference of the show, Jayasuriya took to the dance floor with Suchitra and grooved to popular track `Tama Tama Loge`.

"We did 15 minutes rehearsal. It was tough but very nice. My choreographer is very good and she is really working hard. She has got big responsibility than others, as I am a non-dancer," he said.

The show will have 12 celebrity contestants from different walks of life, teaming with choreographers and showing various dance forms.

The forthcoming season of JDJ will be judged by filmmaker Karan Johar, actress Madhuri Dixit and ace choreographer Remo D`Souza. The show will go on air from June 16 on Colors channel.

"They are the best judges we have got. I am happy to be part of this show. I have heard about Madhuri and she is one of the greatest actresses here in India. It feels nice to perform in front of these judges," Jayasuriya said.

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