It’s official! Footballer Baichung Bhutia is the winner of Jhalak Dikhlaja 3. Baichung beat model Gauhar Khan and TV actor Karan Grover in the grand finale of Jhalak Dikhlaja 3. See photos and a video of Jhalak Dikhlaja 3 finale here.
Bhutia was doubted by many for his ability to dance in the show, when he initially came in. People said that a footballer cannot shake his legs on the dance floor as he’s been doing on the football field. But, as we now know, they were proved wrong.
His club Mohun Bagan did not object and acceeded to Baichung’s request. Perhaps the officials thought the Indian captain’s venture on the dance floor won’t move beyond the first few rounds.
Bhutia put up a sensational grand finale performance on the popular Sony TV show, with choreographer Sonia. His closest rivals were professional model and dancing beauty Gauhar Khan and crowd favourite Karan Singh Grover. But, this did not hinder Bhutia’s confidence.
“Whatever I do, I always give 100 per cent. I hope I will get the crowd support and maximum votes,” he had said before the final.
“Honestly, I never thought I would be in the final, let alone winning the trophy. But I have a knack to surprise myself, and this is one of the biggest surprises.”
Baichung received Rs 40 lakhs as the prize money for winning the show. All the three judges Saroj Khan, Juhi Chawla and Vaibhavi Merchant were left mesmerized with his performance. It was Mona Singh and Prachee Desai who won the previous two seasons of Jhalak Dikhlaja.
One more thing… Baichung will not be stepping down as the captain of the Indian football team to start a Bollywood career, after winning the Jhalak Dikhlaja 3 finale!
At least I hope so… what do you think?
Check out a video of Baichung Bhutia: Jhalak Dikhlaja 3 Grand Finale below.
Baichung Bhutia: Jhalak Dikhlaja 3 Grand Finale Video