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Mahesh Bhatt walks out of Jhoom India

Published: Friday, December 7, 2007, 17:47 [IST]

Mahesh Bhatt walks out of Jhoom India
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Controversies have become quite synonymous with reality shows. These days' reality shows are action packed dramas loaded with tears, arguments and controversies. There is so much passion and tension involved that sometimes the judges' end up fighting amongst them and at other times the comments made by the judges leave participants fuming. Lately a similar incident cropped up on the sets of Sahara One's 'Jhoom India' where the participant singer Sanjivani argued with the judge Shabana Azmi. This left the other judge of the show Mahesh Bhatt hurt and he decided to walk out of the show with the strong belief that the participants have no right to insult the judges.


[an error occurred while processing this directive] We spoke to one of the other judges of the show Anand Ji of Kalyanji Anandji fame to get a clear picture of the judges' stand. He said, "This incident has happened because of the imprudence of both parties. Today's generation has no respect for elders. Even if Sanjivani had something, then she should have cleared it at that very moment. After all Sanjivani is a disciple not a teacher, if judges say something then she should listen. We have spent years together and earned the position we are in. Nobody becomes a singer in just 5 days. She said a lot of things out of frustration and ego. Even if I take Sanjivani"s side, I have to say that it's her fault. If you have made a mistake, you should learn to accept it. Although I think the credit goes to English culture where there is no 'Aap' and 'Hum' it is always 'You' and 'I'."

On one hand Sanjivani is being blamed for the melodramatic episode, she decides to clear the air by saying that her comments were blown out of proportion. She said, "I think Mahesh ji is the soul of the show and Shabana ji gives intelligent comments and without them the show is incomplete. I respect all the judges and accept that they are very successful in their field. So they are here."

Sanjivani is however overwhelmed with the concept of the show based on 'Guru Shishya Parampara' and Jatin of Jatin -Lalit fame reminding her of the same. She says, "I have also learned music and I know what 'Guru Shishya Parampara' is. He does not have to tell me about this. And about Shabana ji, I would like to say that I respect her a lot and she is an ideal for me but if she feels I have said something wrong then I will try to explain myself again."

Topics: sanjivani, jhoom india, jatin pandit, anandji, mahesh bhatt
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