"I'm happy that there are no judges in this reality show, because if there are judges in the show, a lot of buttering is required. Till date, I have not indulged in buttering. I've come forward on my own ability and hard work. I have given my best performance and scored full marks from the judges. This time also I'll impress the general public who will vote for me and make sure that they will give me full marks for my performance," said Rakhi.
The show will be aired on an entertainment channel '9X'. Besides Rakhi, other eight participants are Prachi Desai, Hussain Kuwajerwala, Shweta Tiwari, Rozza Catalano, Sharad Malhotra, Ronit Roy, Rohit Roy and Sachin Pilgaonkar.
[an error occurred while processing this directive]The show will have nine teams and popular faces on television will mentor each of them. Each team has six participants - one celebrity and five people from different walks of life including housewives, slum dwelling kids, professional dancers, white-collar executives and workers.
Popular television actress Sakshi Tanwar and Smriti Irani will anchor the show and in order to grab the eyeballs, each episode will have a performance by a Bollywood celebrity. Unlike the other shows, the winner will be determined by public votes.
"The highlight of 'Yeh Hai Jalwa' is that only the audience will decide which popular television actor to vote for and which one to vote against and more over none of the actor's participating in this programme are from 9X channel," said Shweta.
The prize money for the mentor is Rs 20 lakhs while each of the winning teammates will walk away with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh each.