I miss Kapil Sharma: Manish Paul

Saturday, 28 June 2014 - 6:25am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Manish Paul talks about his return as the host of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7

How does it feel to be back on Jhalak?
It feels great. The channel called me so I took up the offer immediately. It always felt nice to be a part of the show. Since my next film's shoot will start in August, I have some time now so decided to come back and host the show.

Can you tell us something about your upcoming film?
Well as of now, I can't speak much about the film as I'm not at liberty to do so. All I can tell you is that it is a romantic comedy.

You are replacing Drashti Dhami. Can you tell us what the whole controversy was about?
There wasn't any controversy in the first place. I don't know why Drashti got replaced. I didn't want to get in the middle of it anyway. All I know is, when they asked me, I said yes and here I am. As for Drashti, she is a very dear friend of mine. So when I told her I'll be replacing her she graciously accepted and there wasn't any problem as such.

You have previously hosted the show with Kapil Sharma. The chemistry between the two of you was liked and appreciated. Do you miss hosting the show with him?
I do miss Kapil Sharma in the sense, I'm fond of him and had a great time hosting the show with him. But that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying my hosting stint with Ranvir Shorey. He is a great guy, very funny. So I'm having fun shooting with him as well.

Who would you say is your favourite contestant on this season?
I have just entered the show, so I don't really have a favourite as of now. I can only answer that once I have I have seen everybody through the weeks.

We have seen you pulling off funny stints with Madhuri Dixit like flirting with her, singing and rapping for her. What can we expect from you this season?
You will have to wait and watch. But yes, all of it is still there. All I can say is that it's still as funny as before and I will be doing all of that in the long run so that isn't changing.

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